Virtual Wine Tour: Georgia Wine Highway Week

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This month’s Virtual Wine Tour took us to Georgia Wine Highway Week.  Georgia Wine Highway Week 2017 happened March 24th – April 2nd.  It was an amazing event that allowed its attendees to experience the beauty of Georgia’s gorgeous wine country while tasting exquisite homegrown wines.

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Our Wine Passports were provided by Winegrowers Association of Georgia.  These passports gave us access to 21 participating wineries.

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We had such a great time at each and every winery that it was impossible for us to make it to them all!  We were invited to stay and sometimes we did!  So here are the wineries that we visited:

Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery

Kaya Vineyard & Winery

The Cottage Vineyard & Winery

Yonah Mountain Vineyards

CeNita Vineyards

Serenity Cellars

Each of these wineries while in the same vicinity had many different things to offer in terms of wine, atmosphere and more! We decided to pick our wine passports up at the place “where everybody knows our name and theyre always glad we came…”, which is also known as Cavender Creek Winery and this is where our tour began!

LIVE PERISCOPE BROADCAST FROM CAVENDER CREEK

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We always have a great time at Cavender Creek.  The people are always friendly the wine is always good.  This time we got to actually meet the owner Claire face to face.  Up until now we had only corresponded through email.  It was a pleasure to finally meet her and we got to see Priscilla again!  My favorite wines here are the Muscadine fruit flavored wines, specifically:  Peach, White and Blackberry.  Of course I took a bottle of the Foxy Peach Muscadine Wine home with me!

From here we traveled to Kaya Vineyards.  We had a great time here and the scenery was breathtaking.

Kaya poured lovely wines and provided us with wooden tasting tokens for each pour.  I adored their Sweet Caroline Red and also their delicious Sangria.

LIVE PERISCOPE BROADCAST FROM KAYA VINEYARDS

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Our next stop was The Cottage Vineyards and Winery.  We got to meet the owner and they were very inviting.  I fell in love with their Southern Sass Peach Muscadine Wine.

LIVE PERISCOPE BROADCAST FROM THE COTTAGE VINEYARDS & WINERY

After that it was on to Yonah Mountain Vineyards! We got there right before they closed and they were so cool.  Their wine tasting room was magnificent.

LIVE PERISCOPE BROADCAST FROM YONAH MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

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My favorite was the Cuvee White

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We couldn’t resist posing in front of this perfect red barn that they had on site!

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Here is a quick video recap of our first leg of Georgia Wine Highway Week!

We had to rest before finishing our Georgia Wine Highway Week Tour!  Luckily, it lasted for a whole week! The following Sunday we grabbed our Wine Passports and headed back for more.   This time we stopped at Cenita Vineyards first! They had a LIVE band that was AMAZING!

Check out the video:

My favorite wine here was the Buckie Red.  It was yum yum good!

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Our last and final stop was to Serenity Cellars.  This winery was neatly tucked away in a valley on private property.  We thought we were lost at first!  But oh my once we got there, let me tell you!  We intended to hit a couple more wineries but we could not leave this place.  Everyone was so friendly, it was like they knew us already!  We especially loved Karen!  She made our visit the absolute best!  My favorite wine here was the Traminette, a beautiful white.  I also tried a Limoncello Slushi that was to die for and I took home a bottle of Bearly Sweet Red Wine.

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Not only did they have great tasting wines but we got to meet Joe Smith. Now if you don’t know who Joe Smith is, then you don’t know Georgia wine.  This man is a very well known Georgia winemaker.  He calls Serenity Cellars home and is the creative force behind MANY of the Georgia wines that we know and love.

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In order to find out what goes on behind these doors you are going to have to make a trip out to Serenity Cellars to find out!  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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We were able to make it to 6 wineries/vineyards in all.  We had a wonderful time and felt welcomed by each and every one.  Special thanks to Mike at 12 Spies Vineyards and to Winegrowers Association of Georgia.  Georgia Wine Highway Week happens every year so stay tuned.  Until then head on over to GeorgiaWine.com for more information.

To see more pictures use the hashtag : #VirtualWineTour on Instagram

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

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