Beautiful Fall Drive
For this weekend trip we wanted to enjoy the fall colors and experience all the vineyards had to offer, without having to worry about a designated driver. The Vinekeeper’s Cottage at Crane Creek was available, and included a tapas dinner, lunch and tour. We packed a cooler with grapes, cheeses, meats, eggs for breakfast, and chicken salad and sourdough bread for Saturday dinner and were on our way.
We left Atlanta, and drove up 400 past Dahlonega to take GA 60 through the mountains. This was a longer trip, but went via beautiful fall leaves. We joked it was the “road less traveled.” While in good shape, GA 60 was twisty and deserted. If you have the time, it’s a nice drive.
Odom Springs Vineyards
After stopping at some scenic pullovers along the way, we arrived at Odom Springs Vineyards. One of the owners, Shari, was in the tasting room that day, and remembered us from our trip in July. She was such fun to talk to, with lots of information about the family history of the property and wines. She informed us there’s a lodge to rent on the Odom Springs property; we plan on staying there in the near future.
Tastings at Odom Springs are $1 for each wine, and they have all estate grown wines. I recommend trying all the Odom Springs wines, especially the They Lord so Shari can teach you how to say it correctly! The Earl’s Reserve was our favorite of the day; that and a cheese plate on the back porch were just right. Beautiful weather, beautiful day, wine and cheese.
In our next post, on to Crane Creek Vineyards.
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