Martha Ezzard served in the Colorado Legislature for nearly a decade in both the House and Senate, was a press aide to former Gov. John Love and briefly was a political columnist for the Rocky Mountain News.

Her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, was a Denver urologist.

More than 20 years ago, the couple packed up and relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Georgia to take over a family farm that had been in John Ezzard's family for generations.

Wanting to do something other than raise beans, corn, potatoes and tomatoes, they converted the picturesque property into a vineyard and winery.

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