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We ship wine gifts all year round: Call Brandon Craft, 706-782-4777.
He will schedule tours and tasting for groups any weekday or weekend by appointment.

Budding vines and freshly mown hay ---
it's spring at the vineyards and on the farm!

Tiger Mountain wines have won three double gold medals in the last three years, topping many California wines. Check the details on our Awards Page!

Rave reviews are coming in about Red Barn weddings! Kerbe wrote a five star review last week on www.weddingwire.com

"We completely stumbled upon Tiger Mountain Vineyards on a mini vacation to North Georgia. When we heard they did weddings, we looked into it. Lisa, the manager, and her staff were so welcoming and sweet! We had a fabulous lunch by their chef and got a tour of the grounds. Since we committed to using their vineyard as our venue, Lisa has done everything she can to be accommodating to our needs and wants. We are planning from Florida, so it is a bit more difficult to plan, but she has definitely helped put us at ease. Whether planning a wedding or just want great wine and food, visit TMV! "

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 23 Monica Spears and Derek Worth entertain for Memorial Day, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Buy a case of wine (mixed or other) and get a gratis bottle of Rabun Red! Special for the holiday weekend: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday!

Monday, May 25 The Tasting Room will be open on Memorial Day,
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday May 30 Jazz Mountain duo entertain Red Barn guests at lunch from noon. Don't forget to make reservations for lunches and dinners: 706-782-4777 or lisa@tigerwine.com.

Monica and Derek

June 23: Skywalk Celebration Farm to Table Dinner at Tiger Mountain Vineyard's Red Barn Café Featuring Two "Best Chefs America 2015"

The Skywalk Celebration Farm to Table Dinner at Tiger Mountain Vineyards will be an exquisite dining experience featuring "Best Chefs America" Gayle Darugh and David Darugh and Tiger Mountain's award winning wines. $95.00 per person. Make your reservations online at explorerabun.com and view the menu www.beechwoodinn.ws/category/dining/


Tiger Mountain is fortunate to have award winning Chef Jamie Allred of Fortify Kitchen and Bar in Clayton overseeing the menus with his Red Barn team for Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch, and Saturday dinner. Chef Jamie's Fortify was recently named one of the 100 top farm to table restaurants by Open Table and the only one in a rural area! See www.fortifyclayton.com. Please call ahead for Red Barn reservations: 706-782-4777. For booking weddings/events at The Red Barn, contact special events coordinator Lisa Ezzard lisa@tigerwine.com. See Red Barn page for all menus.
Jamie Allred
Tiger Mountain welcomes Chef Lindsey Payne to the Red Barn Café for Friday night dinners this season. Chef Lindsey presents traditional southern style food, local and fresh, mixed with an eclectic Athens flair! Chef Lindsey will present a prix fixe dinner each Friday with a vegetarian alternative, plus cheese plates with gluten free crackers. Lindsey is known for her delectable desserts. See Red Barn page for Friday menus and check out Lindsey's Athens market, www.lindseysculinarymarket.com. LIndsey Payne

logoSonoma County, CA 2014.
This competition sponsored by Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine was judged by the wine industry's leading professional women. The competition not only recognizes the best wines that appealed to our judges, but also the wines they feel would most appeal and influence other women wine buyers and consumers. More than 975 wines were entered in the competition.
LIsa with award

Tasting room hours: Sunday through Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., other times by appointment: 706-782-4777.

Mountain Wine Country is publishing a monthly newsletter which includes events at more than a dozen wineries in North Georgia and North Carolina. You can sign up for the newsletter by clicking here.

Martha Ezzard wins Georgia Author of the Year!

Almost 140 authors were nominated for this year's awards given by the Georgia Writers' Association in 11 different categories. Ezzard's book, The Second Bud, was the winner for the Memoirs category at the Saturday, June 8 annual dinner and awards ceremony.

"Opening Martha Ezzard's The Second Bud is like popping the cork on a bottle of fine wine: the more you sip, the gooder it gets. Forget all the glamorous, foo-foo crap you've ever heard about owning a vineyard; growing wine is hard work and so are the challenges the author and her husband face. So lush is Martha's telling that the reader is caught up in the fragrant, beautiful landscape of the vineyard without ever having set foot on the soil." Nancy Stephan, Memoir/Autobiography Judge
While traveling with Martha from Denver, Colorado to Atlanta and finally full-time to Tiger, be prepared for detours that will yank your heart strings and strike your funny bone... John Shivers, Georgia Mountain Laurel, October 2014

Read the complete review here on pages 16-17.

"In grape growing a second bud sometimes comes along to replace a first that has fallen victim to late spring frosts. As a metaphor for survival, perseverance and unexpected growth, it's pretty darned good. As the title of Martha Ezzard's book, it's perfect." Jill Vejnoska, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Martha Ezzard's book, THE SECOND BUD; DESERTING THE CITY FOR A FARM WINERY, is available in the Tasting Room, Fox Tale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, in Prater's Book Store in Clayton, Dahlonega's Naturally Georgia, and independent book stores throughout the southeast as well as The Tattered Cover in Denver.

In the Atlanta Metro area, the book is available at the Decatur Sherlock's/Cook's Warehouse, Eagle Eye Book Store in Decatur; A Cappella Books in Atlanta and The Book Exchange in Marietta.

