Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsey and Matthew Vrahiotes.
Sweet Acre Farms Winery in Alto, GA is owned by husband and wife team Matthew and Lindsey. Lindsey, a homegrown Alto girl, met Matthew at Valdosta State University. They fell in love and set roots on the same street she grew up on. They bought the land in 2010 and started clearing it to build their farm. Originally intended to be a u-pick berry and honey farm, the pair of entrepreneurs decided the best use for the land and fruit was to turn it into wine. In 2014, they acquired their farm winery license, set up shop and now are making some of the finest Georgia fruit wines in the state. Their award-winning wine varieties span from blueberry and blackberry to peach to even lemonade style wines. You can purchase Sweet Acre Farms wine at their beautifully rustic tasting room on the farm located at 7584 Bill Wilson Road, Alto, GA or at any of their over 30 retailers across northeast Georgia which can be found on their website sweetacrefarms.com. Be sure to find them on Facebook to keep up with new wine releases, special events and live music line ups.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being the first winery in Hall County, we faced a lot of obstacles and “growing pains” as we, along with the county, had to figure out how to implement new laws, applications and standards for a farm winery. It took us three years from when we first approached the county to when we had our license in hand. All is well now. We are all on the same page and the county is very supportive of our business.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Sweet Acre Farms Winery – what should we know?
We specialize in fruit or “country wines” that do not contain grapes. Made with mostly Georgia grown fruit, our wines never get watered down, artificially flavored or colored. Our wines are natural, pure, rich and delicious. We make all the wines here on the farm ourselves. We don’t outsource any part of our wine-making process. The wine labels are printed with gorgeous, genuine artwork done by Judy Crumley, Lindsey’s mom!
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
A relaxed and inviting atmosphere, great wines and even better customer service.
- Tastings are $10 for 5 samples and a souvenir glass
- Glass prices range $5-$10
- Bottle prices range $16-$29
- Address: 7584 Bill Wilson Rd Alto Ga 30510
- Website: Sweetacrefarms.com
- Phone: 678-769-5335
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/sweetacrefarms/
- Facebook: Facebook.com/sweetacrefarms