Wine bungalows at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia. Photo by @timberlineglamping
Kaya Vineyard and Winery
Kaya's Winery and Tasting Room in Dahlonega are built atop a ridge that is 1,600 feet above elevation and offers the most exquisite panoramic mountain view in North Georgia. Enjoy wine made from estate-grown grapes with a view from the covered deck.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery doesn't just impress with its best-in-class status and gold medals from California wine competitions. The hillside winery will take your breath away, overlooking the surrounding mountains. The tasting room has windows for unobstructed views as you sample their estate varieties, including the dry whites, dry roses, reds, semi-sweet wines, port and sparkling wines. Come for Sunday brunch, which focuses on a different type of cuisine every month and frequently includes live music.
Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Cleveland
On the Helen side of the North Georgia mountains are a number of wineries, but Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery is frequently listed as a favorite. The namesake mountain rises into view from the tasting room, inspiring the logo that makes the rounded peak look like a bear's back. Experience their tastings, which showcase chardonnay, merlot, malbec, pinot noir and sauvignon blancs. The wine cave tour is what makes Yonah Mountain completely unique, the only known one in the state.
Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris
Set on the outskirts of a small college town, Crane Creek Vineyards’ cozy tasting room overlooks stunning grounds. Their lineup of wines includes unique styles like their apfelwein apple wine, seyval blanc, Villard Noir rose, Hellbender Red, and Sweet Sally, named for the vineyard's loyal furry companion.
Montaluce Winery & Restaurant in Dahlonega
Another Dahlonega winery is Montaluce Winery, which makes you feel as if you could be in the Tuscan countryside. Stop in for wine tastings and meals in their restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients. Montaluce produces reds, whites, sweets, and sparkling styles along with mead. Montaluce lets guests stay within the winery at their villas, which overlook the sprawling vineyards.
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton
More than just a winery, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a destination of its own, offering restaurants, a spa and resort accommodations a short drive from Atlanta. The winery offers tours of its production area and tastings of its traditional and muscadine wines. Take some time to admire the surrounding vines, which make you forget just how close you are to a major city. For a special afternoon with friends, book a temperature-controlled wine bungalow, complete with a bottle of wine and gourmet snacks to enjoy while overlooking the vineyard.
Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay
Built on a turn-of-the-century farm in Ellijay, Cartecay Vineyards features a Tasting Barn that sits on the same site and has the same footprint as when the barn was first constructed in the 1890s. Feel the historic vibe of the land while you relax with a glass of vidal blanc and gaze out over the vineyard toward the mountains.