Who Knew? Georgia's unusual grape varieties
November 19, 2007
or those of you not familiar with Georgia as a wine growing area, I do need to tell you that “moonshine” and “white lightnin’” are not Southern grape varieties, and not all adult beverages here come in mayonnaise jars and cans. A look at a couple of the wineries in the State reveals that the above grapes not only grow here, but thrive in an unexpected confluence of weather and soil and topography, i.e.terroir, that often mirrors the Piedmont region and some parts of southern France.