Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery
Located on the outskirts of the charming little goldmine town of Dahlonega, Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery started preparations in 2006. Our two red grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Norton/Cynthiana, were planted in 2007 with first harvest in 2009. The third plot of Petit Manseng, an “up-and-coming” white wine grape, was planted in 2008 and will premier its first vintage in the Spring of 2011. Our goal is to produce hand-crafted wines that reflect the personal attention to detail and “pampering”- from planting to bottling – afforded by a small family vineyard.
Planned around an “old family farm” theme, CCVW features a c.1820 hand-hewn log cabin which will serve as guest accommodations overlooking the vineyard on 15 acres of beautiful rolling North Georgia hills. Next door is the winery, styled after an old-fashioned barn, with the “loft” housing the tasting room. From the spacious deck extending over the crush pad below you can enjoy a view of the vineyards and the surrounding farm scene, including a number of donkeys, sheep, and ”Tinkerbell” --our big ole white vineyard dog--all adding up to a fun family experience.
Proprietors Raymond and Donna Castleberry look forward to meeting you. We think you will be charmed by our old-fashioned approach to wine-making, grape-growing, and life in general. So kick back, savor our hand-crafted wines, and let us know what you think.