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Need Tiger wines shipped? E-mail us: wine@tigerwine.com or call 706-782-4777.

Upcoming Events

Tasting Room open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays;
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. all other days

Don't miss the spectacular Red Barn brunch on Sunday, November 16 featuring Chef Jamie Allred of Fortify kitchen & bar!
See menu below and make reservations by calling 706-782-4777 today!

Jamie Allred

AT THE RED BARN, a la carte!

Best Chefs America's JAMIE ALLRED

11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.    Seating Limited    Reservations: 706-782-4777

Fried Green Tomatoes $10 gluten free
Cajun spiced Benton's smoked country ham sauce, Leah Lake Farm kale, two poached eggs, home fries

Sweet Potato, Bacon, Smoked Gouda Quiche $12
Chattooga Belle Farm grits, pecan wood smoked bacon, petite salad

Fried Chicken and Waffles $14
buttermilk waffle, fried Springer Mountain Farms chicken breast, Chattooga Belle Farm grits,
pecan wood smoked bacon, home fries, Steen's cane syrup

Fortified Breakfast Plate $12 gluten free
two scrambled eggs, Sylvan Falls Mill cornmeal pancakes, Snow Creek sausage patty and
pecan wood smoked bacon, Chattooga Belle Farm grits, home fries

Southern Style Benedict $15
two poached eggs with sautéed blue crab meat, biscuit, Hollandaise,
pecan wood smoked bacon, home fries, Chattooga Belle Farm grits

soup/appetizer du jour

Tiger Mountain Vineyards wines/iced tea or coffee

**tax and tip not included

November 1: Jazz singer Monica Spears entertains at the Red Barn 12:30 to 2:30
November 9: Tiger Mountain will pour at Les Dames d'Escoffier annual food and wine celebration at Serenbe. Contact Sue Anne Morgan for details: 678-540-2045.
Sunday, November 16: Award winning Chef Jamie Allred's spectacular Sunday brunch at the Red Barn Café. Cello music too! Reservations and menu available soon!
box of winesNovember 22: Jazz, wine, and cheese. Pick up our wine pairing suggestions card for your holiday feasts!

Select holiday gifts for the wine lovers on your list.
(We ship to most states)

This elegant three bottle embossed wood box can be shipped, complete with red bow and enclosed gift card. Box is $35 plus your three wine selections!
Holiday events at Tiger Mountain - Save the dates!

Saturday, December 6: Hot mulled wine around the fire pit and sliders at the Red Barn! Holiday music!

Saturday, December 13: Annual Christmas Open House at the tasting room. Hors d'oeuvres and wine. Public invited - no admission fee! Live music!
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 added a little Touriga Nacional and a little Mourvedre to the Tannat which had barrel aged in American oak almost two years! The wine is inky dark with hints of blackberry and dark cherry. It has smooth tannins! It was the perfect pairing with Tiger Mountain's harvest dinner last week featuring Red Barn Chef Charles Maddrey's pheasant breast roulade with roasted fig reduction!
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 will be working closely with winemaker Dr. John Ezzard and assistant vineyard manager and Red Barn director Lisa Ezzard. He will also coordinate tasting room and special events with winery and business manager Brandon Craft.

"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

November 1: Book club presentation in Denver. Contact Martha for details.

November 11: Mimosa Garden Club, Atlanta: Book talk and lunch. Dr. John Ezzard will also talk about the wines.

December 6: Book talk at the Red Barn 11 a.m. with WOW- Women of Words Book Club.

January 13: Sandy Springs Book Club to include book discussion and wine tasting, hosted by Jan Collins. For details, contact Martha at mezzard@windstream.net.

Contact Martha for further details: ezzard@tigerwine.com

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book club
Book club from Washington, GA enjoyed lunch and a book discussion, plus a wine tasting, on a crisp fall day recently at the Red Barn Café. To schedule similar events, contact Martha: ezzard@tigerwine.com.
Photo by Richard Crabbe


Bacchus (aka Brooks Franklin) paid a visit to harvest guests- to toast the 2014 vintage!
Picking grapes
Marietta friends examine a cluster of Petit Manseng on the October 18th vineyard hayride event for followers of Martha's book!

Mercer University Press Director Marc Jolley and his wife, Susan, enjoyed a day at Tiger Mountain recently!
Ezzard granddaughter, twenty-one year old Georgia O'Farrell, a June graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, will spend this harvest season at Tiger Mountain helping in the vineyards and in the tasting room. She studied in France last year and knows a lot about wine!

Dr. John Ezzard accepts The Legacy Award from the Clayton Tribune, given annually to a native of Rabun County for outstanding accomplishments.
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!

wine awards
Tiger Mountain has won two double gold medals- one for Petit Manseng in the 2012 Los Angeles International and one for the Cabernet Franc Reserve in the 2014 International Eastern!
Photo by Edible Tapestry
TMV lunch
Margie Stockton and husband Harry Marshall enjoy lunch and Tiger Mountain wine on the patio of the Red Barn Café!

book club
Book club members from Washington, GA visited recently for lunch and book discussion of the The Second Bud at the Red Barn. Book clubs and garden clubs may reserve during the week for similar catered lunches and meetings at TMV's Red Barn Café.
A favorite Ezzard farm wagon, painted with all of the grape names, holds fall pumpkins at harvest time!

Guests enjoy roasted sausages on the patio.

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. Zeppelin's in Clayton offers TMV Rabun Red and The Sky Valley Country Club 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.

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