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Chateau Elan (Braselton) — Yes, a winery, but much more. There are two restaurants, an art gallery, an equestrian show center, a banquet facilty, and daily tours (with tastings, of course.) Founded in 1983 by an Irishman, this is the place that reputedly put Georgia wine on the map. 100 Tour de France, Braselton. 770-307-3786, 800-233-9463.
Website… www.chateauelan.com

Fox Vineyard & Winery — Founded in 1984 by former Eastern Airlines pilot John Fuchs (and named after him, since “fuchs” is the German word for “fox”). Tasting room open daily. Go east on I-20, exit 47, Highway 11 South, not far from Social Circle, GA. 770-787-5402.