A Local’s Guide to 7 of the Best Wineries in Helen, GA

Calling all wine aficionados! When you visit North Georgia Wine Country, you’ll discover some of the most fabulous restaurants, stunning city escapes, and the perfect place to enjoy a savory glass of wine. Dotting our landscape, you’ll see a collection of boutique wineries in Helen, GA, and the surrounding areas on your way to your intimate accommodation at Sylvan Valley Lodge.Helen, GA, wineries are delightful places to relax and savor North Georgia Wine Country.  

When you experience one of the wineries in Helen, GA, and others in the area, immerse yourself in the natural allure of our four-seasons destination. To make the most of your time, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide. This carefully curated travel guide highlights our recommendations for the best things to do, wonderful annual events, and outdoor adventures. You’ll also find a sample of the luxurious hideaways at our charming bed and breakfast.  

Here Are 7 Wonderful Wineries Near Helen, GA

One of the best ways to experience the exceptional tastes of our wine country is sampling vino from our favorite wineries near Helen, GA. Here are our recommendations for some of the best vineyards!

1. Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars

When you stay with at Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars, you’ll close to one of the most premier wineries in North Georgia. Sample our collection of blends from our Frolicking Faerie Wines, which are artfully crafted by our innkeeper’s son. Whether you sit in our inviting Tasting Room or relax in the comforts of your relaxing retreat, you’ll be delighted by a glass of our signature blends paired with captivating views of the towering Appalachian Mountains and our scenic valley!

2. Wolf Winery

Since 1999, Wolf Winery in Georgia has grown to be a popular wine destination in North Georgia. In fact, this family owned and operated winery has received over 200 coveted awards in major U.S. wine competitions as well as two top prizes at international competitions. During your stay, travel to this remarkable 30-acre estate, just 5 miles from Dahlonega, GA, to sample the tempting wines. Whether you sample the Cabernet Sauvignon or the Malbec on your tour, you’re sure to have an incredible tasting experience!

3. Yonah Mountain VineyardsPeak freshness is just one way wineries in Helen, GA, determine when to harvest.

Proudly boasting “Handcrafted Wines and Mountainside Vines,” Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland, GA, offers the unique 90-minute Wine Cave tour. You’ll sample blends from straight from three wine barrels and tastings from six blends from the current collection. If you want to experience even more of this wonderful winery, enjoy the annual Crush Fest, one of the signature events in Helen, GA.

4. Fox Vineyards & Winery

Fox Winery in Helen, GA, infuses each wine to complement the allure of Southern culture- food, charm, and camaraderie. When you visit this charming establishment, you’ll sample a variety of sweet, savory, and robust blends pressed to perfection from locally grown Georgia grapes on this Helen, GA, wine tour. On your guided adventure, sample the Antebellum Rose wine and the exclusive Fox Vineyards Bonny Blueberry. Complete your visit with a gourmet meal from the on-site restaurant!

5. Habersham Winery

Nestled in the heart of the Nacoochee Village, Habersham Winery is one of the oldest wineries near Helen, GA, and has been family owned and operated since 1983. As you tour this stunning winery, watch in wonder through viewing windows at the extensive winemaking process and sample tantalizing blends like the signature Habersham Winery Scarlett. In addition, experience one of the two other tasting rooms in Dahlonega, GA, and Juliette, GA!

6. Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards

To complement the local soil, climate, and topography of our North Georgia Wine Country, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards crafts regionally inspired wines to highlight these distinctive characteristics. Open daily, enjoy the earthy undertones and traditional flavors from the Old World of winemakers. When you sample the wines, you’ll be captivated by the stunning valley and towering mountains of our scenic region.

7. Serenity Cellars

Serenity Cellars near Helen, GA, not only offers exceptional vino but also wonderful events. From live music every weekend to evening experiences, we urge you to attend one of these exciting events. You can also stroll the grounds or lounge on the patio surrounded by sunflowers!     

Sip and Slumber at Sylvan Valley Lodge

After you sip and socialize at one of the many wineries in Helen, GA, spend your evening unwinding in the Premium Lodge Room 15 at Sylvan Valley Lodge. Book your stay today! A day sipping, savoring, and socializing at one of the wineries near Helen, GA, is one well spent in our idyllic wine country. Complete your daily adventures with a stay at Sylvan Valley Lodge. Our rustic bed and breakfast offers a collection of charming accommodations, each of which showcases stunning antiques, views of North Georgia, and one of the best places to enjoy the sun setting beyond the Appalachian Mountains. Browse our relaxing retreats and reserve the ideal one for you and your special. We can’t wait to host you on your romantic getaway this year!