The Northeast Georgia Mountains provide a perfect climate for growing wine grapes. In addition to visiting the wineries and vineyards in the area, you can also purchase many local wines at gift shops, art galleries, beverage stores and other outlets in the area. Also be sure to check each winery’s website for current events — many offer regular wine tastings, live music weekends and grape-stomping festivals. For more details, click the name below to go to the link:
Wineries & Vineyards
The Northeast Georgia Mountains provide a perfect climate for growing wine grapes. In addition to visiting the wineries and vineyards in the area, you can also purchase many local wines at gift shops, art galleries, beverage stores and other outlets in the area. Also be sure to check each winery’s website for current events — many offer regular wine tastings, live music weekends and grape-stomping festivals.
For more details, click the name below to go to the link:
The Chateau Elan Inn offers 275 deluxe guest rooms. The guestrooms are inspired by the Château Élan architectural and interiors style that emulates elements of a French country estate.
In addition to the Winery and Inn, there’s also a Spa, Golf Course and Event Center.
100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton, GA 30517
Tucked away in the southern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kingwood Resort and Winery is your path to another side of life in Georgia. Surrounded by the best of nature, from towering trees to rolling landscapes, as well as home to impressive amenities, including lodge-style accommodations, a championship-style golf course and a winery, time spent here simply feels different.
As one of our newest additions, the winery and tasting room is a central lounge made for sitting back and unwinding while you journey through the flavors and notes from our very own Chechero line.
401 Country Club Drive
Clayton, GA 30525
7025 South Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
The vineyards were originally planted in 2012 with a variety of grapes to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Reisling, Chardonnel, Traminette and Sangiovese. The vines are closely managed and cultivated with specific seasonal techniques to enhance their growth and enrich the grapes’ quality.
Here, we strive to balance the regions impact on the grapes with our personal vision of the finest wines. Local wine with European flare. Our vineyards and farm winery are a family operation that involves every member contributing to every aspect and stage of the process. Grapes-to-glass (winemaking) is a process that is an evolving, forever-learning craft.
366 Paradise Road, Blairsville, GA 30512
706-745-7483 | 877-745-7483
In January of 2009, John and Marilyn McMullan joined the Ezzards as partners in the winery. Together, the Ezzards and McMullans created a new business strategy and, in 2011, began refurbishing the historic 75-year-old barn into what is now the cafe and events venue. Dr. John began planting European vinifera grapes in 1995 on his five-generation-old farm at Tiger Mountain where he was born. He and his wife Martha, with the assistance of a successful Virginia vineyard, carefully selected the varieties of grapes suited to the climate of the southern Blue Ridge, creating the first vinifera vineyard in the state. Tiger Mountain Vineyards now grows six French vinifera varieties: Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Mourvedre, Petit Manseng, Tannat, and Viognier, as well as the Portuguese Touriga Nacional. In addition to the European varieties, John also planted the American Norton grape, native to Virginia. The first Norton vines were rooted from Virginia cuttings. In addition, Tiger Mountain Vineyards is currently the only producer of Petit Manseng in Georgia.
Tiger Mountain Vineyards is proud of the old-world methods used in creating its handcrafted wines. Tiger Mountain produces traditional dry wines in the European style from each of its grape varieties, three red blends, and an award-winning semi-dry Rose as well as a late-harvest dessert wine. Red wines are fermented in small-batch open tanks. Each tank is meticulously monitored and tended by hand. White wines are fermented in French oak barrels and bottled precisely when the desired crispness is achieved. Tiger Mountain barrel-age its reds for two years in American oak. All of its wines are delicately pressed using water pressure.
2592 Old Highway 441, Tiger, Georgia 30576