Getting to Know Northeast Georgia’s Montaluce Winery

Montaluce Winery & Estate sits high in the northeast Georgia Mountains, just outside the town of Dahlonega. It’s a peaceful place with sweeping views of vineyards and the Appalachian Mountains. It’s also where you’ll find some pretty tasty wines.Photo of two wine glasses, one with red wine and one with white wine.

Dahlonega is located about 45 minutes southwest of Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn and Spa and makes a great day trip after one of our hearty breakfasts. Montaluce Winery has a lush setting with an impressive estate building that houses its winery, tasting room, restaurant, and event space.

The winery makes a selection of red and white wines and the best way to sample them is by choosing one of the three wine flights offered in the tasting room—each $18 dollars per person. White wines include an elegant Montaluce Seyval Blanc with a smooth and silky finish and full-bodied chardonnay that is aged in oak. Reds include a lively Montaluce Rista with hints of blackberry, plum, and clove; and a Dolce Rosso that  evokes flavors of cherry pie with a sweet, long finish. A sparking Sorriso Brut is ideal for holiday celebrations. And for those who enjoy something more unusual, Montaluce makes a Wild Meadow Mead using local virgin honey.

If you prefer to sample your wine with food, settle into Montaluce Winery’s dining room, which has lovely views of the hills and valley. The menu is seasonal and includes lighter fare, such as soups and salads, and heartier entrees.

On the weekends, the winery hosts wine hikes with trained outdoor staff that take guests trekking on nature trails, along the headwaters of the Etowah River, and through the vineyards. Hikers learn about the history of the area and winemaking process. The hike ends at the winery’s patio where guests relax and enjoy a tasting of five Montaluce wines.

Montaluce Winery & Estate
501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega, GA
Free winery tours daily: Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 p.m.
Wine Hikes every weekend: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $45/person.
Restaurant hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

If relaxing with a glass of wine is something you enjoy in the evenings, keep in mind that you can do that here at Lucille’s—and enjoy it with one of our luscious homemade desserts! Sound enticing? Give us a call and reserve a stay today.