White Wines

916 Crane Creek Road | Young Harris, GA 30582 | 706.379.1236

White Wines

White wines are particularly suited to the micro climate that Crane Creek Vineyards occupies. Given our higher altitude and cooler summer temperatures, northern European wine styles are prominent in our flavor profiles. Crisp, food friendly wines are the hallmark of a Crane Creek white.

Apfelwein

Tart notes of green apple are the predominant flavor in this zesty fruit wine. Made in the German style, this brings a little bit of Bavaria to the palette. Serve chilled. It is a great accompaniment to Alpine cheeses and cured meats. Also a great candidate for mulled wine in colder months.

Awards:

Bronze Medal, 2017 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge

Food pairings:

Pairs well with apple cider braised pork, gouda macaroni and cheese, and fresh green salads with apples and raisins.

Apfelwein

Zusa

Zusammengeschmolzen, German for combined, blended, fused. A Teutonic blend of the Northern European varieties, Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, and Traminette. Brings citrus and melon to the fore palette. Light and refreshing, Zusa is perfect for a sultry summer day. Gold Winner at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition & Gold Medal at the Georgia Oglethorpe Wine Competition.

Awards:

Gold Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Bronze Medal, 2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge

Food pairings:

Caesar Salad, Salmon and Trout dishes.

zusa

Traminette

This French-American hybrid of Gewürztraminer is vinted completely dry with 0% residual sugar bringing out white floral and slightly spicy notes to the mouth. Pairs beautifully with fowl and fish.

Food pairings:

Delicious as an apéritif or with seafood, shellfish, chicken or turkey

Traminette

Seyval Blanc

Crisp and lean, this wine opens with stonefruit leaving behind a pleasing minerality in the mouth. The nice mineral content is pulled from the granitic clay of Georgia soil. This “1860” French American Hybrid is the first grape vine planted at CCV in 1995.  

Awards:

Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Food pairings:

Serve with something opulent and fresh like seared scallops.

Seyval Blanc

Enotah White

100% Chardonel (a Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc hybrid). This wine steps in for Chardonnay nicely. Aged in oak barrels for 9 months, brings out aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, apples and toasty butter.

Awards:

Gold Medal, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Bronze Medal, 2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge

Bronze medal, 2012 Finger Lakes International Competition

2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Food pairings:

Pairs well with heavier seafood dishes, creamy pasta, strong cheeses, Asian flavors, and cream based soups

enotah white

Vidal Blanc

100% Chardonel (a Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc hybrid). This wine steps in for Chardonnay nicely. Aged in oak barrels for 9 months, brings out aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, apples and toasty butter. Pairs great with strong cheeses, Asian flavors, and cream based soups. Gold Winner in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Food pairings:

Oysters, shrimp, and chicken

veydalblanc

Mountain Harvest White

Slightly sweet, our white blend evokes late summer orchard ripened fruits such as peaches and pears while retaining a crisp acidity. Pairs perfectly with appetizers and front porch sitting.

Food pairings:

Fruit and cheese, especially brie or camembert

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