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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


double gold awards
A double gold for the 2010 Tannat in the American Wine Society Contest this month brings to three the number of double golds Tiger Mountain wines have won in the last two years---topping many California wines! Petit Manseng won a double gold, best of class in the 2012 Los Angeles International; the 2008 Cabernet Franc Reserve took double gold, best of show (best red wine in the contest) in the 2014 International Eastern. Tiger's primo white wine and two top reds have now won the top honor in three different national/international competitions with three different expert panels of wine judges!



Check out our holiday gifts in the tasting room

From gift baskets with wine, glasses, and chocolates, to aerators and tiger stripe stoppers as well as wine related books. We ship!

Tiger stopper


                                                                                Hand made ceramic wine cork by Lily Kusmik. Lifetime gaurantee.
                                        

Tiger
Attention Clemson, LSU, and Auburn friends. We ship the tiger
tanker with your favorite bottle of wine, a great holiday gift for
football lovers, college sports fans!



JAZZ UP YOUR JANUARY with soup and wine pairings, live music every Saturday of the month, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Admission: $15 --- $10 for wine club members. Please call for groups of eight or more! 706-782-4777

Saturday, January 3: Soup by Fortify Chef Jamie Allred. Music by jazz singer Monica Spears and Derek Worth.

Saturday, January 10: Soup by Chef Dave Darugh of The Beechwood Inn. Music by Jazz Mountain.

Saturday, January 17: Soup by Chef Ryan Spruhan of Lake Rabun Hotel. Music by Mountain Hoo Doo.

Saturday, January 24: Soup by Chef Ben Findley of The White Birch Inn. Music by Marie Dunkle.

Saturday, January 31: Soup by Fortify Chef Jamie Allred. Music by jazz duo Monica Spears and Derek Worth.



***Save the date: Saturday, February 14 is Tiger Mountain's Chocolate and Wine Party --- and features the release of the 2011 Cabernet Franc, a fabulous new vintage! (Yes, you can pre-order!)

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, 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 10: Speak to Stone Mountain book club at the home of Susan Varlanoff. Contact Martha for details. ezzard@tigerwine.com

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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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.
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Mimosa Book ClubMartha Ezzard with officers and hostess at recent lunch in Vinings with the Mimosa Garden Club.

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

HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY

staff
Tiger Mountain staff celebrates double gold for the 2010 Tannat!
Santa and Ryan
Guest Chef Ryan Spruhan of the Lake Rabun Hotel and Santa at the annual Christmas Open House.

editor
Mercer University Press Director Marc Jolley and his wife, Susan, enjoyed a day at Tiger Mountain recently!
Georgia
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
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
WOW Book Club (Women of Words) enjoyed lunch and a book discussion with author Martha Ezzard Saturday, December 6, in the Ezzard home!
TMV lunch
Margie Stockton and husband Harry Marshall enjoy lunch and Tiger Mountain wine on the patio of the Red Barn Café!

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.
Dunkle
Cellist Marie Dunkle plays for special winter events at the Red Barn.

Picking grapes
Marietta friends examine a cluster of Petit Manseng on the October 18th vineyard hayride event for followers of Martha's book!

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.
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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