About Le Vigne at Montaluce Winery
Food culture is very important to the kitchen at Le Vigne Restaurant, more specifically, local food culture. We believe that food and the sharing of food builds community, especially if the food and wine that is shared is rooted within the community.That is why we not only produce wine from grapes grown in our own vineyard, but grow produce in our own organic garden on the property. What we don’t produce ourselves, we source from the local farms. We want to be able to provide our guests with local, sustainable foods as well as provide the local artisans and farmers an outlet for their hard work. At the beautiful Le Vigne Restaurant, situated high above the vineyards, guests will discover a dedication to honoring the flavors of our region throughout each of the four seasons in a menu that changes regularly to reflect the best of what is available.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday 11AM-5PM (beginning February 15, 2016)
Wednesday - Sunday 11AM-9PM
Exception on service times for private weddings and events.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Live Music every Sunday from 1-4pm.
From intimate vow renewals to grand receptions, Montaluce Winery is the most distinctive destination for Wine Country weddings available. Not only are we an incredibly beautiful venue, we hold the guest experience as one of our highest priorities.
The Montaluce catering team offers an extraordinary venue for your next Incentive, Team Building Event, Corporate Event or Holiday Party. Our event planner can help you tailor your experience to take the best advantage of all that Montaluce Winery has to offer.
Complimentary self parking
Complimentary valet parking for special events
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Martin Luther King Day
4th of July
Tree Lighting Celebration
New Year's Eve
Le Vigne at Montaluce offers on site catering services for all your corporate, small party, wedding and rehearsal dinner events. Please feel free to contact us to experience North Georgia Wine Country in a dynamic, farm to table environment.
Le Vigne at Montaluce Winery Ratings and Reviews
The food at Montaluce was served to you ...
The food at Montaluce was served to you and the topography was reminiscent of Tuscany... Food at Wolf is buffet but better food and not as hoity..I don't need fois gras, which was a part of the charcuterie plate we ordered at M .. Live music was played adjacent to dining hall at Wolf so it was a more festive atmosphere while live at M was on another level and reminded me of the Fess Parker takeoff in Sideways while Wolf is more organic... The cooler spot. M felt like a country club on top of a winery while Wolf is the family working at their business instead of hiring help... This was written by me to my brother as constructive criticism and we did enjoy our experience. Dan Mullis
Overall good but some issues
We got their early for our reservation so the hostess told us we could wait at the bar. Not a problem until 20 minutes AFTER our reservation we asked for an update. She sat us immediately and it was fairly empty in there, she had clearly forgot about us. Our server, Charlie, was fantastic. Five stars for him. The food was good but not great. The charcuterie was generous and delicious. They overcooked my husbands lamb and my trout was under seasoned for my taste. The risotto with my trout is one of the best I've ever had. Plating was really bad. Great portion lost on a huge plate. Wine was delicious, mead was perfect but specialty cocktails were forgettable. We would go back for the scenic view, wine and charcuterie but not dinner.
Outstanding ambient, excellent wine, gre ...
Outstanding ambient, excellent wine, great food. Stephanie, our server, was amazing. Definitely a place to go, so close to Atlanta, one that instantly transitions you into vineyards of Provence. MUST visit to truly appreciate!!!
The Syrah was really good but the sauvig ...
The Syrah was really good but the sauvignon blanc not so good.
The service could not have been better, ...
The service could not have been better, and the views were amazing! We were seated by the window, as requested, and our table was ready early. Our server and the manager were both wonderful. My 2nd time there, and won't be my last.
Even though there was a wedding downstairs & we couldn't see the entire venue AND it was raining so we couldn't see out the windows... we STILL had an incredible experience and will go back for sure! I can't wait to experience it for ALL that is has to offer!!
beautiful scenery and great service. Win ...
beautiful scenery and great service. Wine tour was informative and guide was personable.
Could not get a 12:30 reservation but re ...
Could not get a 12:30 reservation but rest. was very empty at that time. French toast was not good. Dry and not well soaked in egg mixture. Bill got mixed up w friends who ended up paying for one of our meals Will try again sometime
Certainly not a top 10
This winery/restaurant came rated as a top 10 venue for Mothers Day. There were very few seats outside to wait for table. The tables were left with glasses and other items. We went upstairs as there was a band. No place to sit. I think there were 3 tables. The wine bar was a stand up only with servers that seemed like they really did not want to be there. Never a thank you. When finally seated our server was pleasant. The food could best be said as comparable at best to Dennys. $18 for some eggs, sausage, bacon and toast. $12 for a cheese platter. I don't mind paying for good food but this was not good !!! We drove 2 hours based on Open Tables recommendation. Not sure I will use OT again.
The food was absolutely amazing! We went ...
