With their roots firm in Georgia soil, winemakers have a new mission: Refining a fledgling industry and setting themselves apart from other wine regions in the country and the world.
And a new documentary coming to Georgia Public Broadcasting explores that task. Produced, filmed and edited by Benjamin Garner, an assistant professor of marketing and management at University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, “Southern Vines: The Rebirth of Wine in Georgia” will take viewers into wineries around the state, including Hall County’s Sweet Acre Farms and many others in North Georgia.
“What I like about the wine industry is the passion and the art and the effort they put into making something that’s a step above our normal culture,” Garner said on Monday, Dec. 11. “What I like is people getting obsessed with producing something excellent. (Wine is) a blend of art and science.”