Crane Creek Vineyards awarded honors at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionCrane Creek Vineyards
sits high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, just three miles north of the quaint college town of Young Harris in the shadow of Brasstown Bald, the state's highest peak. Less than two hours from Atlanta - yet a world away...
Blessed with a unique microclimate, a combination of warm, dry summer days, cool mountain nights and well-drained mineral soils, which allows us to cultivate and harvest grapes that produce complex wines with fresh, assertive aromas and concentrated flavors.Vineyards
At Crane Creek Vineyards, we like to think that wines made from our grapes are an expression of our unique area. Our twelve acres of vines are planted in a variety of grapes, including the European varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. We also grow the old world French American hybrid varieties of Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc and Villard Noir along with the modern hybrid Chardonel. The native American varieties Norton and Catawba round out our unique varietal collection.Winery
Although fermentation and post-fermentation winemaking operations are a very major part of what we do at Crane Creek, most of our focus is in the vineyard and in the initial winemaking stages of evaluating grape maturity, selective hand picking, gentle handling and small lot fermentation.Tasting Room
Making your way to the tasting room on a field stone path, the sense of history can be felt before you reach the door. Housed in the old Bryson farmhouse, the tasting room at Crane Creek Vineyards is intimate and charming. There is something to please every one of your senses here!
Sample our wines while browsing through our many gourmet food items. Pick up some crackers and dip and enjoy it with a bottle of your favorite Crane Creek wine on the tasting room decks. Chat with our knowledgeable staff about the romantic world of wine making.
Shopping for your favorite wine lover? We carry many gift items including books, wine carriers, picnic backpacks, and wine savers. We can also create custom gift baskets featuring Crane Creek wine.
Visit our Calendar of Events
page to see what's going on this week in the tasting room.Guest Cottages
Crane Creek Vineyards offers lodging options to couples, friends, and families who want to make the most of their visit to the North Georgia Mountains. Both the Vine Keeper's and River Keeper's cottages are conveniently located on the Georgia Wine Highway, making either of them a perfect base of operation in your discovery of the Georgia premium wineries.
Please call 706-379-1236 for more information about the cottages or to make a reservation.Cane Creek Vineyards is a member of The Winegrowers Association of Georgia.