Catherine Rabb featured Upper Hiwassee Highlands in the August 12, 2014 edition of the Charlotte Observer.
The new AVA that’s being proposed straddles the North Carolina/Georgia borders. Called the Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA, it would be Georgia’s first AVA and the first mountain-region AVA.
Located in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the southwest part of the state, the AVA is approximately 700 square miles. It includes Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina, and Towns, Union and Fannin counties in Georgia.