The food was absolutely amazing! We went for Mother's Day and tasted each other's food. Every last bite was delicious. The view of the winery and water was very relaxing and the service was exemplary. I would definitely recommend you try this restaurant. The whole experience was perfect.
fabulous as usual
a hidden gem in the mountain. RY FOR AN OUTDOOR TABLE.......VIEWS ARE SPECTACULAR
Good Food, Beautiful Setting
This was our second visit to Montaluce. The location is beautiful with views of the vineyards and mountains. Decor is comfortable and feels like special occasion. Service is attentive and pleasant but unhurried. Sometimes we had to ask twice. I did not drink the wine as I was driving but my companions clearly enjoyed some glasses both white and red. The manager was kind enough to take the time to talk to us about the vineyards which was interesting and informative. The food was interesting, tasty and thoughtfully put together. However, some of my vegetables were slightly underdone, but this is a personal preference. As a group, everyone cleaned their plate (except for a few vegetables on mine). Desserts were completely yummy. We enjoyed the evening very much and will return soon I am sure.
GREAT PLACE TO SPEND A SAT. AFTERNOON
WE LOVED OUR EXPERIENCE. THE BEAUTY OF THE WINERY, THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE WERE ALL GREAT. CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK AND TRY A DIFFERENT DISH.
Great wait staff. Wonderful Cabernet. Be ...
Great wait staff. Wonderful Cabernet. Beautiful environment.
The view is wonderful. The wait staff was excellent and helpful with making wine and food recommendations. This place isn't for everyone but if you're in the market for great food, lovely wines and a view that is peaceful. This is the place for you. Bona Petite.
Our first trip to Le Vigne was strange. It's a beautiful spot, with amazing views. We were surprised to have to wait nearly 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation, despite the fact that there were just two of us and the dining room was nearly empty. We waited at the wine bar and saw several other people get served ahead of us at the bar. It all felt chaotic - hostesses running all over the place, bartenders not knowing who was taking care of which guests. Our server was warm and knowledgeable, but he also seemed overwhelmed. Our first course was amazing, but then we waited a long time for our entrees, which then came out cold and were poorly executed. It felt like a lot of people didn't show up for their shifts, or the restaurant was unexpectedly busy. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt because I've heard good things, but overall we were pretty disappointed and annoyed.
Lovely day at winery
Beautiful day at winery. Our waiter Gary was very good and attentive. Wine flight at table was perfect and food was very good with beautiful presentation as always. Outside patio is beautiful. Only minus for day were the carpenter bees out on the patio.
Beautiful scenery. Exceptional meal
Beautiful scenery. Exceptional meal
We love this restaurant. Food and servic ...
We love this restaurant. Food and service are wonderful and the view is amazing especially as the weather warms and you can enjoy a glass of their very good wine on the upper deck overlooking the vineyard. A very special place worth the drive .
Great place to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. Food is great, service is outstanding, atmosphere is the best, and the view is beautiful. We will return again and again.
Chef's tasting was quite nice. Wine pair ...
Chef's tasting was quite nice. Wine pairing was good. Oysters were outstanding, and wine pairing was also outstanding; salmon was excellent, pork flavor with artichoke was awesome, but pork was a bit tough. Cheese plate finish was the highlight. Yum. A very nice evening.
Great dining experience
Took my husband for 66th birthday. One son drove from Athens and the other from Atlanta. All agreed it was a wonderful experience and evening. Will definitely be returning. We recommend coming early for wine tasting as well as soaking up the wonderful views of the mountains and vineyard. Short drive to a fabulous escape from the bustling crowds of Atlanta and Gainesville. You will not be disappointed.
Monteluce menu needs more diversity!
Overall, the expreience was lovely and service was good. Did find food prices a bit $$$ and did not really care for the menu selection but the wines were very good.
Raising the bar in N Ga dining
We ate twice at Monteluce last week while staying nearby for a few days, and they did an excellent job at both lunch and dinner services. We've eaten at several other high-end Ga wine country restaurants, and there is no comparison, Monteluce is an actual gourmet stop. About 15 minutes from Dahlonaga, Atlanta foodies expecting an overambitious rural menu without the ingredients or kitchen and service staff to deliver will be pleasantly surprised. We tried cheese and charcuterie platters, soup and sandwiches, seafood and meat dishes, and everyone in our party was impressed. Wine list was not up to the level of the food, with an emphasis on their own labels, which I understand, but is too limiting. I might order a bottle of their good Dolce aperitif wine to start, but maybe take my own for entrees on our next visit. They do offer short tours of the winery operation in the same building as the restaurant at 2 in the afternoons, which is worth 20 minutes if you're there for lunch. There are great views of the mountains (ok hills) from the dining room and patio, and nice sunsets for dinner. You can also watch workers maintaining the 11 acres of vines during the day. Very pleasant surprise.
Made our anniversary fabulous!
I made our reservations for earlier the same day. As our anniversary fell on a Thursday, it was a slow night at this beautiful restaurant. We didn't mind a bit because if felt as though we received extra-special treatment. The ambiance was fantastic and our meals were delicious and appropriately sophisticated. We ordered a simple bottle of wine and shared a delicious assortment of cheeses. My wife had a fresh and light salad, and our entrees were top notch. Even with the 20% tip, our total cost was just over $100, a real bargain considering the quality of the fare and how lovely the restaurant is both inside and out. We highly recommend Le Vinge to everyone needing a special night out.
