A few months ago a group of my nearest and dearest got together and planned a week long trip up in the North Georgia mountains. Back in 2004 my mom and I were looking for a place to go camping during our winter school break. I can vividly remember sitting at the kitchen counter at my parent’s house scanning a map of the southeastern United States looking for a place that would be a) A day’s worth of driving distance and b) A change of scenery from our regular beachy Florida views.
We ended up putting our finger smack on a city called Blairsville; in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia. After a quick Internet search we learned that this town was only an 8 hour ride from Tampa, boasted beautiful mountain views, wasn’t commercialized and “touristy” like other mountain towns, and was home to Brasstown Bald Mountain- the highest peak in Georgia.
So much that we’ve returned almost every year since!
When my mom passed away, I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to return to the area, but in 2012, Brian and I did just that. And we had an amazing time- especially being able to visit spots I had visited with my mom just years earlier.
One thing we absolutely adore about Blairsville is its balance of charm, adventure and beauty. There are waterfalls to admire, hiking trails to lose your troubles on, and breath-taking landscapes that will make you stop and think about life’s purpose. We also love that there are so many unique shops, wineries, restaurants that give you an opportunity to add some special memories to your mountain getaway.
A place that we discovered on our trip last year was The Wine Shoppe in downtown Blairsville.
This warm and inviting wine shoppe is located at 6 Town Square Unit A right across from the historic courthouse on the town circle. There is parking right in front of the shoppe, or you can travel a bit around the circle where you’ll easily find parking spaces to pull into.
Bill McGlamery, the owner of The Wine Shoppe, is wonderfully passionate about wine. His ability to connect with and assist customers navigate and understand the diverse wines he offers provides customers with an unforgettable shopping experience.
The Wine Shoppe carries domestic and imported wines, along with wine related gifts that would show appreciation to the wine lover in your life. If you are visiting Blairsville, be sure to stop by The Wine Shoppe, ask for Bill and he will be sure to help you find the perfect wine for your taste and budget!