Jack "Mimm" McClure (1914-1969) was a moonshiner and philanthropist in the North Georgia Mountains. Our authentic moonshine is crafted from his 1930's recipe, which is distilled and bottled on site at the distillery. Owner Tommy Townsend is Jack's grandson and is also the lead singer with Waymore's Outlaws, Waylon Jennings' band. We invite you to come in, sample the best moonshine you've ever tasted, take a tour and meet Tommy. You can choose from several flavors, all made with natural ingredients.
For directions and hours, call 706-781-1829 or visit: https://grandaddymimms.com/ / Facebook for special events
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: www.cartecayvineyards.com / Facebook for special events.
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: www.chateaumeichtry.co / Facebook for special events.
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 or visit: www.ottfarmsandvineyard.com / Facebook for special events.
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: www.paradisehillsga.com / Facebook for special events.
Reece’s Cider Company is a farm winery located in Ellijay, GA. They produce hard apple cider using estate fruits, and will begin producing apple wine in the near future. Enjoy hard cider, local wines and craft Georgia beers. Weekends offer live music and food trucks.
For directions and hours, call 706-635-2775 or visit: www.reecescidercompany.com / Facebook for special events.
Enjoy dramatic panoramic views of the Blue Ridge mountains while sipping on estate grown wine or craft beer on this 70-acre farm. Enjoy live music, sitting around the outdoor fireplace or reserve a private spot on the vineyard for special occasions.
For directions and hours, call 832-270-3212 or visit: www.livingwaterwinery.com / Facebook for special events
Buckley Vineyards is a Vineyard and Winery, offering wine tasting, glasses and bottles of wine. They also offer space for events and weddings. Live music every weekend.
For directions and hours, call 706-972-2080 or visit: www.buckleyvineyards.com / Facebook for special events
Nottely River 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.
For directions and hours, call (828) 837-7822 or visit www.nottelywine.com