Cartecay Vineyards
The Start of Your Mountain Adventure

Nestled in the Foot Hills of the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains



Welcome to Cartecay Vineyards



5704 Clear Creek Rd. Ellijay Ga. 30536



Cartecay Vineyards is located in Ellijay, GA, situated in the Eastern part of Gilmer County, in the Cartecay region.



The Southern Appalachians in North Georgia are ideal for growing wine grapes. The elevation, the soil and the climate combine to produce wine grapes of the highest quality and subsequently, fine wines.


Cartecay Vineyards has Western facing slopes, which 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 conductive to growing grapes.


Cartecay Vineyards was planted in the Spring of 2008 with two varieties, Vidal Blanc and Merlot. Since 2008 four more varieties have been planted; Traminette, Norton (Cynthiana), Catawba and Cabernet Sauvignon, with more planned.


Vidal Blanc

A Stainless Steel fermented wine. semi-dry,crisp wine with floral and honey aromas, as well as good minerality.


Chimney Blush

A Semi-Sweet wine. floral aromas with tropical fruit flavors. Blend of Vidal Blanc, 95% and Chambourcin, 5%.



A red wine wine with aromas of Gardenia, with blackberry, plum and vanilla flavors.


Chimney Noel

A seasonal nouveau Wine only available during the Holidays. A light drinking sweet, wine with flavors of Berries and Christmas.


Our Wines

Our History

The land that Cartecay Vineyards rests on was purchased in 2007. The vineyard was originally a working farm, dating back to circa 1890. The original farm grew corn and hay, grazed cattle, and raised hogs and mules. When Cartecay Vineyards acquired the farm, it had been inactive for quite some time, and had been taken back by Mother Nature. The farm that now exists as a vineyard was created by combining the original farm layout with the specific needs of a vineyard. Cartecay is a Cherokee word, which means "Bread Valley".

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