Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Five Winning Wineries in North Georgia

Pair North Georgia's spectacular scenery with tours and tastings at some of the state's award-winning wineries.

Many people associate Georgia wines with sweet wines made from muscadine grapes and fruits, like peaches and berries. Although there are some outstanding muscadine and fruit wines, visitors may be surprised to learn that North Georgia has been making wines in the European style for hundreds of years.

Commercial wine production began in Georgia in the early 1700s, but it wasn’t until the early 21st century when these wines made the international "Who’s Who" list of wines. Today, there are dozens of award-winning family-owned vineyards lining the back roads of North Georgia, with grapes ripe for the picking.

These vineyards offer tours, wine tastings, and glasses and bottles of wine that you can purchase to sample there or take home to enjoy later. Sit back, relax and sample great North Georgia wine surrounded by the beauty of the mountains any time of year.

Here are just a few of the award-winning wineries in North Georgia worth a trip.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards Winery

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery

Achieving Georgia’s first ever Gold medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine Competitions, Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery has set the bar for East Coast wine production. The antique wine library and cellar displays an array of 19th century French wine artifacts, which is a beautiful backdrop for wine tasting or enjoying a meal from their extensive menu.

Tastings are offered beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, and the last tasting is at 4:15 p.m. You do not need a reservation for wine tastings unless you have more than eight people in your group. Read more about the winery's COVID-19 precautions before your visit.

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Habersham Winery

Habersham Vineyards & Winery

Habersham Vineyards & Winery is one of Georgia's oldest and largest wineries and has been producing award winning North Georgia wines since 1983. Their tasting room also has a well-stocked gift shop that carries everything you’ll need for a picnic while you’re there: Habersham Winery wines, imported cheeses and crackers. Visit any day of the year; the winery is open daily for wine tastings, and curbside service is available daily.

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Frogtown Cellars

Frogtown Cellars

After several years of growing grapes, Frogtown Cellars opened its tasting room to the public in 2015. The winery has 44 acres of vines, producing more than 25 different grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Viognier. There are two locations to enjoy their unique award-winning wines.

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Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards is a five-generation-old family farm producing more than 14 acres of vines and grapes that are lovingly turned into several wines on the Tiger Mountain label, including Malbec and Cabernet Franc wines.

Tasting room hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call to pick up other days: 706-782-4777. Or, order wine online; they ship all year long.

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Three Sisters Vineyards Winery

Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery

Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery has a spectacular view of the North Georgia mountains and boasts almost 10,000 premium vines, featuring Cabernet Franc, Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cynthiana grapes. Visit Thursday through Sunday for a sampling of their best wines, and view some local folk art at their art gallery.

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Published: July 2018