Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

Spend a Romantic Weekend at These North Georgia Wineries

Enjoy a trip to North Georgia's wineries and find out why wine enthusiasts everywhere love retreating here.

Wine accolades aren't limited to well-known regions such as Tuscany, Burgundy and Napa. In fact, North Georgia's wineries are earning praise from critics and wine-lovers alike. There are plenty of places to exercise your tasting prowess — and enjoy a romantic getaway — in Georgia Wine Country.

Visit & Taste

Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards, nestled on a rocky hillside in Rabun County, produces award-winning, European-style wines in 10 hand-picked varieties, including Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Viognier.

Crane Creek Vineyards
Crane Creek Vineyards

Crane Creek Vineyards

Next, journey to Crane Creek Vineyards, where you can see, taste and enjoy the grapes grown right on the property, located in the shadow of Georgia’s highest peak, Brasstown Bald. The tasting room is housed in a historic farmhouse, and inquisitive guests may arrange a private vintner’s tour with a staff winemaker.

Habersham Vineyards & Winery in Helen, Georgia
Habersham Vineyards & Winery in Helen, Georgia

Habersham Vineyards & Winery

Another worthy stop on your wine tour is Habersham Vineyards & Winery, which produces some of the finest award-winning Georgia wines. Just a half-mile from the charming Alpine-themed village of Helen, it is open daily for self-guided tours and complimentary tastes of Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery
Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery

Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery

Finally, visit Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Cleveland. The winery’s rolling hills grow seven grape varieties and boast of an on-site tasting room.

Enjoy a Bite

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia. Photo by Caroline Eubanks

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery

With so many terrific wineries, an equally terrific meal is a must. Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega offers a decadent Sunday brunch buffet (with a different theme every month), a cozy vineyard cafe for lunches Thursdays through Saturdays, and occasional winemaker dinners.

Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia
Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

Montaluce Winery

For a more Italian-influenced experience, Montaluce Winery reminds guests of a grand Tuscan villa.

Stay Awhile

Glen-Ella Inn & Restaurant
Glen-Ella Inn & Restaurant

Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant

Complete your romantic wine-tasting adventure with a night at Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant, a historic, rustic bed and breakfast offering warm hospitality, a sparkling pool and outstanding food at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Whether you are seeking lush landscapes, cozy accommodations, fine wines or isolation, you are sure to find it at one of Georgia’s many vineyards and wineries. For more details on Georgia wineries, visit Winegrowers Association of Georgia.

Published: January 2019