A vineyard? In Georgia? Absolutely. Nestled in the Georgian foothills, Montaluce Winery & Restaurant provides a Tuscan ambience paired perfectly with Southern hospitality. Montaluce offers wine lovers a most intimate experience exploring the grounds and learning of the wine making process. With its jaw-dropping, panoramic mountain views and exquisite wine pairings, Montaluce is a must for every Atlantan looking to escape the city for a day.
On a recent visit from my mama, we decided to escape the city for a while to venture to Dahlonega, GA for the afternoon and visit the Montaluce Vineyard. Visiting a vineyard and wine tasting absolutely tops my list of the perfect girls’ day. We decided we would make the most of our time there, and opted into taking the vineyard hike. It was a bit different than what I expected as we began our hike venturing into the woods.
Appropriate shoes, please!
I had envisioned myself frolicking along the vines with a glass of cab sav firmly in tow! So, I obviously wasn’t wearing the correct shoes, unless you consider Vince Camuto OTN boots (P.S. these are on super sale for Black Friday) appropriate hiking shoes. After a quick shoe change (thanks to my mom for insisting that I bring along tennis shoes), I was ready to head out. While it wasn’t what I had originally expected, I really enjoyed learning the history of the vineyard and being able to see all of the details first hand.
My favorite part of the tour was finishing up with a wine tasting back at the restaurant. Every wine I tasted was outstanding, and had the unmistakable taste of a southern grape. You know, I actually prefer a Southern grape. I find that it tends to be a little sweeter, plus they bring back the sweetest memories of picking scuppernongs with my Grandfather.
Wine lovers, this is the place for you!
If you’re local to the area or coming from out of town, Montaluce is a must for every wine lover! We had an absolute blast and cannot wait to visit again! Not into hiking? Not a problem, visit the restaurant or simply stop in for a tasting!
Have you visited Montaluce? Leave me a comment below and let me know if you’ve been or are planning a trip!