Wine has been produced in Georgia since the 1700s. In 1900, our state ranked sixth in wine production in the country. A few years later, in 1907, Georgia became the first state in the South to prohibit the production, transportation and sale of alcohol, several years before Prohibition began in 1920.
Prohibition ended in 1933 with the 21st Amendment, but it took Georgia until 1935 to repeal its statewide prohibition.
The wine industry had gone bust and took decades to recover. The modern era began in the 1980s and there are now around 60 wine producers found primarily in North Georgia,
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100