A Report On North Georgia

1802 Words Apr 26th, 2016 8 Pages
North Georgia is an area in which grapes are grown for wine making that is rich in a number of elements that make the region one that develops good quality wine. Though not quite as large as other regions in the United States, there are a number of elements unique to Georgia that in turn helps these grape growers develop wines with unique flavor characteristics. This paper will address many of those elements, as well as various techniques used for grape growing, diseases grape growers have to battle, the benefits to viticulture in this region, among a number of other components. The goal of this paper is to help with an expansion of knowledge of the components explored about what it means to grow grapes for winemaking in North Georgia. Growth of grapes was originally based around the native muscadine. As grape growing in North Georgia developed, however, modern fungicides brought new growth into the area very successfully. These fungicides made it possible for vineyards to grow bunch grapes, which actually flourish if planted on elevated sites that are in the sun majority of the day, as well as the making of the French-American hybrids. These European grapes and French hybrids are usually grafted on rootstocks such as SO4 or 3309 to provide increased resistance against the pest, phylloxera. A primary factor limiting the production of bunch grapes in Georgia is Pierce 's Disease (PD), which is a bacterial disease that is spread by leafhoppers, plant feeders that suck plant…
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