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Cavender Creek Vineyards

3610 Cavender Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3346
+1 706-867-7700
Review Highlights
Excellent wine, very basic winery.

We brought our own picnic. Tasting room and sitting areas very simple, front porch has rocking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan S
Atlanta, Georgia
Wonderful establishment

We loved this quaint special place. Loved the live music on the porch, farm appeal, and activities... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amber T
via mobile
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We are a fully operational vineyard and winery, growing vines on 4.5 acres of North Georgia countryside. We are the "baby" of the county vineyards, but we take great pride in our work, and are proud to set our own pace to viticulture. Our staff and owner got into this trade with a true desire to make great wine and provide a fun and inviting atmosphere for our guests. These things we do with great pride! History Established in 2007. Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery got its start with the foresight of Raymond and Donna Castleberry, as well as with the volunteer help of family and friends, in 2007. In the summer of 2015, Raymond and Donna finally called for a second "retirement", and sold Cavender Creek Vineyards to our new proprietor, Claire Livingston. The first vines planted at Cavender were two red grape varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon (a vitis vinifera species) and Norton/Cynthiana (a vitis aestivalis species), with our first harvest being in the summer of 2009. The third plot (Petit Manseng), a small white grape, was planted in 2008 and premiered its first vintage in the Spring of 2011. Here at Cavender we endeavor to produce hand-crafted wines that reflect the personal attention to detail and "pampering", from planting to bottling.
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“live music” (12 reviews)
“wine slushies” (5 reviews)
“tasting room” (16 reviews)
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3610 Cavender Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3346
+1 706-867-7700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our own picnic. Tasting room and sitting areas very simple, front porch has rocking chairs and vineyard view. Live entertainment on a Friday afternoon. The wine was so good we purchased several bottles. Picnic area with tables and shaded canopy added recently.Be sure...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this quaint special place. Loved the live music on the porch, farm appeal, and activities on the lawn. Service was great and the owner was very hospitable. We really enjoyed the muscadine wine. The only downside was I was stung by a yellow...More

Thank Amber T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stayed in Dahlonega and spent a day visiting the various vineyards in the area. Many of them were well worth the visit, however Cavender Creek was by far our favorite. Not only was the tasting room inviting but the staff and owner took time...More

Thank Lester A
Priscilla B, Manager at Cavender Creek Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Come visit again soon.

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I visited years ago, and did not enjoy the wine-too sweet-but did enjoy the atmosphere, so was pleasantly when we decided to give it another go a few months back. The wines are very different now, and offer a variety of reds and whites, but...More

Thank 2yet
Priscilla B, Manager at Cavender Creek Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Come back soon! Cavender Creek Vineyards Staff

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we did a wine tour in North Georgia and Cavender Creek was our first stop. It was the most rustic and smallest of the three we visited but also very charming. The main tasting space is nice, we enjoyed our wine on the back...More

Thank MattAtl12
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Unlike some of the more upscale wineries with large buildings in the area, this has more of a quaint farm house feel. In fact, they rent the farm house adjacent to the tasting room for $200+. Good deal for tasting - try 4 for $12....More

Thank Vagabond2be
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Stopped by for a glass of wine and check out the place after is was taken over by new owners. Not much has changed except the staff. The did offer "wine slushies", which I thought were a little cheesy. Didn't have the same feel to...More

Thank Karla W
Priscilla B, Manager at Cavender Creek Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We do our best to maintain the Castleberry's legacy of a family establishment. We hope you choose to visit us again in the future!

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This winery was on the Wine Highway Weekend tour, which unexpectedly coincided with our vacation to a cottage in Ellijay. We ventured over to this area and visited Cavender Creek. We had our 21 month old, chocolate lab with us, and she was invited into...More

Thank Konasmother
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Go to Cavendervinyards@gmail.com. you will not be disappointed! Good wine, nice music and wonderful servers. They are knowledgeable and friendly. Great experience and dog friendly.

Thank jcordano
Reviewed 23 March 2017

At 26F it was unseasonably cold and we just weren't prepared but once we got the fire going we were so cosy and loved our stay in such an historic log cabin. It has been comfortably and tastefully furnished. The kitchen is very basic but...More

Thank lft
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23 June 2016|
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Response from Priscilla B | Property representative |
Hi @MLThomas24! We do try to be a family friendly setting. Feel free to bring the crew along on your wine tasting! We don't have children's food or snacks, just wine and small appetizers, so you may want to bring some snacks... More