There are many wonderful reasons to visit the southern state of Georgia this summer. While your first thought may be historic towns like Savannah or the beaches in the Golden Isles, sipping and swirling your way through the north Georgia wineries is certainly something to consider.
While Georgia might be more famous for craft beer and its historic moonshine, Georgia's wine industry is burgeoning in the northern, more mountainous part of the state. Northern Georgia is an incredible place to relax this summer. It's an area filled with stunning natural beauty, plenty of things to do, quaint towns to explore, and, of course, delicious wine at north Georgia wineries.
North Georgia wineries are best known for their Muscadet and fruit wines, which makes sense given that Georgia is the Peach State. However, there are plenty of other wine varietals produced here, too, which will round out your tasting adventure perfectly.
With domestic travel on the rise this summer, there's no better partner to travel with than Select Registry. Stretching from the Dahlonega area in the south to Clayton in the north, there are 4 Select Registry properties to choose from in Georgia's wine country, each offering its own unique taste of the north Georgia mountains. If Georgia's on your mind, it's time to Select your getaway!
Just a couple of hours north of Atlanta, you'll find yourself immersed in the state's mountainous wine country, home to a delightful range of North Georgia wineries. Wine grapes have long been grown in this part of the state, but it wasn't until the 1990s and early 2000's that North Georgia wineries began to garner the attention of wine lovers around the world.
The wines enjoyed here are certainly unique and full of flavor. In fact, many of the wines you'll taste at North Georgia wineries are not sold anywhere else, and thus only available when visiting or buying from local tasting rooms. We've compiled a representative list of what we think are 10 of the best North Georgia wineries for you to visit this summer.
While wine tasting at the top North Georgia wineries should certainly be on your list when visiting this area, it's not the only reason to head to this mountainous region. North Georgia is beautiful and filled with things to do and see. Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in northern Georgia this summer:
Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Meeting Place is located between Tallulah Falls and Clarkesville, Georgia in the northeast corner of the state. This historic inn features a fine dining restaurant and all the modern amenities expected by the discriminating traveler.
Surrounded by 17 acres and the Chattahoochee National Forest, Glen-Ella Springs is a welcome respite for those seeking a romantic getaway, executive retreat, or the ideal location to serve as a home base while exploring the many antique and art galleries, wineries, waterfall, and hiking trails of the north Georgia mountains and the wineries of northern Georgia.
The White Birch Inn, on the square of Historic Clayton, Georgia, is a luxurious boutique inn. The six guest rooms and suites in this century-old building are uniquely decorated in the style of rustic mountain chic.
Whether you spend your day shopping or antiquing in Clayton’s quaint stores, hiking the many nearby trails, fly fishing or boating, visiting wineries, or just exploring the area, you will be ready for your afternoon wine and cheese back at the inn, comparing notes with the other guests.
Southern Living Magazine names Beechwood Inn “One of the South’s Most Charming Inns.” Wine Spectator Names Beechwood Inn Top 13 East Coast Inns with Excellent Wines. The inn offers rustic elegance in a romantic mountain-side setting overlooking the historic town of Clayton.
Each guest suite is individually decorated, features fine linens, most have fireplaces, private porches, mountain views, and all have modern private baths and are the perfect home base to explore wine country.
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