Engelheim Vineyards

Engelheim Vineyards Ellijay GA

Content byDennis Lynn

Dennis is a partner here at North Georgia Mountains Online. He also owns and operates a marketing / consulting company - Inbound Solutions Group. He is married to Terri and they live smack dab in the middle of the mountains in Blairsville.

April 20, 2021

We Are Back Open For Business

We’re excited to announce that we are officially back open for business, operating with the same hours, 12:30 to 6pm, 7 days a week. Thank you for your continued support of Engelheim and all the other locally owned small businesses across the state. Together we can get through this!

About Engelheim Vineyards

Engelheim Vineyards focuses on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality of wines. Our objective is to give all glory to God while integrating our German heritage and our Appalachian home. We also hope to honor the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation. The owners, Gary and Jan Engel and their family, decided to purchase the land that is now known as Engelheim (German for “Angel Home”) in 2007. After Colonel Engel retired from the Army in 2004 and upon his return from Iraq and Kuwait, they decided to live their dream of living in the North Georgia Mountains to grow the finest quality grapes. The Engel family planted their first vines in 2009 and harvested their first vintage in 2011; Engelheim Vineyards has been going strong ever since. 

About Our Award Winning Wines

Engelheim is home to over 20+ awards for our outstanding lineup of wines include many double gold and silver medals from the largest competition of American wines, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition receives over 7,000 entries from more than 28 states. Recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world, it narrows thousands of wines down to an exclusive few. On top of our various prestigious awards, none is more herald than most recently being named the “2018 Georgia Winery of the Year.” At Engelheim we not only put our backbone into our wines, but we also our heart and soul. We absolutely love what we do and that reflects within the quality of our wines and our track record of awards.

Engelheim History

For the Engel family, it is about quality of life and touching other lives. Gary’s love for and family heritage of farming has driven the Engels to establish the vineyards, a tasting lodge, and the winery. Their dream also focuses upon building a sustainable future for their family through Engelheim. Their family venture has rewarded them with maintaining a focus on strong Christian values and the gift of seeing first hand how God provides our grapes. The family gives all thanks to God for allowing them to take care of this piece of His beautiful world and to live in harmony with his perfect plan. They truly are living the dream at Engelheim Vineyards.

Book A Stay

If you’re looking to plan a relaxing weekend, there are options available for you to book a stay near Engelheim Vineyards. Whether booking through Blue Sky Cabins or a Luxury Airstream through Stay Sublime, you will get to experience everything Engelheim and North Georgia have to offer. Read below to find out more about both options waiting for you on your next planned trip to Engelheim vineyards.

BLUE SKY CABIN RENTALS: this beautiful cabin sits within walking distance of Engelheim Vineyards. Being true to its name, Relax, Unplug, and Unwined is the perfect location for the couple looking to enjoy Ellijay and all it has to offer. After you walk to the winery and taste their selection, you can go back and relax on the large front porch, or venture out to the front yard and fish in an adorable Catch-And-Release pond that is for your use only! And, although at the cabin you will be tucked away, you will still be conveniently close to town for dining, shopping, or simply enjoying the mountains. Essentially, this cabin offers a perfect hideaway while still being close enough to town to get out when you feel like it. Click HERE to read about the amenities and to book your stay today!

STAY SUBLIME LUXURY AIRSTREAM RENTALS: Looking to book your stay in one of their beautiful luxury Airstream rentals? Decide where you will go — choose virtually any “view” (i.e., destination) within 100 miles of Atlanta. Want to go farther? Just request a quote for distances greater than 100 miles. On the day of check-in, your “hotel suite“ on wheels will arrive before you do — Absolutely no towing is required! At a pre-appointed check-in time, we perform a 10-15 minute walk-through to familiarize you with your luxury Airstream accommodations — and just like that, your luxury getaway adventure begins. Click HERE to read more about Stay Sublime and to book your stay today!

ELATSE’YI (MOUNTAIN RETREAT & SMALL FARM): Elatse’Yi can be translated to “verdant, green earth.” The Cherokee word can also be found recorded as Allagae, Elatse, and Elejoy, and eventually, Ellijay. The charming town of Ellijay sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, with pristine lakes, rivers, and trails winding through. Elatse’Yi is a hidden gem, that doesn’t just remove you from the everyday, but transforms you in unexpected ways. Elatse’Yi is operated and managed by Wesley and Rebekah Buchanan. The pair enjoys outdoor adventures, working in their vegetable garden, taking care of their dogs, cats, chickens, and goats, and trying new things. Wesley works as a golf professional at The Farm Golf Club and Rebekah works in the tasting room of Engelheim Vineyards. They look forward to welcoming returning guests and meeting new guests in the years to come. Elatse’Yi was founded and created by Fabrizio and Jeffrey Tapia who have been co-conspirators for 31 years. As outdoor enthusiasts, the two have traveled and lived extensively around the world. Their love and passion for new experiences has led them on marvelous adventures and provided them with life learnings and great experiences in the outdoors. They are currently living their retirement dream of traveling the world. Click HERE to read more about Stay Sublime and to book your stay today!

Area Trails

Looking for a great trail near Ellijay, Georgia? AllTrails.com has 19 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you’re looking for the best trails around Amicalola Falls State Park or Fort Mountain State Park, we’ve got you covered. You’ll also find some great local park options, like Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area or Cohutta Wildlife Management Area. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Ellijay ranging from 1 to 11.7 miles and from 1,145 to 3,772 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you’ll be out on the trail in no time!

Engelheim Extras

Through their wine tastings in Georgia Engelheim offers the public opportunities to sample and purchase their wines at leisure. Have you ever wanted to learn how the professionals pair wine with food? Engelheim works with chefs and wine-pairing instructors to bring wine pairing classes to our customers. They also produce wine pairing dinners, dinners in the vineyard, art events, music events, and wine festivals.

Engelheim Vineyards is a participating member of the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Wine Association and is a stop on the Georgia Wine Highway’s Spring tour. Engelheim Vineyards offers beautiful venue space for weddings, graduation parties, anniversaries, or any other party you can imagine.

Pet Friendly

We get a lot of questions about if we’re pet friendly, and the answer is always YES! As long as your pets are friendly in return. We love your furry four legged friends! Bring them with you on your next visit to Engelheim. We can’t wait to meet them. (You probably need to leave your fish at home.)

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