The historic red barn and the vineyards are open year round to Tiger Mountain customers ---
café closed until May 1, but patio available for relaxing with a glass of wine when weather permits.
The snow has come and gone but magical memories of
the vineyards dressed in white remain! Photo by Lisa Ezzard.
Special events at the barn are tentatively planned for the Winter Wine Highway, March 19, and Valentine's, February 13, in concert with the annual chocolate and wine party in the Tasting Room.
February 13 - Celebrate Valentine's at Tiger Mountain's annual Chocolate and Wine Bash. 1 to 4 p.m. Chocolate fondue with strawberries and other surprises. Music by guitarist, songwriter, vocalist Tim McCabe! RELEASE OF THE LATEST RABUN RED!
February 27 - Jazz singer Monica Spears and guitarist Derek Worth entertain at the Tasting Room, 1 to 3 p.m.
March 12 - Annual St. Patrick's party with sliders from the grill and Celtic music by Marie Dunkle and friends! 1 to 4 p.m. Admission, $15.
March 19-20 and March 26 - TMV will participate in the annual Winter Wine Highway sponsored by the Winegrowers Association of Georgia. Taste Tiger Mountain's "best locally grown" wine in Georgia, 2015 Oglethorpe Cup winner! Enjoy sliders and wine at The Red Barn on Saturday, March 19 before or after your wine tasting! Reservations suggested! 706-782-4777.
NOTE: The Winter Wine Highway continues March 26, but TMV will be closed as always, March 27, for Easter Sunday. You can use your passport to taste TMV wines at our satellite Tasting Room, Naturally Georgia 90 Public Square, that day or any other day during the wine highway event
SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE SPRING EVENTS:
April 2 - Tiger Mountain Vineyards is invited once again to showcase its Georgia grown wines at the annual High Museum Auction/Vintners' Reception. See atlanta-wineauction.org for details and tickets.
May 7 - SAVE THE DATE for our annual "AWAKENING THE VINES" featuring the Seed and Feed Marching Abominables dancing and playing in the vineyards! Party, with gourmet picnic under the big tent is for wine club members and their guests!
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.
Well-known singer/songwriterTim McCabeLisa Ezzard tries her chocolate fondue recipe!
New Assistant winemaker Brian Monaccio punches down
the cap on a vat of fermenting Touriga Nacional grapes!
WE SHIP WINE AND GIFTS YEAR ROUND!
|The popular "Tiger Tanker" is a great gift at $30. You can choose the wine to go with it. We ship the tankers, ideal for your Clemson, Auburn, LSU or Missouri fans! Call Brandon at 706-782-4777.|
In addition to logo shirts, vests and hats, two of our most popular unique gifts are The Tiger Tanker, $30, plus selected bottle of wine, and the three-bottle embossed box, $35 plus selected wines!
HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY
Soup, Wine and Music can inspire a little rhythm and dance in the Barrel Room!
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!
Artist daughter Shelly Ezzard Smith who designed the TMV wine labels, assisted with Red Barn renovation and designed the Ezzards' vineyard home shares a soup made with TMV Viognier.
Tiger Mountain, one of only two Georgia wineries to participate in the High Museum Wine Auction last year, will once again show off Georgia's top local wine at the 2016 Auction, March 31-April 2.
The Red Barn Café, open May through October, is closed for the season, but stay tuned for winter events in the Red Barn!
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!
The last Soup and Wine Party of January brought out 100 guests!
Tiger Mountain's 100 acre farm property and vineyards are full of lovely vistas for winery and Red Barn visitors.
TM 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.
WELCOME NEW VENDORS
Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
The legendary Partridge Inn in Augusta is where many Masters golf fans and VIPs often stay. 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 now order TMV wine at Wahoo! Grill, a delightful glass walled bistro on West College Avenue in Decatur. 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. The Sky Valley Country Club in Dillard 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. 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 CONTINUES BOOK TALK SCHEDULE IN 2016!
See January March dates below!
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.
Holiday discount ($5 off) on The Second Bud in the winery Tasting Room through January 2.
"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.
January 26, 2016: Mount Paran Garden Club
February 22, 2016: Decatur Book Club with Frances Ray. Details to come.
March 18, 2016: "The Challenge of Change," Women's Conference, Kennesaw State Institute for Leadership and Ethics
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Kristen Fricks Roman, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Martha at the Georgian Club.
A new addition to the Ezzard vineyard team is five month old Australian puppy, "Hamilton." Click to view and download
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.
Ezzard book talk was a feature of the Auburn PEO (education organization) fund raiser for women's scholarships October 21.