Cartecay Vineyards is located in Eastern Gilmer County, just five minutes from Hillcrest Orchards. It was founded in 2007 on land that was farmed in the 1890s. Today the land’s western-facing slopes “allow for the vines to receive maximum sun exposure, elevations ranging from 1650 ft. to 1750 ft., sloping landscapes to help keep the vines’ ‘feet’ dry and clay loam soils, which are conducive to growing grapes.”
The region of Cartecay was named by the Cherokee and translates to ‘Bread Valley.’ – Cartecay Vineyards
The tasting barn is a refurbished barn from the late 1800’s. In addition to the tasting bar, there’s a sitting area around a wood fire stove, a covered porch, a deck and an upstairs events room that can seat up to 45 people. Outside there is a patio with an 1890’s chimney and covered stage area. Picnic tables are spaced out throughout the lawn near the arched bridge to the vineyards so visitors can sit comfortably distanced.
⏰ HOURS: Monday – Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
📞 PHONE: 706-698-9463
🚗 ADDRESS: 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30536