Crane Creek Vineyards, a charter vineyard of the Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA, brought home two medals from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Regarded as one of the premier wine judging events, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is America’s largest, with 7,162 wines entered this year.
Crane Creek’s 2013 Seyval brought home a silver medal and their 2014 Zusa, a blend of German varietals, won bronze. This is a fantastic achievement and shows both the variety and quality of wines being produced in the Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA.
Winemaker and Owner Eric Seifarth spoke about the honor, saying “As always, the vintage starts in the vineyard. Many of our vines have reached peak maturity and are producing fruit of complex and intricate flavors which lend themselves to production of standout wines. I am excited to see how our wines and other Georgia wines perform in the upcoming years. Without a doubt, we are moving into a new era of winegrowing in the North East Mountains of Georgia.”