Yonah Mountain Vineyards

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Yonah Mountain Vineyards is a privately held 197 acre estate near Cleveland. Visits to the vineyard and winery are best made by joining a Cave Tour, which is offered on most Saturdays and Sundays. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule your tour! The tasting room is open year round and offers tastings on a walk-in basis. Bottle prices range from $26 to $60. Wine is available by the glass, and we offer a range of seating areas. Lunches and cheese plates are available on the weekend.

Tasting room hours vary with the season. Yonah Mountain Vineyards opened a new event center adjacent to the tasting room March 7, 2015. Contact us to book your upcoming wedding or corporate event.

Currently, seven varieties of grapes are thriving on 17 acres of the rolling hills property. Chardonnay was planted in 2007; Cabernet Sauvignon in 2008. Eight additional acres were planted in 2011 and 4 more in May, 2014. Yonah Mountain Vineyards took its first harvest in 2010.


1717 Highway 255 South Cleveland, Georgia 30528
34.6152909, -83.70342879999998
(706) 878-5522

Opening Hours

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm




Child FriendlyChild Friendly
Light FareLight Fare
Bus/RV ParkingBus/RV Parking
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Wine ClubWine Club
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Jamie Chandler
2014-10-13 21:36:52
Awesome experience and great wines. Husband and I found out about Yonah at the Unicoi wine festival last fall and bought a bottle of the Cabernet Franc to drink on our one year anniversary. Don't miss out!
2013-07-10 23:34:14
Don't blink or you'll miss it as I almost did. Lucky for me, my brother saw it and we turned around. Great wines, excellent atmosphere, and friendly yet knowledgable staff. The reds were excellent.
2013-05-07 12:41:12
Yonah Mountain Vineyards is still a relative newcomer to the young, Georgia wine industry. Joe Smith, winemaker for Yonah Mountain Vineyards, is crafting beautiful, complex and even age-worthy wines, on top of his Serenity Cellars label. Aside from great wine, there is always entertainment in the tasting room (happened to be jazz the day I was there). A true gem and a must visit...

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  1. Located at the southeastern base of Yonah Mountain in White County, sits Georgia’s newest vineyards and winery, Yonah Mountain Vineyards. Owners Bob and Jane Miller purchased 197 acres in 2005 and began converting the farmland into vineyards with plantings of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting room is located in Sautee Nacoochee, a historic, artistic community just outside of Helen, GA. Already producing some of Georgia’s best wines, Yonah Mountain Vineyards is proving North Georgia has the terroir to make great wines.

    We were lucky to have winemaker Joe Smith take us through their lineup of wines, which include wines from both Yonah Mountain Vineyards and Serenity Cellars. Established in 2002, Serenity Cellars belongs to Joe and his wife Tina. Although stylistically different than Yonah, both philosophies remain the same, produce the best wines possible. Standouts included the Serenity Cellars Traminette and Viognier (perhaps the best in the state) and both wines bottled under the Yonah Mountain Vineyards label, the Chardonnay and Genesis (forthcoming reviews). In total, we tasted 13 unique wines and brought home a great glass with the best logo in Georgia wine, in my opinion.

    Passionate about Georgia wine and the potential the industry holds, Joe Smith is excited about the future of both labels. I couldn’t agree more.