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

Upcoming Events

Don't miss the early bird September 25th deadline!

See details below!

October 4th party goers will "pick to the piper" as bagpiper
George McClellan strolls through the vineyards.

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

Red Barn

Don't miss lunch or dinner at the Red Barn Café this fall. Enjoy the turning leaves and the crisp fall weather on the patio for lunch or brunch or in the café for candlelight dinners. See Chef Charles Maddrey's creative fall menus on the Red Barn page! Hours: Friday and Saturday dinners- 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday lunch/brunch- 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Note: the café will be closed October 4th for the Harvest Party)
Oct. 5: Tiger Mountain will pour wine at the annual Farm to Table Dinner at Chattooga Belle Farm beginning at 5 p.m. See www.chattoogabellefarm.com for details or call 864-873-0080.
October 10: Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Main Street Gallery and Fortify kitchen & bar host board reception at Clayton's Main Street Gallery to kick off Hambidge Center's October 11 Great ARTdoors. Contact Hambidge at 706-782-5718 for details.
hayrideOctober 18: 2:30 p.m. hayride to farm places in Martha's book, The Second Bud. RESERVATIONS required! Call 706-782-4777. Hayride tour led by Martha and John with visits to farm pond, original rock farmhouse, hidden picnic area, and the Ezzard home in the vineyards. $25 per person includes vintner's plate at the Red Barn afterwards and a glass of Martha's chemically free Norton!
October 19: TMV will pour wine at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Fall Fest in Watkinsville, GA. See www.ocaf.com or call 706-769-4565 for details.
October 25: Party at the Tasting Room, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Release of the latest Mountain Cyn vintage, half Norton (grape also known as Cynthiana) and half Cabernet Franc. A great wine to save for Thanksgiving dinner! Hors d'oeuvres and jazz with Monica Spears and Derek Worth. Admission: $15.
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.
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
"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

October 1: Ezzard to lead workshop on memoir writing at the Northeast Georgia Writers' Association meeting in Gainesville. Details to come!

October 18: Since there was a waiting list for the first hayride to farm places described in Martha's book, a second is planned for Saturday, October 18 at 2:30 p.m. Please make reservations by October 15! Call 706-782-4777. The hayride ends with a vintner's plate and a glass of Martha's Norton, grown chemically free, on the patio of the Red Barn Café. Cost: $25 plus tax for both.

September 24: Lunch and book discussion at the Red Barn Café: Washington, Georgia book club. Contact Martha for more information --- ezzard@tigerwine.com

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.

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


Mercer University Press Director Marc Jolley and his wife, Susan, enjoyed a day at Tiger Mountain recently!
harvest party
Wine club members and their guests always enjoy grape picking at the harvest party --- party is October 4th this year!

Leigh Lister of Cochran, GA was TMV's 2014 intern. He is pursuing an MBA in Agricultural Economics at UGA this fall.
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Margie Stockton and husband Harry Marshall enjoy lunch and Tiger Mountain wine on the patio of the Red Barn Café!

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
The grapes are getting ripe --- and some people can't wait for the harvest!!!

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.
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!

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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