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.

Pizza and wine at Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

1. Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega

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, and it has continued to rack up awards for its wines. 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 p.m. You do not need a reservation for wine tastings unless you have more than eight people in your group.

Exterior view of Habersham Winery in Helen, Georgia

Habersham Winery in Helen, Georgia

2. Habersham Vineyards & Winery in Helen

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. Learn more about Habersham Vineyards' award-winning wines.

Vineyards and winery at Frogtown Cellars in Dahlonega, Georgia

Frogtown Cellars in Dahlonega, Georgia. Photo by @discover.dahlonega

3. Frogtown Cellars in Dahlonega

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. Frogtown has won four consecutive Double-Gold Medals at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition and the 2017, 2018 and 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Learn more about Frogtown's award-winning wines. There are two locations to enjoy their unique award-winning wines.

Rows of grape vines at Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Tiger, Georgia

Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Tiger, Georgia

4. Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Tiger

Tiger Mountain Vineyards is on land that has been farmed for more than five generations, and it produces more than 14 acres of vines and grapes that are lovingly turned into several wines on the Tiger Mountain label, including Petit Manseng, Malbec and Cabernet Franc wines. Tiger Mountain Vineyards has won more than 250 national & international awards since 2001. Visit Friday through Sunday to taste their wine and enjoy the afternoon in North Georgia.

Patio at Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

5. Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega

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.

Published: May 2024
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