July 2- Presmanes Trio 1:30 to 3:30 in the Tasting Room.
Other Upcoming Events
July 4 weekend: Purchase two or more bottles of our "Thomas Jefferson" wine, the American Norton, once grown at Monticello, at 30% discount. Holiday weekend special only!
July 23 - Celebrate the release of the 2015 White Tiger with hors d'oeuvres and live music at the Tasting Room. Details to come!
SAVE SEPTEMBER 24 FOR OUR ANNUAL HARVEST PARTY! Details to come.
Look for the release of Tiger Mountain's 2014 Cabernet Franc in August - past vintages our biggest award winners! The Cabernet Franc is not being poured yet, but can be purchased now in the Tasting Room. Wine Club members will receive their usual 20% discount!
You can now sample and purchase Martha's Norton, 2013, grown organically at the Tiger Tasting Room and also at
Tiger Mountain's DAHLONEGA TASTING ROOM, Naturally Georgia, 90 Public Square. TMV's gold medal Petit Manseng is also available there. See www.naturallygeorgia.com for hours and events.
|The popular "Tiger Tanker" is a great gift at $30 plus your choice of wine!
The 2014 Cabernet Franc is a great vintage - release party coming in August. You can purchase pre-release bottles of the TMV sell-out now at the Tasting Room.
WE SHIP WINE AND GIFTS YEAR ROUND!
In addition to logo shirts, vests and hats, one of our most popular gifts is the three-bottle embossed box, $35 plus selected wines!
Tiger Mountain's extraordinary Petit Manseng vintages have won four gold medals in the last four years (one each in Los Angles and San Francisco and The Jefferson Cup Invitational). Last month, the new 2015 vintage won gold in the 2016 International Eastern in which 1500 East Coast and mid Atlantic wines competed!
HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY
Clemson fans are regular visitors and wine club members - preferring TIGER wine! Photo credit: Wayne Crawford
The TMV staff toast the 2013 Petit Manseng which won a gold medal in the 2015 San Francisco International, the nation's most influential wine contest, judged by 72 top wine experts!
Assistant Winemaker Brian Monaccio with TMV Tasting Room staffers Rhonda Vincent(l) and Carole Raguckas(r).
John and Marilyn McMullan and Lisa Ezzard enjoy 2016 spring celebration.
The Red Barn Café, open from May to November, offers an atmosphere of rustic elegance - enjoy a wine and dine experience in the 75-year-old restored Dairy Barn!
Summer patio parties are always lively at Tiger Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room.
Martha Ezzard greets Josie Heath, the most "senior" member of the Feed
and Seed group!
Tiger Mountain's 100 acre farm property and vineyards are full of lovely vistas for winery and Red Barn visitors.
TM partners Ezzards and McMullans celebrate recent gold medal wine awards at the Red Barn!
Winemaker Dr. John Ezzard with Tiger Mountain's gold medal 2013 Petit Manseng.
WELCOME NEW VENDORS
Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
Tiger Mountain Rabun Red and Viognier are now available at the new Wicked Pig
in downtown Clayton! La Prade's
at Lake Burton sells Tiger Mountain wine by the bottle! You can now order Tiger Mountain Norton at the U-Joint
in Clayton - great with their fabulous burgers! Also in Clayton, Grapes and Beans
has Tiger Mountain's Rabun Red - and at White Birch Provisions
on Savannah Street, you can purchase Tiger Mountain wines by the bottle, including the gold medal Petit Manseng! The legendary Partridge Inn
in Augusta is where many Masters golf fans and VIPs often stay. Tiger Mountain wines can also be purchased at Augusta's best known wine shop, The Vineyard Wine Shoppe
, 4414 Evans Locke Road. Tiger Mountain is proud to have recently placed its Georgia grown wines there! Lucky's Market is getting five star reviews in Savannah --- and you'll find Tiger Mountain wines there! The Salt Table
in Savannah, the popular gourmet spice and gift shop, also carries local wines and has a grand selection of Tiger Mountain wines, including the 2013 Petit Manseng, the latest Malbec and White Tiger! David and Carl Legasse, the owners, are knowledgeable advisers about wines for the holidays! Fernside Package Store
is a convenient stop for Toccoa residents to pick up TMV wines, including Petit Manseng and Cabernet Franc. You can order Tiger Mountain wines at The White Birch Inn and Laurel Bar
and at the fabulous new White Birch Provisions Gourmet Shop
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. 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. 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's popular Rabun Red blend is now available in The Wine Shoppe
on the square in Blairsville.
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
and Rumor Hazit
in Clayton and at the popular Dillard House
See Where to Buy
for contact information on all of our vendors.
MARTHA EZZARD CONTINUES BOOK TALK SCHEDULE IN 2016!
Martha Ezzard's memoir about the Ezzards' pioneering vineyard venture which won the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year award
, continues to attract press reviews and speaking engagements.
"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.
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Ezzard signs books following a presentation to Auburn University writing class taught by Dr. Terry Ley.
Kristen Fricks Roman, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Martha at the Georgian Club.
Ezzard talks about her book to women lawyers who recently visited. Click to view and download
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.
Members of the Mount Paran Woods Garden Club discussed rose care in the vineyards with Ezzard as well as grape growing and Georgia wines.