R.M. Rose & Company Distillers

RM Rose & Company Distillers is located in Dillard GA.  You can experience the whiskey distilling business through free tastings of all products, a tour of the distillery, and browsing the gift shop. Set in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, it’s a great day trip for the whole family.

In 1865 after the American Civil War had ravaged the south, most notably the city of Atlanta, a Connecticut man by the name of Rufus M. Rose, who had enlisted as a doctor for the Confederate Army, saw incredible opportunity in Atlanta amidst the despair and ruin that can only be caused by a war of such great magnitude.

In an effort to provide the public with quality spirits that were guaranteed safe, Dr. R.M. Rose, who was an expert and recognized as the best judge of whiskey in the South, set about to open the R.M. Rose Company which until it’s doors closed due to prohibition helped set a standard for the way modern liquor manufacturers/distributors produce, advertise, and distribute their products.

In the course of his experience with the handling and distilling of fine liquors, Dr. R.M. Rose was the first to age corn whiskey unique to the region in charred oak barrels.

Tastings, Tours & More!

Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am – 5 pm • Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Located in Historic Dillard Georgia (Beside the Dillard House)

890 Franklin St, Dillard GA, 30537 • Phone: 706-982-8115











12 Spies Vinyards & Farm

12 Spies Vineyards logo

12 Spies Vineyards is tucked between the North East Mountains to the west and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to the east. The sunsets are spectacular and views from the vineyard are stunning. There are many gardens filled with gourds, pumpkins, flowers and vegetables scattered around the 9 acre property. Bring your camera and enjoy a glass of wine from the covered deck or take a relaxing walk.

The four varities of grapes grown in the 12 Spies vineyard are Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tannat and Traminette. All of these grapes grow well in the climate and altitude of Rabun Gap, Georgia. In addition, 12 Spies searches for grapes from the best vineyards for blending and to make their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc.

We offer a range of sweet to semi-dry to dry wines. Because individual tastes vary so much, with wine there is no right or wrong. You are your own expert when it comes to preference of sweet or dry.

This is our spot of Heaven on earth, and it is our wish that you will join us at 12 Spies Vineyards and enjoy our fine Georgia wines.

550 Black Branch Road
Rabun Gap, GA 30568

(813) 335-2886



Dillard Market

The Dillard Market “A Gallery of Wonderfuls” located in historic Downtown Dillard, GA, featuring regional artists and southern sporting life; whether you are a causal Southern Sportsman or Sportswoman (as several of the Dealers are) you will find Gifts and Accessories that are sure to please!

Interiors for all Southern Homes

Whether you are looking to decorate a room, an office or an entire house, the dealers at the Dillard Market are dedicated to providing you with a wide selection of unique home furnishings. We offer excellent personalized service and quality resources – browse our selected collection of furniture, lamps, original artwork and unique home accessories.

Gifts for Her or (Him)!

The Dillard Market dealers search for unique gifts for all occasions! Whether it be handmade pottery, handmade candles, unique picture frames, original Regional Folk and Fine artwork, kitchen accessories,  lotions, soaps, or one of our many other gift selections. Our staff is happy to assist you in selection and wrapping for that special occasion.

During Season, visit Virginia’s Gardens for all your herbal and Fresh Wild Flowers during Season, flowers by design for events and herbs for cooking! Virginia has the coolest containers for planting indoor or out!  Come visit our winter indoor herb garden it quite a relief from the cold weather!

Open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment if need Call:  706-982-1154.

6810 Hwy 441 North
Dillard, GA  30537






Turpin’s Jewelry

Turpin’s Jewelry offers hand crafted silver and gold jewelry made locally in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Phil Turpin brings 24 plus years of experience to his jewelry store in Dillard. Come by to see him at 6818 Hwy. 441 in Dillard – next to the Dillard Antique Mall or call him at 828-226-2765.

Turpin’s Jewelry offers many styles of rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets made with AAA quality gemstones. Our selection of gemstones include beautiful Brazilian amethyst, gorgeous citrine, Mozambique garnet, peridot, aquamarine, smoky topaz, mystic fire topaz, crimson fire topaz, mercury mist topaz.  Phil also offers jewelry design and repair and buys gold and silver.

Sylvan Falls Mill B&B

The historic Sylvan Falls Mill, located in the scenic mountains of north east Georgia just south of Dillard, is celebrating its 170th year of operation. It is unique among other gristmills, in that it is located below a 100-foot cascading waterfall, and the mill is powered by a 27-foot water wheel, which is one of the largest in the United States.  The Inn features four guest rooms with private baths, some with private porches or fireplaces. Families are welcome, and we offer the perfect atmosphere for small meetings and retreats.

Each morning guests are treated to a full, scrumptious breakfast served on the screened porch that overlooks the waterfall. The innkeepers share their culinary skills with guests each morning through the home-baked breads, special breakfast dishes, and the variety of treats and beverages offered. Whole grains and organically grown ingredients are incorporated in most recipes.
Sylvan Falls Mill B&B
156 Taylors Chapel Road
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Willis Knob Recreation Area

Horseback riding, fishing and hiking.  Daily.  Call for fees. Forest Service Road 157.  706-754-6221

Warwoman Dell Recreation Area

Enjoy hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, bird-watching, picnicking and trails.  Daily. Free.  Call for camping fees.  Warwoman Road.  706-754-6221

Tate Branch Recreation Area

Located in the Chattooga Ranger District, this recreation area has trout fishing, fall color and remote mountain scenery.  campsites available. Daily. Call for fees.  Forest Service Road 70.  706-754-6221

Tallulah River Recreation Area

Fish for trout in the Tallulah River or hike through nearby Coleman River Scenic Area in this secluded section of the Chattooga Ranger District.  Daily.  Call for fees.  Forest Service Road 70.  706-754-6221

Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area

This scenic area offers breath-taking views of the mountains, in addition to hiking, ecotourism and wildlife viewing.  Daily. Free.  Forest Service road 70.  706-754-6221