Festival Guidelines for Wine and Beer Patrons: 
ONE DRINK PER PERSON at a time (with green wristband) 

We comply with State and local laws regarding consumption of alcohol

Engelheim Vineyards focuses on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality of wines. Our objective is to give all glory to God while integrating our German heritage and our Appalachian home. We also hope to honor the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation. The owners, Gary and Jan Engel and their family, decided to purchase the land that is now known as Engelheim (German for “Angel Home”) in 2007. After Colonel Engel retired from the Army in 2004 and upon his return from Iraq and Kuwait, they decided to live their dream of living in the North Georgia Mountains to grow the finest quality grapes. The Engel family planted their first vines in 2009 and harvested their first vintage in 2011; Engelheim Vineyards has been going strong ever since.

For the Engel family, it is about quality of life and touching other lives. Gary’s love for and family heritage of farming has driven the Engels to establish the vineyards, a tasting lodge, and the winery. Their dream also focuses upon building a future for their family.

Their family venture has rewarded them with maintaining a focus on strong Christian values and the gift of seeing first hand how God provides our grapes. The family gives all thanks to God for allowing them to take care of this piece of His beautiful world and to live in harmony with His perfect plan. They truly are living the dream at Engelheim Vineyards. 
 Through their wine tastings in Georgia Engelheim offers the public opportunities to sample and purchase their wines at leisure.
Have you ever wanted to lean how the professionals pair wine with food? Engelheim works with chefs and wine-pairing instructors to bring wine pairing classes to our customers. They also produce wine pairing dinners, dinners in the vineyard, art events, music events, and wine festivals.



We offer a 5 wine tasting for $10 and have a variety of both dry and sweet , red and white wines for your choosing. 
No reservations are required.
We are pet friendly as long as your pets are friendly!
Outside food only permitted outside on picnic tables




Sauvignon Blanc

Our Sauvignon Blanc is  snappy, zesty, vibrant and  full of aromatic personality.  Her herbaceous qualities give way to flavors of melon, pear, and citrus.  The high acidity and crisp, clean taste makes it a great wine to pair with appetizers.


This 100% estate grown Traminette has the wine characteristics of its better-known parent, Gewürztraminer.  The floral nose combines perfectly with the exotic flavors of mango, lemon peel, pineapple and grapefruit. Crisp acidity and a hint of sweetness create the perfect framework for this crowd pleaser, finishing delightfully on the back of the palate.

Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle (2015)


A domestic Gewürztraminer with highly perfumed aromas of rose petal, wisteria, and spices.  Bold and full-bodied, yet finely balanced and revitalizing.

Crane Creek Vineyards sits high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, just three miles north of the quaint college town of Young Harris in the shadow of Brasstown Bald, the state's highest peak. Less than two hours from Atlanta - yet a world away...

Blessed with a unique microclimate, a combination of warm, dry summer days, cool mountain nights and well-drained mineral soils, which allows us to cultivate and harvest grapes that produce complex wines with fresh, assertive aromas and concentrated flavors.

Crane Creek Vineyards is a family run business in the truest sense of the word. Members of our small staff are all family members, even if they are not part of my blood family. All of our "family" members have their own specialties and unique personalities, but are all experienced in each facet of the winemaking process and other activities at the vineyard. We may spend one day together harvesting, and the next weekend working at one of our many public or private functions. Each day and each season is filled with rewards as we work day to day with the land, the vines, and the incredible backdrop of our mountain home.

Eric Seifarth 

We have three popular locations at the vineyards for wedding ceremonies. TheCeremony Island sits in our pond. With adequate space for the wedding couple, officiate, and wedding party, your guests will witness from the bank just across the bridge as vows are exchanged.

Ceremonies at the Bridal Gazebo provide you and your guests with the feeling that you are "among the vines." The gazebo rests on the bank of the pond, making it a wonderful backdrop for a long aisle. Guests gather under a large maple tree just off the grape vines.

Want to take full advantage of the vineyard and mountain views? Have your ceremony in the barnyard in front of our culinary garden. Your guests (that may include some uninvited chickens!) will enjoy one of the best views on the property.

Our event staff is happy to help you plan every detail of your wedding ceremony and reception. We provide everything from ceremony and reception seating to wonderful gourmet menus. Our Chef creates each reception menu custom to the wedding couple. From a casual picnic under the stars to a formal sit-down dinner, let Crane Creek help you create your vision for the perfect reception meal for your friends and family.