Friday, February 4, 2011

Georgia Wineries are gaining recognition/respect

Wine Business Monthly has identified today's most exciting top 10 brands from small and medium-sized wineries during 2010 in their upcoming February issue. They gravitate toward wineries and brands that represent market trends or innovation, that take a leadership position in their regions, or that make unusual varietals or unexpected wines and a Georgia winery made the top 10. Persimmon Creek Vineyards based in Clayton Ga, made the Noble Varieties list for its Cabernet Franc. I personally love this wine and the winery. Congrats to Mary Ann and Sonny for making the list.

Also another Georgia winery took on some of the California heavy hitters recently in a blind taste test and came out on top. Yonah Mountain Vineyards beat several of the high end California wines in a head to head match up put on by the Atlanta Wine School. You can read the recap from Gil Kulers in the AJC here.

I have been talking up Georgia wines for a while now and I am glad some of the wineries are getting some recognition. Nice job Persimmon Creek and Yonah Mountain.


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