The Winegrowers Association of Georgia sponsors many events throughout the year. One such event is Wine Highway Week, which took place this year from March 25 through April 2 and encompassed twenty vineyards and four tasting rooms. It’s a wino’s…I mean wine lover’s…dream!
Holding the event over nine days straight offered more people a chance to participate while avoiding the massive weekend crowds.
At the first vineyard visited, we each received a passport that gets punched at the participating vineyards, along with a souvenir wine glass to be used for the week.
The price included one visit to all twenty vineyards over the course of the nine days, at no extra charge. Well, of course we had to take advantage, so we went on three separate days and were able to experience different regions. In total, we made it to fifteen of them, most of which were new to us. Not too shabby.
1. Cartecay Vineyards (Ellijay)
2. Engelheim Vineyards (Ellijay)
3. Chateau Meichtry Vineyards & Winery (Talking Rock)
4. Fainting Goat Vineyards & Winery (Jasper)
5. Sharp Mountain Vineyards (Jasper)
…all while sipping delicious wine, sampling tasty food, listening to live music being played in the background, and the best part is having been able to enjoy the experience and spend quality time with my husband. Not many things in life can top that! God is good. 😌
All but Sharp Mountain Vineyards were new to us as we were there last September. At that time, I had taken the below pictures and posted them to Google Maps with a favorable review which got 80,000 views less than eight months later!! That kind of boggles my mind. 🙃 (Screenshot below.)