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Our local wineries and breweries have plenty of fun, scenic landscapes and patios, spread out spaces, delicious craft brews and local wines.

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Bear Claw Vineyards

Bear Claw Vineyards

Bear Claw Vineyards in Blue Ridge, Georgia, is a place known for its delicious wines, breathtaking views, pristine bubbling springs, and the Blue Ridge Treehouse! It's a place you can soak up the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and breathe in the clean mountain air to renew your spirits. Relax to weekend musical entertainment, wander through the vineyards or take a vineyard tour. Bear Claw Vineyards is a densely planted vineyard, which is rarer to see, producing less grapes but better wine. 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge, 706-223-3750. Or visit: Bear Claw Vineyards website.

Serenberry Vineyards

Serenberry Vineyards

Serenberry is a charming vineyard and farm winery just a few country miles from downtown Blue Ridge. Experience this intimate place and take in the simple and serene pleasures of the North Georgia Mountains while being surrounded by nature’s down-to-earth gifts of life, people, and wine. Visit the Tasting Barn, dating back to the 1920s, and sample a variety of sweet, dry, and hearty wines. Linger longer; select your favorite wine, by the glass or bottle, and explore the beautiful, relaxed setting on the open-air patio or take a leisurely stroll through the vines. For directions and hours, call 706-623-8463 or visit: Serenberry Vineyards.

Mercier Orchards

Mercier Orchards is the only apple orchard in Georgia that grows, presses, ferments and bottles their own hard apple cider & farm wines. Mercier’s is also the first producer of Hard Cider in the state. Visit their 120-acre farm and pick up some hard ciders, including Grumpy Granny, Adele’s Choice, Black Bee, Apple Bramble, Lone Tree, Old #3 and Just Peachy. Their farm wines include Fall Harvest Apple, Blackberry Winter and Summer Sweet Peach wines. Plus Pearody, Rock Steady Red, Legends and Cherrohoochee hard cider. For more information see: Mercier Orchards.

Nearby Vineyards...

Cartecay Vineyards

Cartecay Vineyards is located in Ellijay in the scenic Cartecay region. The vineyard has entertainment on weekends and the Tasting Barn is a refurbished circa 1890s barn, with seating area round a wood fire stove, covered porch, deck and events room, which was originally a hay loft. Cartecay makes a variety of wines, including Vidal Blanc, Traminette, Chimney Blush and Chimney Red, Merlot and Cabernet Savignon. For directions and hours, call 706-698-9463 or visit: Cartecay Vineyards.

Chateau Meichtry

Chateau Meichtry is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard near Ellijay. The vineyard is located in a beautiful setting, and features music every Saturday. Full tours of the vineyard are available every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. by reservation. The tour includes a tasting of 5 wines, a glass of your favorite wine at tour conclusion and a crystal Chateau Meichtry wine glass. For directions and hours, call 706-502-1608 or visit: Website

Nottely River Valley Vineyards

Located in Murphy, N.C., Nottely Valley Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery established in 2008. The vineyard and winery occupies 10 acres of a 93 acre farm that has been in the family since 1820. The vineyard consist of high density plantings of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Primitivo, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and the French Hybrids – Chambourcin, Chardonel, & Seyval Blanc. For directions and hours, call 828-837-7822 or visit: Website

Ott Farms and Vineyard

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. For directions and hours, call 706-273-1891.

Paradise Hills Winery Resort & Spa

Paradise Hills is located near Blairsville. As you drive into the entrance of the 35 acre property, there is a small test vineyard roadside, below some of the rental cabins. The main vineyard at Paradise Hills stretches beyond the centrally located Lodge with the winery production building alongside it. The vineyards were originally planted in 2012 with a variety of grapes to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Reisling, Chardonnel, Traminette and Sangiovese. For directions and hours, call 877-745-7483 or visit: Website



The Tasting Room at Fannin Brewing Company

Local Craft Breweries...

Fannin Brewing Company

Fannin Brewing is a hometown brewery in a real place - beautiful Blue Ridge, GA. A micro-brewery producing beers influenced by the German style. They combine a love for German beer, experience making wine, and a passion for the mountains to create world-class beer with a local focus. Local isn't just a word - they use local ingredients, name their beers for the beauty around us, and support our local community. Fannin Brewing's Tasting Room and Biergarten is located at 3758 First Street in Blue Ridge, for more information click here.

Outside Patio at Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Grumpy Old Men Brewing was founded in October of 2012. Their first legal brew was shipped in July of 2013. The brewery was founded by a couple of retired beer enthusiasts that went from brewing in an outdoor shower to opening their own Micro-Brewery located in Blue Ridge, Georgia. In 2018, the guys decided it was becoming too much work so they passed over their tap handles to another Grumpy Old Man & his Crabby Old Lady. The original grumpy old men are now enjoying their retirement from the other side of the bar, drinking the awesome beer they created and hanging out with everyone. Located at 1315 East Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513. 

Buck Bald Brewery

Buck Bald Brewing is a small, family owned brewery. Sylvie, Patrick, and Alexandra work hard to bring you quality craft beer and great times every time you visit. We've turned an old service station into something special and we're happy to be able to share it with you.  In addition to a variety of tasty beers and a great Location, you are sure to feel like part of the family when you visit Buck Bald Brewing. Our goal is to provide a fun, comfortable spot where you are sure to run into a friend or two.  With the best outdoor patio in Copperhill/McCaysville and as tasty a beer lineup as you'll find, Buck Bald Brewing is soon to be your favorite hang out.  Fill a Pint...Fill a Growler...Fill your Mind! For info click here.

Copperhill Brewery

They say it's Craft Beer You'll Dig! Copperhill Brewing has a passion. A passion to brew high quality, diverse, and exceptional tasting craft beer. Brewing craft beer is truly an art form, and their goal is to brew an exceptional selection of craft beers that will set Copperhill Brewery apart from all others. Enjoy the variety of craft beers offered in the tap room! For more information click here.  Be sure to visit their downtown Ducktown brewing location (3 miles away) This is where there beer is brewed.


Be sure to drink responsibly! Always have a designated driver or call one of our local cab and transportation companies for a ride or to book a Wine Tour:

* Grape Escape Wine Adventures 786-686-5045

* Mountain Transportation, 706-851-9465

* Howard Jabaley Taxi Service 706-455-0082; 706-492-3244

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Chip Cipcic
Blue Ridge Georgia Tourism

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