Terry Hoage was one of the greatest college football players in history for the University of Georgia (#14 above)….he also operates a mighty fine vineyard in Paso Robles, California, about three hours south of San Francisco in the mid-coast area of The Golden State.

Terry Hoage Vineyards is 100% organically grown.

Offered are seven labels, all fittingly with football names.  The 2010 “Three-Four” Syrah is rated at a 95.  For all Georgia fans out there, the 2010 “The Hedge” is another Syrah with a 94 rating.  Also coming in with a 94 ratings is the 2010 “46,” a Grenache-blend.  About Terry Hoage Vineyards, Robert Parker wrote in The Wine Advocate that,”This is the kind of wine the Central Coast should be producing more…”

Hoage played in the National Football League for 13 seasons.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Genetics, a 3.85 GPA, and selection twice as an All-American defensive back.  Vince Dooley, the legendary football coach for the University of Georgia, called Hoage, “The best defensive player I’ve ever coached and maybe the best one I’ve ever seen.”

For the complete story on Terry Hoage Vineyards, click here to check out this video.

If you like what you see on the video or are a devout ‘Dawg fan, click here to join the “Team Hoage” wine club.