Dahlonega wineries are the perfect place to sip a delicious glass of wine while admiring beautiful mountain views. Find the best winery in Dahlonega to suit your tastes in this blog post.
With its lush vineyards and rolling hills, Dahlonega is hailed as the “Heart of Georgia Wine Country”. With so many wineries to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones to visit. To make it easier for you, I’ve rounded up a list of the best wineries in Dahlonega.
Top Dahlonega Wineries and Vineyards
1. Montaluce Winery & Restaurant
With its lush, Italian-style villa overlooking their vineyards, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Tuscan countryside. Relax on their outdoor patio or enjoy a glass of wine inside the restaurant where you can marvel at the breathtaking vineyard views through expansive picture windows. This is the perfect winery for a girls’ trip to North Georgia.
Each of their wines is carefully crafted. On their wine list, you’ll find everything from a Pino Noir Rose to Merlot to a Sparkling Moscato.
2. Frogtown Cellars
At Frogtown Cellars, you’ll discover award-winning wines. This is one of Dahlonega’s best wineries, with varietals sourced from the Dahlonega Plateau AVA and Muscadine wines picked from their South Georgia vineyard.
When you visit, you’ll be greeted by rows of lush grapevines and an inviting tasting room surrounded by its scenic vineyards.
They also have an Italian Bistro onsite that serves lunch and snacks so you can dine while you sip. This is a popular spot for Sunday brunch, as well.
3. Cavender Creek Vineyards
Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery is a small winery with a tasting room, a log cabin, and donkeys. Spend some time doing a wine tasting on their covered terrace and patio overlooking the vines.
They produce some wines from their own vineyard, including Petit Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and several Norton blends. Other varietals they source from California, Washington, and New York. Their menu changes often so there will also be something new you can try.
You can even spend the night at the vineyards in their historic log cabin or their small winemaker’s cottage. This is a great winery to hit on a romantic weekend in Dahlonega.
4. Kaya Vineyard & Winery
Kaya Vineyard & Winery has breathtaking mountain views and a 2,000 square-foot covered deck where you can enjoy the North Georgia scenery alongside a glass of Kaya’s estate-grown, hand-harvested wine. This is one of the best vineyards for wine, views, farm-fresh food, and live music.
For a complete getaway experience, rent one of their four quaint and cozy cottages. Kaya has everything for a romantic evening or special occasion. This is the perfect spot for wine lovers. This winery is a must for any wine weekend getaway in North Georgia.
5. Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard
Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard is a remote getaway in the North Georgia Mountains. When you drive up their long driveway past their vines, you’ll feel like you’re a world away from it all.
From wine tastings to relaxing spa treatments to upscale lodging, Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard offers an unparalleled Southern getaway. Enjoy a glass of their Twisted line of wines in their Fine Dining Restaurant or their outdoor Wine Garden. They also offer Fine wining Experiences where you can pair handcrafted wines with select dishes.
Sip wine while enjoying the views, wander through their wooded trails, walk the meditation labyrinth, or indulge in a healing spa treatment. The experience at Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard is unparalleled.
6. Accent Cellars
Accent Cellars is Dahlonega’s urban winery that’s located just a couple minutes from the square. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be able to taste the passion and dedication in every sip.
Wine tastings offer the perfect opportunity to learn how each of their wines are made and the story behind them. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just getting started on your wine journey, their knowledgeable and friendly staff will be sure to make your visit a memorable one.
They source grapes from all around Georgia, California, Washington, and Texas to create their craft wines. The tasting room is open daily for wine tastings.
7. Etowah Meadery
Etowah Meadery makes mead (a honey-based wine) and wine. Their tasting room is the perfect place to explore and expand your mead-drinking horizons.
They have a lot of great flavors, and you can try so many different meads at their tasting room. Their knowledgeable staff will help you figure out which meads you’d like best. Their commitment to high-quality ingredients ensures that every sip you take is a flavor adventure.
The range of flavors makes it easy to find the mead that will become your go-to in no time. From sparkling semi-sweet meads to traditional dry meads, you’re sure to find something that hits all the right notes.
8. Wolf Mountain Vineyards
Wolf Mountain Vineyards is a beautiful hillside winery located just 5 miles from downtown Dahlonega. This award-winning winery has accumulated over 200 medals in major national wine tasting competitions.
This vineyard is the picture-perfect spot for tasting handcrafted wines, taking a winery tour, enjoying a Sunday brunch, and experiencing a gourmet dinner. A visit to this winery is a must for any weekend getaway to Dahlonega.
Wolf Mountain is a family-owned vineyard that has been operated by multiple generations of the Boegner family. A European-style winery, Wolf Mountain welcomes you to their cozy cottage full of early French winemaking artifacts.
9. Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery
Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery is a laid-back vineyard with 184 scenic acres of vines and views. The small family farm winery was founded in 1995 and was named for Lumpkin County’s Three Sisters Mountain to the west. A visit to this winery is one of the best things to do in Dahlonega.
Their wines use only 100% Georgia fruit and are 100% estate grown. You’ll find varietals like Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Touriga, Cynthiana Norton, Vidal Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Grab a glass and relax with friends on their rock wall patio, or learn more about wine at a tasting inside at their large cherry wood tasting bar.
Wine Tastings on Dahlonega Square
You don’t have to leave Dahlonega Square to enjoy incredible wine! These tasting rooms on the Square offer wine from all around the North Georgia region
1. Naturally Georgia
Naturally Georgia at the Bleu Gallery offers wine tastings from multiple Georgia vineyards (including my favorite South Georgia winery, Paulk Vineyards) and boasts the largest Georgia Grown wine list in the world.
You can choose tastings from more than 40 local wines, and afterwards, you can explore the local art in the Bleu Gallery.
2. Dahlonega Tasting Room
Dahlonega Tasting Room offers wines from Habersham Vineyards & Winery as well as mead and wine from Etowah Meadery, so this place isn’t just for wine-lovers.
They also sell cute honeybee home décor, garden decorations, and wine accessories. It’s your one-stop-shop for wine gifts!
3. Grapes & Ghosts Tasting Room
The Grapes & Ghosts Tasting Room is an offset of Dahlonega Walking Tours. At this tasting room, they serve wine from Georgia Winery in Ringgold.
The tour company is known for their ghost tours, and yes, they do a haunted wine tour that will take you to all these tasting rooms on the Square and tell you ghost stories. And, of course, the tasting room is also haunted.
4. Canvas and Cork Wine Tasting
Canvas and Cork is an art gallery that offers wine tastings, art classes, and wine and paint parties. Stop by for a tasting or a glass, and wander around the art gallery with wine in hand.
Their wines come from Gin Creek Vineyards in South Georgia.
5. Dahlonega Square Hotel Wine Tasting
They offer tastings from Kaya Vineyard & Winery and from the Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard‘s Twisted line.
6. Taste Wine & Coffee Hosue
Taste Wine & Coffee House started out with just a few local wines and now has the largest selection of local wines in Dahlonega.
This is more than just a tasting room, though. They also have coffee, a smoothie bar, and a wine store, so no one is left out, even your friends who don’t like wine.
Dahlonega Wineries and Tasting Rooms Map
Ready to explore all these Dahlonega wineries and tasting rooms? Use the map below to plan out your trip!
I hope you have an incredible time enjoying these Dahlonega vineyards!
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