Vineyards & Wineries


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.


Ron established Sharp Mountain Vineyards with a single focus: to produce the best quality wines possible. With vines that are all European Vinifera, SMV produces approximately 11 tons annually with winery capacity of 800 cases per year. We proudly produce 11 varieties of the region’s finest wines. We are the only Georgia winery to grow and produce Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris.


Our exquisite family owned vineyard offers handcrafted wines grown from the finest certified French vines. Our 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 our 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.


Engelheim, “Angel Home” in German, is a family owned vineyard and winery located near Ellijay, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Our primary focus is 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, Appalachian home, and honoring the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation. Open from 1230-6pm Thursday through Monday, we always have live music from local musicians every Saturday and Sunday. Come visit our tasting room and Experience a Taste of Heaven! See for more details, event information, etc.


We 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. We 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 from 1:30-5:30. See events page for details!!


The Southern Appalachians in North Georgia are ideal for growing wine grapes. The elevation, the soil and the climate combine to produce wine grapes of the highest quality 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 conductive to growing grapes.


Big door Vineyards tasting room opened in 2018. A farm winery in North Georgia founded on friendship, vintage wine and memorable times. Offering wine tastings, a quaint winery pier and small acoustic performances in the tasting room.


Located on 20 acres with one of North Georgia’s most beautiful mountain views. Opened in 2018 and growing Seyval blanc, Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Lenoire and Cabernet Franc grapes.


A family run vineyard established late 2013 with the tasting room opening in 2020. Currently growing Chambourcin, Merlot and Zinfandel grapes.


Located on a beautiful Turkey Creek setting with mountain views. Tasting room opened in May of 2021.