We glamped at the Barefoot Hills Hotel just outside town in an adorable cabin room with antique tub and comfy queen sized bed surrounded by trees, fire pit, rocking chairs, hammocks and a green egg for grilling. In town Twenty Seven on Park is a step away from all the restaurants and shops for a different, but no less beautiful option.
Our first winery was the award winning Wolf Mountain Vineyards. This winery is set a top the mountain and is also a wedding venue. With my trusty hot pink #winedrinkinghat we did two flights here and watched the sun go down. The Claret 2015 was our favorite. Dinner that night was at the Bourbon Street Grille for their redfish.
Day two started with a tasting at the Alpine Olive Tree where I challenge you to narrow it down to less than 10 oils or balsamic vinegars. We had lunch on the square at the authentic Greek restaurant and bar called Capers. Delicious tzatziki, New Zealand lamb Gyos and fig flat bread.
Kaya vineyard and winery was our first grape tasting today. This vineyard has a great view of the mountains and a massive tasting room, with covered outdoor spaces and live music. It was packed so we bought a bottle of their 2020 4th anniversary edition red blend. Easy drinking wine, feeling the mountain breeze, conversation starter with new friends.
Three Sisters Vineyard and winery was a recommendation from our new friends so we had to drop in a try their favorite Fat Boy Red. That is a big wine aged in toasted American oak and fitting the rustic open barn live music scene.
Our last day was spent in Atlanta with our oldest friends and several bottles of Dahlonega wine around the fire. It wasn't Napa or Willamette, but it was beautiful!