Oenophiles don't have to travel all the way to Napa Valley to locate some fantastic wine-producing locations in the United States. Georgia State is recognized for producing peanuts, pecans, peaches, and Vidalia onions, among other things. Georgia also has a fair number of wineries when it comes to viticulture. Some people may be surprised to find that Georgia has vibrant vineyards producing tasty and award-winning wines. Because the circumstances for producing grapes are best near the Blue Ridge and in the Mountains of North Georgia, the majority of the wineries are located there. Here are the finest 10 wineries in Georgia.
10 Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Tiger
Tiger Mountain Vineyards, owned and run by two local couples, makes red and white wines in Rabun County using 100% Georgia grapes. Guests shall make sure to sample the TMV Sweet Petit which has been named Georgia's best dessert wine. Cabernet Franc and Malbec from the vineyard have also received awards. Because the grapes are well-suited to grow in these vineyards, the on-site winemaker is most known for bringing Petit Manseng grapes to Georgia, which has since been dubbed a new southern classic.
9 Montaluce Winery & Restaurant, Dahlonega
The Montaluce Winery & Restaurant, which provides exceptional tours and succulent tastings, is just approximately 40 miles (64 Km) north of Atlanta. Visitors can join a guided 1.8-mile (2.9 Km) wine trek to explore the property and learn about winemaking, the most unique way to experience Montaluce. On-site, there's a gourmet restaurant with breathtaking landscapes and fresh ingredients that transports guests to Tuscany.
8 Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Dahlonega
Wolf Mountain Vineyards, nestled in the North Georgia highlands approximately 5 miles (8 Km) from Dahlonega, has received over 200 medals in national wine tasting events. Tastings, weddings, tours, breakfast, lunch, and supper are all popular. Guests can take a winemaker's tour to learn more about the vineyard. Dry rosé, dry white wines, semi-sweet and red wines, sparkling wines, and port wines are among the award-winning wines to sample.
7 Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris
Crane Creek is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Young Harris, a college town. Visitors enjoy a cheese plate with full wine tasting and souvenir glass while taking a vintner's tour of the mesmerizing vineyard to learn about how wine is carefully made. They can also join a harvest festival, vineyard 5K race, or other exciting activities by looking at the vineyard's event calendar. There are two amazing guest homes on the property where they may stay.
6 Three Sisters Vineyards And Winery, Dahlonega
Three Sisters was Dahlonega's first family farm winery. The splendid tasting area is available seven days a week, and there are also wine and chocolate sampling choices. Three Sisters is also a famous wedding location, and food trucks may be found on the premises for special occasions. Dogs are welcome at the winery all year, unlike many other wineries in the region. Behind the bar in the main tasting area, they offer a whole weekend dedicated to pets and dog goodies!
5 Cottage Vineyard and Winery, Cleveland
Cottage Vineyard & Winery is located around 5 miles (8 Km) north of Cleveland Square. They provide a wide selection of red and white wines, as well as some sweet wines. Visitors may come to the astonishing place for a wine tasting and enjoy the magnificent mountain environment in the distance, which is only a short drive from Helen. This vineyard is most renowned for its friendly personnel and pleasant welcome.
4 Cavender Creek Vineyards, Dahlonega
Cavender Creek provides a warm and inviting atmosphere to drink wine and easily relax. The vineyard, which was created in 2006 by two retired teachers, has been under new administration since 2015. The fact that this vineyard features a genuine 1820s log cottage with contemporary conveniences that visitors may book for an overnight stay adds to the appeal. Live entertainment is given on weekends at the winery situated at 3610 Cavender Creek Road in Dahlonega.
3 Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Cleveland
Yonah Mountain, which offers a wine cave for splendid tours and mouth-watering tastings as well as live music, is another fantastic vineyard to visit. It's at 1717 Highway 255 South near Cleveland, and it has a breathtaking view of the mountains. Entertaining live music, exciting traditional barefoot grape stomping, an exceptional artisan market, and tastings are among the activities on their calendar.
2 Habersham Winery, Helen
Since 1983, Habersham has been making tasty local wines and is one of the state's oldest and largest wineries. The primary site is nearly a half-mile (0.75 Km) south of Helen, Georgia. Habersham tasting rooms can also be found in Dahlonega's beautiful public area and Juliette's splendid town square. The original Habersham vineyard is near Clarkesville, while the smaller Mossy Creek Vineyard is on the slopes of Skitt's Mountain south of Cleveland.
1 Accent Cellars, Dahlonega
This family-owned and run winery in Dahlonega offers wine tastings every day of the week. Tristen and Tyler's goal is to make wines that express their sincere passion and love, which they pour into each bottle. The carefully picked grapes come from all throughout Georgia, as well as the rest of the country. It is recommended to sample the winery's best-selling 'Underdog,' which is produced entirely from Georgia Chambourcin.