North Georgia’s Premier Wine Tour: VIP Southern Tours

Winemaking has long been a staple of the north Georgia mountain’s culture and economy. Folks from all over come to taste the unique flavors and subtle aromas that come from this rich mountain landscape and cool, temperate climate. Vineyards are dotted all along the countryside, and VIP Southern Tours wants to take you to all the best places to sip and savor. While you’re staying with us here in Sautee Nacoochee, make sure to book a ride with VIP Southern Tours for a front-row seat to all the delicious flavors this region has to offer. “VIP Southern Tours is the … Continue reading

Yonah Mountain Vineyards: Award-winning Wine in Cleveland, GA

Here at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa, we are committed to our local North Georgia mountain economy, and we love to celebrate the accomplishments of the businesses we share a home with. From sourcing our food locally whenever we can, to selling local products at the inn and spa—we are always looking for ways to stay connected and share success. That’s why we are especially proud to share that the Yonah Mountain Vineyards in nearby Cleveland, GA has been honored as one of Georgia’s “Clean 13” for its commitment to environmental conservation. Yonah Mountain Vineyards works tirelessly to create … Continue reading

Your Guide to North Georgia Restaurants & Wineries

One of the things our guests love most about visiting us here in the North Georgia Mountains is the unique and enticing local restaurant and winery options. Whether you’re looking for a casual bistro for a quick bite or you’re wanting to relax into a leisurely multi-course meal with a glass or two of local wine, there are always excellent options to choose from when you stay at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa. With the current health crisis affecting services in this industry, we want to make sure our guests have a one-stop-shop for information about current openings and … Continue reading

North Georgia’s Newest Tasting Room: FlyHawk Farm

The North Georgia Mountains have so much to offer in the way of vineyards, wineries, tasting rooms, and scenic dining spots. That’s why we don’t want any of our guests to miss the newest addition to the area: Flyhawk Farm & Tasting Room. This combination farm-plus-winery has all you are looking for in a tasting experience and will have you planning your next trip to the area in no time! Flyhawk Farm & Tasting Room opened just last month to a crowd of eager wine enthusiasts. But what these visitors discovered is that a trip to Flyhawk Farm is much … Continue reading

Yonah Mountain Vineyards Celebrates 10 years of Crush Fest

If you’ve never done a grape-stomp before, you won’t want to miss the chance at this year’s Crush Fest hosted by Yonah Mountain Vineyards. On August 24, thousands of folks from all around the region will flock to this wine-growing hub for a chance to participate in this traditional method of wine-making.  The rolling hills of north Georgia are the perfect environment for Yonah Mountain Vineyards signature red wine, Genesis, now in it’s tenth edition. The vineyard has also made significant upgrades since last year, including a massive solar panel array, the first of it’s kind at a Georgia winery. … Continue reading

NE Georgia Wine Highway Weekends: March 22-29, 2019

The annual Georgia Wine Highway Weekends return to the mountains of northeast Georgia March 22-29, 2019. Despite its name, the popular event actually takes place over ten days, and provides a great introduction to one of the top wine areas of the region. Sponsored by the Winegrowers Association of Georgia, Wine Highway Weekends includes eight wineries in the area around Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa, plus one meadery—so staying with us is a must! Taking easy little drives from here you can visit beautiful vineyards, tour the wineries, and sample a range of varietals. Visitors to the event pay a … Continue reading

North Georgia Mountains Home To Three Sisters Vineyards

Touring the wineries in the North Georgia Mountains is a lovely adventure, especially when you get to visit pretty destinations such as Dahlonega and the Three Sisters Vineyards. The drive up to the winery reveals rolling hillsides of grapevines nestled in the mountains. A large wooden barn for special events and a crisp white gazebo—a favorite spot for weddings—dot the landscape. Near to the main building and the tasting room is a rock wall patio where visitors can linger with a glass or two of wine. The winery is a labor of love that began in 1995 when Sharon and … Continue reading

Enjoy NE Georgia Wineries on Pop the Cork Wine Tours

There’s now a way to explore the wineries of Northeast Georgia without worrying about directions or driving. Sign up for Pop the Cork Wine Tours and they’ll do all the arrangements. How nice is that? Pop the Cork Wine Tours is a husband and wife team that loves wine and enjoys entertaining. They previously ran a popular wine tasting business in California for 11 years. After moving to Georgia, the duo began researching (tastings included!) all the wonderful wineries located in the state, many up in our neck of the woods. They designed the new Pop the Cork Wine Tours … Continue reading

Georgia Mountains Vineyard Hosts Crust Fest In August

Lucy doesn’t get to have all the fun—participants at the 2018 Yonah Mountain Vineyards Crush Fest can get barefoot and do a little stomping of their own! The popular event is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018. The family-owned winery is located amid gently rolling hills on the southeastern base of Yonah Mountain, making it an ideal place to spend a sunny summer day. The popular all-day event, which can draw more than 5,000 visitors, is an unveiling party for the winery’s newest releases. Visitors will get a chance to taste these and other wines from the collections. But the … Continue reading

Serenity Cellars: A Refreshing Georgia Mountain Winery

Blink, and you could be walking up to a winery in Tuscany. Welcome to the old-world charm of Serenity Cellars, a Georgia Mountain winery located just outside of Cleveland, Georgia. Serenity Cellars’ setting lives up to its name—a peaceful plot of land lush with trees and a sloping hill of grape vines. Massive carved wood doors give entry to the rustic stone building where you’ll find a tasting room and gift area. Adjoining this is a large patio with red umbrellas shading the tables and soft white lights providing a cozy nighttime ambiance, a perfect setting for the winery’s weekend … Continue reading