Since having discovered Georgia wine country last August, exactly two and a half months after having acid reflux correction surgery, my husband and I simply haven’t been able to get enough. The endless miles of scenic terrain with its rolling hills and the majestic Appalachian’s Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop creates the perfect setting for the abundance of sprawling vineyards and wineries this splendid area has to offer.
While we love to revisit the vineyards that have fast become our favorites, we try to discover different ones to add to our rapidly growing list. Each time we go, we experience something new and unique that keeps bringing us back for more. North Georgia is known as the Napa of the south…at least in my mind.
We enjoy learning about the different varietals of grapes and becoming educated on their nuances and characteristics. It perplexes me as to how they come up with the descriptions, especially if the predominant flavor or aroma is not that obvious. Trying to detect the notes is an art form that I have yet to master.
Our favorites are reds, red blends, and dessert wines, but it is Port that has truly captured both our hearts and continues to remain the most special to us.
Learning to navigate our way around to all the different wineries is half the fun! We are becoming more and more familiar with the area, which is a great feeling. It’s hard to believe we only started vineyard hopping last summer, less than nine months ago.
This has become our life. Even though my acid reflux has returned, I am still able to enjoy the essence of wine, tasting events, and visiting the vineyards. As with everything in life, the key to a healthy balance is moderation. Cheers!