The History of CeNita began almost six decades ago when a young couple purchased a stretch of farmland in the heart of the Northeast Georgia Mountains. With immeasurable faith, Cecil and Juanita Crumley decided to build their life there. They constructed a home where they lovingly raised their six children and started a dairy farm on the property. Throughout their lives, Cecil and Juanita remained hopeful each year that both rain and sunshine would bless their farm with what it needed to offer them a fruitful harvest.
There were good years and bad, but through them all their hope never faltered and neither did their love for one another. It was out of love that the couple decided to gift a portion of that land to their children many years later. That land is where The Venue at CeNita and CeNita Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room now stands. The breathtaking event venue was a labor of love for the Crumley children and their families, who wanted to honor the legacy of their hardworking and devoted parents.
Today the facility serves as an event or wedding venue for some of life’s most cherished moments. As visitors stand in awe of magnificent Yonah Mountain and soak in the lush farmland and vineyard that surrounds this treasured place, they feel the virtues of the property’s original owners still lingering there. They feel the power of faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these, of course, is love.
Greg & Carol (Chambers) Crumley started CeNita Vineyards & Winery in 2008. Carol suggested combining their parents names to name the Farm and when she tried her parents names, Barbara & Lanier, the best she could come up with was LaBera. But Greg’s parent’s names, Cecil & Juanita, seems to fit: CeNita. Thus began Greg & Carol’s Adventure of growing wine.
In 2010, Cecil passed and Juanita wanted to build the Event Venue in Cecil’s
honor in order to have a place for her grandchildren to marry and her family to gather.
Greg and Carol continued to grow and make Estate wines. 2015 marked the grand opening of CeNita’s Tasting Room to the public.
Located just seconds away, our tasting room is open 7 days a week so you can enjoy a glass of wine and a charcuterie board while getting ready for your memorable weekend!
Looking for lodging for you or your wedding guests? CeNita is now offering on-site lodging, two cabins, just steps away from the venue, for up to 16 guests!