Wine has been commercially produced in Georgia since the 1700s. The industry reached its peak around 1900 when it was considered a major producer. But the business tanked during Prohibition and didn’t return until the 1980s when a farm winery bill was passed. Now approximately 50 wineries operate here.
While most vineyards are in North Georgia, West Georgia has a few where the wine-growing tradition of the regions is being revived.
All three vineyards host events and have tasting rooms and wine clubs.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100