North Georgia's Wine Highway
The Helendorf is your ideal location to set out exploring North Georgia's Wine Highway. We are right in the heart of the wine country with four of the finest wineries in the State within five miles of the Helendorf and even more a little farther out for you enjoyment.
This award-winning local winery, one of the state's oldest, produces a quality vintage that's popular with wine buffs. Samples are available in the on-site tasting room, and tours can be booked for folks who want to better see the winemaking process. Habersham also hosts the area's annual "Winefest" celebration and sells a variety of wines that make for good gifts and even better drinking.
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, North Georgia Wine Country's newest vineyard and winery has opened a tasting room at Nacoochee Crossing in Sautee. We invite you to come and try our 100% Georgia wines, stay a spell, and enjoy our beautiful valley. Remember, it's a secret, so only tell your best friends, the ones who appreciate good wine and good company. Please checkout the Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards website. Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards and the tasting room are located at 1299 Highway 17, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571.
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
One of Georgia’s newest winery and vineyard, Yonah Mountain Vineyards produces some of the area’s highest quality wines. Ten locally produced wines on three labels are available for tasting and purchase. The winery and vineyards are located just outside of Cleveland, GA. The friendly but elegant tasting room is located in Sautee Nacoochee, at 2454B Highway 17, just less than 2 miles east of Helen, near the intersection of Highway 17 and 255. Hours vary, so please call at 706-878-5522.
Serenity Cellars is a family owned, boutique winery located in North Georgia Wine Country, specializing in Old World style wines. Owners Joe and Tina Smith invite you to visit the Tasting Room for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a tasting, shop for wine related gifts and enjoy selections from Tina's Amoré corner featuring meats, cheeses, and other gourmet foods. Music is a very large part of Serenity Cellars. Enjoy Italian themed music in the tasting room and on the Piazzo live music every Saturday and Sunday. Come experience our Peace of Serenity.
After Prohibition, Georgia was all but forgotten as a once prominent wine and vine industry. In fact, only in the last few decades has Georgia wine begun to re-emerge as a recognized contributor in the world of wine. Our Georgia wine to be the ultimate quest to create and reintroduce a “God given miracle to everyone who is adventurous enough to come and experience what Montaluce has to offer.” The Montaluce Winery is located at 946 Via Montaluce, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Please checkout the Montaluce Winery website at http://www.montaluce.com/winery/.
Tiger Mountain Vineyards produces red and white wines from 100% Georgia-grown grapes in Rabun County. Our 10 acres of vines, planted in 1995 and 1996 on the Ezzards' five-generation-old family farm, are nestled on the rolling sunny slopes of Tiger Mountain where they are individually tended and hand-picked. Our wines, mostly European vinifera, are found in every major city in Georgia and have won more than 170 awards. Our vineyards and tasting room are open year round. Tiger Mountain Vineyards are located at http://www.tigerwine.com/,
Stonewall Creek Vineyard
Situated in a pastoral valley at the base of Glassy Mountain in Georgia's Rabun County, are five sprawling acres of lush vineyards-- Stonewall Creek Vineyards. Owners Carla and Carl Fackler are growing European vinifera grapes including: cabernet franc, malbec, petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, petit manseng and tannat. They planted their first vines in 2005 and released their first wine in 2012. The Winery Tasting Room will be open Saturdays, 1-5 PM, May 4 until December. Their Bridge Creek Tasting Room, next to the Bridge Creek Market & Deli just up the road, will be open Thursdays and Fridays, noon-4 PM, June 1 until December. The Market & Deli offers a tasting menu with panini and torta, salads, soups, goat cheeses, featuring ingredients from nearby organic C-Z Farm. To schedule a visit at another time, call 706.212.0584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for directions on the web site (www.stonewallcreek.com) or call, as the winery can be hard to find.