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Hightower Creek Vineyards

Winery or Winery Tasting Room

Hightower Creek Vineyards is a small, family-operated winery located in scenic North Georgia surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hightower Creek Vineyards is the dream of Liz and Sanford Green who relocated to Hiawassee, Georgia in 1995 and fell in love with the people, places, and wine of the North Georgia Mountains. The first vines were planted in 2009 with seven acres currently dedicated to production. Located in the Upper Hiwassee Highlands American Viticultural Area, the vines are a mix of old-world vinifera such as Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris and Merlot, along with native American and French American hybrids such as Norton, Traminette and Vignoles.

Hightower Creek Vineyards opened its tasting room and winery in 2012 and has since welcomed thousands of guests to enjoy the wines, scenery and events. Owner Liz welcomes all guests, regardless of wine knowledge, to make themselves at home at the tasting bar or on the spacious deck. The cool valley breeze in summer, beautiful foliage in the fall, and cozy events in winter make Hightower Creek Vineyards a year-round destination.

As a family winery and vineyard, we know the importance of food, friends and a sense of home. That's why we strive to create wines that reflect the people and places of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each bottle of our wine represents the hard work of family and friends-from the vineyard, to the cellar, to you. Pair with good food and better company. Serve with a smile!


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Seasons Open

Tasting Room is open May 1 - October 31: Mon-Sat 12:00-6:00pm, Sunday 12:30-5:00pm; November 1 - April 30: Mon-Sat 12:00-5:00pm, Sunday 12:30-5:00pm

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