The Peach State has its fair share of wineries, especially clustered around the North Georgia mountains where we all love to vacation during these cooler autumn months. Day trips with tour guides are a smart way to explore wineries. Guides will pick you up at your rental cabin or meet up at a convenient spot to start your tasting tour.
Jason Smidt runs a successful winery tour that can be found on Airbnb.com. His experience includes transportation, inside knowledge of the best wineries and best of all, a tailored experience.
“I create itineraries to best suit my guests. I get to know them a little bit and observe them and their tastes at the first winery which is usually Frogtown Cellars. If that makes sense, depending on our start point,” he says.
“Since there are over 75 wineries in North Georgia there are some I personally enjoy and that pretty much matches up with what my guests like also.” Jason has lived in northeast Georgia for over 20 years. During that time the local wineries and breweries have blossomed as has his knowledge about them.
While the wine is the star of the show, Georgia’s vineyards are also all about the view. Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery doesn't just impress with its best-in-class status and gold medals from California wine competitions. The hillside winery will take your breath away, overlooking the surrounding mountains.
On the Helen side are a number of wineries, with Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery among the favorites. The wine cave tour is what makes Yonah Mountain completely unique, the only known one in the state. Get out and sip!