Temperate sunny days, cool mountain nights, and calming summer breezes make North Georgia’s climate an ideal one for growing high-quality wine grapes. Whether you’re a lover of red wine or prefer the taste of a crisp white, these thriving North Georgia vineyards produce some of the tastiest and most complex wine in the country! There’s no better way to spend a day here than strolling through a scenic vineyard, glass in hand. Below, we’ve compiled just a few of our favorite North Georgia vineyards.
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Spend a Day at These North Georgia Vineyards
Located in Sautee, Georgia, on the base of Yonah Mountain, this 200-acre, family-owned vineyard produces world-class wines. Here, 20 acres of grapes are harvested to create Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot varietals. Guests can take a 45-minute tour through the winery (and wine caves) to learn about the grapes’ journey from vine to bottle.
At an elevation of 1,800 feet, this winery sits atop Wolf Mountain and provides impeccable views of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. At Wolf Mountain Vineyards, over 5,000 vines are hand-planted throughout the year. The high elevation of this vineyard provides warm days and mild nights that constitute the perfect grape-growing environment.
Since 1983, Habersham Winery has produced some of the finest wines in North Georgia. It’s also one of the oldest and largest wineries in the state! Vineyard Manager Matt Chobanian carefully monitors the grapes in the vineyard, and this attention to detail shows through the crushing, fermentation, and aging processes.
The Cottage Vineyard and Winery is located in Cleveland, Georgia, has been in business since 2012. At this popular spot, guests can enjoy live music, 360-degree mountain views, and breathtaking sunsets.
Frogtown Winery is another local favorite that offers 25 different grape varieties. This 57-acre complex produces over 10,000 cases of estate-grown wine per year! Find it at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains between Dahlonega and Cleveland, Georgia.
Home to the Georgia Wine Country Festival, this established winery is situated on 108 acres on the outskirts of Dahlonega. Guests can sample their favorite flavors in the tasting room, then explore the winery’s gazebo, barns, and, of course, vineyards.
Using traditional vintner methods, Tiger Mountain Vineyards grows six French varieties as well as the American Norton grape. In 2011, the owners transformed the winery’s 75-year-old barn into a spectacular venue that’s perfect for events among the impressive vineyards. This winery is also part of the Georgia Wine Highway!
The petite, 4.5-acre Cavender Creek Vineyards were established by a group of generous volunteers. The combination of an excellent climate, fertile soil, and caring staff has encouraged the vines to flourish here. You’ll love this winery’s fun and inviting atmosphere!
Located in Dahlonega, Georgia, this breathtaking winery is home to Le Vigne Restaurant. Their gorgeous grounds and grand estate are perfect venues for hosting weddings, romantic dinners, and more.
Boutier wines have earned national and international awards, including gold, silver, and bronze awards for French-American hybrid varietals and silver and bronze awards for their Peach Chardonnay and Chambourcin. The long growing season in North Georgia helps keep the 32 acres of fruit healthy here. Some of Boutier Winery’s oldest vines have even reached 15 years of age!
After an incredible day exploring these beautiful North Georgia vineyards, return to comfort and serenity at Glen-Ella Springs Inn! Our stunning bed and breakfast in Clarkesville is ideal for a romantic getaway or for small groups of families or friends. Our rustic-chic accommodations include Queen Rooms, King Rooms, Three-Room Suites, and Penthouse Suites. No matter which room you choose, you’ll enjoy premium amenities like complimentary breakfast in our award-winning restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and thoughtful add-ons for your room. You’ll love strolling through a beautiful vineyard by day and getting a great night’s rest at the inn by night!