If you’re in the area of Helen or Dahlonega Georgia between now and the end of August, you still have time to get in a few sips of wine during Georgia Wine Highway Week. This year 23 wineries are participating in the annual event which was rescheduled from June to August due to reopening after Covid-19 restrictions. The month-long “week” celebrates the mountains, the backroads, and the tradition of Georgia wine making.
The self-guided Wine Highway Week allows wine travelers to enjoy wine tasting at their leisure, visiting as few or as many wineries as they can fit in. $50.00 buys you a pass to all 23 wineries and a Wine Highway Week logo wineglass to take with you for sampling the wines of each. You can just show up at any winery and purchase your pass and glass there, then choose your own route for visiting and sampling.
Georgia Wine Highway Week Participating Wineries
12 Spies Vineyards in Rabun Gap 706-490-0890
Big Door in White 844-692-4436
Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay 706-698-9463
Cavender Creek Vineyards in Dahlonega 706-451-9084
Cenita Vineyards in Cleveland 706-865-7478
Chateau Meitry in Talking Rock 706-502-1608
Cottage Vineyards in Cleveland 706-865-0053
Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris 706-379-1236
Creekstone Winery in Sautee 706-878-0004
Currahee Vineyards in Toccoa 706-768-5383
Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard in Dahlonega 706-865-7678
Engleheim Vineyards in Ellijay 706-635-9463
Etowah Meadery in Dahlonega 706-864-6323
Fainting Goat Vineyards in Jasper 706-692-9463
Habersham Winery in Helen 706-878-9463
Hightower Creek Vineyards in Hiawassee 706-896-8963
Odom Vineyards in Blairsville 706-745-3094
Ott Farms & Vineyards in Ellijay 706-273-1891
Serenity Cellars in Cleveland (706) 348-1277
Sharp Mountain Vineyards in Jasper 770-735-1210
Stonewall Creek Vineyards in Tiger 706-212-0584
Sweet Acres Farm in Alto 678-769-5355
Yonah Mountain Vineyards (outside only) in Cleveland 706/878-5522
Wineries are generally open between 1:00PM and 5:00PM, but you should call ahead to make sure of each winery’s opening times. You might also ask what measures the winery has in place for social distancing. For instance, Yonah Mountain Vineyards will be holding everything outside.
Usually, Wine Highway Week runs for one week in June, but this year, the state of Georgia reopens after the Covid-19 quarantine, the Winegrowers Association of Georgia decided to devote the entire month of August to celebrating wine and the mountains. For more information and website listings for each of the wineries, go to www.georgiawine.com.
While you’re there, be sure to take some time to stop and enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia mountains.
Note: Many thanks to the Georgia Wine Producers who supplied these great photos.
~ Happy Wine Trails!