Top 5 North Georgia Wine Tour Destinations

Top 5 North Georgia Wine Tour Destinations

No matter the season, it is always the perfect time to visit a North Georgia winery! A day filled with multiple winery tastings, a weekend getaway and much more are just a few hours away. Create the perfect, personalized wine trail and discover the very best this southern stage has to offer by utilizing the KNOWAtlanta guide to North Georgia wineries.


Wolf Mountain Vineyard
Photo courtesy Wolf Mountain Vineyard

  1. Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery in Dahlonega

Tucked away in the scenic North Georgia mountains, Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery is an award-winning vineyard an hour-and-a=half away from the center of Atlanta. The serene rolling hills and beautiful mountains provide a picturesque perfect backdrop to sip unique and flavorful wine pairings at Sunday Brunch or the Vineyard Café Lunch. After snacking on delectable dishes, enjoy a “Napa Style” wine tasting experience and explore the stunning vistas. Stroll through the cask room, wine cellar and veranda while sipping delicious vino. Discover Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery and schedule your next day trip!

Montaluce Winery and Restaurant
Photo courtesy Montaluce Winery and Restaurant

  1. Montaluce Winery and Restaurant in Dahlonega

A must-see on your springtime wine tour, Montaluce Winery and Restaurant is an ideal getaway from the hustle-and-bustle of big city life. The Italian-style villa offers wine tastings, appetizers and meals in a stunning location. Take advantage of complimentary ground tours to further explore the property and partake in a weekend 1.8-mile wine hike followed by a wine tasting for the ultimate tasting experience. Sip tasty wine and explore the beautiful North Georgia outdoors today!

Chateau Elan Winery and Resort
Photo courtesy Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

  1. Château Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton

One of the more popular wineries in the region, Château Élan Winery & Resort is the ideal choice for any weekend getaway! The most awarded winery and resort on the east coast, Château Élan offers a variety of packages for every type of wine lover. The most popular event, the Château Tour and Tasting, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Winery Vat and Production Rooms led by the educated and experienced staff. Learn about the wine-making process from beginning to end with tours offered every day except Monday. After the tour, enjoy a guided tasting of select wines in a beautiful room filled with barrels of aging wine. To view this season’s selections, view the event calendar.

Beechwood Inn in Clayton
Photo courtesy Beechwood Inn

  1. Beechwood Inn in Clayton

Dubbed “One of the South’s Most Charming Inns 2019” by Southern Living Magazine, Beechwood Inn in Clayton is headed by a husband-and-wife duo who relocated from the vineyards of California. An unforgettable experience, the 4,000-bottle onsite wine cellar is the perfect way to explore local vino offerings via a stunning wine tour and tasting. Visit the farm-to-table restaurant to sample seasonal, organic offerings and stay in one of seven unique guest rooms with fantastic amenities for a night spent in a rustic mountain setting. Book your visit today!

Cartecay Vineyards
Photo courtesy Cartecay Vineyards

  1. Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay

Located just outside the sleepy mountain town of Ellijay, Cartecay Vineyards is a well-known spot at the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy picturesque views from the vineyards, sample various wines in the Tasting Barn or sit outside in the sunshine while enjoying local live music. A true local gem, the wines labeled with the Cartecay name are made from 100% Cartecay-grown grapes. Open daily, this vineyard is perhaps most known for the Crush Festival it hosts every August. Plan your trip today!

Wine Tours

Are you overwhelmed with all the fantastic winery options located in the North Georgia Mountains? Save time by enlisting the help of one of several companies offering guided tours so that you can relax and enjoy your wine tastings without the worry of transportation.

VIP Southern Tours recommends a North Georgia Wine Tour, with private, public and custom options. The public and private tours feature an artisan picnic lunch and tasting at three to four wineries from the Unicoi Wine Trail or those in and around White County and eastern Lumpkin County, including Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Habersham Winery, CeNita Vineyards and more! Curate the ultimate wine experience by visiting local options near Gainesville, Clayton and the Blue Ridge region. Tour prices begin at $130 for general admission and $140 with transportation included. Visit the official website for additional pricing and information.

Pop the Cork Wine Tours is another company specializing in North Georgia wine tours. You’ll be picked up from the metro Atlanta area, Cumming or Gainesville and taken on a full day of wine tastings with an included gourmet picnic lunch. Tours are priced from $145 per person and cover your winery tasting fees, three to four winery stops, lunch and transportation. Schedule a tour today!

To see a list encompassing the majority of the wineries and vineyards in North Georgia, click here.