The Appalachian Mountains were formed 480 million years ago and are known to be the oldest mountains in the USA. The soil contains the rich complex of minerals which feeds the water streams with healthy contents and exotic herbal flowers. A Taste of Southern Appalachia for our wines is made the old fashion way from moonshine and brandies to wine. The Scotch-Irish and Europeans which settled in the Appalachians produced and “bootlegged “these American favorites for centuries. It was a way of life for many and became a tradition here in these hills.
“Life On The Vine” Having a vineyards and winery is a life style.
AVA: Upper Hiwassee Highlands is an American Vinicultural Area covering 690 square miles of Appalachian land in North Carolina and Georgia. Both French-American hybrids and Vitis vinifera are planted throughout the area. Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are among the most common varieties.
The area’s classification defined appellation came in July 2014, making it one of the most recent AVAs in the United States. It is Georgia’s first AVA, and only North Carolina's fourth. The AVA covers the catchment of the Hiwassee River, a tributary of the Tennessee River, located in the southern stretches of the Appalachian Mountains.
The gentle landscape of the Upper Hiwassee Highlands was given its AVA based on its differentiation from the surrounding land, which tends to be more rugged and mountainous.
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