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Wind your way around Northeast Georgia by visiting area vineyards
Summer wine festival start May 8 and continue through June
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Many wineries in the Northeast Georgia mountains will host festivals and activities during the summer months including tastings from other vineyards in Georgia as well as North and South Carolina.

Wine festivals

VineDog

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Three Sisters Vineyards, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega

Cost: Free general admission, additional cost for tasting

More info: 706-865-9463 or ThreeSistersVineyards.com

 

24th annual WineFest

When: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Habersham Winery, 7025 S Main St., Helen

Cost: $30 for 15 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass

More info: 706-878-9463, georgiawine.com or habershamwinery.com

 

Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22

Where: 1 Public Square, Dahlonega

Cost: Free general admission, additional costs inside. Cost for tasting and a festival wine glass is $28.

More info: 706-867-8059, chestatee.artists@gmail.com or chestateeartists.org

 

Georgia Wine Country Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays in June

Where: Three Sisters Vineyards, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega

Cost: Free general admission, additional costs inside

More info: 706-865-9463 or ThreeSistersVineyards.com

 

Georgia Mountains Vintage Affair

When: 6:30 p.m. June 3

Where: Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. Highway 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee

Cost: $50 in advance or at the door

More info: 706-878-3300 or whitecountychamber.org/events/details/unicoi-wine-trail-festival-weekend-georgia-mountains-vintage-affair-2925

 

Unicoi Wine
Trail Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4

Where: Sautee Nacoochee Center grounds and Community Hall, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee

Cost: Free entry to Sautee Nacoochee grounds, $25 ticket in advance or at the door

More info: 706-878-3300 or whitecountychamber.org/events/details/unicoi-wine-trail-festival-2926

Georgia’s bustling wine industry showcases its barrels of wine in the summer with festivals and activities.

Adults interested in sipping a glass of wine at a North Georgia winery alongside their furry friends can start the festival season May 7 at Three Sisters Vineyards.

The vineyard is hosting its annual VineDog, a pet-friendly weekend of wine tasting. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 8.

All dogs must be on a leash and under owner control at all times. Every dog receives a treat and all dog lovers are encouraged to take part in a “yappy hour” either day.

For more North Georgia wine festivals and events, see the following.

WineFest, Helen

Wine festival season in the region kicks off Saturday, with nearly 20 wineries from across the region gathering at Habersham Winery in Helen for the 24th annual WineFest.

From noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, wineries will serve four types of wines each, totaling about 80 wines during the event. For $30, guests will receive 15 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass.

Participating wineries are members of the Winegrowers Association of Georgia, the event sponsor. The nonprofit corporation promotes and markets Georgia wine and increases public awareness of Georgia wines.

“This annual fundraising event is engaging and fun way to introduce consumers to the award-winning wines we are making in Georgia while providing funds needed to promote and grow the wine industry,” said Emily DeFoor, general manager of Habersham Winery and vice president of the nonprofit. “The wine industry in Georgia is growing exponentially each year, creating jobs, contributing to the local economies, saving family farms through new agricultural opportunities and boosting tourism.”

Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival

Nearby on the historic downtown Dahlonega square, Chestatee Artists will present the Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival.

The event will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 and will feature arts, crafts, live jazz performances and a wine garden with local and regional wines. Artists and fine art grafts can find applications for the juried show at www.chestateeartists.org.

Georgia Wine Country Festival

If drinking a glass alongside a few furry friends doesn’t interest you, Three Sisters Vineyards has additional events in the summer.

The Georgia Wine Country Festival will be every weekend in June from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays at Three Sisters Vineyards. The event includes a wine garden featuring guest wineries from across the state. Live music and Southern-inspired food trucks will be available. Georgia wine, hard cider and beer will be available for purchase.

Georgia Mountains Vintage Affair

Sautee Nacoochee will kick off the Unicoi Wine Trail Festival weekend June 3 with a high-end affair including gourmet wine, tapas tasting and a silent auction.

Tickets are $50. All proceeds go toward programming at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. 

Unicoi Wine Trail Festival

The Unicoi Wine Trail’s best products will be available for taste and purchase at the annual Unicoi Wine Trail Festival.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4 on the Sautee Nacoochee Center grounds. It includes live music, arts, crafts, local restaurant vendors and more.

Regional events