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Another year gone, and another harvest in the cellar. I’m writing this on September 28 after punching down our estate Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the latter of which we harvested three days ago and is already showing phenomenal flavor development. Without a doubt, 2016 is going to go down as a stellar vintage for reds…

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This week we bottled the 2014 vintage of Deliverance, our flagship dry red blend. Deliverance has been with us from the beginning – it was a wine I’ve always wanted to make and a wine that I’m consistently proud of. There are plenty of things I love about Deliverance: the nose consistently has aromas of…

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2015 was a big year for me as the winemaker at Hightower Creek Vineyards. Specifically, it allowed me to turn something I was passionate about into a career. 2015 was my first harvest as a full time winemaker, and I am so excited about how it turned out (seriously, look out for the 2015 Trillium…

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For us in the wine industry, Thanksgiving couldn’t come at a better time. After the frantic days of harvest and the busy tasting room in October, November provides a welcome respite. Our work in the cellar is more focused, concerned more with tweaking than shaping. The tasting room is quieter and we have a bit…

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After a hectic two months, the 2015 harvest season has drawn to a close. The grapes that only weeks ago were hanging on vines have been crushed, pressed and laid down in barrels to rest for the winter. Overall, this was one of the more challenging vintage’s we’ve had – from tornados and hurricanes to…

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  Exciting news! Hightower Creek Vineyards wines can now be purchased at the Naturally Georgia Tasting Room on the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega. Naturally Georgia has been offering guests tastings of Georgia wines for years and has been a force in promoting Georgia’s fine wines. Dahlonega (and Lumpkin County) was recently recognized as the…

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I was walking through the Pinot Gris last week and caught a glimpse of something that filled me with equal parts excitement and anxiety. Some clusters, rather than the lime green berries that we’d known all season, were turning a darker, coppery gray. This slight color change can mean only one thing – the official…

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This year, on May 30, we’ll be celebrating our three-year anniversary. It’s so exciting to think back on how far we’ve come and the exciting plans on the horizon. Coming in to our opening in 2012, we were still very unsure about the entire concept of opening a winery and vineyard in Georgia. We had…

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