Unicoi Wine Trail: Where to Go & What to Enjoy

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, wish to add a couple of bottles to your collection, or a newcomer to wine tasting, spend your day sipping, savoring, and socializing along the Unicoi Wine Trail. From rolling rows of vines, to pressed-to-perfection blends, to inviting tasting rooms, there will be no shortage of marvelous memories you’ll make during your visit to each of the six wineries along the trail. No matter what time of year you visit, a wonderful time awaits on your getaway with Sylvan Valley Lodge! The Unicoi Wine Trail is one of the best places to taste delectable vino!

Once you’ve enjoyed the exceptional blends along Unicoi Wine Trail, spend the remainder of days exploring our area. By requesting a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide, you’ll receive an index of our top recommendations of the best attractions and captivating things to do. All you have to do is fill out the form, check your email, and unlock everything that makes North Georgia one of the most wonderful vacation destinations in the South. As browse the many sections, consult the “Accommodations” portion to preview a sample of the charming rooms and deluxe amenities at our cozy bed and breakfast!  

Where to Indulge in on the Unicoi Wine Trail

In addition to the Tasting Room at Sylvan Valley Lodge, treat yourself to six farm wineries along the Unicoi Wine Trail. We hope you enjoy this delightful experience as much we do!

CeNita Vineyards & Winery

On your weekend getaway, visit the quaint CeNita Vineyards & Winery in Cleveland, GA. This small-lot establishment is open on Saturday and Sunday for tastings as well as appointments during the week. Savor one of the estate wines, planted in 2008, while enjoying the scenic vistas of stunning North Georgia.

The Cottage Vineyard & Winery

The Cottage Vineyard Winery proudly boasts over 25 acres of more than 2,000 vines. You’ll be delighted by the old-chapel ambiance and the abundance of natural light in the tasting room. Walk around the gorgeous property to marvel in the way that the mountains meet the horizon line from the lovely pavilion. When you sample wines, you’ll taste some of the most fantastic vinifera-based blends in the South!  

Barrel-to-bottle blends are just something special you'll find on the Unicoi Wine Trail. Habersham Vineyards & Winery

Off of the scenic Unicoi Turnpike, you’ll be just 2 miles away from your accommodation at Sylvan Valley Lodge to the Habersham Winery. In the heart of Sautee Nacoochee Arts and Heritage District, it’s one of the oldest wineries near Helen, GA. We recommend booking your tour in advance to ensure you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the intricate winemaking process and sample savory vino from the current collection. If you can’t visit the vineyard itself, head to one of the tasting rooms in nearby Dahlonega or Juliette!

Kaya Vineyard & Winery

Once the site of Blackstock Vineyards, Kaya emerged and introduced some exceptional wines to North Georgia. In Dahlonega, GA, you’ll be captivated by the wonderful rows of fully loaded vines and greeted by an antique blue Chevrolet truck. Whether you prefer a rich red, a refreshing white, or sweet rose, the perfect glass of wine awaits at this wonderful winery.   

Serenity Cellars

Serenity Cellars near Helen, GA, offers breathtaking panoramas of the Yonah Mountains, a charming patio, and of course marvelous vino. Stroll the picturesque property with a glass of wine in hand and enjoy the colorful kaleidoscope of flowers filling the garden. In addition, there are events happening throughout the year, including live music every weekend and “Friday Night Brick Oven Pizza.” You’re sure to have a delightful time!

Yonah Mountain Vineyards

Perhaps one of the most popular wine lover’s destinations on the Unicoi Wine Trail is Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland, GA. This beloved winery offers an array of touring options, and our guests enjoy the 90-minute Wine Caves Tour. On your guided experience, you’ll enter this magical caverns and sample wine from three barrels as well as six blends from the current collection. If you’re in town during Labor Day, attend the annual Crush Fest at Yonah Mountain Vineyards. It’s one of the most wonderful events near Helen, GA!

Relax Together at Sylvan Valley Lodge

After your experience on the Unicoi Wine Trail, relax in the Premium Lodge Room 14 at Sylvan Valley Lodge!After your Unicoi Wine Trail experience, head back to your intimate room at our mountainside bed and breakfast. Sylvan Valley Lodge is nestled at the base of the Yonah Mountains and offers the perfect place for you to unwind. We invite you to browse our relaxing retreats and reserve the ideal one for your getaway.

Once you book, explore our many specials to enhance your time in North Georgia. If you’re looking for the perfect way to reconnect with nature, your special someone, and most importantly yourself, don’t wait any longer to plan your next trip. We can’t wait to host you at Sylvan Valley Lodge!