**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!
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.
BE SURE TO VISIT TIGER MOUNTAIN'S DAHLONEGA TASTING ROOM ON
THE WINE HIGHWAY ---90 PUBLIC SQUARE!
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:
LISA EZZARD WINS MEDAL IN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WINE CONTEST
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.
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
HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY
The Barrel Room was lively with jazz, chocolates, wine, and dancing on Valentine's Day!
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!
It's winter pruning time at Tiger Mountain --Dr. John tackles the Tannat vines!
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 winter snow is a treasured photo!
Winemaker Dr. John Ezzard with Tiger Mountain's gold medal 2011 Petit Manseng.
WELCOME NEW VENDORS
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.
Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
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.