Georgia’s 2017 Wine Highway Weekends, March 24-April 2

Get your palate ready, because the Georgia Wine Highway Weekends are coming to the northeast mountains March 24-April 2, 2017. This popular event takes in wineries throughout the area, so make Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa your base and you’ll be able to try them all.

As in previous years, participants purchase a Passport that provides five tastings at each winery. It all comes with a souvenir wine glass which you’ll need to bring with you to each winery. The passport is good for both weekends—and many of the wineries that are also open during the week will honor them at that time as well. If you wish to visit then, be sure to double-check the hours that the winery will be open.

Listed below are seven wineries within an easy drive from the Inn, ranging from small tasting rooms to larger vineyard operations.

2017 Wine Growers Association of Georgia’s
Wine Highway Weekends
March 24 – 26 and March 31 – April 2
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Passport, $40/person

Habersham Winery
7025 S. Main Street, Helen, GA
The winery is located just one-half mile south of Helen and is open daily for tastings of its Georgia grown and produced wines. It has an additional tasting room on the public square in downtown Dahlonega.

Kaya Vineyard and Winery
5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega, GA
The winery’s stylish tasting room provides panoramic views from 12-foot windows and a massive covered deck ideal for kicking back.

Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery
3610 Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega, GA
This small operation grows its own grapes and produces all wines on-site. A visit here includes meeting its mascots—two Sicilian donkeys and two Great Pyranees dogs.

Yonah Mountain Vineyards
1717 Highway 255 S, Cleveland, GA
This winery has one of the prettier settings in the shadows of the mountains with vineyards stretching out into the distance. Known for hosting fun events all year long.

Serenity Cellars
265 Laurel Ridge Road, Cleveland, GA
A modern stone building houses this family-run winery that produces small-batch wines.

The Cottage Vineyard & Winery
5050 U.S. Highway 129N, Cleveland, GA
Founded in 2012 on 29 acres just outside of Cleveland, the winery now produces a dozen different varietals.

Cenita Vineyards, Winery and Tasting Room
591 Dock Dorsey Road, Cleveland, GA
Built on the site of a former dairy farm, the vineyards were planted in 2008-2009 and supply grapes not only this winery, but to neighbors as well.

If you like to do a little tasting later in the evening, we offer wine from three local
wineries—and there’s no better place to sit and enjoy it than on Lucille’s deck overlooking the mountains. See you soon!