Did you know that fine wines can be found here in the Southeast? Move over, Napa Valley—the mountains of North Georgia offer a variety of beautiful vineyards that produce some of the country’s best wines. If you’re a true wine aficionado, you know that some of the best wineries in Georgia are near Glen-Ella Springs Inn! North Georgia wineries offer high-quality blends and plenty of opportunities to tour where the magic happens. You don’t even have to be a wine expert to have a wonderful time at one of these vineyards, so read on to find your favorite! Then, for more local recommendations and tips, be sure to access our free North Georgia Vacation Guide.
3 of the Best North Georgia Wineries
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Located in nearby Cleveland, GA, Yonah Mountain Vineyards is a 200-acre, family-owned winery located at the base of Yonah Mountain. The property boasts a wide variety of grapes, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, and many others. Their spacious, circular tasting room is open daily for tours (you won’t want to miss it—it’s an architectural wonder). A popular choice is the Cave Tour & Tasting, a 90-minute walking tour of the winery. On this tour, you’ll taste three unreleased wines as you explore the only “wine caves” in the state. Finally, you’ll end the tour with a tasting of six additional wines. Other Yonah Mountain Vineyard tasting tours include the Signature Vineyard Tour/Vintner Tasting and the Reserve Wine Room Tasting. Special Yonah Mountain Vineyard events include live music and unique tastings.
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Tiger Mountain Vineyards is a boutique winery located in scenic Tiger, GA: A Rabun County town that neighbors Clarkesville. This North Georgia vineyard grows six French Vinifera varieties including Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Mourvedre, Petit Manseng, Tannat, and Viognier. Tiger Mountain’s tasting room and vineyards are open year-round. A great activity for you and yours to try is a group tour; simply make a reservation in advance. If you get hungry at this North Georgia winery tour, you’ll be able to grab a bite at the Red Barn Cafe located on the property.
Habersham Vineyards and Winery
Habersham Vineyards and Winery has been producing award-winning Georgia wines since 1983. This North Georgia favorite is located at the Nacoochee Village near Helen, GA. Their popular Habersham Estates label includes varietal Vinifera and blended wines that use French-American grapes. As one of the largest wineries in Georgia, Habersham opens daily for complimentary tastings and self-guided tours. If you’re looking for more than just a few quick sips, attend one of their special events! We love WineFest, an annual event during which visitors taste wines made from different places in Georgia. You’ll also enjoy live music here!
Finding the perfect place to relax after exploring North Georgia wineries can be overwhelming. Take the stress out of finding the best place to stay when you book one of our rooms at Glen-Ella Springs Inn! Our rustic-chic accommodations include Queen Rooms, King Rooms, Three-Room Suites, and Penthouse Suites. No matter which experience you choose, you’ll enjoy premium amenities like complimentary breakfast in our award-winning restaurant, a sparkling 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!