Open: Year Round
The land that Cartecay Vineyards rests on was purchased in 2007.
The vineyard was originally a working farm, dating back to circa 1890. The original farm grew corn and hay, grazed cattle, and raised hogs and mules.
When Cartecay Vineyards acquired the farm, it had been inactive for quite some time, and had been taken back by Mother Nature.
The farm that now exists as a vineyard was created by combining the original farm layout with the specific needs of a vineyard.
Cartecay is a Cherokee word, which means "Bread Valley".
This place was just blah to me. The wines were not good AT ALL. the music was good which was the best part- until everyone started talking about politics and religion and race. I had to leave at that moment. The scenery was nice too. Will not come back though. But we did get a cute wine glass after our tastings 😁
This little vineyard/ tasting room is in a beautiful spot. The wines we had were excellent. It seemed to be a popular spot. The tasting room is a beautiful old barn that was updated to a modern goodness. The grounds are beautiful. There was a dog running around that belonged to a local fella. No one seemed to have a problem with it. There are many breakables in the tasting room, I would suggest maintaining control over your pup if you bring them. Also, cleaning up after them is something everyone expects, and far less do.
Cozy and quaint. Staff is super sweet and personable! Wine tasting was fun,delicious and at a great price!
Some of the best folks you will find. Knowledgable and personable staff help you enjoy this beautiful vineyard and intimate tasting room. Great music on weekends.
My experience was awesome.. I always love going to Cartecay Vineyards, Ellijays 1st Vineyard.