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2014 Opening of the Red Barn Café

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Chef
April 26-27: Don't miss the 2014 opening of the Red Barn Café. Celebrate spring with a complimentary glass of Tiger Mountain wine and a choice of gourmet lunches by Chef Charles Maddrey, Hemlock Springs Farm, formerly of South City Kitchen. A native Georgian who directed food and wine for some west coast restaurants, Chef Charles has returned home to take up his passion for growing and cooking with organic foods and cultivating his own herbs and vegetables at his mountain farm. See lunch menu on the Red Barn page.

Reservations, please: 706-782-4777.

Other Upcoming Events

April 19: Five-course wine dinner- Featured Tiger wines include 2013 Petit Manseng and a first taste of 2013 Rosé! 7 p.m. Sylvan Valley Lodge, Sautee Nacoochee. $75 inclusive. Call 706-865-7371 for reservations. See www.sylvanvalleylodge.com for menu.
April 23: Tiger wines will be featured in dishes prepared by Chef Jamie Allred at his first "Featured Farmer" dinner of the season at Chef Jamie's new Clayton restaurant: FORTIFY kitchen & bar. Call for reservations: 706-782-0050.
celebrationMay 10, annual Awakening the Vines celebration for wine club members and guests! The Feed and Seed Marching Abominables dance and play in the vineyards to wake the buds! Gourmet picnic under the big tent with dessert in The Red Barn. Invitations mailed this week; pre-paid reservations by April 28 receive early bird discount.

(See Wine Club page and learn how to join the club and be invited to this spectacular spring party!)
June 5: Release of Tiger Mountain's latest Tannat varietal. Always a sellout! Live music, cheeses and hors d'oeuvres on the tasting room patio, 3 to 5 p.m. Tasting Room open until 6 p.m. on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.
Tasting room hours: Sunday and Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 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 signing book

Martha Ezzard's book, THE SECOND BUD; DESERTING THE CITY FOR A FARM WINERY, is available in the Tasting Room, 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.

See Feb. Arts Section book review from Smoke Signals (Big Canoe).

Calendar of Upcoming Book Events

Apr. 21: Gilmer County Library, Ellijay. Wine tasting and book talk, sponsored by the Gilmer County Arts Association and the Friends of the Library. 6:00 pm. Contact: joanne@ellijay.com

Apr.22: Author dinner, Restaurant Eugene, limited seating. Four-course dinner by award winning Chef Linton Hopkins, paired with Tiger Mountain wines- $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Limited reservations remain. Call Restaurant Eugene at 404-355-0321.

May 13: Hall County Rotary Club- book talk and signing. Contact Carroll Todd for details: rwtandjet@bellsouth.net.

May 17: South Carolina Book Festival, Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201- 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. "The Literary Vine"- author presentations and signings.

May 18: South Carolina Book Festival, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. "The Resonance of Memoir:" Martha Ezzard, Teresa Bruce, Marvin Chernoff, Kendall Bell. Metropolitan Convention Center. See www.scbookfestival.org for details.

Contact Martha for further details: ezzard@tigerwine.com


Tiger Mountain Welcomes New Winery Manager Brandon Craft

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Craft and assistant vineyard manager Lisa Ezzard
toast the 2008 Cabernet Franc Reserve's double
gold
in The 2014 International Eastern Competition- the number one red of 1,200 wineries' entries!
Brandon C. Craft of Ashville, N.C. joined Tiger Mountain on March 1. He has an extensive business and management background with the Sherwin Williams Corporation as well as food and wine experience--- with Asheville's Savoy Restaurant and with Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville, N.C.

Brandon will be managing the Tasting Room as well as the corporate finances for Tiger Mountain. He will also assist with wine-making.

HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY


Dr. John Ezzard accepts The Legacy Award from the Clayton Tribune, given annually to a native of Rabun County for outstanding accomplishments.
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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!

Caledonia Swing
Fiddler Marie Dunkle and The Caledonia Swing entertain at recent St. Patrick's Day party at the Tasting Room.
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TMV's Maria Atkins describes award winning red wines to tasting room visitors.

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Tiger Mountain's tasting room, on Old Highway 441, and the vineyards behind it, are open to the public year round!

The Feed and Seed Marching Abominables and a bonfire of the winter prunings are highlights of the TMV "Awakening the Vines Party".


The Red Barn Café can be reserved for special group events during the week or on Sunday evenings.

Jazz singer Monica Spears and Derek Worth entertain at the Red Barn for winter as well as summer events.


Guests enjoy roasted sausages on the patio.

Winemaker Dr. John Ezzard with Tiger Mountain's gold medal 2011 Petit Manseng.


WELCOME NEW VENDORS

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Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
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 wine, 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.

Tiger Mountain wines are now at Savor Wine Boutique at Kirkwood Station in Atlanta! The charming wine shop owned by Kyla and Gregory Cox, offers an exciting selection of wines from around the country and from other countries. The award winning Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta is serving Tiger Mountain's Rosé by the glass and TMV's 2008 Cabernet Franc Reserve by the bottle, the recent double gold medal winner. When you dine at Restaurant Eugene, ask for Sommelier Juan Cortez for food and wine pairing advice! You can order Tiger Mountain wines by the glass at several other top Atlanta restaurants: Nikolai's Roof, Seasons 52 (both Buckhead and Perimeter), Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at Perimeter Center. Three Blind Mice, a popular Lilburn restaurant, also serves TMV wines.

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




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