TRADITION AND PASSION
At Crane Creek Vineyards, we like to think that wines made from our grapes are an expression of our unique area. More than 20 acres acres of vines are planted in a variety of grapes, including the European varieties of Gruner Veltliner and Cabernet Franc. We also grow the old world French American hybrid varieties of Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc and Villard Noir along with the modern hybrid Chardonel. The native American varieties Norton and Catawba round out our unique varietal collection.
These vines are intensely managed and cultivated, starting with winter pruning and continuing through the growing season with hedging, leaf pulling, shoot thinning, cluster thinning and other canopy management techniques to achieve the greatest potential of our vines and the grapes.
Our goal at Crane Creek Vineyards is to grow the finest regional wine grapes possible. We then craft these fruits of our passion into the finest possible wine. We love what we do and enjoy sharing our passion.
The perfect complement to Crane Creek’s vineyards and winery is our culinary garden. The vineyard’s culinary garden program provides a bounty of produce, some for the use of Crane Creek “family” but the majority of the daily harvest is transformed into of-the-moment, wine-friendly creations by Chef David Sanford.
The Garden features antique specimens and heirloom cultivars, all grown with 100% organic farming principles. Each month, throughout the growing season, new and delicious offerings from the gardens find their way to our dinner tables.
In addition, our small apple orchard features a wide variety of old heirloom and antique North Georgia apple varieties, some of them being quite rare. Each fall this bounty of apples is transformed into pies, cider, and other tasty offerings for our guests.
Finally, our small flock of free range chickens and Guinea hens, which supply a steady supply of farm fresh eggs, round out our “sideline” agricultural activities. We invite you our guests to have a glass, wander about and enjoy an afternoon of the “Jeffersonian Ideal”…