Butterducks Winery at 3332 Blue Jay Road in Guyton has just recently purchased five more wine tanks. This brings their total capacity for making wine to almost 30,000 liters.
The tank room is now home to 15 stainless steel tanks which winemaker Bill Utter uses to perfect his wine. All wine at the Butterducks Winery is made on premises and is made from Georgia grown fruit.
There will be three new wine releases this year. The first wine that will be released shortly will be blackberry merlot, this will be a semi-dry dinner wine with a hint of oak. The winery just finished crushing peaches for its very first batch of peach wine which should be available for Christmas.
Also new at the winery is cheese. If you don't know what to take to the park, go on by and get a picnic box full of cheese and crackers. Or, you can sit outside at the Butterducks Winery under their gazebos that are set up for your favorite picnic lunch or cheese and crackers.
Also, you can make arrangements to bring your group to the winery for a tour of the tank room and tasting. You will learn how the wine is made and get up close and personal with the winemaker. You can bring your own picnic lunch or arrange for cheese and crackers for your group.
Winery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Extended hours upon request.
To contact the winery, call (912) 728-WINE or visit their Web site at www.butterduckswinery.com.