With mask in hand (and on face!) we ventured out for our first visit to Creekstone Winery and check out the updates to Cavender Creek Vineyards in Dahlonega.
Creekstone Winery is part of Habersham Vineyards and Winery family. They have their own local vineyards and bottle their wine. The Creekstone wines areavailable for tasting, but you can also purchase Habersham wine by the bottle. This tasting room, just outside of Helen, has been open for around 2 years.
The wine tastings are $10 for a flight of 5 wines, and were served in individual plastic cups for safe drinking. We started with the Vivante Bubbly Blanc, a Processco style sparkling wine for me and the Vivante BB, an oak aged version, for Peter. Our choices to pair with lunch were the Merlot and the Pazzo Red Blend. However, my favorite was the Chambourcin dessert wine, their signature brandied port….yum!
Outside, there’s a beautiful wooded lot, with seating, where we enjoyed a glass of wine with our picnic lunch. Inside is a beautiful, spacious tasting room. There are plans to improve the site, but it’s a wonderful place to visit right now. Someone commented on how relaxed we looked having our wine outdoors, so it was evident how much we enjoyed this visit.
Cavender Creek Vineyards
Our last trip to Cavender Creek Vineyards, near Dahlonega, was in 2016. Wow, things have changed since then! The interior has been opened up, it’s light and airy with new cozy seating. But that’s not all! There are new outdoor areas, including a large covered porch, fire pit and more.
All tastings were $10 for 4 wines. We choose the red flight, while you can also sample from the white or southern sweet flights. We sat on the back porch, where our server poured the tastings. I could have sat there all afternoon, enjoying the wine, comfortable seating and beautiful day.