Everything You Need To Know About North Georgia Wine Trails

Everything You Need To Know About North Georgia Wine Trails

Georgia’s more than 30 wineries are gaining national attention, winning awards at renowned wine competitions. About an hour north of Atlanta are the majority of Georgia’s wineries; nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, the rich clay soil provides the perfect location for the some of the best wineries in the South. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Norton, and Chambourcin grapes grow in abundance here, as does local favorite, Muscadine.
Dahlonega is the heart of Georgia Wine Country, and all five official trail wineries are near Dahlonega. However, there are more wine trails near Ellijay and Helen, GA.

Cavender Creek boasts sweet wines with muscadine wine as a specialty. Sangrias and wine slushies are also available at the wine tasting room; Norton and Cabernet are also grown at Cavender and sold in special library wines. While you’re there, you can also enjoy the farm mascots, Donkey Hotie and Dulcinea along with the pasture guardian dogs Tinker Bell and Tucker. You will feel right at home at the beautiful Cavender Creek Vineyard and Winery!

Frogtown Cellars is located in Dahlonega and boasts of a bistro cafe which serves a variety panini sandwiches, fruits, and cheeses. Not only can you grab a bite to eat here, you can also taste wine on porches and decks overlooking 23,000 grape vines in the vineyard. Frogtown is 44 acres in size and produces up to 180 tons of grapes each year.

Three Sisters Vineyards is also located in Dahlonega. Each wine is 100% estate grown and can be sampled in the wine-tasting room Thursday through Sunday. Labeled as laid-back and fun, the winery features a rock wall patio outside of the tasting bar where visitors can enjoy a glass of wine while listening to local musicians. The Vineyard also hosts weddings and other private parties. It is a great stop on the tour for an afternoon of relaxation.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery is the first Georgia establishment ever to win Best-in-Class and double gold medals at both the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions. Wolf Mountain is five miles outside of Dahlonega. You can eat lunch at the Vineyard Cafe and occasionally Wolf Mountain holds gourmet dinners featuring an estate wine paired with each course.

Montaluce Offers unscheduled wine tastings and weekend wine hikes through the property. Located in Dahlonega, Montaluce offers no-reservation wine tastings any time during operational hours. Tours of the winery require no reservation and take about twenty minutes. Montaluce is the perfect place to spend a casual afternoon in the North Georgia Wine Country.

The North Georgia wine trail is something that has to be experienced in more than one day. Book a stay at Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars for rustic accommodations near the best wineries.