Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery, our small family farm vineyard, got its start- with the volunteer help of family and friends- in 2007 with the planting of our two red grapes- Cabernet Sauvignon and Norton/Cynthiana- with first harvest in 2009. The third plot- Petit Manseng, a small white grape- was planted in 2008 and premiers its first vintage in the Spring of 2011. Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery endeavors 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, Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery features a c.1820 hand-hewn log cabin, disassembled and moved down from Tennessee, which will serve as guest accommodations, overlooking the vineyard on 15 acres of beautiful rolling North Georgia hills. Next door is the winery, with three sides below ground, styled after an old-fashioned barn like the one already on the property. The “loft” of the barn houses the tasting room atop the winery, with a spacious deck extending over the crush pad below. From the deck you can enjoy a view of the vineyards and the surrounding farm scene, including a number of donkeys, sheep, and a big ole white “pasture guardian” dog- all adding up to a fun family experience.