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Georgia Vineyards Pop The Cork On Booming Wine Sales

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – WABE, Atlanta’s NPR Station, By WABE Staff

Georgia’s wine business is booming, creating jobs and millions of dollars in state and local tax revenue.

It’s quite an accomplishment when you consider there were just a handful of vineyards in the state in 1995. But with steady growth over the past two decades, Georgia now boasts more than 40.

Grape grower and winemaker Eric Seifarth is the president of Crane Creek Vineyards, which is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.

Seifarth is also a member of the Winegrowers Association of Georgia.

During an interview on “A Closer Look” he discussed the state of the industry, the impact California’s drought is having on Georgia wine sales, and more. Listen to the complete interview here.

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