Luckily for us ATLiens, the ultimate day-drinking destinations are just a short drive away. Grab your gang and head upstate to four of Georgia’s must-visit vineyards—because, wine not?
Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ picture-perfect views
Yonah Mountain Vineyards (@yonahmountainvineyards)
Claiming 197 acres at the southeastern base of iconic Yonah Mountain, this family-owned winery is a must-stop on your sipping tour. With an impressive selection—the list includes sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot—there’s truly something for everyone. Even better, each glass (or bottle, if you prefer) pairs perfectly with picturesque views. We see a new profile picture in your future.
Kaya Vineyard and Winery (@kayavineyards)
Next on our list is Kaya Vineyard and Winery. The area’s rich tradition and Southern charm solidify its station as a must-stop. Looking to turn your tasting tour into a full-blown wine weekend? Stay in one of the property’s four craftsman-style cottages. The three-bedroom, 3 ½-bathroom floor plan sleeps eight, so your entire group can crash comfortably. And, Kaya Vineyard and Winery will deliver cheese and meat plates, picnic baskets and wine straight to your door so you can curb any post-tasting cravings. As a souvenir, sign up for Kaya Key Holders Wine Club—an all-inclusive month-to-month membership you can enjoy long after you return from your travels.
Montaluce Winery & Restaurant (@montaluce_winery)
If wining and dining is your favorite fall pastime, you won’t want to miss Montaluce Winery & Restaurant. While the wine flights are certainly worth the trip, it’s Montaluce’s unique dining experiences that make it a must-visit. Feast on brunch, lunch or dinner, or reserve a spot at the chef’s table. The exclusive experience gives you a front-row seat behind the scenes as Montaluce’s esteemed chefs curate a personalized four-course meal based on your unique food preferences.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards (@wolfmountainvineyards)
With a top-of-the-line tasting room, open-air veranda and waterfall terrace, Wolf Mountain Vineyards offers the perfect setting for those wanting to trade ATL’s skyline for hillside vineyard views. The fieldstone-encased winery is comparable to wineries out west but is located a short 60 miles outside the city, so you can fully embrace the tradition of wine tasting without booking a plane ticket. We recommend enjoying the scenic surroundings with a glass of Wolf Mountain Vineyards’ signature sparkling wine in hand.
a close-up of Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Photography by: courtesy of Yonah Mountain Vineyards