Welcome to Terra Incognita Vineyard

Fields of grass perched above vineyard rows surrounded by thousands of acres of protected forest land with unparalleled views of the Southern Blueridge Mountains is the home of Terra Incognita Vineyard. Taking the meanadering gravel road, following the backbone of Tallulah Ridge for a mile and a half, leads you up the mountain and to the entrance. Interested? If so, join us for wine sampling, plan an event in our pavilion, or spend the night camping or in our loft apartment.

Hours

Saturday:
Sunday:
12:30 pm to 9:00 pm (12:30 - 21:00)
12:30 pm to 9:00 pm (12:30 - 21:00)

* Private tastings and special events are available by appointment

Contact Us

Terra Incognita Vineyard, LLC
1821 Vandiver Mtn. Rd.
Clarkesville, GA
P: (706) 963-0228
Ernst Family
info@terraincognitavineyard.com

Events

We provide a 2,700 sq. ft. pavilion with an attached catering kitchen, fireplace, bar, and upstairs suite situated on our eastern hillside. Sunsets fall in the notch between the eastern and western hillsides, providing an excellent evening view from the pavilion lawn and upper vineyard. Views to the north include Rabun Bald (4,696 ft) and Standing Indian (5,499 ft) mountains.

Included are tables and chairs for our guests and we can accommodate any reasonable requests.

Directions

From Clarkesville (13 mi)

  1. Follow Historic 441 for 2 mi.
  2. Turn left on New Liberty Rd. for 7 mi.
  3. Turn right on Low Gap Rd. for 3.6 mi.
  4. Turn right on Vandiver Mtn. Rd. for 1.2 mi

Chart on Google Maps
From Clayton (19 mi)

  1. Follow US-76 West for 16.9 mi.
  2. Turn left on Charlie Mountain Rd. for 3.6 mi.
  3. Turn right on Bridge Creek Rd. for 2 mi.
  4. Turn left on Seed Lake Rd. for 4.4 mi.
  5. Turn right on Low Gap Rd. 4.2 mi.
  6. Turn left on Vandiver Mtn. Rd. for 1.2 mi

Chart on Google Maps
From Helen, Cleveland, Sautee (22 mi)

  1. Follow GA-17 East for 2.2 mi.
  2. Turn left on to GA-255 at Sautee for 7.7 mi.
  3. Turn right on to GA-197 for 2.3 mi.
  4. Turn left on to Watts Mill Rd. for 1.2 mi.
  5. Turn right on Oakey Mtn. Rd. for 4.3 mi.
  6. Turn left on Low Gap Rd. 4.2 mi.
  7. Turn left on Vandiver Mtn. Rd. for 1.2 mi

Chart on Google Maps
From Tallulah Gorge (15 mi)

  1. Follow 441 for 1.2 mi.
  2. Turn left on to Old 441 for 2.6 mi.
  3. Turn left on to Lake Rabun Rd. for 6.3 mi.
  4. Turn left on to Low Gap Rd. for 4.5 mi.
  5. Turn left on Vandiver Mtn. Rd. for 1.2 mi

Chart on Google Maps

Trails

Get out and get some exercise! We have a few trails that make for easy walking or spend some time walking through the vineyard. We have two basic loops that are fit for general use, the Eastern Creek Loop and the Spring House Loop.

The creek trail starts at the pavilion and works its way down to Falls Branch and follows it up to the gravel road. Visitors can then follow the road back to the start or contour along the bottom of the vineyard and back up. On the Western hillside, the Spring House loop takes you along the edge of our hybrid grapes and then to an old dry-stack, spring house.

Click here to see the trail map