Eco-friendly adults only bed & breakfast in the North Georgia mountains & wine country near Dahlonega
Dahlonega Wineries, Vineyards & Meadery
Dahlonega Wineries each provide their own style of wines and ambiance. Some offer lunch and dinner. Others may provide live music on weekends.
The area was designated the Dahlonega Plateau on July 20, 2018 as the newest viticultural area in the United States and the first with boundaries contained in the state of Georgia. The designation identifies the origin of American wines in a manner similar to those used in France. For more information visit Dahlonega Plateau.
The meadery makes wine made from honey and also serves craft beer and is planning to open a craft beer brewery on the property in Spring 2020.
If you would like to have transportation to the Dahlonega wineries call Mama’s Taxi (706) 482-8539. You can also try your Uber app to see if any drivers are in the area.
If you plan a visit in March check out the Wine Highway weekends (information below).
If you can’t make it to the wineries try the Dahlonega downtown tasting rooms listed below.
Directions from the inn is provided below for each winery and downtown tasting rooms.
For a map of all of the wineries listed below visit winery map.
Wolf Mountain Winery has a rustic but elegant architecture with dark wood and stone used often. The winery has great sweeping views of the vineyards and mountain to the south from their dining room, balcony and decks. Antiques from Germany and nice artwork are scattered through the rooms. Wolf Mountain offers tours and wine tastings. Themed Sunday brunches, bistro lunches and Winemaker Gourmet Dinners are also offered which are popular with our guests. They also provide vineyard lunch Thursday through Saturday with reservations. For lunch we like their gourmet pizza with salad and a glass of wine while viewing the vineyards. If you want to have lunch there please call them first. Brunches and special dinners require reservations and sell out quickly. Sunday brunches normally have two seatings- a 12:00 and 2:00 pm. Some Winters they close in December and do not open until February for Valentines.
We are the closest inn to Wolf Mountain Winery.
Tasting Room hours vary by season. Thursday- Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12:30-5pm. Winemaker tours on weekends at 2pm.
Three Sisters is the oldest winery in the area and one of the most popular Dahlonega wineries. Its casual atmosphere and friendly owners and staff make wine tastings fun and enjoyable. They also offer a nice array of picnic items (Georgia cheeses, pates, deli meats and breads) for
winery/vineyard picnics. They also have a nice deck off the tasting room with live music offered during some weekends.
Because of the great views many have had weddings in the gazebo area. Large picture at top of page is of Three Sisters winery. They have also built a large post and beam rustic barn next to the tasting room for special events. In June they host the Wine Country Festival every weekend. Visit web site above for special events, and more.
Tasting Room Hours for Three Sisters: Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Located near Three Sisters with 44 acres in grapes they grow 25 different varieties of wine grapes. The utilize French winemaking rules in making their wines by not adding back sugar to their dry wines. The tasting, restaurant and events building is post and beam architecture with many windows and decks oriented towards the vineyard and ponds. They also have special winery dinners from time to time by reservation. Give them a call for more information. They now are serving panini lunches and dinner.
This Tuscan themed winery is open for tastings/tours and also feature special winery dinners and events. The 25,000 foot building has soaring wood beamed ceilings, stucco and stone walls with beautiful artwork and decor. The Le Vigne Ristorante has beautiful views of the vineyard, upscale decor and serves lunch and dinner. You also can eat on one of the balconies. Call them for more information and to make reservations for the restaurant. The tasting room has a long beautiful bar with stools for seating or you can order a glass of wine and sit on the adjoining balcony. Free tours offered every day weekdays at 2pm and weekends at 12pm. Guided wine hikes are offered on weekends for an additional fee and reservations.
Located five miles east of Dahlonega, this 15 acre property has three acres of vineyards and is the areas newest vineyard. The winery has a new tasting room which is wonderful!
We love that they also have several fire pits outside that you can enjoy the fire while sipping wine and eating popcorn. There is also a large porch with fireplace and live music.
An old 1800’s log cabin is near the tasting room which adds to the charm of the property. The large friendly dogs act as mascots and greeters as well as donkeys in the nearby fields. If you like dogs the dogs will love you to pet them. If you don’t like dogs they will leave you alone. They also have chickens that they let out in the vineyard to eat the bugs and provide natural pest control for the grapes. Nice to see a winery use “green” methods.
