North Georgia Wine!


I’ve known that we make wine in Georgia for many years but, my experience with Georgia Wine – or any wine for that matter – has been getting a bottle from my local grocery store shelf. This last weekend, I got a first hand view of what it takes to create the wonderful liquid that fills those bottles (with the pretty labels) and it was amazing.

Just a few miles north of where Ga. 400 ends, BlackStock Vineyards and Winery hosted a “last blast of Summer” brunch and tour on Sunday. When you get an up close and personal look at acres and acres of perfect grapes, you almost forget you’re in Georgia. It was quit the treat to see a place like this and I think you’d enjoy visiting BackStock and any of the N. Georgia vineyards for a day trip out of the city.

BlackStock is one of a number of vineyards and wineries taking advantage of Georgia’s red clay and the sloping landscape to grow and produce many excellent wines. The drive is easy, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the events are highly entertaining. (Glad I bought that 2 gig memory card for my digi-cam. I needed it)

But, you don’t need a special event to have a reason to visit. Most are open everyday and offer wine tastings (small fee) for individuals or groups. As for my trip to BlackStock, I found a warm welcome, great food and some of the best wine I’ve had in a very long time. It’s well worth your time.

Some pictures from my trip on

More information on North Georgia Wine:

BlackStock Vineyard and Winery

Winegrowers Association of Georgia

The Wine Highway of Georgia Map

Association Members Listing

2 Comments so far

  1. tiffany (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

    haven’t tried blackstock, but three sisters makes some of the best wine in the state. dahlonega gold and walasiyi white are very good… sweet (dahlonega gold tastes like honey and lemons), but good. frogtown cellars isn’t bad either. and chateau elan has a nice tasting reisling.

  2. steve beville (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    Hi Tiffany, Try BlackStocks unoaked merlot and see what you think. I really liked the Reserve Viognier too. I think it was the first time I’ve ever had a Viognier.

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