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This unique property is located north of Atlanta along the Dahlonega Wine Trail in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. The 181+ Acres are ideal for some combination of vineyard, winery, lodge and estate homes. The elevations range from1500 to 2000 feet with a southern exposure and the highest point on the property includes a portion of Collins Mountain. Views throughout the property are spectacular. Although the Georgia wine country extends from Savannah in the south to Young Harris in the north, the Trail consisting of six vineyards is the greatest concentration of vineyards in the state. Three of the Trail‘s largest vineyards are located close to the property The soil composition in the area is much like that of the piedmont region of Italy, which enjoys a global reputation for producing outstanding wines. This soil, coupled with the elevation and drainage necessary for vineyard production produce a vintage unique to the area.
The property is just north of Dahlonega and centered between Amicalola Falls to the west and the city of Helen to the east in an area that is rich with festivals, fairs and special events that take place throughout the year. These environs also contain a number of spas as well as ample
opportunities for golfing, hiking, fishing and canoeing in the lakes and rivers of the Chattahoochee national Forest. There are also numerous special attractions, e.g. aerial adventure parks.
The city of Dahlonega, which is a straight shot north of Atlanta on GA 400, was the site of the second major gold rush in the United States around 1829, and it is also home to the main campus of the University of North Georgia. The city, which has become a mecca for the performing and visual arts where local potters, painters and photographers display their craft, is a popular destination consisting of art galleries and studios, gift shops, restaurants and wine-tasting rooms. In contrast, the city of Helen is very quaint and has been designed and maintained as a replica of a Bavarian Alpine town. There are a variety of things to do for all ages but one of the most popular is Oktoberfest, which is the longest running celebration of its kind in the United States. While the physical characteristics of the property make it suitable for a variety of applications, it is ideal for an interested buyer who has a strong desire to build their own brand of wine, even if they lack expertise in the viticulture business, because a local consultant with decades of experience is available to provide the expertise necessary to establish a turnkey operation that is efficient, cost effective and smooth from start to finish.