Wine, wine and more wine. Sounds like the perfect day to me 😉 and Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris, Georgia was just the spot to get our day started. I had visited a winery once before in Nashville during my bachelorette party, but due to the weather unfortunately nothing was growing at the time. So needless to say I could hardly wait to visit Crane Creek to finally get a true vineyard experience.
We stepped inside the little cottage first to take a look around and take our pick at which wine we’d be sipping on for the afternoon. One of the owners was extremely helpful when it came to choosing the wine, letting us taste a few different ones until we finally settled on Zusa. (I liked it so much that I grabbed a bottle to-go on our way out.) We made our way outside, ooh’d and aah’d over how beautiful the vineyard was then found an empty spot at a picnic table nested under a vine covered pergola.
Ok, I’ll be honest, I’ve never been to Napa, but when we stepped out into the grass and looked over the rows and rows of grapes I felt like I was in the middle wine country. It didn’t feel like we were in Georgia anymore, it really felt like we were smack dab in the middle of Napa and it was kind of awesome.
I was a little worried Aubrey might get bored at the winery with not much for her to do, but she ended up loving it. She took the opportunity to test out my new lens and loved going down the endless rows of grapes.
Being only the second vineyard I’ve ever visited, Crane Creek set the bar pretty high. Not only was the property beautiful, the owners were so kind and helpful when it came to picking out the wines. I love that we stumbled upon this place while being in the Young Harris area.
To keep up with everything going on at the vineyard, including events and live music, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook. And if you guys have any suggestions for other vineyards to try out in North Georgia, send them my way! I’d love to see what else the area has to offer and I’m always in the mood for spending an afternoon (or two) vineyard hopping 😉