The finest Georgia wines are available for tasting and enjoyment at Cartecay Vineyards’ Tasting Bar! Cartecay Vineyards offers weekly events, including live music on their Chimney Patio. Our area has so much to offer anyone looking to spend a day or a week! Ocoee River rafting, unique accommodations, and the finest in food and wine are just a few of the things that bring folks to our part of the world year after year!
Cartecay Vineyards is located in Ellijay, GA, in the Cartecay region, just a short drive from the Ocoee River! The Southern Appalachians in North Georgia are ideal for growing wine grapes. The elevation, the soil and the climate combine to produce wine grapes of the highest quality and subsequently, fine wines.
Cartecay Vineyards has western facing slopes. Which allow for the vines to receive maximum sun exposure. This is an important factor which is conducive to growing the finest grapes. The Vineyard was planted in the spring of 2008 with two varieties, Vidal Blanc and Merlot. Since 2008 four more varieties have been planted; Traminette, Norton (Cynthiana), Catawba and Cabernet Sauvignon, with more planned.
CV was originally a working farm, dating back to 1890. The original farm grew corn and hay, grazed cattle, and raised hogs and mules. When Cartecay Vineyards acquired the farm in 2007, it had been inactive for quite some time and had been taken back by Mother Nature. The farm that now exists as a vineyard was created by combining the original farm layout with the specific needs of a vineyard.
Incidentally, Cartecay is a Cherokee word, which means "Bread Valley".
Make sure and inquire about their special events and live music calendar!
CV is about a 45 minute drive south of Ocoee Adventure Center and about an hour and a half north of Atlanta.
Located nine miles from downtown Ellijay on 52E, turn right onto Clear Creek Road. Cartecay Vineyards is one mile on left.
5704 Clear Creek Rd.
Ellijay GA 30536
Phone: (706) 698-9463
Thursday – Monday:
11:00 am-6:00 pm.