Habersham Vineyards & Winery

North Georgia

One of Georgia's pioneering wineries dating all the way back to 1983. Winemaker Andrew Beaty trained at the University of California, Davis, and wineries in California, and his juice often wins awards. Seek out its Creekstone label, which produces a Viognier, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, among others. Of course, there's a gewürztraminer in the house!

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1. Hardman Farm

0.35 MILES

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2. Unicoi State Park

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3. Anna Ruby Falls

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4. Frogtown Cellars

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5. Helton Creek Falls

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6. Three Sisters

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A wonderfully unpretentious vineyard where Cheetos, overalls and bluegrass tunes – or fine cheese and great views – pair just fine with the wine.

7. Vogel State Park

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8. Brasstown Bald

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