Christopher Matson

Executive Chef

Chris is the Executive Chef at Montaluce. He and his team are excited to be able to cook for you, and offer a menu made with classic techniques and fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

According to Chef Chris, his grandmother made him fall in love with food when he was only fourteen, and he hasn't stopped cooking since then. His passion for food has taken him all around the world, pushed him to earn two degrees, (pastry and culinary), at NYC’s International Culinary Center, and helped him make a life for himself as a first-generation American.

He hopes that his years of experience and passion for food come together at Montaluce in the form of an incredible meal you get to share with people you love.

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Haley Gilreath

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Haley is a journalist-turned-marketer, who is  passionate about finding new ways to relate on a personal level with consumers. She possesses more than twelve years of experience in marketing, where she has honed myriad of skills in writing, special events, public relations, content marketing, social media, blogging, SEO, videography, photography, analytics, email marketing, advertising, and magazine publishing. Haley is a published author and has been featured in several publications throughout the US. Her determination  and ambition have been an asset for Montaluce's Marketing Team. 

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Craig Boyd


I have been growing grapes and making wine commercially for over three decades. With a Master’s Degree in Enology and Viticulture from the University of California, Davis, I have spent most of my career working at wineries in both Northern and Southern California, but have also worked at wineries in New York, South Dakota, Arizona and, now, Georgia. If you can name a variety of grape or fruit, I have probably made wine from it.

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Shelby Everts

Director of Sales & Events

Shelby has worked in the customer service industry for seven years and is a dedicated and motivated employee. She sells,  organizes, manages, and executes all aspects from creation to conclusion for all variations of events including large corporate events and weddings. This includes, selling rooms and services, creating menus, establishing and executing timelines, room set-ups, and billing. she is extremely detail oriented and has the ability to multi-task while working closely with every department within the property to ensure events exceed customers’ expectations. 


Tommaso Rezi

Restaurant Manager

Accomplished, energetic and reliable professional Manager with more than 10 years of experience with a solid history of achievement in Restaurant Management, Business administration, Food Service and Customer Relations. 
Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include restaurant management, long range planning and keen appreciation for the bottom line profit. Highly trained, proactive, organized and dedicated with passionate commitment to first-rate customer service care.


Matthew Garner

Director of Operations

My background is in landscape design and installation. In 2006 I got the call to join the team at Montaluce. I have helped in every aspect of building, maintaining, and managing this project. 


GPS Address:

501 Hightower Church Road Dahlonega, GA 30533


Mailing Address: 

946 Via Montaluce Dahlonega, GA 30533


Business Hours: 

 Sun - Thurs: 11am - 9pm

Friday-Sat: 11am - 10pm

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