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**Attention Decatur food and wine fans --- you can now order TMV wine at the
Wahoo!Grill, a delightful glass walled bistro on West College Avenue in Decatur.

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.

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!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 4: Best of Atlanta Party, Cobb Galleria, 6 to 10 p.m. Tiger Mountain will be there!
See www.atlantamagazine.com for details.

Saturday, March 14: 1 to 4 p.m. Tiger Mountain's annual St Patrick's Day Party will feature the release of the 2013 Burton Blanc Viognier. Sliders from the grill and Irish music by The Emerald Isle duo. Admission, $15.

March 21-22 and 28-29: Annual Wine Highway sponsored by the Winegrowers Association of Georgia. Jazz singer Monica Spears entertains on the opening Saturday at Tiger Mountain. Cost is $40 for a passport, good for both weekends. Receive a passport and tasting glass at the first participating winery visited. See list of participating wineries and more details at www.georgiawine.com and www.facebook.com/winegrowersassociationofgeorgia.


See www.naturallygeorgia.com for more information or call 706-864-0832.

March 27-29: Dahlonega Trail Fest. Wine and Beer Garden features Tiger Mountain Vineyards wines! Tiger Mountain is a sponsor of the Trail Fest. Martha Ezzard will be speaking on March 29 on her Appalachian Trail adventure with the AJC and subsequent book. Profits go to trail building and maintenance.
See dahlonegatrailfest.org for details.

March 25-28: Tiger Mountain will participate in the High Museum Wine Auction. Tickets to the spectacular Vintners' reception Saturday, March 28 can be purchased now. See atlanta-wineauction.org for information and schedule of events.

Save these dates:


May 1 is the 2015 grand opening of the Red Barn Café
with free hors d'oeuvres and exciting new menus
(to come soon)

Marching Saturday, May 16 is the annual Awakening of
the Vines party for wine club members and
their guests, with the Seed and Feed Marching
Abominables and a gourmet picnic in the

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.

James Seib is Tiger Mountain's New Assistant Winemaker!

James Seib is Tiger Mountain's new Assistant Winemaker. A native of Toccoa, James is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and was once a student intern at Tiger Montain. He returns with additional winemaking and grape growing experience, having worked at Antica Winery, an Antinori facility in Napa Valley following his graduation.

"James has a good palate, understands the chemistry of wine and is extremely creative," says Dr. John Ezzard. "We are proud to have him join our Tiger Mountain team."

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, 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

Wednesday, February 25: Book talk, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg Book Review Club, hosted by Marilyn Hubbell and Mary Willis

Friday, March 6: Martha Ezzard featured speaker at Morgan Stanley luncheon, The Georgian Club

Saturday, March 7: Athens Book Club, meeting at the winery

Monday, March 9: Book talk, Auburn Book Club, campus library, Auburn, AL

Friday, April 3: Book talk and lunch, Polo Club, Cumming 10:30 to noon. (Signing from 10 a.m.)

Wednesday, April 8: Wine and Book talk to Sandy Springs Society
(details to come!)

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

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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.
Click to view and download

wow book clubFifteen guests from a Lilburn Book Club, headed by UGA's Susan Varlamoff, enjoyed a winter soup and wine event!

Lilburn book club
Martha and Lilburn book group at December 10 Second Bud discussion hosted by Susan Varlamoff.


staff Tiger Mountain staff celebrates double gold for the 2010 Tannat!
The Barrel Room was lively with jazz, chocolates, wine, and dancing on Valentine's Day!

York House
Lisa Ezzard and guests Stan and Christine Penton, owners of Rabun County's York House Inn, enjoy a Saturday barrel room party.
Tiger's spectacular Tasting Room flowers are by John Templeton, The Glorious Daisy!

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!

wow book club
John pruning
It's winter pruning time at Tiger Mountain --Dr. John tackles the Tannat vines!

fire pit
A roaring fire in the patio fire pit at the Red Barn lends itself to numerous upcoming holiday and winter events at The Red Barn.
Cellist Marie Dunkle plays for special winter events at the Red Barn.

Red Barn in the snow
Red barn in winter snow is a treasured photo!

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


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Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
Now 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 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.

Contact us at: wine@tigerwine.com  
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