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oglethorpe cup award
Doug Mabry, right, president of the West Georgia Vineyards
and Wineries organization presented the two top Georgia Trustees
awards to Martha and John Ezzard in Savannah November 9.
Photo by Howard Hackney.

The Red Barn Café is closed for the season but stay tuned for winter events there!
Visitors to the Tasting Room can purchase a glass of wine to enjoy on the patio
of the Red Barn overlooking the vineyards year round.

Upcoming Events

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December 12 is TMV's annual Holiday Open House, 1 to 3 p.m. NO ADMISSION CHARGE! RELEASE OF THE 2013 MARTHA'S NORTON, grown chemically free, a first step towards organic wine in Georgia! Live holiday music and gift suggestions. A chance to select wines and gift boxes of wine (we ship) for holiday gifts!

Holiday pairings pdfA REMINDER to select your holiday wines now! See our suggestions here or pick up our holiday food and wine pairings card at the Tasting Room. Click the image on the left for a full size image.

Our ever popular January Soup and Wine Saturdays begin January 9th. Jazz up winter in our barrel room with live music too.
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New Assistant winemaker Brian Monaccio punches down
the cap on a vat of fermenting Touriga Nacional grapes!

tiger and wineThe popular "Tiger Tanker" is a great gift at $30. You can choose the wine to go with it. Call Brandon at 706-782-4777.

Martha Ezzard wins Georgia Author of the Year!

Martha Ezzard's memoir about the Ezzards' pioneering vineyard venture, 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.

Book Events

December 12: Holiday discount on The Second Bud as a gift selection at Tiger Mountain's holiday open house. Comes with Christmas gift sack!

January 26, 2016: Mount Paran Garden Club

February 22, 2016: Decatur Book Club with Frances Ray. Details to come.

March 18, 2016: "The Challenge of Change," Women's Conference, Kennesaw State Institute for Leadership and Ethics

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 at the Georgian Club.
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The house in the vineyards "with two towers" that Martha writes about in her book is reality today as are the freshly mown hayfields with the round bales dotting them! Photo from patio of Red Barn --- July 11, 2015.
Click to view and download

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.

Auburn PEO
Ezzard book talk was a feature of the Auburn PEO (education organization) fund raiser for women's scholarships October 21.


musicJoining in the dance at the November 21 Tannat Release Party! Tiger Mountain's Joe Raguckas led the lively fun!! (Music by Monica Spears and Derek Worth) staff celebrate
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!

BacchusBacchus paid a visit to Tiger Mountain's 2015 harvest party --- a toast to party managers Georgia O'Farrell and Hillary Allred! 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!

Red Barn
The Red Barn Café, open May through October, is closed for the season, but stay tuned for winter events in the Red Barn!
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!

Jazz singer Monica Spears and guitarist Derek Worth are favorites with Tiger Mountain wine lovers!
tannat Tiger Mountain's 100 acre farm property and vineyards are full of lovely vistas for winery and Red Barn visitors.
TMV partnersTM 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.


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Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
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 now order TMV wine at Wahoo! Grill, a delightful glass walled bistro on West College Avenue in Decatur. 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. The Sky Valley Country Club in Dillard 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. 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 and Rumor Hazit in Clayton and at the popular Dillard House.

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

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