Top 12 Wineries near Big Canoe, GA

These Georgia vineyards offer tours, wine tastings and wine that you can purchase to sample there or take home to enjoy in your own home later. Sit back, relax and sample great North Georgia wine surrounded by the majestic beauty of the mountains any time of year. To make the most of any winery visit, always call a week or two ahead to find out tasting and touring hours and whether you’ll need an appointment.

  • 1. Fainting Goat Vineyards
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Their boutique vineyard is nestled up against the southeast side of Burnt Mountain in picturesque Pickens County, Georgia. Fainting Goat is a family owned Vineyard and Winery created by a passion for great wine and a love for the earth. They offer live music every weekend day and have Friday Night Concert Series during the season. Their live music is always a free event and we welcome you to bring a picnic and enjoy your wine outside on the Terrace. They are dog and kid friendly, so bring the whole family and enjoy a wonderful day at Fainting Goat Vineyards.

Fainting Goat’s exquisite vineyard offers handcrafted wines grown from the finest certified French vines. Their wine list boasts a range of full bodied reds, crisp, fruity whites and sweet blends.

Take a glass of wine and enjoy the scenic mountain-view from the 50 foot Veranda. Or stay inside and enjoy the spacious 30 foot ceilings permeated with live music. Floor to ceiling windows allow all guests to appreciate the panoramic views regardless if seated in the Loft or tasting at the bar. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces make tasting at Fainting Goat perfect regardless of season.

201 Vineyard Way, Jasper, GA 30143

Phone(706) 692-9463

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  • 2. Sharp Mountain Vineyards
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They are a family owned and operated vineyard and winery in the North Georgia Mountains.  The vineyard was established in 1995 on the 26 acre estate and looks upon the beautiful Sharp Mountain.  At 1500 feet, the 5 acre vineyard is ideally suited for its purpose:  to produce the best quality wines possible.  They invite you to come visit and enjoy a wine tasting, glass of wine, live music and beautiful scenery.  

110 Rathgeb Trail, Jasper, GA 30143

Phone(770) 735-1210

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  • 3. Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery

They are a family owned and operated winery and vineyard, located in north Georgia wine country. The vineyard lies in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The rolling hills provide a perfect location for growing quality wine grapes. They invite you to come out for a tasting or a glass, while enjoying the beautiful scenery, and on weekends, enjoy live music entertainment from a great array of Georgia musicians every Saturday & Sunday from 1:30-5:30.

1862 Orchard Ln, Talking Rock, GA 30175

Phone(706) 502-1608

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  • 4. Ott Farms and Vineyard
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Ott Farms and Vineyard is located in Ellijay Georgia on 7+ acres of Gilmer County’s most beautiful mountain view. They currently have 4 acres of French-American hybrid grapes planted. Ott Farms and Vineyards also features an 1800 square foot tasting room with a 30 ft x 30 ft vaulted covered pavilion and an 8 ft x 80 ft covered porch ready to accommodate you rain or shine. Enjoy Live Music – Saturday & Sunday: 1:30pm to 5:30pm on the covered porch rain or shine.

230 Henry Evans Rd, Ellijay, GA 30536

 (706) 273-1891

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  • 5. Feathers Edge Vineyards
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Feather’s Edge Vineyards, the latest venture from artists David and Julie Boone, expands the offerings of the couple’s art gallery, Wildcat on a Wing, with the addition of a tasting room. A project more than five years in the making, Feather’s Edge offers a wide selection of locally sourced wines in conjunction with Wildcat’s nationally sourced selection of fine crafts.

So come by for some small town flavor with downtown taste! 

10061 Ball Ground Hwy, Ball Ground, GA 30107

 (770) 735-6923

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  • 6. Engelheim Vineyards
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Engelheim Vineyards focuses on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality of wines. Our objective is to give all glory to God while integrating our German heritage and our Appalachian home. We also hope to honor the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation. The owners, Gary and Jan Engel and their family, decided to purchase the land that is now known as Engelheim (German for “Angel Home”) in 2007. After Colonel Engel retired from the Army in 2004 and upon his return from Iraq and Kuwait, they decided to live their dream of living in the North Georgia Mountains to grow the finest quality grapes. The Engel family planted their first vines in 2009 and harvested their first vintage in 2011; Engelheim Vineyards has been going strong ever since. 

