A Comprehensive Ellijay Area Winery Guide

Photo of a Vineyard near Ellijay, GA.

There are a variety of ways to take in the stunning beauty of North Georgia. Whether you want to undergo a hike, nonchalantly float down one of many rivers, or take it in from the comfort of your rental here at Mountain Oasis, you’ll find that there is no shortage of options to undertake. As the warm weather comes right around the corner, you’ll find one of the more entertaining options to view the wonders of North Georgia is visiting any of the wineries near Ellijay, Georgia. With a handful just a short drive away, we’re sure you’ll enjoy everything these superb venues have to offer. Here are a few of our favorites!

Engelheim Vineyards

German for “Angel Home,” Engelheim Vineyards lives every bit up to its name. The vineyards have raked in over 20 awards for their exceptional lineup of wines including many double gold and silver medals from one of the largest wine events in the world, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. On top of featuring authentic wine grown from the finest quality grapes in the region, Engelheim is also pet-friendly providing an enjoyable site for your whole family to visit!

Ellijay River Vineyards

Originally established in 2010 on nearly twenty acres of former cropland, Ellijay River Vineyards is a truly terrific spot to grab a glass of wine on the inside bend in the Ellijay River. With a catalog that includes seyval blanc, viognier, Albarino, and merlot, there are just enough options for everyone. Its dazzling setup atop a gently sloping hill facing South gives all wineries near Ellijay, Georgia, a run for their money! 

Cartecay Vineyards

As possibly the most entertaining of all wineries near Ellijay, Georgia, Cartecay Vineyards always has something going on. Live musical entertainment is featured every weekend with local and regional artists headlining. As a fun aside, the region Cartecay is located in was named by the Cherokee and translates to "Bread Valley." And on top of featuring a fantastic array of wines, the onsite Tasting Barn dates back to 1890 making it a truly memorable spot to sip on a glass of wine.

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery

As the final winery near Ellijay, Georgia, on our list, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery undeniably has a vibe of its own. The rolling hills they reside on provide a perfect locale for growing quality wine grapes along with offering an immaculate backdrop on the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy a glass of wine as you listen to live music from a variety of artists as you munch down on an appetizing snack from a handful of local food trucks. You’re in for an amazing experience upon every visit!

Wine Not: Spend a Week in North Georgia

Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual sipper, there’s no doubt there will be at least a few wineries near Ellijay, Georgia, you’ll cherish. With award-winning wine, spectacular views, and entertainment all at your fingertips, there should be no excuse to miss out on all that they have to offer, especially considering us at Mountain Oasis are so close by. Give us a call at 706-276-4343 to arrange your North Georgia winery tour today!