Sip, swirl and savor some of Georgia’s award-winning wines during this annual event.
Enjoy a weekend of tastings for one low price at the Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend passport event. For $35, enjoy weekend long festivities and music at all six of Dahlonega’s vineyards, including the new Kaya Vineyard and Winery. Dahlonega’s annual Wine Trail Weekend is Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Taste wines made possible by the unique North Georgia terroir and receive a keepsake souvenir glass. A wide range of European and American varietals and blends will be poured; each winery has its own distinctive personality, from country farmhouse to Tuscan villa. The tastings, combined with amazing mountain views and rows of colorful fruit-filled vines, offer a sensory experience during peak pre-harvest season.
The newest addition, Kaya Vineyard and Winery, is the rebirth of Blackstock Vineyard and Winery, one of the first and largest vineyards in the Dahlonega area, which was the catalyst to a now vibrant wine region. With the highest concentration of wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms in the state, Dahlonega is known as the Heart of Georgia Wine Country and the Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia. Dahlonega has also applied to be officially recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) called the Dahlonega Plateau. An AVA will make Dahlonega a federally-designated wine grape-growing region in the U.S. distinguishable by geographic features.
The Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend includes the following Lumpkin County vineyard and tasting experiences:
- Frogtown Cellars
- Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery
- Montaluce Winery & Estates
- Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery
- Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery
- Kaya Vineyard and Winery
The best place to start your participation in the event is at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center in downtown Dahlonega (13 South Park Street) where maps, visitor guides and other helpful information are available.
Contact the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 706.864.3513 or www.Dahlonega.org.
Overnight accommodations and transportation options are available to make Wine Trail Weekend a getaway for grownups. With a charming and walkable downtown, first-rate restaurants and unique shops, Dahlonega has been chosen as a 2016 Great American Main Street Award® (GAMSA) winner by The National Main Street Center, Inc.
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