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Six wineries to participate in Dahlonega Wine Trail Aug. 20 and 21
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John R. Ellison, right, of Chateau Elan Winery speaks with Sharon Eubanks about various types of wines for tasting at Three Sisters Vineyard and Winery in Dahlonega during a previous Dahlonega Wine Trail event. The wine trail will be Aug. 20-21.

Dahlonega Wine Trail
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.
Where: Six wineries located throughout Lumpkin County; kick off at Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center, 13 S. Park St., Dahlonega
Cost: $35 per person
More info: dahlonega.org

Participating wineries:

  • Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery
  • Frogtown Cellars
  • Kaya Vineyard & Winery 
  • Montaluce Winery & Estates
  • Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery
  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery

Wine lovers rejoice.

The Dahlonega Wine Trail will start its fifth year this month, offering six winery stops instead of its usual five.

The two-day winery exploration will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

Tickets for the tour, also referred to as “passports,” are $35 per person. The passport includes entry into the six wineries for two days, as well as four tastings at each spot.

This year’s wineries include Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, Frogtown Cellars, Kaya Vineyard & Winery (formerly known as Blackstock), Montaluce Winery & Estates, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery and Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery.

Not only that, but the first 1,000 to sign up for the event receive a free souvenir glass. The passport also has maps and other useful information included.

To obtain a passport, guests must register and pay online at dahlonega.org. Then, click on the Dahlonega Wine Trail page and follow the instructions.

Once you have purchased the passport, pick it up from the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center at 13 S. Park St. in downtown Dahlonega. Passports will be available to pick up from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Bring a photo ID to retrieve your passport.

The tour will kick off at the visitors center in downtown Dahlonega while the chamber and six wineries host the event.

Two local transportation companies will be available to safely taxi visitors from destination to destination if needed. The Appalachian Transportation is available by phone at 706-864-0021 and by website, www.appalachiantransportation.com.

Mama’s Taxi is also available at 706-482-8539.

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