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On Saturday, we got adventurous… Helen, Georgia's faux-German town that hovers between parody and peculiar, seems to be a natural hub for wineries, but Habersham, which we didn't visit, has been getting all the attention. Frogtown has also opened a tasting room, so if you're not going to visit the Dahlonega one, you can still sample their wines with your bratwurst. My suggestion is that you venture out a little further and try these two:
We headed north to Tiger Mountain, which we'd enjoyed in the past, but the current vintage didn't do much for us. The best ones were the Mourvedre and Tannat, but the price point was too high for how we felt about them. So, we'll check back with them after their next vintage is released, which will give us a chance to try out the brand new Stonewall Creek Vineyards, which wasn't open yet.
Kudos to Le Caveau in Atlanta for carrying the Yonah Mountain Traminette. Yes, I had to get a plug in there to show my excitement for Georgia wines becoming more widely available. It would be nice to get even more of them down here in the city. Until then, they're definitely worth the drive.