Sharp Mountain

Sharp Mountain Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery in the North Georgia Mountains.  The vineyard was established in 1995 on the 26 acre estate and looks upon the beautiful Sharp Mountain.  At 1500 feet, the 5 acre vineyard is ideally suited for its purpose:  to produce the best quality wines possible.  We invite you to come visit and enjoy a wine tasting, glass of wine, live music and beautiful scenery. 

At 1500 feet, on five acres of rocky, alluvial soil, Sharp Mountain Vineyards is perfectly situated for doing what it does best, handcrafting fine wines in the old-world fashion.

Our unique vineyard, established in 1995, was built on one simple principle, ” The finest wines come from the finest fruits”. Therefore, everything that Sharp Mountain Vineyards does honors this guiding principle.

What makes Sharp Mountain Vineyards so distinctive is our solitary focus on creating exceptional wines and providing a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for our guests. Sharp Mountain Vineyards proudly grows 12 varieties of wines for tasting and purchase.

Firstly, we carefully tend the plants throughout the year. Secondly, we handpick the grapes at harvest. Most importantly, we personally attend to every detail of the wine making process . As a result, our focus is to promote quality over quantity.

The same attention to detail extends to the friendly and festive tasting room and gift shop where connoisseurs and novices alike are never disappointed. Our Tasting Room & Gift Shop are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Call for private tastings and events.

Sharp Mountain Vineyards welcomes guests to bring their own picnic fare and relax at the pavilion overlooking the vineyard and Sharp Mountain in beautiful North Georgia. It’s an awe-inspiring view and the perfect setting in which to eat, drink, and leave your worries behind!

  • On-site vineyards
  • On-site winery
  • Tasting Room
  • Mountain Views
  • Live Music*
  • Gift Shop

Our Land

Sharp Mountain, overlooking Jasper, GA seems worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet on a clear day you can look down on Atlanta as well as Stone Mountain from its heights. In fact, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, a North Georgia mountain farm winery, is just  a 45 minute drive to Atlanta, making it the perfect venue for a days outing.  Pack a picnic, enjoy a mountain drive and join us for a tour and tasting.  Savor your picnic, listen to live music in our shaded pavilion while drinking in the beautiful view; rows and rows of espaliered vines against a backdrop of blue-green rolling hills and a commanding view of Sharp Mountain.

Our Wines

Ron Rathgeb established Sharp Mountain Vineyards with a single focus,  to produce the best quality wines possible.  Ron planted the vineyard in 1995 with vines that are all European Vinifera.  Sharp Mountain Vineyards produces approximately 12 tons annually or about 800 cases per year.  This lower capacity enable Ron, Jody & Family to give the wines the kind of attention that makes each wine special.  All of the wines are low in sulfites with balanced tannins. 

Chardonnay
Light and delicate on the palate with crisp acidity and luscious finish. Clean varietal flavors of green apple, lemon, with undertones of butterscotch.

Viognier
Rhone varietal: lush, seductive, and exocitally perfumed golden wine with intense bouquet of honeysuckle, ripe apricot, and hazelnut. Alcohol 13.00%

Pinot Noir
A cornucopia of red cherry, strawberry and ripe tomato accented by a breath of sassafras Delicate layers of flavor drift across the palate with an earthy fruit based finish. Alcohol 12.90%

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich garnet color with lovely cedar on the nose. Ripe flavors of blackberry, currant, and cassis explode on the palate followed by rich polished tannins. Alcohol 13.10%

Carrera
A charming floral bouquet with crisp fruity flavors and sweet finish Our best picnic or just sipping wine. Alcohol 13.20%

Pickens Pink
Sweet blush wine with cherry berry aftertaste. Serve chilled as a porch or picnic wine. Alcohol 13.10%

Pinot Gris
Medium bodied with scent of minerals, apples and pears. Crisp acidity and flavors of pink grapefruit. Alcohol 13.20%

Gewurztraminer
Alsatian style with heady aromatic intensity of gardenia and Jamaican allspice. Delicate, yet spicy with seductive rose petal flavors. Alcohol 13.10%

Merlot
Enchanting, earthy bouquet of black cherry and cedar mingles with the flavors of rich plum and hints of black tea and chocolate followed by a silky finish. Alcohol 13.00%

Collage
Bordeaux blend. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc create a subtleness of rich flavors of black cherry, raspberry, cassis, and hints of vanilla and chocolate. Soft velvety finish. Alcohol 13.00%

Trebbonay
Delicate blend of Chardonnay & Trebbiano in a semi-sweet wine with flavors of pear, mango, and citrus. Perfect fare for hot-tub, patio, or pool-side. Alcohol 12.90%

Etowah
A sweet table for red wine drinkers. A neatly balanced composition of soft tannins and distinctive fruits. Served chilled. Alcohol 13.10%

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