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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –South Georgia isn't exactly Napa Valley but there is a successful family-run vineyard and winery here.
Despite the down economy Still Pond Winery in Arlington is growing.
Somewhere in between rows of cotton, corn and peanuts you'll find Still Pond Winery and Vineyard.
They're located in Arlington, It's family owned and has been a popular choice for wine enthusiasts for years. "We are way out in the country, so they have to make an effort to come see us," said owner Charles Cowart.
But due to high gas prices, not as many people are making the effort. "More disposable income is going towards gasoline than before," he said.
Friday and Saturday used to be the most popular days for people to stop by the vineyard, but that's recently changed."Now we are seeing more people during the week, they are in the area or passing by," he said.
But it's not hurting their sales, in fact they've seen an increase."We started out in south Georgia and we are slowly creeping North," he said.
Now, it's hard to find a store in Georgia that doesn't carry the wine. In 2010, sales were up by 15 percent from 2009.
Right now their largest sales area is from Macon...south.
Tommy Mc's country store is one of the stores that carries the wine. We've been selling their wine since the beginning and its been popular and getting more popular," he said.
He gets a shipment of still pond wine every week. "The grapes are locally grown and people are interested in that," he said.
But sales in the north Georgia area are catching up,"We've increased sales in the Atlanta area by 50 percent since last year.
They hope to continue to grow and give more people a chance to enjoy their south Georgia products.
They often hold events out at the vineyard, the next one will be the first weekend of April. It's called the "Bud Break Bash" and it doesn't cost a thing, and you can listen to music, sample wines and even have a petting zoo and pony ride for the little ones.
As far as Sunday sales, the owner says he can see the benefit. He thinks it will really help out the metropolitan areas.