The combination of great terrain, fertile soil and high elevation has created the perfect conditions to grow grapes that produce award winning wines. With soil composition very similar to Italy’s Piedmont Region, wine enthusiasts are quickly recognizing why North Georgia wines are thriving and winning medals all over the world. Lucky for us, we sit in the heart of Georgia wine country, with eight picturesque wineries all less than twenty-five minutes from the resort.
Local vineyards produce around 100 acres of grapes (European, French hybrids and American varietals) a year, yielding 23,000 bottled cases and attracting over 100,000 wine aficionados.
Tour, taste, take in some spectacular scenery and judge for yourself why Garden and Gun magazine deemed Dahlonega “Best Wine Town, Runner Up.”
Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery. The signature wines at this small family farm winery are their estate-grown, hand-crafted Norton, Petit Manseng and Cabernet Sauvignon. Open Thursday through Saturday 11am-5:30pm and Sunday from 12:30-5:30 pm.
The Cottage Vineyard & Winery, a mere fifteen minutes from our door, The Cottage was founded on 29 acres just north of Cleveland, Georgia. They seeks to make the finest vinefera based wines in the Southeast and offer the most astounding vineyard settings with 360 degree mountain views. Open Monday through Saturday 11:55 am – 6:02 pm and Sundays from 12:35 pm – 6:02 pm.
Frogtown Cellars, a two mile drive from Dahlonega Spa Resort, sits on a 57-acre vineyard and winery estate, home to more than 20,000 grape vines. Open Friday: 12-5 pm; Saturday: 12-6 pm; and Sunday: 12:30 to 5 pm.
Habersham Vineyards & Winery, just a 20 minute scenic drive from the Resort, Habersham has been producing some of the finest award winning Georgia Wines since 1983. Their popular Habersham and Creekstone labels include varietal vinifera wines as well as blended wines using both vinifera and French-American grapes. Open daily.
Montaluce Winery & Estates, located 25 minutes from the resort. A modern 25,000-square foot winery building is located at the heart of the Montaluce Estate and at its highest point, with sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains beyond. Closed on Mondays.
Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, a stone’s throw from the Resort, is Dahlonega’s first family farm winery. The Resort is one of the sponsors of Three Sisters Annual Georgia Wine Country Festival in early June each year. Open Thursday through Saturday 11 am – 5 pm., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards, located 25 minutes from the Resort offers a breathtaking mountain top setting. Open Thursday through Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Check out their scrumptious brunches on Sundays.
Yonah Mountain Vineyard, located 25 minutes from the Resort is a two-hundred acre family winery located on the southeastern base of iconic Yonah Mountain. Rolling hills and sandy soil are the perfect setting for our twenty planted acres of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Open daily.