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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Montaluce

Ranked #5 of 42 things to do in Dahlonega
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Montaluce Winery & Restaurant is a breathtaking destination that uses wine, food, and events to create experiences you'll want to have again and again.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Kennesaw, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

My boyfriend surprised me with dinner here for our anniversary. It has a very cool Tuscan atmosphere, and the food was fantastic. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to do a tour or a wine tasting, but all of the staff at the restaurant were kind and accommodating, and we did get the opportunity to try a few wines there. It's a casual environment... we dressed nicely, but there were some people in jeans.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank hitheycallmejess
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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Surprise in Dahlonega”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had a wonderful evening here. We had a very nice tour of the winery and a behind the scenes tour. The guide was very knowledgable and there was no pressure to buy a house - he actually only mentioned the homes once. The tastings were quite nice and surprising. We especially enjoyed the Mead was wonderful - especially for someone that doesn't like sweet wines. The Centurio was my favorite red. The meal was very delicious and the staff was wonderful. Highly recommend it.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Wolfie17
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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Feels like Tuscany countryside but the wine is not up to Italian standards. Tasting room staff less helpful and knowledgable than other area wineries. Disappointed in the wine.

Visited September 2012
Thank Peggy W
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Roswell Ga
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142 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“I'm not in California?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Montaluce was such a wonderful surprise. You truly feel like you somehow drove to California's wine country instead of the Georgia Mountains. Not to say the Georgia Mountains aren't beautiful. The setting is gorgeous, the restaurant upscale, and the atmosphere so relaxing. We loved it and can't wait to go back. The restaurant is a little pricey but everything we chose was very good.

Visited September 2012
Thank mkay57
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Jacksonville, Florida
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88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Average is generous; they are trying to sell land & homes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had a very Jekyll & Hyde visit to Monteluce. We visited during the day for a wine tour and again at night for dinner. The wine making tour was interesting but overshadowed by a not so subtle attempt to sell us a house or land. Uh, not biting on that one! The bartender was sort of a jerk. I didn't want to purchase a whole "flight" of wines; which would have hammered me in the middle of the day. The mead, from another brewer/winery, was excellent. The winery structure itself is impressive. The winery was built to last with clearly significant upfront capital. The walls were poured concrete, the doors heavy wood and the fixtures impressive metals. Our return for dinner was mixed. The dining room was not overly busy on Saturday night. The servers were attentive and pleasant, but like most servers in the area, seemed to be on loan from the local college. Of note, there was a "foam" topping on one of the dishes - gross. The menu was prix fixe; emblematic of a financially strapped kitchen and management. Overall, mixed review. I would definitely visit Wolf Mountain first. I am sort of surprised Monteluce is not yet in foreclosure.

Visited March 2012
Thank coffeelawyer
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