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“Blown away by 12 Spies Vineyard and its surroundings, near Franklin NC”

12 Spies Vineyards and Farm
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US$155.00*
and up
Bartram Trail Hike plus Wine Tasting
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Rabun Gap
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 12 Spies is located on 9 acres of sloping land with beautiful views of the mountains and valleys from our "Vino Veranda"! We offer 10 varietals of wine for all pallets, Sweet to Dry and Reds and Whites! Something for everyone. Picnics are welcome to enjoy with your 12 Spies Wines. Cheese trays are available for purchase upon request. Call for a tray designed to your taste. Our tasting room offers a variety of gifts for wine lovers! We look forward to seeing you and sharing our Piece of Heaven on Earth! Tasting Room Hours: Thurs & Friday 1:00-5:00PM Saturday: 11AM-5:30PM Sunday: 12:30AM-5:00PM
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We went to the 12 Spies Vineyard because my Daughter in Law had heard about it locally and wanted to see it and try the wines. We love to try out new wines from local vineyards and so we tried several of the wines and depending upon taste we found some to our liking and brought them home to Florida. The wonderful location of this property definitely adds to the visit and the relaxed peaceful atmosphere just envelops you. The lady who looked after us while we were there made it clear that there was "no rush" and to take as long as we liked out on the Patio drinking our wine and just absorbing the view and surroundings, including watching some Humming Birds busily flying back and forward to the Feeders outside the Patio. They seemed quite unfazed by people moving about! If you are in the Franklin are as we were on vacation, take the time to visit this beautiful place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol D
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Mike B, Owner at 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Carol, thank you for taking the time to let others know of your experience here at 12 Spies! It is a goal of our team here to make your visit as relaxed, informative and enjoyable as possible. Our greatest compliment is reviews like yours and our hope is to see you back on your next visit to the area.

Cheers

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s all fair and good buying wines in a store and either someone has recommended some or you’ve seen some on TV but you can’t beat doing a wine tasting with people who’ll spend the time with you asking what you like before you start, how you feel about each wine as you go along and in our cases totally surprising us when we picked some wines we really liked that we’d never have tried their type had we never been to a tasting. Have friends coming over soon so this will be one of our go to places.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Mike B, Owner at 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for letting others know of your experience here at 12 Spies Vineyards. Our team wants everyone to feel comfortable in asking questions and learning about different varietals of wines. We hope to see you back again soon!

Cheers

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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

This awesome place was a recommendation from the Dillard House Staff. Amazing!!!!
The lady/bartender was so knowledgeable and friendly. Quite place to try reds.....

This is a Must to all travelers in the NE GA mountains.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mike B, Owner at 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

We are so glad you made the time to come by based on the Dillard House recommendation! We want our guests to feel at home and enjoy the wines! We hope to see you back again soon! Cheers

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by on Father’s Day and enjoyed a tasting. Their selection is diverse so there’s something for everyone. Being from the North, I was unfamiliar with a muscadine but ended up enjoying the wine enough to purchase a bottle. When we arrived the view was amazing and a deer ran across the field. They have great outdoor seating options, some covered and some open air. We definitely will return when in the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mike B, Owner at 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for making us a part of your Father's Day! We are glad you enjoyed the wine and the beautiful views the property has to offer. Look forward to having you back when your in the area!

Cheers

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We went as a group to this nice place and had a wine tasting.
As I was the designated driver, I only tried one sip of the Moscatino wine.
The ambiance is great, and the people serving are just so nice, that even without trying the wine, it was a really nice experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DavidMarcelLevy
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Mike B, Owner at 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

David, thank you and the group for coming in and visiting with us! We are so glad you had a really nice experience here at 12 Spies and hope to see you again soon!

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