The Heritage Series Our Heritage Series of wines invites you to pay homage to the historic and geologic landmarks that have fashioned rural life in Tattnall County for over 250 years. The front label captures Charles Columbus Padgett on his wedding day in 1897, a General Merchandise invoice from his commissary store circa1900, and Lane's Bridge that once spanned the Altamaha River south of the vineyard.
After purchasing the 1820 Padgett homeplace, various artifacts and memorabilia were uncovered during its restoration. From the boxes of books, flour sack bedspreads, and personal items of clothing and toys, emerged a wooden sewing box full of calendar prints Aunt Lawana had saved. One 1940's illustration by famous artist, Rolf Armstrong, entitled, "SURE ENOUGH!", beckoned to us and is the pin-up girl for our "Whoopee Series". His model, Jewel Flowers, embodies the pure satisfaction of just being herself and enjoying life's simple pleasures.
On the banks of Watermelon Creek, three family members sparked a new direction for their property: a Georgia Farm Winery. Charles Columbus Padgett and Lena Smith Padgett, in their 1897 wedding attire, expanded a rural lifestyle into various industries. In 2007, Benjamin Charles Tillman was inspired to plant a vineyard and create a welcoming place, preserving the rural charm cultivated over 200 years. Our exclusive "Twilight" blend, a mix of bronze and black grapes, offers a taste of our Tattnall County muscadines, guiding you on an unanticipated adventure.
“This is coming from a neighbor in Appling County who is amazed that these grapes could make such a fine wine. Of course it's up to the two of you but after opening the Lower Mill White on New Years Eve I have a new appreciation for the grapes that grow alongside our property that I've always taken for granted as just a sweet after dinner accompaniment on a hot summer day here in the South. To say you've outdone yourself is justified and warranted. Now I look forward to my trips to Savannah and have a new appreciation for Glennville and the work you've done to bring to the forefront of consciousness to the surrounding counties and the world what you've done and the tremendous impact it could have on the area if everyone would just embrace it. Wouldn't it be great if everyone tried to out-do you and this became a great wine region? Thank you again for bringing perfection to the area.” Brenda - Appling County, Georgia