According to the Wine Institute website, in 2015, 913 million gallons of wine were consumed in the United States of which 779 million gallons was table wine. This number has doubled since 1993.
The United States is the 4th largest wine producer in the world following Italy, France and Spain. California produces an average 85 percent J.J. and I have been noticing tours of wine countries in many of the states we pass including Georgia.
I walked to look for information at the visitor center in Waco, Georgia. The first thing I came across was the Heritage Grapes.
Claire explained to me that vineyard workers came from Hungary. During the time of Prohibition, all vineyards were shut down. Today, the state is encouraging in revitalizing Georgia's wine industry.
After a quick lunch at one of 44 Cracker Barrel restaurant in Georgia, J.J. and I took Highway 27 south to bypass Atlanta traffic.
Peachtree City is a vibrant cosmopolitan planned bedroom community with a highly regarded public school system.
The road took us through forested areas.
A wonderful welcome from Lee and Dee and their curious and adorable Schnauzer Baron, who cannot comprehend why I avoid any contact with him. How do you explain to a dog that I am allergic to hairy animals?
Declining Dee's kind offer for us to stay in one of their 4 spare bedrooms, we are comfortable settled in Honu occupying a small section of their enormous driveway.
Aloha -- Cathi