There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Whether you’re hiking in the Chattahoochee National Forest, riding along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for breathtaking mountain views, hunting the best North Georgia waterfalls, or picking your own fruit at Mercier Orchards, you’ll find yourself surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the South.
If you’re planning a romantic getaway, a friends’ weekend, or just a laid-back family vacation (with a few fun stops for the adults), an afternoon at Bear Claw Vineyards in Blue Ridge is another great way to enjoy the scenery and the mountain culture! Slow down and enjoy a day of sipping wine, listening to live music (on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), playing cornhole, or relaxing by the fire pit with family and friends. This family-friendly atmosphere is great for kids to play and hang out, and dogs are also welcome!
About Bear Claw Vineyards
Bear Claw Vineyards offers true local charm. Along with gorgeous North Georgia surroundings, the vineyard features wine that’s grown and bottled on site. This 100% female-owned (thanks to CEO Michelle Swim) vineyard was built on this location because of its rich soil and fresh mountain air (1,832 feet above sea level). They focus on quality wine in a relaxing, family-friendly environment.
Bear Claw Wines
Bear Claw Vineyards offers a nice lineup of locally made wines. Come enjoy a wine tasting, have a glass of wine as you listen to live music around the firepit, learn about their winemaking process, or find the perfect bottle (or two) to take back to your gorgeous North Georgia cabin. A bottle of locally made wine is also a great gift option if you want something to take back to family and friends!
Cabernet Sauvignon – oak-aged, rich
Cayuga White – also known as Dreamcatcher; pineapple, papaya, and Georgia peach
Chardonnay – hints of white peach, tangerine, and crushed pineapple
Treehouse Chardonnay – oak-aged, elegant
Vidal Blanc – tropical flavors of mango and guava
White Riesling – notes of honeysuckle, rose blossom, and cantaloupe
On the Menu
They don’t just serve wine at Bear Claw Vineyards. They have some great pairings and tasting options for you! The Black Bear Tasting includes a flight of 2, the Polar Bear Tasting offers a flight of 4, and the Grizzly Bear Tasting offers a sampling of all 6 of their wines. They also have sodas and wine slushies, along with a cheese tray, chocolate-and-wine truffles, and wine shooters in milk chocolate shot glasses!
If you prefer, you can also order online at:
12 PM – 6 PM | Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
12 PM – 8 PM | Friday
12 PM – 9 PM | Saturday
Closed | Tuesday
Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
2281 Tennis Court Road
Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
More Great Stops in the Blue Ridge Mountains
If you’re looking for more tastes of the mountains, visit some of the area’s breweries. You can learn about the area’s bootlegging history and try some mountain moonshine, or you can take a Blue Ridge food tour! Plus, our North Georgia cabins boast fully equipped kitchens, so you can stop by a farmers market or local shop to get ingredients for your own mountain meal in one of our cabin rentals!
Looking for more to add to your day out in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Spend the morning exploring downtown Blue Ridge, where you’ll find some top-notch sweet shops, boutique stores, and plenty of art. Enjoy hikes in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, or plan a visit to the annual Ellijay Apple Festival! Or hike to the highest point in Georgia – Brasstown Bald – and try to spot the Atlanta skyline! And of course, come back to our beautiful cabins to unwind with a great glass of locally made wine. Sit back on your private deck with a view, cozy up in front of the fireplace, or sip as you whip up a delicious meal in the cabin.