Meet our


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.

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.

Ricardo Barraza 

General Manager

Ricardo is driven, reliable, hardworking, and loyal. He has a dedicated commitment to success, defined by complete guest satisfaction and attention to detail. 
His progress is motivated by his 20+ years of experience in the hospitality business. 

Haley Gilreath 

Marketing Director

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. 

Shelby Everts

Director of Sales

Shelby has been with Montaluce for two years now, and she has applied her extensive knowledge and experience towards many weddings. She will work with you throughout the booking process to ensure your wedding exceeds all of your expectations! Her passion and attention to detail is the driving force for the entire Montaluce Events Team.

GPS Address:

501 Hightower Church Road Dahlonega, GA 30533


Mailing Address: 

946 Via Montaluce Dahlonega, GA 30533


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