Martha's organically grown Norton is a first in Georgia! Not certified organically but grown chemically free for five years. The 2014 vintage was released on Earth Day and is available in the Tasting Room!
It's bud break time at Tiger Mountain. Stop by for wine tastings and gourmet cheeses --- and take a stroll though the vineyards to witness the miracle of the spring awakening of the vines!
Monica Spears and Derek Worth will help kick off the Red Barn season with jazz at lunch.
The duo will entertain at the Tasting Room or barn all season the last Friday of every month.
Award winning Chef David Sweeney is all about fresh and local -- but will be adding steak to his dinner menu for the meat lovers and eggs benedict for the traditional brunch crowd. He offeres catering services off premises as well as menus for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and special events at The Red Barn.
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). The 2015 vintage won gold in the 2016 International Eastern in which 1500 East Coast and mid Atlantic wines competed! We are sold out of the 2015 Petit, but look for the 2016 release at our Memorial Day party, Saturday, May 27.
HAPPENINGS AT THE WINERY
There was Serious wearing of the green at the St. Pat's party March 18!
Tiger Mountain patio parties at the Tasting Room are always popular -- with sliders or roasted sausages from the grill!
Emma Miller, a UGA senior from Alpharetta, interned at TMV in the summer of 2016. An outstanding young woman with great business sense and personal charm!
Madison Malone, a UGA senior from Bainbridge, continued his summer internship into the fall in order to learn more about harvesting, fermentation, and winemaking!
Family and friends presented Dr. John Ezzard, founder of Tiger Mountain fine dry wines 20 years ago, with a crystal cup at the harvest party: "Pioneer Vintner of the South"
TMV partners John and Marilyn McMullan and Lisa Ezzard enjoy 2016 spring celebration.
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!
Ezzard daughters Shelly and Lisa prepare fresh figs and plums for the salad table at the 2016 harvest party.
Dr. John describes his favorite Rabun County grown Malbec for party goers at the harvest party. 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.
OUR TASTING ROOM HAS WINE GIFTS GALORE -- AND WE SHIP!
WELCOME NEW VENDORS
Tiger Mountain is pleased to have some of its best wines at the new Lake Burton Bottle Shop, 7885 Hwy 197 -- where owners Tyler and Jessica Boone sell fine wines and craft beer! Four Whole Foods have recently re-stocked TMV wines: Marietta Whole Foods, Avalon, Sandy Springs and Briarcliff as well as Marietta Wine Market! 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! Sky Valley Country Club, which recently featured TMV wines at a dinner, now lists them for members to enjoy at any time. The award winning Fortify Kitchen and Barn as well as Fortify Pi both list Tiger Mountain wines. Fortify Pi now offers our latest dry Rose, Cabernet Franc based. Tiger Mountain Rabun Red and Viognier are now available at the new Wicked Pig in downtown Clayton! 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!
Winemaker John Ezzard at Decatur Sherlocks store.
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 2016 White Tiger and the latest Mountain Cyn (Norton, also known as Cynthiana, and Cabernet Franc blend). 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.
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 available at the Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant, by the glass or bottle. 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.
EZZARD VINEYARD MEMOIR, THE SECOND BUD, STILL AVAILABLE IN THE TASTING ROOM!
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