Ott Farms and Vineyard
Ott Farms and Vineyard is located on 20 acres with one of North Georgia’s most beautiful mountain views. We currently have 6 acres of French-American hybrids and Vinifera grapes including: Seyval Blac, Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Lenoire and Cabernet Franc.
When Michael was 15 years old and got his first cow, he knew then he wanted to be a farmer. At the age of 17, he became the youngest entrepreneur in the fern (cut foliage) industry when he opened his own Fernery in Deland, Florida. Starting with 3 acres he quickly grew to 31 acres of cut foliage.
After 32 years and some life altering events Mike decided to make a change and take a ride about the country and see what the rest of the world was up to. He was soon approached by several individuals looking to get into the vineyard business. However they needed the help of a good ole Florida boy with Horticulture and farming knowledge.
His skills quickly became highly sought after. He soon built Cartecay Vineyards, Engelheim Vineyards, Ellijay River Vineyard and consulted with Chateau Meichtry after injuring his shoulder helping others realize their dreams. He soon came to North Georgia Physical Therapy where Lee was working after having been injured in a car accident herself. She found helping others recover from injury very fulfilling.
Mike fell for Lee instantly, however it took Lee a little longer to admit that she was smitten as well. After 5 months of physical therapy Mike finally asked Lee on a date and as they say that was that. Mike’s dream of owning and operating his own vineyard quickly became Lee’s passion as well.
Together they have built their vineyard from the ground up, clearing the land, planting plants, setting posts, running wire, hanging trellis systems, pruning, training, harvesting and finally making their own wines with the help Engelheim Vineyards and Chateau Meichtry that he stills helps with to this day. They have finally realized their dream with the opening of their Tasting Room and the production of wines from their own grapes.
Chambourcin 100% Georgia Grown. Strawberries and Cream on the nose and palate, full mouth feel of a Red, Leads to an off dry but crisp finish.
WORTH THE WAIT
Chambourcin On the nose you will experience Vanilla, Cherry, and Chocolate from this 100% estate grown wine. A tart beginning leads to a long lengthy finish.
Petite Sirah – Full bodied red with its deep rich color has notes of Blueberry, Plums, Dark Chocolate, Black Pepper. Beautifully Dry Finish.
Chenin Blanc – Notes of peach, apple, pear, and honeysuckle. Nice acidity with a crisp finish.
Seyval Blanc / Traminette – Hints of honey and floral aromas, with fruit flavors of pear, white nectarine, and apple on the palate, crisp lingering finish.
MAKE ME BLUSH
Chambourcin and Seyval Blanc On the nose and palate notes of Strawberry and Watermelon with a little spice on the back end. Finish is off-dry.
Chambourcin / Lenoire Aged in a Maker’s Mark Whiskey Barrel for 9 months. Notes of dark cherry with deep whiskey flavors with a smooth finish.
Bordeaux Blend – Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Notes of Lilac, Black Cherry, Plum, and Sage. Leads to a Dry finish.
Traminette – A very fruit forward wine on both the nose and the palate leads to a refreshing and delightful finish.
Sauvignon Blanc – Primary fruit flavors of lime, green apple, passion fruit, and white peach lead to a DRY finish.