When I got into the vineyard and winery business as a second career, wealth and fame were not my goals but truly, the pursuit of the
"Jeffersonian Ideal"; that of man living in harmony with nature and being rewarded in the bounty of the land.
The perfect complement to Crane Creek's vineyards and winery is our culinary garden. The vineyard's culinary garden program provides a
bounty of produce, some for the use of Crane Creek "family" but the majority of the daily harvest is transformed into
of-the-moment, wine-friendly creations by Chef David Sanford.
The Garden features antique specimens and heirloom cultivars, all grown with 100% organic farming principles. Each month, throughout the
growing season, new and delicious offerings from the gardens find their way to our dinner tables.
In addition, our small apple orchard features a wide variety of old heirloom and antique North Georgia apple varieties, some of them being
quite rare. Each fall this bounty of apples is transformed into pies, cider, and other tasty offerings for our guests.
Finally, our small flock of free range chickens and Guinea hens, which supply a steady supply of farm fresh eggs, round out our
"sideline" agricultural activities. We invite you our guests to have a glass, wander about and enjoy an afternoon of the