In addition to being one of the largest producers of Muscadine in the U.S., Georgia is also making significant progress with vinifera and French-American hybrid grapes in the cooler, higher elevation northern part of the state.
Although Georgia was a major wine-making state in 1900, following prohibition modern wine-making did not return to Georgia until the 1980s with the passage of a farm winery law. The majority of Georgia’s forty-plus wineries are located in the northern part of the state, and nearly all are within a two hour drive of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Tours typically last from 30 to 60 minutes per tour and they are well worth your time to check out the different ones. Each one has their own flavors, beauty, and charm to experience.
What is even more awesome is that most wineries offer free samples of their wines when you go through a tour as well. Some do more formal tasting events as well. The tours are extremely interesting and fun to do too. They aren't just there to sample the wine that you're looking forward to but are actually very informative and you get to meet a lot of like-minded people usually that are also doing the tour. It's always nice to a fellow wine lover! - Be sure to call ahead if you are planning on doing a tour at one of the wineries or vineyards though to check on availability since many of them get very busy during season.