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Saturday August 1st, 2015 3:47AM

Habersham Winery Celebrates 30 years

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In the early 1980s the wine industry in Georgia was all but non-existent but Tom Slick had a vision to see that this indeed could be a grape-growing and wine region and planted one of the first modern vineyards in the state in Habersham County.

A few years later, in 1983, Habersham Winery produced its first wine.

This was not an easy road to pave. In fact, after their first big harvest, Slick had to store the grapes on a refrigerated truck for six weeks until the laws were passed and he secured a license to turn those grapes in to wine. Since then, Habersham Winery has grown to be one of Georgia's largest and oldest wineries.

Today, Habersham Winery is located in White County just south of Helen and has introduced countless people to Georgia grown and Georgia produced wines.

To commemorate its 30th Anniversary, Habersham Winery has released three wines with specially designed labels available for a limited time. Habersham Scarlett, Creekstone Gold Reserve Chardonnay and Southern Harvest Peach Treat, all displaying the new limited edition labels.
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