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Engelheim Vineyards Earns Four Medals 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

January 16, 2018




“Engelheim Vineyards earned four medals this year at the largest competition of American wines, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. All four medals were for their estate grown wines.  They earned a Gold medal for their 2016 Petit Manseng which is grown, produced and bottled at Engelheim. They earned a silver for their 2016 Sweet Molly, the floral and fruit forward “Southern Belle version” of their estate grown Traminette. Their  2016 Traminette, a crisper version of the Sweet Molly, earned a Silver medal, as did Engelheim’s Hummingbird. All of these wines were grown and bottled in North Georgia.”

The Gilmer Chamber News release can be read at

For more information or press inquiries, contact Gary Engel, 706-635-WINE (9463).
Engelheim Vineyards
127 Lakeview Drive
Ellijay, GA 30540



Music in the Vines!


Come out and enjoy a spectacular evening of great music, food and wine on October 1st from 6-9 pm!
Back by popular demand headlining this event will be recording artist Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk a 10 piece jazz funk group led by the husband and wife team Terry & Venae Ellis. If you weren’t at the last show you don’t want to miss this one! We look forward to seeing you. www.kharismajazzmaticfunk.com.
There will be a variety of food and arts and craft vendors. Bring your tables and lawn chairs. No pets or outside coolers allowed.
We are proud to announce that PC’s International Catering will be back as well! Wine will be available by the glass or by the bottle.
For more information please contact sales@engelheim.com

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Available via Eventbrite, or at the tasting room!


Jazz in the Vines at Engelheim!

Engelheim Vineyards and Kharisma Entertainment invite you to our first “Jazz in the Vines” event on June 18th, 2016. Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm. We will have wine, food, and other vendors for your enjoyment. Tickets are $30/person–wristband required for admission/vendors. Tickets include Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk’s FULL 3-hour production with all the bells and whistles and a 4-wine tasting so you can select your favorite wine for the the evening.

Make your reservation and purchase your ticket on EventBrite: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!


Jazz in the Vines Poster

Website Relaunch!

You may not have noticed, but Engelheim Vineyards has relaunched its website under a new theme.  We believe this new theme is easier to navigate and will assist our guests in finding all of the information they need to accommodate their visits to the winery/vineyard.  Our Calendar will have all of our up and coming music on Saturday/Sundays as well as our special events (which we try and have posted at least one month in advance).  “Our Wines” (and events page) is still under development as we finish acquiring some great photos of our wine bottles–in the future, we hope to offer an “e-commerce” section where you can order EV Wine online!  Take some time and peruse around the website and feel free to let us know what you think—you can use the comment form on the Visit Our Vineyard page, or email Gary (gary@engelheim.com) or Mike (mike@engelheim.com).  We’d love to hear from you!

In closing, we’d like to thank Brandon from “Web Design by Brandon McCloskey” a HUGE “Thank You” for assisting us in our relaunch!  Feel free to visit his page or email him if you need a new look for your own website! Web: www.brandonmccloskey.biz  E-mail: brandon@brandonmccloskey.biz


2016 Valentine’s Dinner at Engelheim Vineyards

Engelheim Vineyards is pleased to announce its partnership with Chef Rand Hilburn to bring a delightful Valentine’s Dinner to our guests on February 12th at 7pm.  Chef Rand tickled our palates and filled our bellies in January 2014 at our Winter Feast, so we look forward to tasting the amazing dinner he has planned for us!  You can make your reservation by visiting us in the Tasting Room, contacting Mike, or clicking the following link to purchase your ticket directly on EventBrite: CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW!

See You There! Valentines Dinner Menu


2014 Sweet Molly & 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Released!

Engelheim Vineyards is proud to announce our 2014 Sweet Molly is now available.  We are also proud to bring you a new member to the wine family–our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc!  Both are available for tastings or by the glass/bottle.  The 2013 Sweet Molly sold out quickly—don’t miss your chance to reserve a case today!

Also, if you haven’t tasted our newest red blend, Doxology, then don’t wait too long. This full-bodied 7-varietal blend is sure to satisfy your “rich, red wine” craving!

Engelheim Hosting Gilmer Chamber Business Connections, June 9th

Engelheim Vineyards invites ALL Gilmer County businesses to come and enjoy an evening of networking together at our tasting room, from 4:30-6:30pm on Tuesday, June 9th.

The Chamber offers a cash drawing of $250 provided by Chamber sponsors at 6:00pm.

Join us for a guided walking vineyard tour with Gary Engel, our owner, following the cash drawing.
Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Engelheim Vineyards Earns Double Gold in the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

(Ellijay, GA, January 13, 2015) — Engelheim Vineyards earned a Double Gold medal for Sweet Molly, the floral and fruit forward “Southern Belle version” of their estate grown Traminette. Their three other estate grown wines were also awarded significantly prestigious official medals by the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Traminette, a crisper version of the Sweet Molly, earned a Silver medal, as did Engelheim’s Merlot, one of the Competition’s largest categories. Trilogy, a blend of three Engelheim estate grown grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot) won a Bronze medal. All of these wines were grown and bottled in North Georgia.

Gary Engel, owner of Engelheim Vineyards, said he “couldn’t sleep after hearing the news” late Sunday night. With it being the largest wine competition in the world and Engelheim’s first competition, we are truly blessed to have earned such high honors for each of our wines. We are especially excited to have this news to celebrate with guests at our first Winter Feast and Wine Pairing event on Friday, January 30th. It’s going to add something real special to be able to introduce and share each of our wines that evening as a medal winner! We are eternally grateful to the Lord, our family, Joe Smith, our wine-maker, and our dear friends that all helped make Engelheim Vineyards and our award-winning wines a reality.”

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition received 6,417 entries from more than 28 states. Recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world, it narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few. Fifty-nine professional wine judges from across the country, selected from a myriad of fields including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality, traveled to the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County during January 5th through January 9th to judge the wines.

Utilizing an extensive process that divided the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Double Gold (equivalent to a unanimous rating by all panel members). Only eight entries were honored with the prestigious Sweepstake Award in the categories of Sparkling, White, Pink, Red, and Dessert/Specialty wines. Many of the award winning wines will be available to taste at the Public Tasting (http://winejudging.com/public-tasting/), held on February 14, 2015 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

For more information or press inquiries, contact Emily@engelheim.com, 706-635-WINE (9463) or 678-972-9088 cell.

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