Odom Springs Vineyards
Unique to small, estate vineyards in the Appalachian Mountains, most of our vineyards are grown in clear patches of ground or sides of hills, usually less than an acre in size. We see this as an opportunity to craft different styles of wines by planting the same grapes in different soil conditions. The grapes we use are called French-American hybrids. Currently we have four of these grapes growing; Chambourcin, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc and Norton. These grapes grow well in our terroir and produce incredibly flavorful wines. Just as the Appalachian settlers had to adapt their farming to the land and climate, our vineyards are planted with a premium end product in mind.
Planted alongside beautiful Young Cane Creek, the Chambourcin grapes in this Pop's Walk vineyard grow vigorously in the fertile sandy loam soil deposited here over thousands of years. These red grapes are ideal for producing a range of wine styles, from a bold dry red wine to a nice semi-sweet blush. With the abundance of underground springs in this vineyard, a fruity blush wine will be our focus.
Seyval Blanc and Norton grapes are planted in our Hillside Vineyard, which is proving to be the perfect combination of soil, sun, and underground water. The Norton grapes are planted in an area with “all day” sun. Growth habits of the Norton grape require extra sunlight since their grape clusters are sheltered by the overhead canopy. This robust red American grape will be perfect for a stand alone dry red wine, while offering an excellent blending partner to the Chambourcin wine. The Seyval Blanc grapes are probably the most vigorous grape variety we grow. Planted along spring fed Odom Branch at Pop's Walk, this location is ideal to produce both semi-sweet white and dry wines with excellent fruit qualities.
The highest elevation at Pop's Walk is the New Ground Vineyard. This vineyard is full of good Georgia red clay. We've planted blocks of Chambourcin and Seyval Blanc. Rain is the only source of water for this vineyard. With it's dry nature, we hope to get smaller berries to help produce bolder tasting wines from both varieties.
The vineyards here are our largest due to the lay of the land. Situated about half way up Sharptop Mountain alongside Highway 515, Odom Farm is the home to our winery and tasting room. We now have Vidal Blanc and Chambourcin planted in this fertile mountain soil. These vineyards get all day sun and are situated along Odom Creek, which is spring fed all the way down Sharptop Mountain. With beautiful views, this location is proving to be the ideal backdrop and venue for hosting the most memorable events!