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Wineries in Dahlonega, GA That You Must Try

Wineries in Dahlonega, GA That You Must Try

Do you love wine tasting and want to try a new place? No need to hop a plane to Napa, France or Italy to savor award-winning wines – Dahlonega, Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is home to a highly acclaimed wine country.  From Italianate hillside mansions to Appalachian-style lodges, visitors can tour distinctive wineries and several tasting rooms to learn first-hand from the vineyards what it takes to coax award-winning wines from ground to grape to glass. Each vineyard has its unique grapes, grown and cultivated to possess a distinct tasting profile.  To plan your trip, here are Wineries in Dahlonega, GA That You Must Try. Share images of your winery trip with the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

Wineries in Dahlonega, GA That You Must Try

Kaya Vineyard and Winery

Kaya’s Winery and Tasting Room are built atop a ridge that is sixteen-hundred feet above elevation and offers an exquisite panoramic mountain view. The tasting room features twelve foot windows, Edison light bulbs, reclaimed wood, and a two-thousand square-foot covered deck. Future plans include a twenty-two room hotel with restaurant, fifteen craftsman cottages, and an event facility that can seat up to three hundred. All Kaya wines are made exclusively from estate grown grapes planted with classic European, Italian and American varietals.

Tasting Room Hours:

Tuesday – Saturdas: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays

Sunday: 12:30 – 5 p.m.

5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega, Ga 30533

(706) 219-3514

www.kayavineyards.com

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Frogtown Cellars

The award-winning winery is situated on 57 acres located at the foot of the Appalahian Mountains.  The property features a cypress and timber-frame wine-tasting and event facility with porches and decks offering views of the property’s lake and surrounding mountains. Twenty five different wine grape varieties are planted on forty four acres of vineyards. Frogtown is committed and dedicated to the unique North Georgia (Dahlonega Plateau) terroir and adheres to French winemaking rules, not adding back any sugar to dry wines (with the exception of dessert wines).

Tasting Room Hours:

Monday – Friday: 12 PM – 5 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Panini Bar is open FridaySunday until 3:30 PM

700 Ridge Point Dr., Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 865 0687

frogtown.us.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery

Situated atop a mountain ridge and surrounded by vineyards, The Winery at Wolf Mountain commands a spectacular view of the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with 10,000 square feet encompassing wine production, a restaurant and tasting room.  With European-style flair, Wolf’s main facility  is fashioned after a raised Craftsman-Style cottage and sits atop the Cellar, which is encased in fieldstone. The wines at Wolf Mountain are more European in style than Californian and they utilize French, Hungarian and American Oak Barrels for the aging of all wines to emphasize rich fruit flavors without excessive oak flavor. Wolf Mountain Vineyards also produces four types of sparkling wines using the French-style Méthode Champenoise.

Tasting Room Hours: (Vary by Season)

Spring/Summer Hours (March-August)

ThursdaySaturday: 11 a.m.-5p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 – 5 p.m.

180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 867-9862

www.wolfmountainvineyards.com

Montaluce Winery & Restaurant

The rolling topography, the vineyards and winery, and the authentic Italian architecture at Montaluce combine to create a startling likeness to Tuscany. At the heart of the Montaluce Estate and at its highest point, the property boasts a modern 25,000-square foot winery building. With sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains beyond, guests will discover here the Italian ideal of “La Vita Bella,” or the beautiful life–centered around food, wine and sharing. Breathtaking views, a romantic Tuscan feel, and delicious, locally sourced ingredients take center stage at their on-site restaurant, Le Vigne.  Their wines are rooted in tradition and speak to the natural nuances of the land.  Montaluce offers free tours every day, weekdays at 2 p.m. and weekends at 12 p.m.  Guided wine hikes through the property are available for reservations on weekends for an additional fee.

Tasting Room Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 11a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

(706) 867-4060

http://montaluce.com

Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery

Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery is a small family farm situated on 180 acres in the heart of the Frogtown District in historic Lumpkin County, Georgia. Located eight miles northeast of the site of the first major US gold rush, Dahlonega, the farm’s name was inspired by the property’s spectacular view of Lumpkin County’s Three Sisters Mountain. Three Sisters Vineyards is Dahlonega’s first family farm winery and Lumpkin County’s founding wine grape grower.  They have a friendly, laid back, and fun atmosphere. Grapes grown on the estate include Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Touriga, Cynthiana Norton, Vidal Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Tasting Room Hours:

ThursdaySaturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 -5 p.m.

439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

(706) 865-9463

Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery

Planned around an “old family farm” theme, Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery features a c.1820 hand-hewn log cabin, disassembled and moved down from Tennessee. Next door is the winery, with three sides below ground, styled after an old-fashioned barn like the one already on the property. The “loft” of the barn houses the tasting room atop the winery, with a spacious deck extending over the crush pad below. Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery is proud to be Dahlonega’s smallest family farm winery and takes a hand-crafted approach to wine-making. They prefer to experiment with small batches of different varietals and grape blends.  Each bottle corked has the greatest traits and characteristics from each vine harvested. Tastings occasionally feature live performances by local musicians.

Winery Hours:

Thursday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Friday: 12:30 – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

3610 Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 867-7700

cavendercreekvineyards.com

Accent Cellars

Recently opened in 2017, Accent Cellars offers a multi-purpose platform of farm-to-table dining, vineyard and art studio. The winemakers source their fruit from farms around Georgia as well as around the country to identify the highest quality and most interesting varietals such as Insider – Winter Harvest, a sparkling apple wine made with fruit sourced from Mercier Orchard in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a bottle of wine while picnicking on the grounds and can bring their own snacks or purchase a house cheese plate with three cheeses, Blackberry Farms Apple Butter and Marcona almonds.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 3 – 7 p.m.

Friday: 12:30 – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 12:30 – 6 p.m.

215 Auraria Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 867-0123

http://www.accentcellars.com/

Downtown Tasting Rooms

Dahlonega’s locally owned and operated wineries and tasting rooms take immense pride in sharing their wines with hospitality, knowledge, and enthusiasm and are committed in representing Dahlonega-Lumpkin County as the “Wine Tasting Capital of Georgia” and the “Heart of Georgia’s Wine Country”. Our National Registered Historic Downtown District features seven downtown tasting rooms, each with its own unique flair.

Dahlonega Wine Walk

Understand why Dahlonega has been named the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia by participating in the brand new Dahlonega Wine Walk! Purchase a wine glass at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center for $5 and receive specials at each participating downtown tasting room and wine shop. Participating tasting rooms and wine shops include Canvas & Cork, Crane Creek Dahlonega Tasting Room, Dahlonega Tasting Room, Georgia Winery of Dahlonega Tasting Room, Naturally Georgia, Ole’ Mountain Collectors & Wine Cellars, and Taste Wine & Gourmet Foods.

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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