The Empire State of the South

Viticulture was brought to Georgia with the original English settlers who followed James Oglethorpe about the Anne which landed February 12, 1733 at what is now Savannah.  Though the climate was not kind to the Vitis vinifera brought from Europe, locals made wine with the local Muscadine grapes.

Georgia Wineries

Georgia Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 33
AVAs: None
Wine Trails:
  • Georgia Wine Trail
  • North Georgia Wine Trail
Year 1st Winery Established 1733
Varietals Cultivated: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carlos, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Concord, De Chaunac, Gewürztraminer, Malbec, Marsanne, Merlot, Mourvedre, Muscadine, Niagara, Noble, Norton, Petit Manseng, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Scarlet, Scuppernong, Seyval Blanc, Syrah, Tannat, Touriga Nacional, Vidal Blanc, Viognier
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