When most people think wine, their minds automatically go to California, Oregon, or even New York. But Georgia is one of the hidden treasures of the wine world. And what better way to spend a weekend than exploring the rich flavors of our native wineries! Just a couple hours’ drive North, Georgia wine country is waiting for you to go on a tasting tour. So grab your friends, hop in the car, and get ready for a weekend of wine tasting you’ll never forget!
Feather’s Edge Vineyards
Our first stop on the Georgia wine tour is Feather’s Edge Vineyards. This quaint little vineyard and tasting room is the baby of artists David and Julie Boone, who sought a way to expand the offerings of their art gallery, Wildcat on a Wing. You can peruse the art while sipping on a locally sourced wine, and maybe even pick up a unique souvenir. There is live music every Saturday and Sunday among the rustic woodland setting. It’s truly a magical place!
Continuing up the freeway, we next stop by Serenberry Vineyards, not far from beautiful Blue Ridge Lake. Relax and enjoy a tasting in their tasting room, which is a gorgeous converted 1920s barn. You’ll have spectacular views overlooking the vineyard and the national park next door. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer a perfect setting for a weekend in wine country!
Crane Creek Vineyards
Moving along, we continue our journey up to near the Carolina border to Crane Creek Vineyards. Crane Creek aims to take the mystique out of wine tasting. The owner, Eric Seifarth, gained a love of wine in Northern Italy where he served as a young army officer. He brought back the Italian view that wine is meant to be shared and enjoyed by all, not just the upper crust. If you like what you taste, you can join the Crane Creek wine club and keep the joy coming with new bottles delivered to you every month!
Wolf Mountain Vineyards
Our final stop on the Georgia wine loop is Wolf Mountain Vineyards, perhaps the most well known winery on our list. Wolf Mountain has won more than 200 medals in major wine competition, including being the first Georgia vineyard to win Best-in-Class and double Gold Medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions. In addition to their stellar wine, Wolf Mountain offers a Napa style tasting and tour experience with a view to die for. The picturesque setting makes this winery a popular wedding and event destination. It’s as close as you will get to the California vineyard feeling.
When it comes to wine tasting, the name of the game is having fun, so it is hard to go wrong. But these Georgia wineries make it more than just a tasting. It becomes an experience!