On Thursday we took a leisurely ride to the wine country in the hills of Georgia. We sat outside overlooking lush mountain tops, a gentle breeze rolling through the outdoor veranda as we sipped a delicious white wine called “Pentitude”. Our waiter was charming and attentive as we surveyed the menu before making our final choices. Our appetizer was a trio of local Georgia cheeses, a cloth bound cheddar with a nice bite, Elberton blue which was sweet as well as mild and a Fortsonia which had characteristics of Gruyere all from Nature’s Harmony a local artisanal cheese producer. Our entree was a salad of mixed greens with red grapes, candied pecans, crumbled blue cheese and mine was topped with fried oysters, crisp sweet and delicate, accompanied by a delicious remoulade. Southern life at its best, drinking fine wine, eating good local food and enjoying the slow easy pace of life in the beautiful hills of Georgia with family.