This week’s Winery of the Week is Cartecay Vineyards. Today Sunday and Labor Day they are celebrating their

Crush Festival.  they are located in the Cartecay region of GA near the Cartecay river.  Cartecay is Cherokee for Bread Valley.

Please check them out at Cartecayvineyards.com.  Remember that Every day is a good day to GO Wine!


This week’s winery of the week is the Fainting Goat Vineyards and Winery in Jasper GA.

The Fainting Goat has only been open about a year now and is in an absolutely beautiful location, high on a hill.

It is owned by the Higginbothams: David and Robin and their Daughter, McKenzie Potts. It is a boutique winery

and is perfect for various events. On my Go Wine! Tours it is usually the first or last stop since it is on the southeast corner of the circle.

Go Wine!


Week 1: Winery of the Week

Sharp Mountain Vineyards:

Established in 1995, it is the oldest vineyard in the region.  Located at a 1500 ft. elevation and sits on 26 acres.  It was started by Ron and Jody Rathgeb.  the tasting room and gift shop opened in 2005.  They offer quite a variety of grapes that are all European vinifera: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Viogner, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Primitivo and Trebbiano.  All are grapes are grown, wine produced and bottled at the vineyard.

They’re open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are also available for weddings and private events.

For more information: www.sharpmountainvineyards.com