You may know Georgia best for its delicious and succulent peaches, but did you know that the northern portion of the state is also very popular for its vast vineyards and local wines? It's for this very reason that so many travelers flock to the area in order to taste wines and discover the flavors of the southeastern United States. So if wine tasting is up your alley, you'll definitely want to book a stay in a lush cabin rental in GA, as the Helen area is is such close proximity to numerous wineries. To help get you started on your itinerary, here are a few of the hot spots for wine tasting in the greater Helen area.
For those who would like to taste some of the state's finest wines without straying too far from their cabin rental in GA, Habersham Winery is the perfect spot. Located adjacent to Helen, in Nacoochee Village, this winery has been in operation since 1983. Habersham Winery is known for producing award winning Georgia wines, and is open daily so that guests are free to enjoy self-guided tours of the vineyards at their own leisure before stopping inside for a complimentary wine tasting. Local wine experts are always close at hand to help you find the perfect flavors for your own unique tastes, and can even match up cheeses and other gourmet foods that will compliment your selection.
Blue Ridge Tasting Room
The self-professed "must see and do" winery for those staying in a cabin rental in GA, the Blue Ridge tasting room offers local varieties from numerous wineries on the North Georgia Wine Trail. With award winning wines, even the most discriminating wine connoisseurs are sure to find a bottle that they love. The tasting room is open each day (excluding Sundays) for wine flights, wine pairings, and small plates. And if wine isn't your thing, or your spouse prefers ale, you're in luck. The Blue Ridge Tasting Room is also proud to serve British Beers.
Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards
This expansive vineyard is located very close to cabin rentals in GA and will make for a fun day of wine tasting. This winery is family owned and operated, meaning that each bottle is crafted with a personal touch for that little something "extra". This spot is perfect for weekend getaways, as complimentary wine tastings are available on Saturdays and Sundays. At this time, you can sample local flavors, savor the rich aromas, and even meet the winemaker before snapping some photos of the magnificent scenery of the valley vineyard from a large outdoor deck.
Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery
Another family owned vineyard, Three Sisters is a popular spot for wine enthusiasts staying in a cabin rental in GA. With over 13,000 premium grape vines, you'll enjoy numerous local flavors here. Definitely check their calendar, as the vineyard hosts multiple events throughout the year.
Dahlonega is known for its Gold Rush history and mines, but it's also a great spot for tasting wine. After taking a short trip from your cabin rental in GA, you'll arrive at Frogtown Cellars, where you can sample from 23 different varieties of critically acclaimed wines. The tasting room is open each day, and if you really like something, you can even purchase a glass to enjoy while taking in the views, or you can purchase a bottle to take back to your cabin with you. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the winery also sells delicious Panini sandwiches, and you can also check the winery's calendar, as they offer brunch on select Sundays.
Georgia Wine Tours
Do you want to visit numerous vineyards and taste wine, but hate the idea of planning routes and scheduling your visits? For those who just want to enjoy, rather than spend the time making plans, Georgia Wine Tours is the perfect solution. All you have to do is choose your desired meeting location and a driver will take over from there. You'll enjoy a full day of touring multiple wineries including Blackstock, Three Sisters, Frogtown, and Wolf Mountain. It's the best way enjoy a relaxing day of wine tasting.
The Vine Wine Bar and Tasting Room
If you love wine, but visiting a vineyard isn't your style, there's no need to despair. The Vine Wine Bar and Tasting Room is is popular little bistro that is situated in Blue Ridge - just a short ways northwest of your cabin rental in GA. The Vine showcases Georgia wines from numerous local wineries like Wolf Mountain, Habersham and Frogtown Cellars. You can also sip on domestic and imported beers and dine on fresh, simple cafe favorites like grilled chicken sliders or flat bread pizzas.
Which wineries do you plan to visit while staying in your cabin rental in GA?