Aug06

Introducing the "Dahlonega Plateau"

by David Zunker Categories // Trip Ideas, Sip & Dine, Misc

Introducing the

For lovers of wine and wineries, Dahlonega is now at the center of the Dahlonega Plateau American Viticultural Area (AVA) -- thanks to a federal designation that speaks to geography, geology, climate, and the ability of vineyards in this area to grow grapes that produce great wine.

 

It's the first designation for a wine region contained solely within the state of Georgia, and while the entire geographic region is comprised of 344 square miles, including Lumpkin, Dawson, White, Pickens and Cherokee counties, the vitcultural portion is approximately 133 square miles, encompassing most of Lumpkin County and part of White County.

The news is catching the attention of media of all stripes -- from Southern Living Magazine

to WSB TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta, plus the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Gainesville Times and a host of other media . 

Dahlonega is now being called the "Napa of the South" in some media circles

 

 

About the Author

David Zunker

David Zunker

David Zunker is the Tourism Director at the Dahlonega-Lumpkin Chamber & Visitors Bureau. He is a journalist by training and a tourism professional by trade – having spent more than 25 years in the hospitality and travel business with resorts, state tourism offices, CVBs and chambers of commerce.

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