Wine enthusiasts, venture no further than the foothills of the North Georgia mountains to enjoy picturesque panoramic views and award-winning wines. Dahlonega is known as the Heart of Georgia Wine Country and the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia, with the highest concentration of vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms in the state. Home to twelve wine tasting rooms and five wineries, Dahlonega offers a variety of local, regional, and international wines to locals and visitors alike.
These stunning North Georgia wineries and vineyards offer homegrown hospitality and premier wine and food experiences. The favorable mountain elevations and growing conditions contribute to the region’s expanding wine industry, which annually produces close to 100 acres of a variety of European, French hybrid, and American wine grapes.
Each of the distinct winery venues offer tours, tastings, and stunning scenic views. We experienced three of North Georgia's renowned vineyards, and had an incredible day tasting a variety of wines with the most impressive backdrops. We recommend hiring a driver for the afternoon, so you can thoroughly enjoy all that Georgia Wine Country has to offer!
This breathtaking destination features a modern, 25,000 square-foot facility reminiscent of a grand Tuscan villa with sweeping views of their vineyards and the Appalachian Mountains. Upon arrival, you will feel the beauty of Tuscany, the experience of Sonoma, and the hospitality of the South. As the first stop on our wine tour, we chose the lovely Montaluce terrace for a picture perfect lunch overlooking the vineyards. The bold wines paired with burrata, prosciutto and honey havarti grilled cheese was heavenly.
Montaluce offers wine tastings, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, free daily tours, four privately owned Tuscan style rental villas, wine hikes and private tastings, private event, meeting and rehearsal space, and a gorgeous wedding venue and event team. Reservations are recommended for the restaurant, but are not needed for wine tastings and daily free tours.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards
With over 200 medals in Major US Competitions, including Georgia's first ever winery to win Best-in-Class and double Gold Medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions, Wolf Mountain has established itself as a leader in fine wine production on the east coast.
These accolades, along with their combination of Traditional European and Southern Regional Cuisine, make Wolf Mountain one of Georgia's premier wine and food destination, and a leader in fine wine production on the East Coast.
Their picturesque pastoral hillside vineyards, fieldstone-encased winery, and hospitality facilities make the picture perfect setting for experiencing their handcrafted wines. Wolf Mountain offers winery tours, estate tastings, Vineyard weddings, Sunday brunch, café lunch, and gourmet dinners.
Three Sisters Vineyards is "Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery" and Lumpkin County's founding wine grape grower. This beautiful 184 acre property hosts weddings, special events and is the annual home of the Georgia Wine Country Festival.
With a laid back atmosphere, Three Sisters' Tasting Room welcomes wine and art lovers with a unique collection of Georgia and Southern folk art. Relax on the casual Crush Pad Deck and Rock Wall Patio with a glass of wine. If you're with a large group, we recommend purchasing a few bottles of wine and sharing on the patio. Our favorite was the Fat Boy Red.