If you are someone in your party does not like wine they can also get craft beer.
Kaya’s tasting room area is relaxing with a bar in the middle and beautiful views of their vineyards. Kaya started out as Blackstock Winery and the new owners gave the winery the new name and upgraded the winery. There is also a very large covered deck if you wish to sip your wine outside. They also serve sandwiches and cheese platters for lunch while you sip the wine with nice views of the vineyard or you can take their free shuttle service to their resort for dinner.
They do not have their own vineyard but make their own wine. Owned by millennials they are very enthusiastic about what they do. The wine tasting building is simple and minimalistic in decor. They are known for hand crafted wines and ciders. Only 2 minutes from Dahlonega you can bring a picnic and have a glass of wine. Tends to stay open later than some of the other wineries. Occasionally they have special events with food catered in by food truck and live music.
Have you tried honey wine? That is what mead is. They also serve flights carbonated mead flavored with many different types of fruit ranging from paw paw to blueberry and they have an ever changing variety. They have talked about using some of the adjacent buildings for brewing craft beer and whiskey. Located just south of the inn on the way back to Dahlonega. Live music some days with food trucks.
Habersham Vineyards & Winery is located about 40 minutes away from the inn in the Sautee-Nacoochee Village south of Helen. It is open year around.
While in the area visit Nora Mill (est 1878) across the street, have lunch at the Nacoochee Grill and visit Sautee for the Folk Pottery Museum. The winery has a nice gift shop with many unique wine related gift items. Also next door is a neat antique mall in an old three story house and on the other side of the winery is Nacoochee Adventures for zip lining. Around the corner is the Hardman Farm State Historical Site with tours of the farm, the mansion, other houses and a great walking trail that takes you along the river back towards Helen.
Habersham also has a tasting room in downtown Dahlonega open year around.
Established in September 2005 at the base of Yonah Mountain near Cleveland, GA. the winery is a beautiful building with high ceilings. Indoor and outdoor areas are available for tastings. You can also get a tour of the winery on weekends and see the wine cave. Beautiful views of Yonah Mountain as you sip your wine on their amazing property. The vineyard is also the only winery we know of that is powered by solar energy. Tesla charging stations are located in the parking lot. The vineyard is extensive and has each row of grapes labelled with the kind of grapes grown. Check out a cabernet from merlot. Also every August for over 9 years they have Crush Fest with live music, food trucks, wine tastings and artisan vendors. They are only 30 minutes from the inn and worth the drive (directions above).
Located close to the county line so it is not too far from the inn. Also tends to stay open later than some of the others and has live music on some weekends. The wine tasting building is simple and located on top of a high ridge with windows on 3 sides and outside patios and seating with beautiful views. You can play some corn hole and sip wine.
Wine Highway Weekends
Every March the Wine Growers Association of Georgia sponsors the wine highway weekend. For one price you get a passport and special wine glass to take to member wineries for free tastings. The event happens over a 10 day period. More information at wine highway weekends.
Downtown Dahlonega Tasting Rooms
If you cannot visit the Dahlonega wineries visit the tasting rooms in historic downtown Dahlonega by doing the Wine Walk.
Canvas and Cork
90 North Meadors Street
Art Gallery, Art Classes and live music on weekends often. Feature Cavender Creek Wines.
Some like Wolf Mountain closes for the winter months. Others may have reduced hours or only open on weekends.
Do the wineries offer lunch and/or dinner?
Wolf Mountain offers lunch some days of the week (reservations required) and Sunday brunch. Frogtown offers Friday and Saturday lunch and dinner as well as Sunday lunch. Montaluce has lunch and dinner. Some of the other wineries offer snacks for purchase like cheese, crackers, etc.
Do some wineries close for tastings if there is a wedding scheduled?
Yes we have heard from our guests that they could not get a tasting due to the venue being booked for a wedding.
Is there a charge for winery tastings?
Yes. Price varies depending on the winery, number of pours and if you get to keep the glass. At some wineries you can choose to taste only reds or whites. Many guests also like to split a tasting where you get a smaller pour and will not feel the effects too quickly from consuming too much alcohol.
What is a meadery?
A meadery makes wine out of honey instead of grapes. Etowah Meadery also offers tastings of the traditional and infused meads. The infused meads are flavored with fruit like blueberries, paw paws, strawberry and more.