Located near Ellijay, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, our focus is on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality of wines. Our objective is to give all glory to God while integrating our German heritage and our Appalachian home. We also hope to honor the original residents of Engelheim, the Cherokee Nation.
Gary and Jan Engel decided to purchase the land that is now known as Engelheim (“Angel Home” in German) in 2007. After Colonel Engel retired from the Army in 2004 upon return from Kuwait and Iraq, they decided to live their dream of living in the North Georgia Mountains and to grow the finest quality grapes. They planted the first vines in 2009 and took the first limited harvest in 2011. It is about the quality of life and touching other lives that have driven them to establish the vineyards, tasting lodge, and winery. This dream is about building something for future generations of Engels, for their three children and their families as well. All of this is focused on Christian values and watching how God provides the grapes and all they need for this venture. They give all thanks to God for allowing them to take care of this portion of his beautiful world and to live in harmony with his perfect plan. We have a saying while working here at Engelheim, “Living the Dream”.
2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- SWEET MOLLY – DOUBLE GOLD!
- TRAMINETTE – SILVER!
- MERLOT – SILVER
- TRILOGY – BRONZE