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Red Barn Cafe

Dine in rustic elegance  at the Red Barn Café --- vineyard sunsets and candle light dinners matched by the unique local presentations of Chef David Sweeney and Tiger's award winning wines!
Reservations: 706-782-4777.

White Tiger
Only 50 cases left of our unique white blend of Petit Manseng and Viognier!
Only $18 per bottle - $14.40 for wine club members. You can taste and
purchase this perfect summer wine at the Tasting Room, open daily!
photo by Peter McIntosh/
label design by Shelly Ezzard Smith

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, August 3 - Lake Rabun Hotel Chef Keith Chinn prepares a menu to pair with some of Tiger Mountain's gold medal wines! TMV Wine maker Dr. John Ezzard and Assistant winemaker will be there! Make your reservations now - with the hotel: 706-782-4946.
  • Saturday, August 13 - Release of the 2014 Cabernet Franc, a vintage to savor and cellar. TMV's prior Cabernet Francs have won more medals than any other red wine in contests. Party on the patio will feature sausages from the grill and live music. Admission, $15 -- $10 for wine club members and Red Barn Café patrons.  The Cabernet Franc is not being poured yet, but can be purchased now in the Tasting Room. Wine Club members will receive their usual 20% discount!

  • An exciting Red Barn harvest dinner is coming your way October 1, featuring GUEST CHEF BILLY ALLIN, chef/owner of Decatur's renown CAKES AND ALE whose fresh, creative fare has been described as "poetic love letters to vegetables." Allin will team up with Red Barn Chef David Sweeney, formerly a colleague at the Decatur restaurant, whose menu, like Allin's is all about seasonal dishes that are farm fresh!
    TIGER MOUNTAIN LIBRARY WINES WILL BE SERVED AND SOLD, the first time ever in the winery's 17 years of pioneering fine dry wines in North Georgia!
    On Aug. 15, the menu will be revealed and reservations will open for limited seating at the Red Barn Cafe! Stay tuned!
  • Look for the release of Tiger Mountain's 2014 Cabernet Franc in August - past vintages our biggest award winners! The Cabernet Franc is not being poured yet, but can be purchased now in the Tasting Room. Wine Club members will receive their usual 20% discount!

  • You can now sample and purchase Martha's Norton, 2013, grown organically at the Tiger Tasting Room and also at Tiger Mountain's DAHLONEGA TASTING ROOM, Naturally Georgia, 90 Public Square. TMV's gold medal Petit Manseng is also available there. See www.naturallygeorgia.com for hours and events.

    Cabernet Franc
    The 2014 Cabernet Franc is a great vintage - release party coming in August. You can purchase pre-release bottles of the TMV sell-out now at  the Tasting Room.

    In addition to logo shirts, vests and hats, one of our most popular gifts is the three-bottle embossed box, $35 plus selected wines!
    wine box

    petit mensang
    Tiger Mountain's extraordinary Petit Manseng vintages have won four gold medals in the last four years (one each in Los Angles and San Francisco and The Jefferson Cup Invitational). Last month, the new 2015 vintage won gold in the 2016 International Eastern in which 1500 East Coast and mid Atlantic wines competed!


    ClemsonClemson fans are regular visitors and wine club members - preferring TIGER wine! Photo credit: Wayne Crawford  
    staff celebrate
    The TMV staff toast the 2013 Petit Manseng which won a gold medal in the 2015 San Francisco International, the nation's most influential wine contest, judged by 72 top wine experts!

    Assistant Winemaker Brian Monaccio with TMV Tasting Room staffers Rhonda Vincent(l) and Carole Raguckas(r).
    Lisa and McMullans
    John and Marilyn McMullan and Lisa Ezzard enjoy 2016 spring celebration.

    Red Barn
    The Red Barn Café, open from May to November, offers an atmosphere of rustic elegance - enjoy a wine and dine experience in the 75-year-old restored Dairy Barn!
    Red Barn
    Summer patio parties are always lively at Tiger Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room.

     Martha Ezzard greets Josie Heath, the most "senior" member of the Feed and Seed group!
    tannat Tiger Mountain's 100 acre farm property and vineyards are full of lovely vistas for winery and Red Barn visitors.
    TMV partnersTM partners Ezzards and McMullans celebrate recent gold medal wine awards at the Red Barn!
    Winemaker Dr. John Ezzard with Tiger Mountain's gold medal 2013 Petit Manseng.


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    Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
    Tiger Mountain Rabun Red and Viognier are now available at the new Wicked Pig in downtown Clayton! La Prade's at Lake Burton sells Tiger Mountain wine by the bottle! You can  now order Tiger Mountain Norton at the U-Joint in Clayton - great with their fabulous burgers! Also in Clayton, Grapes and Beans has Tiger Mountain's Rabun Red - and at White Birch Provisions on Savannah Street, you can purchase Tiger Mountain wines by the bottle, including the gold medal Petit Manseng! The legendary Partridge Inn in Augusta is where many Masters golf fans and VIPs often stay. Tiger Mountain wines can also be purchased at Augusta's best known wine shop, The Vineyard Wine Shoppe, 4414 Evans Locke Road. Tiger Mountain is proud to have recently placed its Georgia grown wines there! Lucky's Market is getting five star reviews in Savannah --- and you'll find Tiger Mountain wines there! The Salt Table in Savannah, the popular gourmet spice and gift shop, also carries local wines and has a grand selection of Tiger Mountain wines, including the 2013 Petit Manseng, the latest Malbec and White Tiger! David and Carl Legasse, the owners, are knowledgeable advisers about wines for the holidays! Fernside Package Store is a convenient stop for Toccoa residents to pick up TMV wines, including Petit Manseng and Cabernet Franc. You can order Tiger Mountain wines at The White Birch Inn and Laurel Bar and at the fabulous new White Birch Provisions Gourmet Shop 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. 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. 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's popular Rabun Red blend is now available in The Wine Shoppe on the square in Blairsville.

    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 and Rumor Hazit in Clayton and at the popular Dillard House.

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


    Martha Ezzard's memoir about the Ezzards' pioneering vineyard venture which won the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year award, continues to attract press reviews and speaking engagements.

    "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.

    Upcoming book talks for fall

    September 20- Center for Life Enrichment group from Highlands/tasting, tour, lunch and book talk at the Red Barn Cafe.
    October 7- presentation to UGA OLLI class (alumni education) Athens on the history of Georgia wine, including the fine wine venture of Tiger Mountain and tips on how to taste!
    November 4- Decatur Book Club at The Red Barn!

    2016 fall book events are being scheduled now; contact Martha at 404-277-9040 or mezzard@windstream.net

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    Ezzard signs books following a presentation to Auburn University writing class taught by Dr. Terry Ley.
    speakersKristen Fricks Roman, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Martha at the Georgian Club.
    book talk
    Ezzard talks about her book to women lawyers who recently visited.
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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.

    Members of the Mount Paran Woods Garden Club discussed rose care in the vineyards with Ezzard as well as grape growing and Georgia wines.

    Contact us at: wine@tigerwine.com  
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