Beautiful vineyard viewss when you visit the top wineries in North Georgia

Celebrate Harvest Season at the top Wineries in North Georgia

Select Registry - August 9, 2022

Sipping & Swirling Through Fall

Gorgeous hillside vineyard views at the top wineries in North Georgia

We’ve written about some of the best wine regions in the US – many of which house several Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts – but one that we particularly love for upcoming fall getaways is North Georgia. Not only is the scenery unbeatable and the hospitality exquisite, but the wineries in North Georgia are a true treat for the senses. In fact, they were recently featured in an article in the New York Times!

If you’re looking for a great place to sip and swirl through fall, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than the wineries in North Georgia. That is true any time of year, but it’s especially true as the vibrant and busy fall harvest season comes into focus. The wineries or North Georgia certainly aren’t the only appeal – there are also plenty of things to do in Northern Georgia

The area, rich with scenery and history, is also one of the best places to enjoy a romantic getaway in Georgia. That is particularly true when you stay at one of our top-rated Georgia Bed and Breakfasts, all part of the coveted Select Registry group of properties. 

As is often the case in destinations around the country, these Bed and Breakfasts are rated as some of the best places to stay in Georgia – thanks to the exceptional service and attention to detail you’ll encounter throughout your stay. If you’re looking for a new place for romantic getaways in Georgia or want to taste your way through this year’s leading wineries in North Georgia, keep reading below and book your getaway!

Multiracial couple enjoying wine tasting at the top wineries in North Georgia

The Top Wineries in North Georgia

There is a lot to love about escaping to wine country in northern Georgia near Dahlonega. Not only are the wineries in North Georgia exceptional, but it’s really easy to get there and start relaxing! 

Georgia’s wine country sits in the shadow of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains on the state’s northern border, and it’s only about 90 minutes outside Atlanta. Without traveling too far, you’ll be immersed in wine country and have easy access to more than 40 unique wineries in North Georgia. 

Dahlonega is the most common destination for wine-loving travelers to North Georgia, but it’s not the only community with excellent wine tasting opportunities.  Other communities include Helen, Cleveland, and Sautee Nacoochee.

Growing wine grapes has long been important to these communities, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that wineries in NOrthern Georgia started garnering national and international attention. As you plan your adventure in this scenic part of the state, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 top wineries in North Georgia – each of these serves as a great foundation from which to launch a delicious wine-laden adventure!

  1. Yonah Mountain Vineyards is one of our favorite wineries in North Georgia, partly for the inspiring views you’ll enjoy here, but mostly because of their delicious wines and exceptional wine cave tour.
  2. Serenity Cellars features a delicious range of Tuscan-inspired red wines, making this one of the top-rated wineries in North Georgia to visit. Don’t miss their dessert wines, which were featured in Forbes Magazine. 
  3. The Cottage Vineyard & Winery is a wonderful place to enjoy the mountain views while sipping through their tasty wine flights. 
  4. Accent Cellars is a relative newcomer among wineries in North Georgia, but don’t let that foot you. They offer an excellent educational component to their wine-tasting adventures, making this a fantastic place to jump into your adventure.
  5. Another great place to sip on some Georgia wines is Cavender Creek Vineyards. Their wines are the star of the show – but their donkey (Hotie) is a close second. It’s easy to see why people keep rating this as one of the best wineries in North Georgia. 
  6. Another one of our favorite wineries in North Georgia is Kaya’s Winery, which sits at the top of a stunning 1,600-foot ridge overlooking the wine country below. It’s a lovely place for unbeatable panoramic views – talk about a great place to enjoy some time on your romantic getaway in Georgia!
  7. Wolf Mountain Vineyards is another one of the most popular wineries in North Georgia, and it’s found in the Dahlonega area. Over the years, this winery in North Georgia has earned several accolades, including Best-in-class status and gold medals from prestigious wine competitions in California. 
  8. For a delicious and comprehensive wine and dine experience in North Georgia’s wine country, head to Monteluce Winery in Dahlonega. Their Tuscan-inspired wines are fantastic, and a meal at their restaurant, Trattoria di Monteluce, is to die for. 
  9. If you want to get a taste of where it all started, head to Habersham Winery, one of the oldest wineries in North Georgia. You’ll find their award-winning wines in the Nacoochee Village near Helen. 
  10. Finally, perhaps one of the more charming and laidback wineries in North Georgia is Crane Creek Vineyards. Here, you’ll taste history as you sit in an 1886 Appalachian farmhouse. Their tours and tasting experiences are comprehensive – so this is an excellent place for the avid wine enthusiast. 

Though it’s easy to create your itinerary to visit these wineries in North Georgia – and this is something our Georgia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers would love to help you with – there are also plenty of wine tours in North Georgia that can help you simplify your experience. Consider popular companies like North Georgia Wine Tours and VIP Southern Wine Tours. 

Beautiful vineyard viewss when you visit the top wineries in North Georgia

The Best Romantic Getaway in Georgia

Visiting Georgia’s wine country is about far more than sipping from flight to flight at the top wineries in North Georgia. This beautiful part of the state is also one of the best places to enjoy a romantic getaway in Georgia! 

With the mountains and beautiful vineyards as your backdrop, can you imagine a more beautiful setting to wine and dine with your sweetheart? Add to the trip unique accommodations, warm, welcoming hospitality, and a staff dedicated to ensuring you and your sweetheart leave with lasting memories – it’s the perfect receipt for the best romantic getaway in Georgia!

Our Select Registry Georgia Bed and Breakfasts offer everything you’d find at traditional hotels and lodging properties – including comfortable accommodations, toiletries, WiFi, and other standard, modern amenities. However, it doesn’t stop there. Our Georgia Bed and Breakfasts also go far beyond the ordinary to provide you with a welcoming place to stay. 

Each Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in Georgia has passed a comprehensive and rigorous inspection to ensure our guests enjoy high-quality and repeatable stays around the country. Moreover, our Innkeepers are dedicated professionals, meaning they know how to offer just the right blend of personalized service and privacy. Most experiences also come standard with a delicious breakfast each morning of your stay, too – one more way the Select Registry group of properties continues to set themselves apart from the rest. 

If you’re looking for the best romantic getaway in Georgia, it’s time to experience the difference a Select Registry property can make. We’ve gathered the best places to stay in North Georgia below. Once you’ve chosen your favorite, it’s time to start mapping out your adventure to the top wineries in North Georgia. Are you ready to book from the choices below?

Best Places to Stay in Georgia

Glen Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant

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.

Ava House

Nestled in the mountains of North Georgia’s beautiful countryside, the Ava House Bed & Breakfast is located one hour from Atlanta and only minutes away from Historic Downtown Dahlonega. Restaurants & bars, waterfalls, hiking trails, antique shops, and wineries are all nearby. The “Dahlonega Wine Plateau” was designated as the newest viticultural area in the United States in 2018. 

Five spacious and elegant rooms all with private bathrooms and plenty of amenities. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast served daily in the main dining room or porch side and unwind every afternoon with our social hour serving beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Beechwood Inn

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.

White Birch Inn

The White Birch Inn, on the square of Historic Clayton, Georgia, is a luxurious boutique inn. The six guestrooms 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.

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