Rest in Peace Doug Paul
Three Sisters has lost part of its’ soul. Doug Paul, founding partner and visionary, died on March 7th. Last year. Oh, how we’ll miss him! It was way back in 1995 when Doug and Sharon bought the farm and Doug said, “let’s grow a few grapes!” The rest is history and though we are all very sad, the show must go on. We’ll remember his friendly face and his overalls forever.
Doug never met a stranger and always had some way to relate to everyone he encountered.
He was a great winemaker, an astute businessman, and a funny guy! Full of laughter and love… rest in peace.
The History of "Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery"
Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery is dedicated to presenting a small family farm experience that is a destination for tourists and wine enthusiasts visiting Northeast Georgia. After purchasing the Lumpkin County property in the late summer of 1995, Sharon and Doug Paul began nearly a year of site planning for Three Sisters Vineyards.
The farm's name is inspried by the beautiful view of Lumpkin County's Three Sisters Mountain to the west. Three Sisters Vineyards, Inc. was incorporated the following summer on July 19, 1996 to cultivate the growth and production of winegrapes. Sharon Paul's brother Ken VanDusen joined the family business in October 1996 as the Vineyard Operations Manager. The Winery business was established at the end of 1999 and the first harvest and vintage was in August of 2000. The Tasting Room opened late summer in September of 2001. A little over twenty acres of grapes thrive on our mountainside property.
The Paul Family Is Proud To Utilize Only 100% Georgia Fruit,100% Estate Grown Since The Very First Day From Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery...Three Sisters Vineyards. Drink Local. Taste Georgia. Enjoy Three Sisters.
Situated on 184 acres between the historic mountain villages of Dahlonega and Cleveland/Helen, Lumpkin County's first vineyard, Three Sisters holds the historic distinction of being Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery, Dahlonega-Lumpkin County's Founding Winegrowers and the oldest continuously operated vineyard and winery on the Dahlonega Plateau.
Three Sisters Vineyards’ mission is to produce fine wines in an honest and unpretentious manner. Our wines reflect the unique east coast “terroir” of Lumpkin County, Georgia and the Dahlonega Plateau - one of the very best places in the state to grow European and French-American winegrapes. We employ three different trellis systems to maximize growing quality and are dedicated to sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery. All of our wines are made from 100% Georgia Grown - Three Sisters Vineyards estate grown grapes.