About Engelheim Vineyards
Welcome to Engelheim Vineyards. We are located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Ellijay, Georgia. Our focus is to grow outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality of wine. Our objective is to give all glory to God while integrating our German heritage. We invite you to visit us at our tasting room where we are open 7 days a week from 12:30 – 6:00 PM. We offer a large variety of vinifera wines, made from our 15 acres of estate-grown grapes.
Gary Engel grew up on a farm in South Alabama. After serving 27 years in the Army, Colonel Engel knew he wanted to retire to the mountains and return to his farming roots. In 2007, Gary and Jan Engel decided to purchase the land that is now known as Engelheim (German for “Angel Home”). The Engel family planted their first vines in 2009 and harvested their first vintage in 2011. In 2014, they opened their bavarian-style tasting room. In 2020, Engelheim broke ground to build our 12,000 square foot event center, Venue in the Vines. In June 2022, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held and the much anticipated grand opening was held. We look forward to hosting weddings, corporate events and more!
Our dream also focuses on building a sustainable future for our family through Engelheim. Our family venture has rewarded them with maintaining a focus on strong Christian values and the gift of seeing first hand how God provides our grapes. We give all thanks to God for allowing him to take care of this piece of His beautiful world and to live in harmony with his perfect plan. We truly are living the dream at Engelheim Vineyards.
About Our Award Winning Wines
Engelheim is home to over 20+ awards for our outstanding lineup of wines including many double gold and silver medals from the largest competition of American wines, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. On top of our various prestigious awards, we are honored to have received the “2018 Georgia Winery of the Year”, and “Best Georgia Grown Wine” in 2020 for our Petite Manseng and in 2021 for our red blend Doxology. At Engelheim we not only put our backbone into our wines but also our heart and soul. We absolutely love what we do and that reflects within the quality of our wines and our track record of awards.
Tastings & Tasting room hours
We are open 7 days a week from 12:30-6 pm. We have live music on Sat & Sun from 1:30-5:30 and every Friday evening, Spring-Fall 5:30-7:30 pm. At Engelheim we are pet friendly, as long as your pets are friendly in return.
We offer a 4 wine tasting for $14. Your tasting room professional will assist you in selecting your wines as we have many options. We have over 20 wines to experience that range from dry to sweet and offer charcuterie boards to enhance your tasting. Our tastings are done one at at a time for a more personalized and educated experience. No reservations are required!