Habersham Winery has been producing award winning Georgia wines since 1983 and is one of Georgia’s oldest and largest wineries.
Located in the North Georgia Wine Country, one half mile south of Alpine Helen in Nacoochee Village, the winery is open daily for wine tastings.
In addition to a large selection of Georgia grown and produced wines, the tasting room also features a gift shop with gourmet foods and wine specialty items from around the world. We carry imported cheeses and all the fixings for a perfect picnic.
Since 1983, some of the finest award winning Georgia Wines have been produced at Habersham Vineyards & Winery. Habersham’s commitment to quality begins with careful monitoring of the grapes in our vineyard by our Vineyard Manager Matt Chobanian. Attention to detail continues through the crushing, fermentation and aging process. Our Winemaker, Craig Boyd, personally sees to each detail of every process.
Stonepile Vineyard is our original vineyard that was planted in the late 1970s in Clarkesville, GA. Stonepile is a picturesque family farm retreat that is home to 30 acres of grapes including Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chambourcin, and most recently planted Traminette, Aromella, and Chardonnel. With abundent wildlife and a beautiful lake, Stonepile is a majestic vineyard.
Our newest vineyard addition, serving both Habersham and Creekstone wineries, is the Nacoochee Vineyard site. Located adjacent to the Nacoochee Village, and next to the Hardman Farm Historic site, this highly organic land sits at an elevation of close to 1,700 feet. Planting began in 2017, with over 10 acres now in production and another 5 acres being planted in 2023. We will continue to expand this site as our green house propagates more vines from cuttings.
“The mindset behind planting this natural setting was to find varieties that naturally grow well in this environment and require minimal human intervention. Using little to no chemical sprays, our hopes are to sustain and preserve this beautiful piece of land for future generations to enjoy. We also want the grape to be able to express its natural character, and the resulting wine made by these grapes will express that same natural character as well. We have learned over the past 40 years of growing grapes in this area that Mother Nature is often the best judge of character.
Sometimes to progress… one must first regress.
We reached back to the middle to late 1800’s to find grape varieties that may have been overlooked by the main stream wine industry, and are planting them at the Nacoochee Vineyard. We currently have over 25 different varieties that have been propagated, and are under evaluation by our vineyard and wine-making teams. Some of these varieties, such as America, Lamonto, Muench, and Wetumka will be available for tasting as soon as we perfect the vinification process.”
Matt Chobanain, Vineyard Manager