North Georgia Wineries
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Vineyards and Wineries in North Georgia

North Georgia has become a hot spot for winemaking. There are multiple vineyards within a half hour drive of Downtown Ellijay, making Ellijay the perfect place for a wine-goer to stay.

Cartecay Vineyards

Located on an old farm that dates back to the 1890’s this quaint North Georgia vineyard is only 15 minutes from downtown Ellijay. The vineyard offers 9 wines to include a crisp Vidal Blanc, a softly sweet Chimney Blush and a big bodied Merlot. The vineyard’s Tasting Room is located in the farm’s original barn that was refurbished and includes many of the barns original wood and charm. An outdoor Chimney Patio is a great place to sip your wine while enjoying the outdoors and when the weather is good you can expect live music! Want to do an event here? The Tasting barn has a private loft area that can fit up to 45 guests. The vineyard is also a beautiful place to host events or a wedding.

Open Hours:

Open 7 days a week - 11am-6pm
Monday-Saturday Sunday 12:30-5:30pm

Address: 5704 Clear Creek Rd Ellijay, GA 30536

Phone Number: 706-698-9463

Engelheim Vineyards

Engelheim Vineyards harvested its first vintage in 2011 and has been going strong ever since. Engelheim (German for “Angel Home”) is family owned and operated and with sweeping views of the vineyard, it’s an excellent place to experience the beauty of North Georgia. With 12 different varieties to choose from, you are sure to find something to tickle your fancy. And guess what? This vineyard is pet-friendly! Engelheim offers wine-pairing classes, wine-pairing dinners, dinners in the vineyard, art and music events as well as wine festivals. You can also choose to have your wedding or event here as well!

Open hours:

Open 7 days a week 12:30pm - 6pm

Address: 127 Lakeview Road Ellijay, GA 30540

Phone number: 706-635-9463

Chateau Meichtry

Nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Chateau Meichtry Vineyard and Winery is only a 20-minute drive from Downtown Ellijay. The vineyard is family owned and operated and boasts a variety of wines from a clean, crisp Pinot Grigio to a delightful Cabernet. The atmosphere is rustic and inviting; you truly feel as if you are in the foothills of a French chateau. Pull up a chair next to the big stone fireplace or grab a seat on the outdoor patio. Every Saturday from 1:30pm - 5:30pm the vineyard hosts live music for all to enjoy. Be sure to get there early as this place fills up quick!

Open hours:

Open 7 days a week 11am-6pm
Monday-Saturday Sunday 12:30-5:30pm

Address: 1862 Orchard Lane Talking Rock, GA 30175

Phone Number: 706-502-1608

Bear Claw Vineyards

At Bear Claw Vineyards, the vibe is relaxed and the views are restorative. Whether you’re looking to sip your wine while lounging by the fire pit or playing a game of corn hole, there is something for everyone. Located in Blue Ridge, GA about 30 minutes from Downtown Ellijay, Bear Claw Vineyards was created on a foundation of high-quality wine and a laid-back aesthetic. On Saturdays from 3pm-5pm you can sign up to take part in the wine bottle painting class and enjoy your wine while creating a take-home keepsake.

Open hours:

Open Sunday - Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm-8pm

Address: 2281 Tennis Court Road Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Phone Number: 706-223-3750

Fainting Goat Vineyards

This boutique vineyard is located on the southeast side of Burnt Mountain in Pickens County, about 30 minutes from Downtown Ellijay. Picturesque views and award-winning wine make Fainting Goat a favorite among wine goers in North Georgia. With live music every weekend, a wine list complete with full-bodied reds, crisp whites and sweet blends and both indoor and outdoor fireplaces, this winery has it all. Planning an event? Fainting Goat hosts all types of events from small private dinners to weddings. Open hours:

Open Monday 12pm-6pm
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6pm
Sundays 12:30pm-6pm

Address: 201 Vineyard Way Jasper, GA 30143

Phone Number: (706) 692-9463

Sharp Mountain Vineyards

With 12 varieties of grapes and 15 different wines available for tasting and purchase, Sharp Mountain Vineyards has one of the largest selections of wines of any of the vineyards in North GA. Located 40 minutes from downtown Ellijay, wine-goers are encouraged to bring their own picnic to enjoy while sitting at the Pavilion listening to live music and sipping wine. Weddings are done here too!

Open hours:

Open Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 6pm Sunday: 12:30 pm - 5pm

Address: 110 Rathgeb Trail, Jasper, GA 30143, US

Phone Number: (770) 735-1210

Featured Apple Orchards

R&A Orchards

5505 HWY 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536 Ph: 706-273-3821 Hours: Sunday – Saturday 9:00AM – 6:00PM Located 4.5 miles east of Ellijay in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, this family-owned orchard and market is open year round. It’s beginning dates back to 1947. 60 acres of apples, 10 of peaches and nectarines not to mention…

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Mountain Treasures

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Cartecay River Trading Company

Cartecay River Trading Company is a great place to shop for authentic items from Ellijay.  The store is located in the foothills of Appalachia Mountains near the Cartecay River. Tee shirts, collectibles, and folk art are just a few of the items you will find. It is the only place in Ellijay where you can find “LIJ”…

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Cartecay Bike Shop

Cartecay Bike Shop is your place to go for all things cycling. They are a full-service bicycle shop in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and are bordered by the vast Cohutta Wilderness. They offer you’re a full spectrum cycling experience from bikes, parts, repairs, and anything else you will need.

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Aaron’s Apple House

Come for the apples, but visit the goats while you’re at it! Aaron’s family business grows some of the best apple varieties around: Gala, Detroit Red, the Rome Beauty, and many more!

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Hillcrest Orchards and Farms

Home to the south’s first Apple Tree Maze! Come on the weekend to pick your own apples. There is more fun for the whole family with a petting farm, wagon rides, a playground, bakery, and farmhouse museum. Hillcrest Orchards grows over seventeen varieties of apple, so you’re sure to discover a new favorite!

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BJ Reece Orchards

You can pick your own apples any day of the week at BJ Reece Orchards! Taste all the varieties first in the apple house. On the weekends, visit BJ Reece to try cow-milking and ziplining as well.

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