Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Best Spots For Wine Tours Dahlonega GA

By Harold Baker


When people think of wine tours and tasting in the United States, they often think of Sonoma first and foremost. And while this very gorgeous valley in California is a fantastic destination, people on the east coast don't always have time or money to travel that far. If that is the case, then consider wine tours Dahlonega GA the next time you want some vino without a long travel.

Northern Georgia has some gorgeous foothills and mountains, and the climate in the area as a result of the terrain is perfect for growing grapes. The soil is quite fertile, and as a result, some six wineries have opened their doors for tastings and tours among other offerings. People in the area love it, and it is quickly becoming a huge destination for wine lovers all over the country.

Cavender Creek, located at 3610 Cavender Creek Road, is the newest kid on the winery block, but don't let their youth fool you. They produce 1,400 cases per year on average, each of which is carefully handcrafted for quality instead of quantity. You can find Petit Manseng, American Norton and cabernet sauvignon among other varietals.

If you want views, try out the Kaya Windery & Vineyard, which used to be called the Blackstock Vineyards. This destination is the largest vineyard in the area, and has facilities fit for a 300 person wedding or other event. You can often find a live band playing on 2,000 square foot covered patio. If you prefer indoors, the tasting room has 12 feet tall windows that give you the best views in the entire area of the local foothills as you sip on new vintages.

The Montaluce Winery & Estates is located at 501 Hightower Church Road and has a distinctly Tuscan vibe. The entire place is decorated to look like a Tuscan villa, which is why many brides choose it as their wedding spot. There are free tours and wine tastings daily to sip and buy any varietal.

Located at 180 Wolf Mountain Trail, the Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery is not just about the vino. They also have world class food that makes foodies travel here from all over, along with the expert wine pairings you would expect. They specialize in both European and southern cuisine, so you get a real feel for two different worlds. Their vintages have won over 150 medals from competitions across the country, including for their famous Champenoise sparkling wine.

Located at 439 Vineyard Way, the Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery has a whole lot to offer. They produce up to 4,000 cases of each of the many vintages they offer, so they always have plenty to pour and try at their crash pad deck or rock wall patio, both of which are comfortable for sitting and sipping. They have won over 150 medals and counting from national and local wine competitions, so do not sleep on this 184 acre behemoth of a winery.

If you like a wide variety of wines to try, then you will definitely want to schedule plenty of time to visit Frogtown Cellars, located at 700 Ridge Point Drive. They have an impressive tri-level flow winery, a must considering that they pack 25 grape varieties into just 57 acres of land. These many grapes have turned into wines that have won more medals than any other locally.




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