A Toast to Regional Wineries 2

Dahlonega quietly becomes the heart of Georgia’s wine country.

Wine enthusiasts should head to the hills…the foothills of the North Georgia mountains in Dahlonega that is. While there, enjoy award-winning locally-produced wines along with breathtaking views. The ‘secret’ of these beautiful Georgia wineries is starting to get out. Dahlonega is now known as the heart of Georgia Wine Country and the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia.

Dahlonega, Georgia in Lumpkin County is just 65 miles north of Atlanta. It is a postcare perfect, authentic Appalachian mountain town. From Italianate hillside mansions to Appalachian-style lodges, visitors can tour six distinctive wineries and 12 tasting rooms to learn first-hand from the vineyards what it takes to coax award-winning wines from ground to grape to glass. And what a delicious education that is!

Dahlonega is located on the high inner-edge of the Piedmont in Northeast Georgia and has become a celebrated Georgia grape growing region. The region is 1,650 to 1,850 feet above sea level, and the topography, soils, and long growing season have given this little pocket of Georgia red clay some of the most prime wine grapes. These grapes are then turned into some of the most notable wines being produced in the South.

Dahlonega is home to Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, Frogtown Cellars, Kaya Vineyard and Winery, Montaluce Winery, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, and Wolf Mountain Vineyards. Each vineyard has its unique grapes, grown and cultivated to possess a distinct flavor. Why not head north for a day (or more) and check out some wineries right here in Georgia?