Download the pdf July Arts Section book review from Smoke Signals (Big Canoe) or click here to read the review on the Press page.

Book Events

June 3: Lakemont Book Club; early dinner at Mama G's in Clayton and book talk after. Contact Carolyn Groover at jgroover@windstream.net for more details.

June 9: Join Martha and daughter Lisa Ezzard and others for a delightful five mile hike and overnight at the Len Foote Hike Inn at Amicalola State Park. Martha will talk about her book, The Second Bud, and Lisa will read from her recently published poetry book, Vintage. Details to come. For more information now, contact organizer and author of THRU, An Appalachian Trail Love Story, RICHARD JUDY at peregrine73@bellsouth.net.

June 13: Book Talk, signing, and wine tasting at FoxTale Book Shoppe, Woodstock, GA. See foxtalebookshoppe.com.

June 17: Book signing, Hub City Bookstore, Spartanburg, SC. For details, contact Kathie Bennett, bennettk58@gmail.com.

June 18: Book event at the Advent Shop, Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC. Contact: adventshoppe@churchofadvent.org.

June 20: Columbia, SC, Literary Vine, garden to table event with food and wine pairings and book talk. Benefit for The Richland Library. To be held at The Richland Library St. Andrews, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2916 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC. Contact: sharris@richlandlibrary.com.

For any of these events, contact Martha: mezzard@windstream.net

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speakersKristen Fricks Roman, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Martha before March 6 luncheon and book talk at the Georgian Club.
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Rick Bragg
Pulitzer prize winning writer Rick Bragg gives Martha's book a boost at a recent Atlanta Press Club event!

Bragg's new book,
Jerry Lee Lewis, His Own Story, based on hundreds of hours with the most colorful Rock and Roll star of all time, is a compelling true story, one only Bragg could be trusted to reveal.

Sandy Springs
Martha Ezzard talked about her book and poured wine for the Sandy Springs Society at a recent April event.
L to R: Jan Collins, Martha Ezzard, Lib Thompson, Barbara Mutz


seed feed
Martha and John Ezzard welcome the Seed and Feed Marching Abominables to the spring party.
Opening Saturday night dinner at the Red Barn was an evening to dance about! Some guests danced on the patio to the music of guitarist and song writer Tim McCabe!

wine glassesA toast to the 2015 vintage with the burning of the 2014 winter canes! Photo by Bob Zavasnid Martha
Martha Ezzard at the 2015 High Museum Wine Auction Tasting. Tiger Mountain was the only Georgia winery participating in this year's event, one of the top ten wine auctions in the country!

Twenty two year old Georgia O'Farrell (Ezzard granddaughter and seventh generation on the Ezzard farm!) is a recent graduate of Cal Poly. She is an assistant farm to school coordinator for Georgia Organics and works at the winery on weekends!
Partners John and Marilyn McMullan celebrate TMV's double gold Cab Franc Reserve at a recent dinner where it won more votes in a blind tasting than a French Cab!

Shelly Smith
Artist Shelly Ezzard Smith prepares a brunch dish with Tiger Mountain Viognier!
bud break Bud break at Tiger Mountain!

Red BarnThe Red Barn Café opened May 1 - a romantic spot for candlelight dinners or lively lunches on weekends!
Winemaker Dr. John Ezzard with Tiger Mountain's gold medal 2011 Petit Manseng.

staff Tiger Mountain staff celebrates double gold for the 2010 Tannat!


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Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
You can now order TMV wine at Wahoo!Grill, a delightful glass walled bistro on West College Avenue in Decatur. Welcome Magnolia Oaks, a charming bed and breakfast, located in Clermont, GA on the Dahlonega Highway. Innkeepers Terry and Marie Dawson serve Georgia wines to their guests, including Tiger Mountain wines! You can order Tiger Mountain wines at The White Birch Inn and Laurel Bar on Savannah Street in downtown Clayton. TMV wines are also listed at Harvest Habersham, the farm to table restaurant in historic Clarkesville that is getting rave reviews by fine dining critics for its ambiance and its locally grown fare. The Sky Valley Country Club in Clayton serves Tiger Mountain wines. Betty's Country Store in Helen sells a broad selection of Tiger Mountain wines.

In Thomasville, GA, Liam's Restaurant is "The" place to dine-- Tiger Mountain wines are proudly served there. TMV wines are now listed at Rabun County's renowned Kingwood Country Club where members and non-members can enjoy gourmet dinners and a gorgeous view from the dining room. Guests may enjoy Tiger Mountain wines at the recently remodeled York House in Rabun Gap, an historic inn where owners Stan and Christine Penton host weddings, community events, and guests from around the country. The Healthy Gourmet in Athens now carries TMV wines. Owners Anne and Dave Wells, strong proponents of local food and win, will special order any TMV wines they don't have. Tiger Mountain wines are also sold at the Athens Earthfare where organic and locally grown products are featured.

In Rabun County, the award winning FORTIFY restaurant and bar features Tiger Mountain wines as does the Lake Rabun Hotel with its rustic and elegant setting on the lake. TMV wines are also served at Fromage Fine Foods in Clayton and at the popular Dillard House.

See Where to Buy for contact information on all of our vendors.

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