Excellent from start to finish
The food and service far exceeded our expectations. We could not have asked for a better server than Gary. From the moment he met us at the doors of Montaluce to the second he walked us out the door, our Le Vigne experience was top notch. Looking forward to our next visit already!
I can't speak enough about the staff and how friendly they were! They made our trip amazing to the point where we didn't want to leave. They gave great service, were accommodating, and were friendly beyond measure. I have never had such great service before and we owe it all to Ron and Stephanie. They gave us a memorable experience and we plan to visit many more times in the future.
Excellent choice for my birthday brunch!
Great food; great service! Fresh squeezed OJ, perfect eggs , friendly (but not too friendly) staff
Good service. Nice ambiance. Mostly good ...
Good service. Nice ambiance. Mostly good food. Soups are awesome. A little disappointed in the brisket entree. Meat was cut with the grain. Made it a bit tough. Wines suggested for each course are right on. Great place for a casual lunch.
The best experience!
I notified Monteluce that 3 of us would be 'celebrating' the upcoming surgery of one. When we arrived, not only did the staff meet us at the door, but our table was adorned with beautiful bubbly champagne..so unexpected but so appreciated. We spent at least 3 hours enjoying our lunch, our view and each other. No one tried to make us vacate our prime table or rushed us to finish up and go. It was a magical afternoon for all of us and allowed one facing life-changing surgery to relax and enjoy herself one last time. Thank you to all who helped us make this lunch so special. We all will return with others in tow. Thank you!
My husband and I came for Sunday brunch while spending a weekend in the mountains and were so pleased! The amazing view, food, and service were well worth the drive over. We also thoroughly enjoyed our winery tourfollowing brunch.
Rich, elegant dining experience
The first thing you notice is the elegant Tuscan style decor. The wine tasting room is pretty spectacular with the entire wall behind their large bar covered in their wines. The tender was very knowledgeable about the wines and the wine portions were substantial. The dinner service was excellent. We had the trout and brisket and both were prepared nicely. Would definitely recommend looking for fine dining with a casual atmosphere.
Celebrating Wife's Birthday
Group of 4 for BD, we timed our reservation to coordinate with a beautiful sunset over the vineyard. The salmon appetizer and pork tenderloin Entrée were standouts. The Montelluce Chardonnay paired well. We tried a few house special drinks, the Italian 75 was the winner. The "bill's old fashion" was too sweet for my palate... I guess I am a purest when it comes to the old school drinks. The courtesy call from Holly a few hours before our reservations was a nice touch. Overall, a great experience.
1 hour late seating us
I made reservations 2 months in advanced. We arrived at 6:00 so that we wouldn't be late for our 7:00 reservation. Since we were early we did some wine tasting....which we were rushed because they wanted us to get it in before we were seated. Well time went by and we got tipsy because it was 8:00 before we even got seated and I had to ask 3 times if our table was ready. By the time we were finally sat our moods had changed and we were all just agitated and wanted to eat. By the time we got our food around 8:45 we were starving...which raised our expectations of the food and the food was meh. Pretty disappointing in Monteluce since it's a favorite of mine to taste and enjoy atmosphere.
We loved our Valentine's date at Montaluce!
Great Valentine's Dinner at Montaluce! The wine, food, ambiance, and service was just perfect. We will definitely return again and again to this gem of a place in our area of the North Georgia Mountains!
Valentine's Day review
We have been to this dining spot several times, never on a "holiday" or occasion until now. We had reservations, we were on time. We were seated at the worst table in the place, right in front of the kitchen and in the main walkway. When I asked the hostess about a change, she mumbled something about needing every table, however over half the floor was empty tables that never filled completely during our stay. The "special Valentine Day food and wine pairings" didn't suit us, so we ordered from the regular menu. Food was good, portions ok, certainly not overly generous, but ok. The wine was good once we settled on a bottle, overpriced, especially for wine at a "winery" that wasn't produced from the winery's grapes, but good. The view at sundown is pretty, the servers are enthusiastic. This is just a long trip for "ok, but nothing to write home about" food and drink.
Went for lunch Valentines weekend. The service and atmosphere were amazing! The wine was to die for and the food was out of this world! We will be going back once it warms up so we can enjoy live music on the patio at Brunch!
Lunch and the restaurant staff was awesome! The food was great and the waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. Had a great experience at the restaurant and enjoyed the wine tasting and tour afterwards.
Montaluce did not disappoint. Great atmosphere and great food. Their wine list is awesome. Their flights are very reasonably priced and the estate itself is in great condition and and the ambiance is top notch. We went for brunch and had the BLTx2 and the French Toast. Both tasted great. The bacon was a bit salty, but everything else was great. The in-house ketchup stole the show! Tasted amazing. Will be returning very soon.
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