15th Anniversary: A Look at Our 15 Years of Serving You
Montaluce has been serving North Georgia quality estate wine and a high-end dining experience for the last 15 years. It was back in 2007 that construction began on 400 acres of property that were planned to be a neighborhood built around a winery. The goal was to highlight the magnificent mountain views with plenty of open space for everyone to enjoy the beautiful landscape. By 2008 when the doors opened, things switched gears due to the housing market crash. Montaluce became the winery and restaurant you know and love today.
Of the 400-acre property, 12 acres were dedicated to the vines used to build our estate wine collection. Ten different varietals were planted including Chardonnay, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Vidal Blanc. These grapes helped produce our first round of estate wines, which consisted of most blends.
Over the next few years, Montaluce has grown to help better serve you. On June 14th, 2021, Trattoria di Montaluce opened bringing traditional Italian cuisine with a family atmosphere. This allowed Montaluce’s restaurant to switch to high-end international cuisine. The vineyard has also grown to over 16 acres of vines with 13 different varietals. If you have visited recently, you might have noticed fewer trees. Montaluce is in the process of expanding the vineyard to continue producing quality estate wines.
While we have grown in size, we have also grown our incredible staff. Winemaker Jack Achorn joined the team in July 2022 and has immediately put his stamp on our wine production. He will be producing Montaluce’s first vegan wines this year and has focused on maintaining the vineyard in a sustainable way to ensure wine growth for generations to come. Chef de Cuisine Clint Johnston took on the role in 2022. His style of cultural infusion mixed with southern classics has created a menu the whole family can enjoy.