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The Ultimate Guide to the Best North Georgia Wineries and Wine Tours

WINE down this weekend and enjoy the fall foliage with a trip to one of North Georgia’s top wineries. We’re breaking down the wineries in North GA and sharing with you the ones with the most scenic sprawling hills, the most delicious charcuterie boards, and of course, the most flavorful wines! 

Wolf Mountain Vineyards | Photo: wolfmountainvineyards.com
Wolf Mountain Vineyards | Photo: wolfmountainvineyards.com

The North Georgia Wineries With The Most Delicious Restaurants

For food alongside your glass (or glasses) of wine, Wolf Mountain Vineyards in Dahlonega is an excellent choice. They feature lunch daily (reservations required) and offer a spectacular Sunday brunch, offering a gourmet menu that absolutely competes with top Atlanta chefs. And wow, is there a gorgeous view from the top of the mountain!

Crane Creek Vineyards has an excellent on-site dining option with Paris & Company, an independently owned and operated husband and wife team serving up French flavor in the foothills of the North GA mountains. Something fun they do spring through fall is aperitivo Fridays! They also feature a cute-as-a-button Farmhouse Market that’s perfect for gift shopping. 

Montaluce Winery & Resort is a bit of Tuscany right in the heart of Dahlonega, with the Italian menu and eats to match. Dine at Trattoria di Montaluce, their onsite, upscale Italian eatery that also has a full cocktail bar a fabulous view of their vineyards view. 

Yonah Mountain Vineyards | Facebook/yonahmountainvineyards
Yonah Mountain Vineyards | Facebook/yonahmountainvineyards

The North Georgia Wineries with The Best Views

Tiger Mountain Vineyards is a family-owned winery using Old World methods to craft their wines in the European style. Nestle in at the bottom of their foothills with a glass for a rather gorgeous view of Tiger Mountain. They have events as well, from live music to farmhouse fresh dinners at their Red Barn Cafe that’s open May through November. 

It’s all about the breathtaking, panoramic views at Yonah Mountain Vineyards. Unlike other wineries, they don’t offer much food for sale, lodging, or other frills, but they consistently rate as one of the best experiences because of the beautiful scenery. Their vines are also the source of the wine of a quite a few North GA wineries. Something to add to your bucket list is their yearly Crush Fest, an awesome weekend of live music, wine, and grape stomping over Labor Day Weekend. 

Three Sisters Vineyards is another winery that’s all about the ambiance. They have lovely views of their vineyards across rolling hills, and lovely white wines in particular. There are food trucks occasionally rolling through as well as live music some nights. 

Kaya Vineyard | Photo: Facebook/kayavineyard
Kaya Vineyard | Photo: Facebook/kayavineyard

The North Georgia Wineries with Lodging 

Chateau Elan–technically more in the Northern part of Greater Metro Atlanta than truly in North GA–nevertheless has to make our list when talking wine and luxe weekends away.  This resort is where you want to go for a more high-end weekend away experience that’s still just a short drive from ATL. They grow 30 wines in their various vineyards around Georgia, and the hotel is a beautiful, European inspired resort with sumptuous touches. 

Paradise Hills Resort offers a slice of “laid-back luxury” in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have charming, rustic cabin rentals that are anywhere from one-bedroom to four-bedrooms, and a tasting room featuring their wines that’s open 7 days a week. 

Kaya Vineyard, right next to Kaya Mountain, is excellent for a cozy cottage stay and scenic rolling hills. Book a couple’s weekend getaway, girl’s trip, or Bachelorette party. They also offer wonderful picnic basket lunches filled with charcuterie!

Bent Tree Lodge & Vineyard is another place that will be a spot where you can both sip & stay! Currently a cozy bed & breakfast in Jasper, GA, Bent Tree Lodge is opening up onsite Cairn View Winery. Stay tuned! 

Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard, right near Kaya Vineyards, is another place where you can stay and make a whole weekend trip out of your wine experience. They have rooms, cottages, and modern cabins so you can have whatever kind of stay you’d like. Folks rave about their restaurant in particular, with breakfast, brunch, and dinner offerings. 

Wine Tours to North GA Wineries From Atlanta

Make your winery trip easy, breezy with VIP Southern Tours. They offer a selection of wine tours, from a VIP experience with a sommelier, to a budget friendly all-inclusive public wine tour, to a custom tour option to fit your exact needs. 
 
Wine Tours of Georgia is another option to explore North GA’s vineyards without the hassle of having a designated driver. You can visit up to five wineries and their packages are highly customizable!
 
ATL Vineyards Express is another North GA winery tour operator that caters to visitors from Atlanta. Pickup spots are in the North Metro area. Wine partners include Wolf Mountain Vineyards, Kaya Vineyard, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, and more. You can choose a standard tour, private tour, or customize your options!
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