After Summer 2020 didn’t go as planned for many people amid the coronavirus pandemic, it goes without saying, that people are ready for Fall. With that comes, Spooky Season! After quarantine, masks, and social-distancing measures, it can be hard to think of things to do. Three words: Haunted Wine Hike.
Haunted Wine Hike hosed by Montaluce Winery and Restaurant
Montaluce Winery and Restaurant announced on August 31, 2020 their upcoming Haunted Wine Hike. Excitingly, there are more details to come, but you can sign up for their newsletter here. Montaluce Winery will host the Haunted Hike October 24-October 31st. Rightfully so, current fans of the winery have their reservations due to coronavirus. Luckily, with the hike being outdoors and the wine tasting having room to social distance, Montaluce seems to have it all under control. Furthermore, their website outlines all of the precautions they are taking during these uncertain times.
The Haunted Wine Hike is 1.8 miles. The winery’s social media moderators describe the hike as an intermediate level hike. The spooky flier posted to their Facebook says that the hike is, “Based on the old folklore legend, Guy Rivers. Take a hike while learning about our haunted history.” According to travel website, Tock, the hike will go through Montaluce Winery and Restaurants property while depicting “the legend of William Gilmore Simms’ gold mining bandit, Guy Rivers, to James Mooney’s accounts of mysterious disappearance of Yahula, a prosperous Cherokee stock trader.”
What else does the winery have to offer?
The winery is located northeast of Atlanta, Georgia in Dahlonega. According to their website, they regularly host wine hikes and tours. On an Instagram post, Montaluce Winery announces that they are offering wine hikes everyday for a “unique ‘staycation’.” Also available at the winery, a Southern favorite, brunch. Additionally, the venue is available for weddings and events. If that wasn’t exciting enough, there are also villas available for rent. Not only is Montaluce a winery, but there is a restaurant and bakery on the property.
With that in mind, TripAdvisor categorizes Montaluce Winery and Restaurant as American, Wine Bar, and Vegetarian friendly. Additionally, the restaurant is ranked eighth out of the 41 restaurants in Dahlonega. One visitor describes Montaluce as “wine country of the South,” while another says it “feels like Tuscany.” Review after review praises the great food, wine, and atmosphere.
Whether you venture to Montaluce Winery and Restaurant for the Haunted Wine Hike, or you’d like to make a weekend trip of it, there are a variety of other things in the area to experience in the area. TripAdvisor lists some of the top attractions in the area as Consolidated Gold Mine, Crisson Gold Mine, and the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site. While not listed in the Top 5 of things to do near Dahlonega, definitely interest piquing is the Georgia Mountain Falconry.
Make sure to make reservations for the Haunted Wine Hike. Also sign up for the Montaluce Winery and Restaurant’s newsletter to be the first to get details on the Haunted Wine Hike and other events. Let Spooky Season begin!