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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.

bud break
It's bud break time at Tiger Mountain.
The vineyards are always open for a stroll before or after
your wine tasting. Witness the birth of the 2015 vintage!

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




Saturday, April 18 Tiger Mountain will pour wine at Savor Boutique Wines for the East Lake community Earth Day Festival, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 25 Jazz Mountain entertains, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. No admission charge. Tasting Room open for usual Saturday hours, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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May 1 is the 2015 grand opening of the Red Barn Café with free hors d'oeuvres, live music Friday and Saturday nights, and exciting new menus (to be posted soon). The featured chef for the season is award winning Jamie Allred of Fortify Kitchen and Bar. We are taking reservations for May 1, 2, 3 NOW! Call 706-782-4777. The Red Barn Café, under the supervision of Lisa Ezzard, will be open from May 1 to November 7. Reservations can be made for lunches, dinners, brunches, or special events. 706-782-4777. See Red Barn page!
Jamie Allred

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
vineyards!


Sunday, May 24 Save the date for an exquisite
wine dinner at Clayton's White Birch Inn by
Chef Ben Findley featuring Tiger Mountain
wines (details to come)
Marching


LISA EZZARD WINS MEDAL IN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WINE CONTEST
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
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, 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

June 18: Book talk, Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, S.C. (details to come)

June 20: Columbia, SC, Literary Vine, garden to table event with food and wine pairings and book talk. Benefit for The Richland Library. To be held at The Richland Library St. Andrews, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2916 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC. Contact: sharris@richlandlibrary.com.

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

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Sandy Springs
Martha Ezzard talked about her book and poured wine for the Sandy Springs Society at a recent April event.
L to R: Jan Collins, Martha Ezzard, Lib Thompson, Barbara Mutz


speakersKristen Fricks Roman, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Martha before March 6 luncheon and book talk at the Georgian Club.
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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.

HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY

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

St Paddys music
Emerald Isle duo played Irish tunes for the St. Pat's party.
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!

Georgia
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
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!

Shelly Smith
Artist Shelly Ezzard Smith prepares a brunch dish with Tiger Mountain Viognier!
bud break Bud break at Tiger Mountain!

Red BarnThe Red Barn Café opens May 1 - a romantic spot for candlelight dinners or lively lunches on weekends!
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.
You can now order TMV wine at Wahoo!Grill, a delightful glass walled bistro on West College Avenue in Decatur. Welcome Magnolia Oaks, a charming bed and breakfast, located in Clermont, GA on the Dahlonega Highway. Innkeepers Terry and Marie Dawson serve Georgia wines to their guests, including Tiger Mountain wines! 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 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 in Clayton and at the popular Dillard House.

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




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