619 North Grove St.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6191
Fax: (706) 864-9601
Overlooking the pastoral hillside vineyards of Wolf Mountain, this 25 acre family owned vineyard and winery offers elegant, handcrafted wines. The vineyard's house plantings are Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Touriga. A wine tasting room and a lodge that offers a unique setting for special events are also available.
The county seat of the Lumpkin County of Georgia, Dahlonega is a city with a rich past. The first settlers of the area that was to comprise this city were the Native Americans, mainly the Cherokees and the Creeks. The Georgia Gold Rush, of which Dahlonega was the first site, saw the forced removal of the natives take effect, and the city became a mining hub for seekers of the yellow metal. In fact, the name, ‘Dahlonega’, meaning ‘yellow’ in the Cherokee language, was given owing to the deposits of gold around the city. This rich heritage is still evident in the preserved artifacts and monuments in the city, like the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site. See the website to know more about this city.
Dahlonega Gold Museum is housed in one of the oldest courthouses in the state. Tourists can admire the beautiful architecture of the courthouse and the wooden chapel. This town of Dahlonega is steeped in gold panning heritage and the exhibits, sightseeing and film documentary offered are a reflection of the same.
The Consolidated Mine is located in Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. It was a gold mine and it was opened during the Georgia Gold Rush. Today gold extractions have been discontinued as the cost of operating the mine outweighs the value of gold. This is also one of the only mines in this area that is safe for tourists to visit. This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1980.
Pan for gold year round and maybe spot a few grains gleaming amid the mud in your pan. They specialize in gold and gem panning, plus offers indoor panning during the winter. Demonstration of working stamp mill more than 100 years old is also available and a wonderful gift shop is on site.
Montaluce Winery & Estates offers a variety of fine wines and tours are available. Montaluce Winery & Estates also has an on-site restaurant and cottages.
A magical exotic animal and wildlife preserve that features over 100 animals of many different species and allows visitors to enjoy walking around and even feeding some of the animals. Picnic tables and a children's playground are also on site.
"Dahlonega's First Family Vineyard & Winery," this small family farm is situated on 180 acres and has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine as having some of Georgia's finest wines. The vineyard features wines such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Touriga, and three distinctive clones of Chardonnay and a tasting room is on site. Special events are held here throughout the year.
Located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, this 50 acre wine estate is a tri-level, gravity flow winery designed to produce unique, handcrafted wines. The estate features 27 acres of vineyards planted with 15 different wine grapes varieties, both red and white. The winery is open for tastings every weekend along with bistro-style dining.
Mine for gold and gemstones at North Georgia's only commercially operating gold mine where you will find items such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and much more. Fishing opportunities are also available on site, as well as camping, a gift shop, and a miniature golf course.
The Dawson County Courthouse and Jail was constructed way back in 1858. This structure was later replaced in 1980, that is currently used as a courthouse. The historical landmark was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Bringing animals and people together. Visit with over 400 animals. Pet, feed and learn about a huge variety of rare and miniature breeds of livestock. Take a guided Wildlife Walk and learn more about and interact with animals from alligators, lemur, monkeys, zebras and more. Other options include camel encounters, pony rides, family activities and festivals throughout the year. Unique guided zoological tours.