The state of Georgia is well-known for growing things like peaches, pecans, peanuts, and Vidalia onions (some of the sweetest onions in the world). It’s safe to say that the agriculture industry is definitely happening. As far as viticulture goes, Georgia has it’s fair share of wineries, as well.
While Muscadine is the #1 grown grape in the state, there are many other varieties grown too, including some of the more well-known ones like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
With over 20 wineries on the wine trail and a mere 2 hour drive from Atlanta, landing in Georgia’s “wine country” is simply a must-do. The perfect weekend getaway awaits…especially if you include the top 10 wineries that we’ve listed below.
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1. Accent Cellars
CW Score: 102.4
Address: 215 Auraria Rd Dahlonega, GA 30533
Overview: This family-owned and operated winery is located in Dahlonega, open everyday of the week for wine tastings. The aim of brothers, Tristen and Tyler, is to create wines that reflect their true passion and love that they put into every bottle.
The carefully selected grapes are sourced from all around the state of Georgia, as well as the country. We highly recommend trying the winery’s top seller, ‘Underdog’, made from 100% Georgia Chambourcin.
2. Boutier Winery & Inn
CW Score: 95.6
Overview: This gorgeous getaway is situated in the Piedmont area of the state, boasting a moderate climate. There are nearly 32 acres of vines planted, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Syrah, Corot Noir, and Cynthiana. That leaves a lot of wine to try!
Fortunately, the winery also has lovely accommodations. The Inn features stone fireplaces, delicious food, and large decks to take in all of the scenic beauty.
3. Sweet Acre Farms Winery
CW Score: 94.6
Address: 7584 Bill Wilson Rd Alto, GA 30510
Overview: Run by a husband and wife, this farm is nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains. Starting as a blackberry and bee farm, the owners decided it was time to open Hall County’s first winery. They focus on making fruit wines, reflecting true Southern family tradition.
The elegantly rustic vibe is so inviting, whether it’s tasting wines in the tin and wood styled barn, or sipping wine in a rocking chair on the wrap-around porch, drinking in the incredible scenery.
4. Crane Creek Vineyards
CW Score: 93.1
Overview: Focused on making well-balanced, food friendly wines, this husband and wife team truly believe that good wine is made in the vineyard.
More than 20 acres of vines are carefully planted with varieties such as Gruner Veltliner, Cabernet Franc, Albariño, Petit Verdot, and American hybrids like Chambourcin and Chardonel. The vines are always intensely managed and cultivated to achieve the greatest potential of the fruit. You can certainly taste all of the hard work in each glass!
5. Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery
CW Score: 92.0
Overview: Prepare to have a sensory overload in this absolutely beautiful winery at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This heavily European influenced Chateau offers live music on the weekends, as well as food trucks that serve up perfect pairings to go with the exquisite wines.
Open 7 days a week, the tasting room offers a selection of red, white, and rose wines that are carefully crafted to be silky and well-structured.
6. Wolf Creek Plantation Winery
CW Score: 92.0
Address: 207 Wolf Creek Dr Americus, GA 31719
Overview: Offering free tours of the vineyard and winery, Wolf Creek has over 20 acres (and still expanding) of vines. Take a relaxing stroll through the vineyard, see what’s happening in the winery, and enjoy the inviting and tastefully decorated tasting room and porch overlooking the vineyards.
The uniquely Southern wines are charming and appealing, offering semi-sweet red and white wines to taste. The tasting room also offers wine slushees, for those extra warm Georgian summer days.
7. The Painted Horse Winery & Vineyards
CW Score: 90.6
Address: 2105 Bethany Way Milton, GA 30004
Overview: Beginning in 1991, owner Pamela Jackson transformed this small farm into a thriving, working horse estate and winery. It proudly stands as the only farm winery in Fulton County.
There is always something going on at Painted Horse, whether it’s farm tours and wine tastings, wine and food pairing courses, or horseback riding lessons! This little slice of heaven will capture you with blankets of green pastures, estate grown wines, and adorable farm animals.
8. Waldmet Cellars
CW Score: 90.4
Overview: This craft, micro winery does it all…mead, cider, and wine! Opening it’s doors in 2020, Waldmet Cellars has already achieved local awards for the handcrafted meads produced.
The winery is currently hard at work to create stunning and diverse orchards and vineyards. In the meantime, stop by and enjoy a flight of their impressive, wide selection of beverages that have completely unique flavors and characteristics.
9. Odom Springs Vineyards
CW Score: 90.3
Address: 637 Odom Rd Blairsville, GA 30512
Overview: Surrounded by lush rolling hills, Odom Springs is a family owned estate that sits on 16 acres of land. The winery focuses on growing American hybrids, including Chambourcin, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Norton, and Chardnell. The vines thrive in the given soils and climate, resulting in incredibly flavorful and juicy wines.
We recommend trying the award winning and best selling wine, ‘Homemade Sin’, bursting with fantastic notes of fresh cherries and strawberries. Be sure to look out for Chianti, the winery’s cat as well!
10. Qualusi Vineyards
CW Score: 90.0
Address: 440 Blossom Trl Acworth, GA 30101
Overview: Established in 2017, this winery is family-owned and operated. With ample seating sprawled across the lawn by the vines, it’s a perfect weekend escape to sip some easy-drinking wines, listen to live music, and enjoy some tasty food truck delights.
The wide range of white, red, and sweet wines will be sure to satisfy everyone in your group. You can also count on bringing your fury friend, as the winery is pet friendly!
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