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Chesser Island Winery

Chesser Island Winery

Chesser Island Winery
202 Chesser Lane
Folkston, Georgia
USA 31537
Phone: 912·496·2916

Contact: Tracy Chesser

Located in Folkston, Georgia (known nationally as the Gateway to the Okefenokee), Chesser Island Winery officially started in 2005 and is committed to creating handcrafted sparkling wines in the traditional methode champenoise (a.k.a. methode traditonelle) style. The end results are unique, fruit forward, sparkling wines that honor their handcrafted creation with impressive quality. For those that prefer still wines, our winery also crafts several varieties of non-sparkling wines comprised exclusively of Georgia grown fruits. At present, we have released four sparkling wines and three still wines.
Once our base wine is created using the best fruits in Georgia, traditional French champagne techniques are employed in creating magic in each bottle of sparkling wine. This process is very time consuming and labor intensive as each wine is handled an average of 20 times before being handled one last time by the ultimate consumer.
The secondary fermentation used to create the millions of wonderfully tiny bubbles in each bottle occurs naturally in the same bottle that the wine is sold. Other less expensive and easier techniques could be used but we believe the quality of the final product would suffer. Hard work should not stand in the way of a quality product.

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