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A harvest in the vineyards at Habersham Winery
Gathering the grapes

Eugene "Papa" Waters adds buckets of grapes into a container pulled by a tractor in late September in one of the Habersham Winery vineyards in Clarkesville.

by Scott Rogers
Rachel Lozan harvests white grapes
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Dorella Ruiz harvests white grapes
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White grapes are picked

The Times caught just a small piece of the work going on in fall at Habersham Winery in Clarkesville, one of the oldest wineries in Georgia.

by Scott Rogers
Harvesting

In the hills and mountains of North Georgia, the 2018 harvest season for the region’s wineries is coming to a close.

by Scott Rogers
Grapes

Whites, reds, muscadine — vineyards have been thick with workers bringing in the berries that will, in two, three or more years, eventually trickle into your glass.

by Scott Rogers
Eveli Sanchez picks white grapes
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Harvesting early in the day

The grapes plucked from the vineyards are crushed and their juice collected, fermented in barrels and eventually bottled.

by Scott Rogers
Grapes grow

You can find Habersham Winery’s tasting room just outside of Helen on South Main Street.

by Scott Rogers
Working in the vineyard
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Pickers work
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Grapes grow
by Scott Rogers