127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540

 (706) 635-9463

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  • 7. Cartecay Vineyards
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Cartecay Vineyards, located in Ellijay, GA, is situated in the Eastern part of Gilmer County, in the Cartecay region. The region of Cartecay was named by the Cherokee and translates to “Bread Valley.”

Cartecay Vineyards was founded in 2007 when we purchased a Farm dating back to circa 1890. When we acquired the farm it had laid barren for many years, and had been reclaimed by Mother Nature. What once was a farm that grew corn and hay, as well as raised cattle, hogs and mules, was transformed with intensive planning and great care, into what it is today; A bustling vineyard full of life, events and music.

The Southern Appalachians in North Georgia are ideal for growing wine grapes. The elevation, the soil and the climate all combine to produce a unique Terroir that provides for the highest quality wine grapes and subsequently, fine wines.

Cartecay Vineyards has Western facing slopes, which allow for the vines to receive maximum sun exposure, elevations ranging from 1650 ft. to 1750 ft., sloping landscapes to help keep the vines’ “feet” dry and clay loam soils, which are conducive to growing grapes.

Cartecay Vineyards was planted in the Spring of 2008 with two varieties, Vidal Blanc and Merlot . We have since lost our Merlot vines to disease. Our current varietals include; Vidal Blanc, Traminette, Norton (Cynthiana), Catawba, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Chardonel, with more planned.

5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30536

(706) 698-9463

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  • 8. Cartecay Vineyards Tasting Room
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Cartecay Vineyards has opened a tasting room called Cartecay Wine and Craft located right on the square! The tasting room is a place to sip on the wines made locally at Cartecay Vineyards along with other Georgia wines and craft beers!

With a beautifully renovated interior and a large roll-up window complete with bar seating the ambiance is charming and upbeat. So if you’re looking for things to do in Ellijay head over to Cartecay Wine and Craft to grab a glass of wine or pint of beer! Bring a snack to munch on, a friend to chat with and enjoy the view of downtown Ellijay.

19 South Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540
Phone: 706-697-9463

  • 9. Big Door Vineyards
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They will always have our best vintage ready for you to enjoy! They are a farm winery in North Georgia founded on friendship, vintage wine and memorable times. Big Door Vineyards offers wine tastings, a quaint winery pier and small acoustic performances in the tasting room

125 Clearwater Trail, White, GA 30184

(844) 692-4436

  • 10. Ellijay River Vineyards
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The Ellijay River Vineyards were established in 2010 on almost twenty acres of former crop land, bordering the Ellijay River in the North Georgia mountains. The property is located in the Whitepath area of Gilmer County between the towns of Ellijay and Cherry Log, at an elevation of 1400 feet above sea level. The vineyard is sited on a gently sloping hill facing South, on mostly sandy soils on the inside of a bend in the Ellijay River.

Visitors are welcome by appointment. For more information email

111 River Birch Lane
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
(770) 315-9121

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  • 11. Little Red Dog Vineyards

Little Red Dog Vineyards is located in Ellijay, Georgia. They are a muscadine vineyard in the heart of the beautiful North Georgia mountain’s wine country.

3092 039B, Ellijay, GA 30540 Phone(706) 273-6267

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  • 12. Montaluce Winery & Restaurant
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Montaluce Winery & Estates is a winery-based community in Dahlonega, Georgia, 40 miles north of Atlanta. It was founded in 2007 by a partnership between Atlanta-based Beecham Builders, Greenway Development and Harrison Design Associates and features Tuscan-styled architecture. 

**Image at top of blog is also Monteluce Winery

946 Via Montaluce, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone(706) 867-4060

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Bear Paw Cabin is one of the larger properties to rent in Big Canoe, GA. Our 3,000sqft home sleeps up to 12 people and each bedroom has its own bathroom attached which is a rarity in Big Canoe. There is also two levels with two separate living spaces.

Bear Paw Cabin is a Luxury 4 Bedroom All Suites cabin that sleeps up to 12.

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Welcome to Bear Paw Cabin in Big Canoe. Located 5 minutes from the clubhouse and lakes, this two level 3,000 sqft property is great for larger groups. Bear Paw Cabin has a breathtaking view off the top back deck of Cox Mountain. 15 minutes from IGA Grocery Store.

We chose to make this house a rental because of the awesome features it has like a large kitchen, six bathrooms, two living areas and lots of parking. Great for multi family and group travel. Perfect for a great trip to Big Canoe, GA!

Get in Touch – Bear Paw Cabin

Brian Brand Property Manager

Phone: 678-557-5739

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