Experience the Ellijay Sips Trail

If you love the thrill of a good find, you’ll love the Ellijay Sips Trail! Launching in 2023, The Sips Trail ties together nine businesses across Gilmer County. By making purchases at 6 of 9 participating businesses, trail explorers are able to receive an exclusive trail souvenir.

How to complete the Ellijay Sips Trail Mobile Pass

  1. Sign up for the Ellijay Sips Trail Mobile Pass.
  2. Make purchases at Sips Trail participating locations and have the cashier check you in to earn points.
  3. Redeem points for merchandise, or enter for a chance to win a sweepstake prize!

Downtown Ellijay

Downtown Welcome Center

10 Broad Street | Ellijay, GA 30540

Hours: M-F: 9-4, Sat: 9-4, Sun: 12-4

dusk over the mountains

Highway 515 Welcome Center

696 First Avenue | East Ellijay, GA 30540

Hours: M-F: 9-5

Member Friends drinking wine at Buckley Vineyards

Buckley Vineyards

708 Henry Evans Road Ellijay, GA 30536

Opened in 2021, Buckley Vineyards has a modern farmhouse feel with a vineyard, tasting room, and plenty of outdoor seating.


Cartecay Bike Shop Brewery

493 North Main St, Ellijay, GA 30540

Bikes, repair, maintenance, gear, Saturday Social Rides, MTB classes, trail advice and friendly service – all located in the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia! [New] Now serving small batch craft beer!

Member Man and woman enjoying pints of beer

Cartecay River Brewing Co.

24 River Terrace Ellijay, GA 30540

With a 4 barrel craft brewery, Cartecay River Brewing Company offers a brewery and gathering place for friends.

Member a couple enjoying glasses of wine

Cartecay Vineyards

5704 Clear Creek Road Ellijay, GA 30536

Spend a day with Cartecay Vineyards taking in the picturesque views offered by our vineyards, tasting barn, and outdoor venues while enjoying live musical entertainment and our wines produced with our very own grapes.

Member Chateau Meichtry wines

Chateau Meichtry Family Winery and Vineyard

1862 Orchard Lane Talking Rock, GA 30175

Chateau Meichtry is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard offering beautiful scenery and a tasting room with live music entertainment on weekends.

Member Women enjoying wine

Currahee Tasting Room at Mountain Treasures

14 N Main St, Ellijay, GA 30540

Enjoy wine tasting from Currahee Vineyards inside the Mountain Treasures store.

Member people enjoying wine outside

Ellijay River Vineyards

111 River Birch Lane Ellijay, GA 30540

Established in 2010, Ellijay River Vineyards sits on almost twenty acres of land and is located in the Whitepath area of Gilmer County. Visitors are welcome by appointment.

Member bottles of wine from Engelheim Vineyards

Engelheim Vineyards

120 Lakeview Road Ellijay, GA 30540

Engelheim Vineyards offers a brand new event center, Venue in the Vines, has elegant indoor or delightful outdoor settings with picturesque views of the vineyard.

Member a couple enjoying wine outdoors in large Adirondack chairs

Grapes and Ladders Vineyard

2317 Highway 382 W. Ellijay, GA 30540

Family owned and operated vineyard, winery, and tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating and a quaint and comfortable atmosphere that is pet and kid friendly.

Member a flight of various ciders

Reece’s Cider Co.

9110 Highway 52 East Ellijay, GA 30536
706 635-2775

The first cidery in Ellijay, Reece’s Cider Company, produces their own hard cider, and carries a variety of local craft beers & wines. Enjoy live music and food trucks on site and try a flight of their best selling ciders!


Roo Mountain Vineyards

1493 Old Flat Branch Road Ellijay, GA 30540
706-502-3925 Pet Friendly

Nestled just four miles from historic Downtown Ellijay with breathtaking, pristine views of the Blue Ridge foothills, Roo Mountain Vineyards is your destination for comfortable luxury. Taste and savor a curated selection of wines and hard ciders, fresh from the vineyard and made by a team of experienced winemakers, as you explore our winery, tasting room, rooftop garden bar, and more.



What is the prize?

The current prize is an exclusive tulip glass. Sweepstake winners will be announced at the end of 2024.

Is there a mobile passport?

YES! At this time, we have transitioned from a passport to a fully digital mobile pass. Sign up ->

How can I access the Mobile Pass?

Access the Sips Trail Mobile Pass instantly using your email/phone number.

I am traveling with more than one person. Can I get more than one prize?

Trail prizes are limited to one per completed pass. For multiple prizes, be sure that everyone in your party is completing their own individual passport and has made minimum qualifying purchases at each location!