Looking for something fun to do this summer? Wanting to sample some of the tasty experiences across Cherokee County? Destination Cherokee GA, the tourism branch of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, has partnered with 12 local businesses to create a Tastings Tour throughout the month of June. You can, “Travel at your own pace. Choose your own adventure!” Coffee. Beer. Wine. Ice Cream. Olive Oil and more!  Join us in experiencing a variety of offerings around our county for all ages.

Relax in the heart of downtown Ball Ground at the handcrafted, distillery-influenced coffee shop. Barrel House Coffee Co. serves the highest quality espresso drinks, pour overs, teas, and many other beverages along with locally-made fresh pastries. Explore the shop, ask about the Barrel Aging process, and hang out while you enjoy a delicious cup of signature coffee.


Hand-crafted wines from recognized growing regions from around the world, as well as craft beer from local and talented brewers are offered at Dot’s Fine Wine & Craft. Enjoy Thirsty Thursday weekly wine tastings, a monthly wine club, frozen sangrias, wine and beer growlers, charcuterie, and beverage-related sundries. Visit Dot’s in historic downtown Ball Ground to experience this local community.


Located in the historic Mill on Etowah, Canton Cigar Co. provides a high-quality selection of cigars, bourbon, whiskey, and craft cocktails.  Connect with friends and colleagues while enjoying your favorite taste. Created as a club for both new customers and afficionados, this central location for cigar tastings and specialty drink events has excellent customer service and an unforgettable experience.


Visit your friendly neighborhood craft brewery, Laurel Canyon Brewing, “where everyone knows your name”. Enjoy good beer and the company of friends old and new.  The creativity, process, and technique mixed with patience offers a growing community good, fresh beer in a welcoming environment. The brewery and gardens are kid and pet-friendly.


Have a relaxing experience at Suds & Bottles wine and beer tasting room located in the historic Mill on Etowah. Small-batch, organic, and independent wine and beer are the focus at this establishment. Cultivated for extraordinary flavors and collective stories, each selection is unique. Comfortable seating in a beautiful environment allows visitors to enjoy their time socializing and meeting friends.


In the heart of downtown Canton, The Holler, is known for trivia, karaoke, live music, and indoor/outdoor dining. Pair a pint with a tasty entrée while the family competes on trivia night.  Enjoy a cocktail and live music during the pleasant evenings in Georgia. With a deck overlooking the beer garden, The Holler is the place to go and experience a vibrant community.


Handcrafted small batches of homemade gelato using traditional artisan techniques are created daily at Dulce Artisan Gelato near downtown Woodstock.  Indulge in their delicious flavors of special dessert gelato drinks like Baileys floats and Limoncello Spritz. As a Flavor of Georgia 2023 winner, Dulce offers your favorite gelatos onsite in their garden or in a cold to-go container to enjoy later.


Located in downtown Woodstock, the Leaning Ladder Tastings Boutique is near the Park at City Center. In addition to a wide variety of olive oils and vinegars, Leaning Ladder hosts cooking classes, events, and concert meals to-go.  It’s a great place to enjoy a fun evening over food, drinks, and laughter with friends or family. The boutique has olive oils, vinegars, and an array of gift options.


Pelican’s Snoballs Woodstock delivers a tasty treat of fluffy snow with over 100 bold flavors, Shaved ice, soft-serve concoctions, and even pup cups for your furry friends, they have it all!  The front yard is full of games and a safe fenced in area for family and friends to gather. Enjoy the sweet taste of summer with your favorite “SnoBall” in downtown Woodstock.


Kilwins provides high-quality heritage chocolate, hand-paddled fudge, treats and ice cream. If you are looking for the perfect fudge, caramel apple, or brittle, check out downtown Woodstock. All ages enjoy the open kitchen where customers can view products being freshly made. Taste your favorite, like sea-salt chocolate caramel fudge, Superman Ice Cream in a freshly made Waffle Cone, and more.


You are sure to find something delicious at Pie Bar Woodstock.  Located in downtown Woodstock, they offer handcrafted sweet pies, savory pies, and coffee.  The Pie Bar philosophy: pie is not just for special occasions, it is meant to be enjoyed on a regular basis. Once you taste these wonderful creations, you will believe that too! Sweet pies are offered by the slice or the whole pie.


QualiTEA, fun, and flavor are standard for Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar.  Located in downtown Woodstock, they offer bubble tea, Vietnamese coffee, and French macarons. Choose creamy or clear, tapioca or popping pearls, iced or hot tea selections.  Loose leaf tea and cold brew coffee combined with Taiwanese Bubble Tea allows Tiny Bubbles to introduce the world of high quality tea to everyone!


With so many options, don’t just choose one, get the family involved and make an adventure of it! In addition to experiencing all that Cherokee County has to offer, you can also earn prizes as you go!

Once you’ve registered for the tour (QR Code on left), please visit one or all locations.  Make the purchase of your choice, then leave a review.  The process is easy… scan the QR Code on the business grid you receive after registering and leave a review for each of the participating locations you visit. NOTE: 1 Review = 1 Entry! For additional entries, post a picture to your social media page, tag @DestinationCherokeeGA and tag the business you’re visiting. Be sure to tag three friends on our post for an extra entry!!! For every six entries, you receive a bonus entry! The more you keep it local, the more chances you have to win.

Join the fun! Plan your outings around three LIVE DRAWING events scheduled throughout the Tastings Tour.

  • June 12th @ 6:30pm at The Holler (Canton) in conjunction with trivia night.
  • June 21st @ 5pm at Dulce Artisan Gelato (Woodstock).in
  • June 28th @ 5pm at Laurel Canyon Brewing (Canton) in celebration of their 1st Anniversary.

Registering for the Tastings Tour is easy! Visit the link here qrco.de/bf10Ro or scan the QR Code above. By working together, we can support our local businesses and grow our community.

Want to explore, experience, and enjoy all there is to see and do in Cherokee County? Visit DestinationCherokeeGA.com.