One of the staples of the area other than apples is wineries.  Helen, Dahlonega, Dawsonville and Ellijay all provide unique wineries and vineyards that are great to visit any weekend and offer a great selection of local grown and made wines.  If you’re looking for a couples weekend to remember, visit one of these wineries or vineyards.  You won’t be disappointed.

Habersham Winery in Helen Georgia is a great choice for award winning wines.  With more than 150 medals for outstanding wines, Habersham offers complimentary samplings and tours of their facility.  Habersham also carries an array of imported cheeses and gift items ideal for an afternoon picnic.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards in Dahlonega is a great choice if you’re looking for top-notch Georgia wine and gourmet dining.  This Los Angeles International Wine Competition award winning Vineyard offers a great collection of wines and a Sunday brunch worth visiting.  Wine tastings are available Thursday through Sunday, and the Winemaker’s tour provides you insight into the wine making process and is open without reservation at 2pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Castell Vineyard & Winery is a unique Georgia location worth visiting in Dawsonville GA.  Castell family has painstakingly cultivated wine-making grapes in the French tradition and that tradition carries over into every detail of the wine making process and offers Merlot, Norton, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Viognier.

Our nearest neighbor vineyard, Cartecay Vineyards is right here in Ellijay Georgia.  Cartecay offers a number of wines including varietals and seasonal wines and offers a unique “tasting barn” experience with indoor and outdoor seating.

Ellijay is now the proud home of Englheim Vineyards as well as Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyards and Winery.