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 Donkey
You may recognize her on our 2011 Dulcinea White label and our business cards.
Favorite Things: Fresh Hay
Benjamin & Gabriel
These are the two newest members of the Cavender Creek farmyard.
Favorite Things: Sweet feed, hanging out with Dulcinea
Male, Sicilian Donkey
Elliott 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
The Vineyard Flock
Bug Eaters, Mixed Breeds
Our 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
Tucker is another of our friendly guardians who can be seen greeting guests and keeps an eye on our livestock. It is not unusual to see Tucker visiting with guests and begging for treats at the tasting room.
Favorite Things: Running in the Vineyard, Cold Creeks, Treats
Tinkerbell acts as our friendly and faithful watchdog to keep our animals and vines protected from any predators. She often sits in front of our tasting room to greet guests.
Favorite Things: Welcoming Guests, Milk Bones