Blue Ridge Cellars was established in 2011 with the mission to share the local wines, ciders and beers from North Georgia vineyards and breweries.
Before 2011, Blue Ridge and Fannin County, GA was considered a dry county, meaning wine, beer and cider could not be sold, served, or brewed.
After the local community voted to change the ordinances regulating the sale and serving of wine and beer, Blue Ridge Cellars opened in June 2011 at 500 East Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge. A lot has happened since 2011. A few more wineries and breweries have opened in the surrounding counties. We strive to carry and serve the local crafts and wines when available.
Fannin County is still considered “dry” and no alcohol sales are allowed outside of the city.
We hope that you will stop into Blue Ridge Cellars soon for a wine or beer tasting, package wine and beer, some great local gourmet foods, cheeses and hard ciders.
North Georgia Vineyards
North Georgia soil is very similiar to Sonoma, Ca, therefore many European varietals can grow and thrive in our climate and area. The following grape vines can be grown in North Georgia:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
- Vidal Blanc
- Pinot Grigio
In addition to the above varietals, we are also able to grow the famous Norton and Muscadine. When visiting Blue Ridge and North Georgia stop in to Blue Ridge Cellars and try some new wines from the local vineyards.