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Sparks winery added to the Georgia Grown Trail

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Jessica Wells Jessica Wells
SPARKS GA - (WALB) -

The bottles of wine being stacked on the shelf at Horse Creek Winery Monday afternoon may soon be flying off the shelf now that Horse Creek Winery is one of the many stops along the Georgia Grown Trail.

"We're super excited to be a part of the Georgia Grown Trail 37," said Jessica Wells, office manager at Horse Creek Winery.

The trail follows highway 37 from Homerville to Fort Gaines, and promotes agri-tourism in South Georgia. Wells said they can't wait to start handing out their brochures to customers who come in, letting them know about the trail.

"They're gonna be able to hold this and show this whole trail that goes through the southern part of Georgia," said Wells. "It's really gonna have a huge economic impact for all the farmers all throughout Georgia."

And that includes Horse Creek Winery's growers. "Once people start hearin' of the trail and start makin' day trips to go and attend the trail and travel through and see all of the fresh produce and products that are available in South Georgia."

The winery's bottles also have Georgia Grown stickers on them to remind people that the wine comes from right here in South Georgia. "That sticker is just letting you know that we're proud to be a member of Georgia Grown and that you're supporting your local farmers when you're buying Georgia Grown products," Wells explained. 

New state legislation surrounding wineries, set to take effect in July, will allow the winery to sell more varieties of wine. Something Wells believes will help increase business and increase that support for local farmers.

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