About the Owner
Owner of Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery
Her passion for wine and Dahlonega lead her to purchasing the winery in 2015 from it’s original owner Raymond Castleberry. Claire intends to make her own mark in the north Georgia wine market by making “the best wine we can” and to continue the friendly reputation of the tasting room by “creating a warm environment for guests to enjoy our wine.”
Favorite Things: Sitting on the Porch, Drinking Wine with Friends
Vineyard and Winery Team
The Tasting Room Team
Tasting Room Manager
Female, Sicilian DonkeyYou may recognize her on our 2011 Dulcinea White label and our business cards.
Favorite Things: Fresh Hay
Male, Sicilian DonkeyElliott joins Cavender Creek as our newest donkey. Smaller and slightly lighter than Dulcinea, he can be seen grazing along with the rest of our herd.
Favorite Things: Carrots
Benjamin & Gabriel
AlpacasThese are the two newest members of the Cavender Creek farmyard.
Favorite Things: Sweet feed, hanging out with Dulcinea
The Vineyard Flock
Bug Eaters, Mixed BreedsOur Vineyard chickens are key to keeping our vines free of bugs and pests. Each day the flock travels from their roost to the grape vines to eat their file.
Favorite Things: Grassy Fields, Juicy Bugs