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

  1. Pick up your Passport at either Pick Ellijay Visitor Center.
  2. Make purchases at 6 Sips trail participants and have the cashier stamp your passport at the time of purchase.
  3. Return to a Pick Ellijay Visitor Center during regular business hours to receive your souvenir.


What is the prize?

The current prize is an exclusive tulip glass.

Is there a mobile passport?

At this time, there is no mobile passport. Stay tuned for trail updates to see when this is added.

What if I lose my passport?

We advise trail participants to take pictures of their passport in case their passport gets lost before you complete it. Most trail participants have a display of passports at their checkout so you can pick up another if yours is lost.

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

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

Downtown Ellijay

Downtown Welcome Center

10 Broad Street | Ellijay, GA 30540


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


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.

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 friends enjoying glasses of wine

Cartecay Wine and Craft

19 South Main Street Ellijay, GA 30540

Cartecay Wine & Craft is a tasting room of Cartecay Vineyards’ located in Historic Downtown Ellijay, serving our wines, GA Wines and GA Craft Beers.

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 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 couple enjoying wine on a blanket in a beautiful field

Ott Farms and Vineyard

230 Henry Evans Road Ellijay, GA 30536

Now open 7 days a week, Ott Farms and Vineyard offers North Georgia’s Best View. With a family owned and operated vineyard, Ott offers wine tastings, wine by the glass & bottle, and live music on the weekends.

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!