Sun., June 9 - Sunday Supper at the Red Barn, featuring award winning Chef Jamie Allred's fresh herb crusted rack of lamb with bleu cheese potato gratin with a Norton lamb jus - served with Tiger Mountain's 2006 Norton Reserve, winner of a silver medal in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Competition. Our unique late harvest Petit Manseng will be served with dessert! Vegetarian option available. Reservations only. $80 per person. $75 for wine club members. Includes four courses, wines, tax, and tip. Seating limited! Call 706-782-4777 or 760-419-0214 to make pre-paid reservations.
Sat. June 15 - Release of the 2008 Mountain Cyn. Celebrate Father's Day with us! Buy a case and get one bottle free, for DAD! Live music and gourmet cheeses. $10 per person. A complimentary glass of Mountain Cyn for Dad if you eat at the Red Barn on Sunday, Father's Day! More details to come.
Sat., July 6 - Patio Party, 1 to 4 p.m. Music by the Greg Presmanes Trio. Celebrate an American holiday with an American wine! Enter a drawing for six bottles of Norton with your purchase of two bottles of any of our wines. Norton was grown in Virginia during the era of Thomas Jefferson! Entry fee entitles you to enjoy gourmet cheeses and taste eight wines: $10 per person.
Sat., Aug. 10 - Annual Rabun County Farm Winery Day. More details to come.
Tasting room hours: Sunday and Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., open seven days a week starting May 6; other times by appointment: 706-782-4777.
Welcoming Tristen Vanhoff, Tiger Mountain's new winery manager!
Tristen Vanhoff stepped in the first of 2013 to replace Jon Engel who returned to college to finish his degree. A native of Australia, Tristen received his diploma of viticulture and winemaking from North Melbourne Institute of TAFE in 2011. Prior to that, he worked in the international hospitality industry; more recently, Tristen held the position of lead wine trainer at Seasons 52 Restaurant at Atlanta's Perimeter Mall.
RECENT HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY
The Nickels family celebrates the Awakening the Vines with their Clemson friends - adding their own spring crowns!
Chef Jamie Allred of the Lake Rabun Hotel makes Vidalia onion fritters for 300 at the spring party.
Feed and Seed leader Alan Taylor directs the festive Abominables to welcome the 2013 vintage at the annual spring event.
Spring bud break at Tiger Mountain!
Guests enjoy roasted sausages on the patio.
Tiger Mountain staff celebrate the LA International gold medal 2011 Petit Manseng.
Winemaker Dr. John Ezzard with Tiger Mountain's gold medal 2011 Petit Manseng.
The Barn Café - ready for another spectacular wine dinner.
Lisa Ezzard, wine director at the Red Barn Café, serves guests on the patio.
Dr. John Ezzard serves party goers at a barrel room party.
Co-owners Marilyn and John McMullan at a recent patio party.
TMV winemaker John Ezzard and Mark Braunstein, manager of the Robert Parker website, confer with acclaimed winemaker Thibault Liger-Belair in his Nuit St. Georges cave on a recent trip to Burgundy.
WELCOME NEW VENDORS
Tiger Mountain Vineyards is proud to announce two new locations in Georgia where our award winning wines can be purchased: Earth Fare, the healthy supermarket, in Athens; and Carriage Hills Bottle Shoppe in Macon.
Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
You can order Tiger Mountain wines by the glass at several 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. Columbus fans can purchase Tiger Mountain wines at Columbus Beverage Superstore on North Lake Parkway. Fresh Market stores in Columbus and Augusta now have Tiger Mountain wines as well. In Athens, Hotel Indigo, a Leeds certified getaway, offers Tiger Mountain Norton by the glass. In Blue Ridge, Tastings of Blue Ridge serves several Tiger Mountain wines by the glass, and in Hiawassee Tiger Mountain Vineyards can be purchased from The Vine Shoppe. Fernside in Toccoa carries Tiger Mountain as does Betty's Country Store in Helen.
In Rabun County, enjoy our wines at the renowned Dillard House and at the Lake Rabun Hotel where you can order Rabun Red, Petit Manseng or Cabernet Franc. In Clayton, order a glass or buy a bottle of TMV at Grapes and Beans, or Fromage.
See Where to Buy for contact information on all of our vendors.