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Meet the Family

Once upon a time there was a heart doctor who was a "closet farmer" at heart.  In the spring of 1982, longing to fulfill his dreams of cultivating the land, our founder, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Sr., bought 52 serenely beautiful acres of land in the foothills of Lookout Mountain in the Northwest corner of Georgia.

Looking for a way to make the land productive, he contacted the local Agricultural Extension Service. To his dismay, he discovered that the land was unsuitable for farming. His advisors informed him that the land was only suitable for growing grapes. As Dr. Rawlings had always held a passion for fine wines, he was thrilled to hear that he could have his very own vineyard! He and his family planted the fruitful vines and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, 41 years later, the wines offered by Georgia Winery are not only American, but distinctly Southern. Taste the delicacy of these fine wines developed from Dr. Rawlings’s original recipe and produced with an enhanced fermentation process that captures the essence of the fruit.   

Our experienced winery and service teams continue to be inspired by Dr. Rawling’s legendary dedication to farm winemaking using locally grown grapes.  Indulge in Southern hospitality, savor the best of what the South has to offer, and raise a glass to Georgia heritage with SWEET SOUTHERN WINE.


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