This website is my limited contribution to the growing wine industry in the state of Georgia, USA. I have been taking in interest in Georgia wines for many years, and was responsible for presenting several of these at formal wine tastings in Europe.
Georgia is not the best known of the wine producing states in USA. But it does have a presence, though most wineries are small boutique operations with limited production and mainly “cellar door” sales. It is on the climatic edge of reasonable grape production (unless your interest lies in muscadines, fruit or other grape species). Problems like Pierce’s Disease and mildew also drastically limit viable grape growing areas.
This website offers a directory of the vineyards. If you seek Vinifera and hybrid operations, there are 78 Vineyards operational or in development. 60 vineyards have their own wineries, and there are no less than 57 tasting rooms at the vineyards. There are also 6 stand-alone wineries making wines with bought-in grapes or must, and 20 other tasting rooms around Georgia offering wines from one or more wineries.
For Muscadine and fruit wine fans, Georgia has 49 vineyards, 25 with their own winery and 22 with on-site tasting rooms, plus a further 4 off-site tasting rooms.
There is also a directory of related activities including 32 distilleries, 6 cider mills and 10 meaderies and various other related activities. For further reading, I also identify a number of “interesting” links around my home town, Dahlonega, and also other wine-oriented websites.
Details of recent courses and lectures I have presented can be found on the Events page.
Some of my thoughts on wine and related matters can be found on my Blog page