Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery in Talking Rock, Georgia

5 Reasons to Rediscover North Georgia Wineries

North of Atlanta, in Georgia's Appalachian foothills and on your way to the Chattahoochee National Forest, you’ll find acres upon acres of vineyards. Here are five reasons why you need to make a trip to North Georgia wineries this summer.

Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia
Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia

Do it for the nostalgia

Wineries like Cavender Creek Vineyards in Dahlonega offer up wine with a side of mountain farm life. Cavender Creek's unique location allows for hand-crafted wines to be sipped while you're next to a cabin from the 1800s.

Musicians at Chateau Meichtry in Talking Rock, Georgia
Musicians at Chateau Meichtry in Talking Rock, Georgia

Experience local musical talent

Many vineyards offer live music in their tasting rooms and porches throughout the summer, including Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery in Talking Rock.

Visit something new

The wine business in North Georgia is rapidly expanding. You can’t say “been there, done that” when new wineries are expanding and opening their tasting rooms. Stop in to the tasting room at CeNita Vineyards and Winery in Cleveland, which already has a booming event space.

Hightower Creek Vineyards in Hiawassee, Georgia
Hightower Creek Vineyards in Hiawassee, Georgia

There's more to the mountains than hiking

If you’re not much for the outdoors but your companion loves a good hike, a day hiking and sipping is a great compromise. Visit the peak of Brasstown Bald then head to local wineries in Hiawassee and Young Harris like Cane Creek Vineyards and Hightower Creek Vineyards for tasting with a view.

Stonewall Creek Vineyards in Tiger, Georgia
Stonewall Creek Vineyards in Tiger, Georgia

It’s not just wine - it's festivals, too!

12 Spies Vineyards & Farm, just north of the beloved Dillard House, features events and festivals on its grounds throughout the year, including the Blessing of the Vines in June. Later in the year, CrushFest comes to Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery, and the Grape Stomp Festival comes to Paradise Hills Winery Resort & Spa.

Published: May 2019