About Kaya Vineyard & Winery


Kaya’s Winery and Tasting Room are built atop a ridge that is 1600 feet above elevation and offers the most exquisite panoramic mountain view in North Georgia. The Tasting Room features twelve-foot windows, Edison light bulbs, and reclaimed wood, making the combination of Kaya and the Appalachian Mountains a retreat. Enjoy the view on our two-thousand square-foot covered deck with live music in the warmer seasons, and more importantly, some wine.

The Werkheiser family believes that wine is made in the vineyard and represents specific growing styles. All Kaya wines are made exclusively from estate grown grapes produced from our property and planted with classic European, Italian, and American varietals including both whites (Chardonnay, Viognier, Muscat, Albarino) and reds (Touriga, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, and Malbac). We also have a few more in the planning stages, including: Chardonnel, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Petit Mansang, and Norton. Our grapes are hand harvested and gently processed in our facility, which we call the art of wine. Our techniques are meticulous; the secret lies in the management of the vineyard. Our Wine Maker, Ariel, shines when turning wonderful fruit into wine. After harvest, the wine is taken to our climate-controlled Barrel Room, where it is given the perfect environment for integration of flavor and aroma between wood and fruit. Once produced and bottled, the wine is transported upstairs to our Tasting Room, where our goal is to provide an educational experience for those with a passion to learn about wine. Our Kaya Team loves to produce hand-crafted complex wines that cater to the serious enthusiast.

All Kaya wines are made exclusively from estate grown grapes produced from our property. The Werkheiser family believes that wine is made in the vineyard and represents specific growing styles. Our vineyards are planted with classic European, Italian and American varietals. All of our grapes are hand harvested and gently processed in our facility, we call this the art of wine. Our techniques are meticulous; the secret lies in the management of the vineyard.

Our Wine Maker, Ariel, shines when turning wonderful fruit into wine. After harvest the wine is taken to our climate controlled Barrel Room where it is given the perfect environment for integration of flavor and aroma between wood and fruit. Our Kaya Team loves to produce hand-crafted complex wines that cater to the serious enthusiast. Our tasting room goal is to provide an educational experience for those with a passion to learn about wine.

We look forward to serving you!

Our tasting room menu features a variety of dishes created by our Executive Chef.

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