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Best Vinifera in Georgia/ Winery of Distinction
2017 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge


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Awakening 2019
About 200 enjoyed the annual "Awakening the Vines" party Saturday, May 18. The highlight was the lively performance of the amazing Seed and Feed Marching Abominables who have come to Tiger Mountain to "wake" the buds every spring for 14 years!


Greg Presmanes
  • Guitarist Greg Presmanes entertains in the Tasting Room, 2 to 4 p.m. Local cheeses and award winning wines! LUNCH and BRUNCH at the Red Barn Café Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26. See Red Barn page for menus.


  • UPCOMING SATURDAY MUSIC IN THE TASTING ROOM


    Derek Worth
  • June 1: Jazz guitarist Derek Worth plays, 1 to 3 p.m.






  • LIsa Fulmer
  • June 8: Folk musicians Lisa and Filmer Kilby entertain, 2 to 4 p.m.





  • June 15: Classic jazz featuring Jazz Mountain musicians Ray Olson and Paul Sevaike, 2 to 4 p.m.

  • June 22: Guitarist, song writer Tim McCabe plays, 2 to 4 p.m

  • Sunday evening, June 30: Five course Red Barn Wine dinner featuring Chef Charles Maddrey and Chef Eli Rogers



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    The Feed and Seed Marching Abominables play and dance in the vineyards May 18 to wake the vines --- to a bonfire of the winter prunings! The annual spring celebration brought 200 wine club members and guests to the party.


    Tiger
    WHITE TIGER, our popular white blend,
    is crisp, dry but fruity, with a touch of citrus.

    Rose
    The 2018 ROSÉ is semi-dry
    with hints of plum and raspberry.
    A great wine for spring entertaining.



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    Tiger Mountain staffers celebrate TMV's gold medal
    in the L.A. International Wine Competition!



    MORE VISITOR KUDOS FOR TMV! I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and taste of the wines.... I found the Tasting Room to be on a par with many we have visited in Sonoma. My two favorites were the Viognier and the Cabernet Franc. I came home with a few bottles and a T-shirt. I can't wait to return and bring my husband. We're members of multiple wineries, mostly in Healdsburg, California and have a cellar full of nice bottles that we consume often. I'm tickled to find something only two hours from home at Tiger Mountain. - Denise Jordan Lane, October 19, 2017


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    Only a few cases left of the 2015 Norton, barrel aged more than two years. Coming in June: An outstanding 2016 Norton Reserve!


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  • TMV's 2015 Malbec won a silver medal in the 2018 Los Angeles International and the 2016 won a gold in the 2018 Georgia Wine Challenge. Georgia grown and French style Malbec! Great with duck, lamb, roasted pork, or ham.




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  • TMV Petit Manseng vintages keep piling up gold medals! The latest is gold, best of class in the 2018 Los Angeles International. It was named "Best Wine in Georgia" in the 2017 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge. Tiger Mountain's John Ezzard pioneered Petit Manseng in Georgia in 2002. TMV vintages have won five gold medals in the last four years -- two in Los Angles and one in San Francisco and The Jefferson Cup Invitational. In addition, the 2015 vintage won gold in the 2016 International Eastern in which 1500 East Coast and mid-Atlantic wines competed!



  • Tiger Mountain Happenings


    Harvest Party 2018
    The Clemson Tigers are faithful TMV wine lovers!
    Harvest Party 2018
    Guitarist Bradley Smith is one of TMV's
    most popular musicians!

    Lisa and dog
    Vineyard Manager Lisa Ezzard and vineyard dog Hamilton check out the vineyards in all seasons!
    Georgia
    Ezzard granddaughter Georgia O'Farrell toasts another harvest crush in the production room!

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    Lisa and McMullans
    TMV partners John and Marilyn McMullan and Lisa Ezzard enjoy a wine club event.

    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!
    Holiday party
    Friends and wine happily meet in the Tasting Room most Saturdays!

