At Sylvan Valley Lodge and Winery, we believe tasting local wines and craft beers should be an adventure for the soul. British Travel Writer Pico Lyer once said. "A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure." To that we say, "Welcome traveller, your adventure awaits!"
Home of the Frolicking Faerie Wines, our Tasting Room is open Fridays & Saturdays 11am-6pm. We offer a few options for tasting our wines as well as craft beer flights, cider flights, frozen wine slushies, Cheese and Charcuterie Plates, and Saturday lunch. See our Upcoming Events for live music and special dining offerings.
Taste 4 wines for $6
Taste 6 wines and keep the souvenir wine glass for $11
Sample a Tasting flight of 4 craft beers or 4 hard ciders for $12
The North Georgia Wine Experience© Class and Tastings $50 or 2 for $80 (Saturdays at 11:30 am, by reservation only)
Sylvan Valley is bursting with Faeries, Frolicking Faerie Wines that is. These delightful Georgia wines, may be sampled in the Wine Bar during tasting room hours. Enjoy a glass in the Terrace Garden in view of Yonah Mountain and you may just catch a glimpse of faerie magic. Warning: Drinking the faerie wine may impair your ability to fly, but drastically improves your ability to see faeries. MORE INFO
At its core a beer flight is simply a sampling of several beers. It could have been called a bevy of beer, an army of ales, a leap of lagers, or a raft of brews (which would have been clever seeing as the tray a beer flight is commonly served on is called a paddle). In an effort to keep the English language as complicated as possible, the word flight, signifying objects hurtling through the air, has become the prevailing term. We don't get it either, but our flights are fantastic.
Hard cider isn't new to the scene, but it's currently having a renaissance in the United States. What used to be the go-to beverage of the American colonist is now popping up all over. This fruit-based alcoholic beverage is light and refreshing. Hard cider is also gluten-free, which makes it a more enticing option for current food trends. Have you tried it yet? Come on in and try a flight of four ciders including Mercier Orchards Grumpy Granny Apple (GA), Sautee Cider Company Bulldog Peach (GA), ACE Pineapple (CA) and Magners Pear (IRE).
Saturdays are perfect for exploring the Unicoi Wine Trail. Enjoy a wine tasting or craft beer flight in the Tasting Room, followed by Light Fare or Lunch and live Jazz in the Terrace Garden (in the tasting room during inclement weather). Light Fare and Lunch Menu available 11am-6pm; music from 2-5pm.
Group Wine Tastings for chartered bus/limo tours, or groups of 8 or more individuals, are available by reservation only, scheduled at least 48 hours in advance of your tasting. Reservations can be made by emailing our Event Outfitter Katie McDonald, or calling 706-865-7371.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome outdoors at management discretion.