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Sip in the Flavors of Spring at Lake Chatuge

Spring has arrived on the rolling mountainsides of Lake Chatuge. Our sprawling natural wonderland is blooming with fresh flowers. Our trees are budding with new leaves. Our beautiful lake is glittering in the glow of a warm, spring sun. The perfect places to un-wine-d and bask in all the glory of a new season are the unique wineries that call our destination home. Our wonderful wineries offer stunning views of the North Georgia mountains that cocoon our area and ensure that every glass of their signature wines is good to the last drop.

Crane Creek Vineyards

Crane Creek Vineyards is perched high among the Blue Ridge Mountains that stretch through the northern peak of Georgia. More than 20 acres of vines sustainably grow a variety of grapes, tapping into rich mountain soil to produce fruits that create truly unique blends of white, red, and rose wines. The winery, located in a quaint house on the sprawling vineyard grounds, has a large patio and outdoor space, perfect for sipping a glass of your favorite vino or splitting a refreshing bottle with friends. Crane Creek is currently open Tuesdays through Sundays and is only offering outdoor seating.

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Hightower Creek Vineyards

Hightower Creek Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard that prides itself on producing award-winning wine. Their seven aces of active vines produce a variety of grapes, resulting in a rich diversity of vino blends sure to fit everyone’s palate. Their tradition of providing good atmosphere and good vino is well known throughout the community, and are traditions meant to be shared with any and all who visit their scenic acreage.


Hiawassee Brew

For those “hopping” for a frosty beer, be sure to stop by Hiawassee Brew on your Lake Chatuge adventure. This one-of-a-kind brewery is known for its tasty, house-made beers, and carries a selection of wines from Crane Creek and Hightower Vineyards. The local brewery regularly offers live music on its sprawling patio and offers a variety of dining options through its on-site food truck. Stop in, order your favorite beverage and bites, and enjoy views of the lake and surrounding landscape to the tune of great local artists. It’s a great way to cap out a day of fun at Lake Chatuge. 


Savor all of the flavors of Lake Chatuge’s wineries and breweries by stopping in Brassies, the cozy bar, and grill located at Brasstown Valley Resort. Enjoy a relaxing meal and refreshing drink on their scenic patio, which overlooks the resort’s beautiful golf course and sprawling mountain grounds.

No matter your preference, there are plenty of ways to sip in spring at Lake Chatuge. We can’t wait to see how you explore our beautiful area. Start planning your perfect spring getaway today by visiting