Questions About Dahlonega Wineries

We receive many questions about Dahlonega wineries and have provided answers to many of those questions.

When are the Dahlonega area wineries open for tastings?

There are six wineries and a meadery in Dahlonega with various tasting hours. Three Sisters Winery is open for tasting Thursday thru Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Kaya Vineyard and Winery is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sundays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. Frogtown Cellars in open Monday thru Friday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday from 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Wolf Mountain Vineyards tasting hours from March thru August are Thursday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm. From September thru November tastings are Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:30 – 5:00 pm. Cavendar Creek Vineyards is open Sunday, Monday, and Thursday from 12:30 – 5:30 pm, Friday from 12:30 – 7:00 pm and Satruday from 11:00 – 7:00 pm. Montaluce Winery and Restaurant is open for tastings anytime it is open. This tends to be seven days a week and can be until 9:00 pm. The winery closes for private events at times so it’s always safest to call. Accent Cellars is open Sunday thru Friday from 12:30 – 7:00 pm and Saturdays from11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Etowah Meadery makes honey wine and is open for tastings Friday and Saturday from 10:00 – 7:00 pm and 12:30 – 7:00 on Sunday.

Opening hours sometimes vary seasonally so call the wineries you are interested in if you have questions about Dahlonega wineries.

How much do tastings cost at Dahlonega wineries?

Walk-in tastings vary. Three Sisters charges $15 for a flight of five wines. Montaluce charges between $18 – $23 for a five wine flight. Kaya charges $14 for its basic 5 wine flight and $18 for its Delux Flight. At Wolf Mountain a tasting will cost you $20. Cavendar Creek offers a four wine tasting for $12. Accent Cellars offers a five wine flight for $14 and a nine wine flight for $22. Call Etowah Meadery and Frogtown Cellars for their tasting prices. Prices are subject to change.

Can I tour any of the Dahlonega wineries?

Montaluce offers free 20 minute tours with no reservations needed Weekdays at 2:00 pm and Weekends at Noon. Wine Hikes are offered on the weekends with a reservation. Kaya offers a 90 minute tour and tasting Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 for $35pp. Wolf Mountain offers a Winemakers tour and tasting for $40 pp at noon on Saturdays and Sundays from March thru November. No reservation required for less than 8 people.

Can I get food at the wineries in Dahlonega?

Several of the wineries offer food. Montaluce has a full service restuarant – LaVigne- and offers appetizers at the wine bar. Kaya offers light lunch items Tuesday thru Sunday and dinner at their resort. Wolf Mountain’s Vineyard Cafe is open mid February thru mid December Thursdays – Saturdays from 12:00 – 3:00 pm for lunch. Light items can be purchased in the tasting room during tasting hours. Sunday brunch is offered for $35/pp plus tax and gratuity at 12:30 and 2:30 pm with a new menu each month. Frogtown Cellars Italian Bistro is open Friday and Saturday from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. It also offers panini sandwiches Friday from 12:00 – 3:30 pm, Saturday from 10:30 – 3:30 pm, and Sunday from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Sunday brunch is served from 12:30 – 2:30 pm for $27.50/pp plus tax and gratuity. Check with the other wineries; they may have food trucks, light snacks, and other food items.

Can I get transportation to and from the wineries or get transportation for a tour of the local Dahlonega wineries?

Yes. There are several choices for transportation and a wide range of prices. Call for options and prices. DSH Transportation: (706)-867-1313. Mama’s Taxi: (706) 482-8539. Appalachian Transportation: (706)-864-0021 ext 2. You may also want to try Uber, but there may not be a lot of drivers in our area. If you are coming from Atlanta with a group consider checking out Atlanta based tours of our North Georgia wineries that offer round trips from the city.

We hope you find the questions about Dahlonega wineries helpful and hope you stay with us when visiting the area. We are the closest inn to Wolf Mountain Winery, only 1.5 miles. For more information on the wineries visit our wineries page at https://georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-wineries. You can also get more information from our chamber of commerce at https://dahlonega.org

three sisters winery view
Three Sister’s Winery

New Dahlonega Restaurants 2018

The local restaurant scene is getting bigger in terms of choices. Here are several new Dahlonega restaurants to try.

19 Degrees North

The Back Porch Oyster Bar has gone out of business and the restaurant  is under new ownership with a new name and focus. The new restaurant is  called 19 Degrees North and features steak, 19 degrees north restaurant exteriorseafood and comfort food. 

Some of the layout has not changed from the previous owner however they have added new tables and a couple of new bars, one outside on the back porch and the other at the front entrance. They have also added fireplace tables and umbrellas on the back deck. The new restaurant can seat 140. They want to offer good food with a laid back beach theme with staff wearing Hawaiian shirts. Initial reviews from people we know have been positive and we plan to try it in the near future.

Pueblos Mexican Has Moved For Renovations

Pueblos Mexican restaurant has relocated across the street at the location once occupied by Don Pollo. They are performing extensive and much needed renovations at the original location. Visit after the remodel and you will see a new exterior face and upgraded interior. In the meantime, enjoy the same great food and staff right across the street from the original Pueblos.

Bellies and Butts

Bellies and Butts is a new barbecue place  located between the antique malls and previously occupied by Smokin Gold bellies and butts barbecue restaurant sign showing the most unique name of Dahlonega restaurantsBarbecue. The new owner is taking the old Standard Oil gas station and renovating it back to the original vintage gas station look.

The main dining room will be renovated. A sports bar with pool tables will be in another space. They have also applied for a beer and wine license which the original owner did not have.

The Yard is Coming- May be Most Unique of Dahlonega Restaurants

Many past guests remember the Corkscrew Cafe which is located near the Holly Theater. It was a favorite place for a great meal before taking in a performance at the Holly. The building use to be the Dahlonega jail.

Now the Corkscrew building is turning into The Yard and is planning a soft opening during Gold Rush Festival weekend in October. The owner is offering two themes with fine dining Sunday through Wednesday and more casual fare targeting a younger crowd Thursday through Saturday with “Asylum in the Yard” complete with live music, DJ’s and dancing.

Knuckles Sandwich Shop

The owner of the popular Gustavo’s Pizza is adding a restaurant called Knuckles Sandwich Shop at 39 Chestatee Street. They will feature deli style sandwiches with craft beer and local wines. Sandwiches will be made to order and from scratch. They claim no freezers or microwave will be on the premises. There will be eight tables inside and another eight tables on the patio. A great sandwich with a craft beer on the patio sounds good to me. Nice that this will be another of several Dahlonega restaurants offering local craft beer. Knuckles plans to open Gold Rush Festival weekend in October.

Stay with us and try one of the new Dahlonega restaurants that opened in 2018.

Visit our restaurants page for a complete listing of all places to eat or visit the chamber site