"4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
- USA Today Travel 2014
"Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
- Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015
Wine enthusiasts need venture no further than the foothills of the North Georgia mountains to enjoy award-winning wines and breathtaking views. With the highest concentration of wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms in the state, Dahlonega is known as the Heart of Georgia Wine Country and the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia. Home to 12 wine tasting rooms and five wineries, Dahlonega offers a variety of quality and award-winning local, regional, and international wines to locals and visitors from all over the world.
Dahlonega’s acclaimed North Georgia wineries and vineyards offer homegrown hospitality and premier wine and food experiences, each with their own unique draw. Dahlonega-Lumpkin County’s favorable mountain elevations and growing conditions contribute to the region’s expanding wine industry, which annually produces around 100 acres of a variety of European, French hybrid, and American wine grapes.
Each of our distinct winery venues offer tours, tastings, and impressive scenic views, as well as destination wedding facilities. Looking for a relaxing getaway or a romantic evening in the mountains? Plan to attend the many annual events, trails and festivals, exquisite dinners, and great live music offered at Dahlonega’s wineries throughout the year. The most celebrated and attended of these events is the annual Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend; held every August, attendees can enjoy a weekend of leisure wine sampling at each of our participating wineries.
For more information about Dahlonega, Lumpkin County and the burgeoning wine industry in this region, stop by our Visitors Center in Historic Downtown Dahlonega or visit our wineries’ websites featured below.
Downtown Tasting Rooms
Dahlonega’s locally owned and operated wineries and tasting rooms take immense pride in sharing their wines with hospitality, knowledge, and enthusiasm and are committed in representing Dahlonega-Lumpkin County as the “Wine Tasting Capital of Georgia” and the “Heart of Georgia’s Wine Country”. Our National Registered Historic Downtown District features seven downtown tasting rooms, each with its own unique flair. Interested in visiting more than one? Visitors can stop by the Visitors Center downtown to purchase a Wine Tasting Passport which includes wine tastings at participating downtown tasting rooms, all within walking distance of each other.
Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery is proud to be Dahlonega’s newest and smallest family farm winery. Only six years beyond planting the first vines, Cavender Creek gladly holds its wines up to the high standards of quality already established by the larger surrounding wineries.
The approximately 1400 cases produced per year are truly hand-crafted in a way afforded only by their limited production and attention to detail. The 15-acre property with 4 acres in vines produces mainly Petit Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon and American Norton. You will find Cavender Creek Winery a great place to unwind and feel right at home.
Frogtown Cellars is a 57-acre vineyard and winery estate. By a wide margin, Frogtown is Georgia's most awarded winery in major U.S. Competions. Frogtown is home to over 22,000 grape vines on 42 acres, a tri-level gravity flow winery and a stunning cypress and timber-frame wine-tasting and event facility.
With a total of 25 different grape varieties, both red and white, Frogtown produces exclusively estate-grown wines under the Frogtown and Thirteenth Colony brand names. Frogtown Cellars is the destination winery for premium wines and event functions in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Come experience the wine and hospitality that is Frogtown.
Montaluce Estates boasts a modern 25,000 square-foot winery reminiscent of a grand Tuscan villa with sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains beyond. On the winery's main floor, the handsome Tasting Room and beautiful restaurant Le Vigne offer a place to unwind and enjoy regionally sourced, seasonally inspired dishes alongside world class estate made wines that truly complement your meal.
Montaluce invites you to experience the beauty of the vineyards and taste the quality of the wines as they take their place as one of the premium wine estates located on the Dahlonega Plateau, one of the truly unique emerging wine-growing regions of the United States.
Three Sisters Vineyards is "Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery" and Lumpkin County's founding wine grape grower. Each vintage production is 3500 - 4000 cases of 100% Georgia Grown estate wine. This beautiful 184 acre property hosts weddings, special events and is the annual home of the Georgia Wine Country Festival.
With a laid back and fun atmosphere, Three Sisters' Tasting Room welcomes wine and art lovers with a unique collection of Georgia and Southern folk art. Come relax on the Crush Pad Deck and Rock Wall Patio with a glass of wine at the place TurnerSouth named "Best Winery In The South."
With over 150 medals in Major US Competitions, including Georgia's First Ever Gold Medals at the prestigious San Fransisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine Competitions and multiple Best of Category Awards, Wolf Mountain has established itself as a leader in fine wine production on the east coast.
These accolades, along with their combination of Traditional European and Southern Regional Cuisine, allow Wolf Mountain to provide Georgia's Premier Wine and Food Experience. The introduction of Georgia's First Gold Medal Winning Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wine help to ensure an exciting experience for all who come to enjoy Wolf Mountain's Hospitality.
The Wine Tasting Passport includes wine tastings at four downtown tasting rooms, all within walking distance of each other. The Dahlonega Wine Walk is a self-paced, self-guided walk. Tasting Rooms include Canvas & Cork, Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines, Folkways Craft Gallery & Cottage Vineyard Tasting Room, and Georgia Winery of Dahlonega Tasting Room.
Wine Walk Passports are available at the Dahlonega Visitors Center located at 13 South Park Street for the cost of $25 per passport (a savings of $15 if done separately). This passport is good for 4 tastings at each of the 4 wine tasting rooms all in Historic Downtown Dahlonega featuring Georgia Farm Winery Wines. The passport is good for a year after purchase, so they you can always come back and visit again!
While you are enjoying Dahlonega's many tours and tastes, visit our downtown district tasting rooms featuring regional Georgia wine selections.
Canvas & Cork
90 North Meaders Street, Dahlonega - Located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega
Crane Creek Dahlonega Tasting Room
94 Public Square North, Dahlonega - Located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega
Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines
16 North Park Street, Dahlonega - Located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega
Folkways Craft Gallery & Cottage Vineyard Tasting Room
11 South Grove Street, Dahlonega - Located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega
Georgia Winery of Dahlonega Tasting Room
11 South Grove Street, Dahlonega - Located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega
Naturally Georgia - A Tiger Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room
90 Public Square North, Dahlonega - Located in Bleu Gallery
Ole' Mountain Collectors & Wine Cellar
40 Public Square South, Dahlonega - Located in Historic Downtown Dahlonega
Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau | 13 South Park Street | Dahlonega, GA 30533 | (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543