    John Jr
    John Ezzard, Jr. pitches in to help at harvest.
    shelley
    Ezzard daughter Shelly Ezzard Smith cooks some creative dishes with TMV wine.

    TMV partnersWinery co-owners the Ezzards and the McMullans founded the Red Barn Café in 2012!




    OUR TASTING ROOM HAS WINE GIFTS GALORE -- AND WE SHIP!


    petit
    In addition to logo shirts, vests, hats, and Tiger stripe stoppers, a popular gift for football fans is our Tiger Tanker ---- and an elegant gift for special people in your life for Valentine's or other special occasions is a bottle of Sweet Petit in a lovely mesh sack ---- named "Best Dessert wine in Georgia, 2016." Call TMV Tasting Room manager Delena Joedicke: 706-782-4777.

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    stopper


    KEY VENDORS

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    Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
    Good news for La Grange wine lovers. Now you can purchase Tiger wines at Splash Kitchens on Broad Street while you shop for home accessories! The Lake Rabun Hotel, a charming and historic Inn on the lake, now lists five Tiger Mountain wines! Four Whole Foods have recently re-stocked TMV wines: Marietta Whole Foods, Avalon, Sandy Springs and Briarcliff as well as Marietta Wine Market! The two new Whole Foods 365 in Decatur and Buckhead carry TMV wines! Tiger Mountain is thrilled to be a featured wine at Decatur's exciting new wine and gourmet shop --- Wahoo Wine and Provisions, featuring wine tastings every Saturday! See www.wahooowine.com. Ellijay fans can now purchase some of our latest wines at Appalachian Beverage Warehouse! Clayton's award winning Fortify Kitchen and Bar as well as Fortify Pi list TMV wines. The U-Joint in Clayton features TMV Rabun Red and Norton as does Rumor Hazit restaurant. Fromage Fine Foods in Clayton also serves TMV wine. Tiger Mountain wines can be purchased at The Vineyard Wine Shoppe, 4414 Evans Locke Road, Augusta and at The Wine Shoppe on the square in Blairsville.

    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. 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. Betty's Country Store in Helen sells a broad selection of Tiger Mountain wines.


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



    Martha is scheduling Second Bud book talks for 2019 NOW!

    Her presentation can include an update on the growing North Georgia Wine industry!


    She will speak February 8, 2019 at Lanier Village. Details to come.


    To schedule with Martha, e-mail her: mezzard@windstream.net or call her cell: 404-277-9040.



    Second Bud Reviews

    "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 Dec. 9, 2013

    "The Second Bud," the story of how the grapes came to be, putting Tiger Mountain Vineyards among Georgia's foremost wineries, is a recounting to make Rabun County proud. Michael Leonard, publisher, The Clayton Tribune, Sept. 26, 2013

    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 Georgia Writers Assn., 2014

    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

    The Second Bud is a poignant narrative told with humorous anecdotes and poetic visual imagery. M.J. Sullivan, Northeast Georgia Living, spring, 2014

    Ezzard knows how to tell a story, to pull readers out of their everyday routines and lure them into her changing world. "A Toast to The Second bud and Starting Over." Barbara Schneider, publisher, Smoke Signals, Big Canoe News

    It's the idea of being about the soil, a sense of taste and of place.... Scottie Taylor Iverson, the Villager, Denver, Colorado, March 13, 2014


    Where to buy The Second Bud

    Martha Ezzard's book, THE SECOND BUD; DESERTING THE CITY FOR A FARM WINERY, is available in the Tasting Room, the IGA at Marble Hill, Foxtale 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 Cook's Warehouse, Eagle Eye Book Store in Decatur, A Cappella Books in Atlanta, and The Book Exchange in Marietta.

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    New York visitors
    The Second Bud was a highlight for visitors from New York and Pennsylvania Saturday April 28! Books are still available in the Tasting Room.
    Auburn
    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.
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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.

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


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