Winery Review: Stonewall Creek Vineyards

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Stonewall Creek Vineyards

Stonewall Creek Vineyards are in Tiger, Georgia. There must be something in the soil in Rabun County, because last week I reviewed Tiger Mountain Vineyards, which isn’t far down the road. Stonewall Creek winery is nestled in a small valley, and is run by the Fackler family. They started growing grapes in 2011, and selling wine in 2012, so they are a fairly young winery. The tasting room is quite small, but there is a large patio area with amazing views.

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Tasting area

Stonewall Creek has 4 of their own wines, along with 2 wines made from grapes at a nearby farm. Their wine selections change based on how their grapes grow. But these were the wines available currently. Wine tastings are $6 for 3 wines, or $10 for all 6 wines.

The Wine

  • Yukari (2016)– the Yukari is a dry rosé made from a blend of 4 grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot). Great crisp and light flavor, perfect for summer. $20 bottle
  • Boriana (2016)– made from Petit Manseng grapes, this dry white wine has an un-oaked (aged in stainless steel barrels) full-bodied flavor. Hints of lemon and lime, and great with seafood. $30 bottle
  • Cabernet Franc (2014)– aged in French oak barrels for a year, this red wine is dry and rich in flavor. Won Best Red Wine made by Georgia grapes (2014). $27 bottle
  • Malbec (2015)– this dry red wine in full-bodied with a smooth finish. Perfect with steak or pasta. Similar to a French Malbec. $22 bottle

  • Norton (2015)– a dark grape, full of tannin, and only found in the United States. Aged in oak barrels for a year, this is a deep red wine. $25 bottle
  • Whitetail Petit (2016)– a semi-sweet white wine made from Petit Manseng grapes. Perfect “sipping” wine, but also great with cheese or dessert. $22 bottle

After our tasting, my husband and I each bought a glass of our favorite and went to the patio to drink and enjoy the view. My husband chose the Malbec (no surprise there!) and I chose the Whitetail Petit. Wine by the glass ranges between $7-$10. Our tasting room attendant brought us some complimentary popcorn to enjoy, which was nice.

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Another great aspect of Stonewall Creek is their tasting rooms. Not only do they offer tastings at their vineyard in Tiger, but they also have a tasting room in Sautee Nacoochee and Dahlonega, Georgia.

Stonewall Creek Vineyards (Tiger, Ga)

APRIL & MAY
Saturday, 11:30 AM – 5 PM, & Sunday, 1-5 PM.

JUNE – NOVEMBER
Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday, 1-5 PM, & Saturday, 11:30 AM – 5 PM.

Sautee Tasting Room (at InsideOut Sautee)

2454 Highway 17 | Sautee, GA 30571 | 706.878.0144

Open Year Round 

Monday – 11 AM – 6 PM
Thursday – 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday – 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday – 11 AM – 6 PM
Sunday – 12:30 – 5 PM

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday during winter.

Naturally Georgia
Crane Creek Tasting Room
94 Public Square North | Dahlonega, GA, 30533 | 706.864.0832

Open Year Round

  • Monday –        12-6 PM
  • Tuesday –       Closed
  • Wednesday – Closed
  • Thursday –     12-6 PM
  • Friday –          11 AM -8 PM
  • Saturday –      11 AM -8 PM
  • Sunday –         12:30-6 PM

Stonewall Creek is a wonderful place for an afternoon trip. They also offer events throughout the year, such as the Summer Solstice Party, Total Eclipse Pre-Party, and a Harvest Stomp. Stonewall Creek is quaint and beautiful, with wonderful wine and very kind, knowledgable employees. We look forward to going back in the future. Happy Sipping!

 

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Another view from the patio

 

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