Drive an hour and a half north of the city, and you’ll find yourself in the quite hills of Georgia’s wine country. There are so many wineries in such a small area that it’s common to (responsibly) winery hop on the weekends. However, if you’re looking to sit and sip in one place, here are a few of our favorites.
The view from the expansive porch at Frogtown Cellars and Vineyard in Dahlonega is almost as relaxing as a glass of wine. You can see rolling hills in the distance as you peer down to the grounds’ vineyard and pond. You’ll also be happy to know that Frogtown is open Monday to Sunday, so you can get your local wine fix any day of the week.
The Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Cleveland, Georgia sits on top of a hill surrounded by beautiful greenery as far as the eye can see. Head inside for an intimate tasting room that is usually bustling with people and live music. You get to choose exactly which wines you’d like to try, which range from a sweet blueberry wine to a dry Merlot.
Like a lot of wineries in North Georgia, Three Sisters Vineyard in Dahlonega has beautiful views and great wine. This summer they’ve added another treat for guests. Come in during tasting hours and enjoy “Chicks and Chocolate,” where you taste five wines paired with artisan chocolates. That is a combination we cannot say no to.
Technically Urban Tree Cidery in Atlanta is not a winery, and it’s not in north Georgia, but we make the rules so we’re including it anyway. This Westside cidery offers tastings of their house-made ciders as well as cocktails made with cider. Their wide ranging menu means there’s something for everyone.