Voted one of North Georgia's Top Wineries

Making The Best Wines Since 2013

The Cottage Vineyard and Winery is family-owned and operated, and we take great pride in our wine. We love getting to know our customers, and we cultivate a family-like culture where everyone is welcome. Our top priority is providing the best possible experience for our guests.

We offer wine tastings, wine by the glass, and wine by the bottle. We use over 7 different varieties of grapes and produce everything on our property. We have something for every palate, from reds and whites to dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wines. Come visit us today to experience The Cottage Vineyard & Winery!

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a regular, we want you to feel at home here.

Our Story

How it all began…….

The Cottage Vineyard & Winery was established in 2013 when the original owners, Jim and Sandra Penner, brought their passion for vineyards and fine wines to North Georgia and planted the very first vine on The Cottages’s beautiful 29 acres of rolling hills.  While Jim Penner served our country for over 20 years in the United States Army, the veteran's memorial wall was actually completed before the first tasting room.  This wall is comprised of names of veterans honored by our customers from all around the country.  Surrounded by flags of all military branches and first responders, it is a peaceful spot on the property to sit and enjoy a glass of wine….. especially at sunset!

Passing the torch…...

In early 2022, Steve Schmidt, a personal friend and long-time customer and fan of The Cottage, approached the Penners with the idea of selling after hearing thoughts of their retirement.  Steve partnered with family friends, the Ukani Brothers, to form Sip and Savor Vino Group and the families became the new owners of The Cottage in August of 2022.  Now Jim and Sandra can sit and sip and enjoy the fruits (no pun intended) of their labor. 

Exciting things to come…….

The Cottage has big plans of expansion to accommodate more people who love wine!  With the second tasting room complete and plans to expand the original tasting room out and over the bottom patio area, we will have plenty of room for you and your friends to come enjoy the wine and the views!  We hope to see you soon! 

The Estate

The Cottage Vineyard and Winery, located atop 49 acres of picturesque mountainside terrain, offers a stunning 360-degree view of the North Georgia Mountains. The North Georgia area has the perfect climate and soil conditions for vineyards and wineries. The area has long, hot summers and short, mild winters. The soil is also well-drained and fertile, making it an ideal location for growing grapes.