Laid back and fun, Three Sisters Vineyards is a favorite destination of Wine Lovers visiting the North Georgia Mountains and Dahlonega-Lumpkin County, The Heart of Georgia Wine Country. A variety of tastings are offered inside from a large cherry wood tasting bar featuring a distinctive collection of southern folk art and pottery.
Outside, a rock wall patio is said by many to be one of the best places to stop and soak in this unique wine region. Relax with friends and a glass of Georgia "Estate Grown" wine from this unique Dahlonega Plateau region while listening to local acoustic folk and bluegrass or jazz presented seasonally on our Crush Pad Deck. Grapes grown on the estate include Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Touriga, Cynthiana Norton, Vidal Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Three Sisters Vineyards is proud to be Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery and Lumpkin County's founding wine grape growers. 184 acres of North Georgia Mountain vineyard beauty and history awaits you at the only place TurnerSouth named Best Winery In The South, Three Sisters Vineyards.
While Three Sisters wines celebrate “the sense of place” (as our French brethren call it) our wines reflect our family’s many hours of dedication, character and personality. Building upon the French concept of “terrior,” we believe wines are more than just soil, climate and farming techniques. We believe our "people" make the difference. Three Sisters Vineyards has developed certain wine styles and flavor profiles. We work hard to co-exist with each vintage Mother Nature sets. And every vintage is different. Lots of curve balls. That’s the fun and challenge of “terrior.”
Winemaking is headed by Hezzie Patrick. Grape growing is headed by Ken VanDusen. It is our belief that the best wine is made by consensus. Fine wine is produced by the efforts of everyone from the vineyard workers that help cultivate the grapes to the family blending trials in the winery. Three Sisters even incorporates visitor’s tasting opinions into our decision making. Come visit us and sample the unique East Coast wines of Three Sisters Vineyards in North Georgia.
Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery is dedicated to presenting a small family farm experience that is a destination for tourists and wine enthusiasts visiting Northeast Georgia. After purchasing the Lumpkin County property in the late summer of 1995, Sharon and Doug Paul began nearly a year of site planning for Three Sisters Vineyards.
The farm's name is inspried by the beautiful view of Lumpkin County's Three Sisters Mountain to the west. Three Sisters Vineyards, Inc. was incorporated the following summer on July 19, 1996 to cultivate the growth and production of winegrapes. Sharon Paul's brother Ken VanDusen joined the family business in October 1996 as the Vineyard Operations Manager. The Winery business was established at the end of 1999 and the first harvest and vintage was in August of 2000. The Tasting Room opened late summer in September of 2001. A little over twenty acres of grapes thrive on our mountainside property.
The Paul Family Is Proud To Utilize Only 100% Georgia Fruit,100% Estate Grown Since The Very First Day From Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery...Three Sisters Vineyards. Drink Local. Taste Georgia. Enjoy Three Sisters. .
Situated on 184 acres between the historic mountain villages of Dahlonega and Cleveland/Helen, Lumpkin County's first vineyard, Three Sisters holds the historic distinction of being Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery, Dahlonega-Lumpkin County's Founding Winegrowers and the oldest continuously operated vineyard and winery on the Dahlonega Plateau.
Three Sisters Vineyards’ mission is to produce fine wines in an honest and unpretentious manner. Our wines reflect the unique east coast “terroir” of Lumpkin County, Georgia and the Dahlonega Plateau - one of the very best places in the state to grow European and French-American winegrapes. We employ three different trellis systems to maximize growing quality and are dedicated to sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery. All of our wines are made from 100% Georgia Grown - Three Sisters Vineyards estate grown grapes.
Three Sisters has lost part of its’ soul. Doug Paul, founding partner and visionary, died on March 7th.,2017. Oh, how we miss him! It was way back in 1995 when Doug and Sharon bought the farm and Doug said, “let’s grow a few grapes!” The rest is history and though we are all very sad, the show must go on. We’ll remember his friendly face and his overalls forever. Doug never met a stranger and always had some way to relate to everyone he encountered. He was a great winemaker, an astute businessman, and a funny guy! Full of laughter and love… rest in peace.
(L-R) KEN VANDUSEN, DOUG PAUL AND SHARON PAUL AT THREE SISTERS VINEYARDS CEREMONIAL FIRST PLANTING
(L-R) REPRESENTATIVE AMOS AMERSON, GA COMMISSIONER OF AG TOMMY IRVIN, LUMPKIN HISTORIAN ANNE AMERSON, THREE SISTERS VINEYARDS FOUNDERS SHARON AND DOUG PAUL
(L-R) GA COMMISSIONER OF AG TOMMY IRVIN, LUMPKIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER CHARLIE RIDLEY, DOUG PAUL AND SHARON PAUL