North Georgia Wine Country Weather:
News from the wineries:
-Check your favorite wineries before visiting in January: Web sites for some of the wineries show down time in January, from reduced hours to no tastings. We'll assemble a list of closings for next week. Wineries can send us updates by clicking e-mail.
-Three Sisters Vineyards to take a break, reopening Feb. 1 as part of the three-weekend-long Wine & Chocolate Lovers Celebration.
- Wolf Mountain Vineyards: Closed through January, reopening Sunday, Feb. 7.
-Yonah Mountain Vineyards: We are open all week (except New Year's Day). 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Yonah Mountain Vineyards tasting room is in Sautee-Nacoochee.
-Dec. 31, Montaluce Winery and Estates: New Year’s Eve fabulous 5 course dining experience at Montaluce. Executive Chef Steven Hartman will be featuring local and seasonal ingredients. The cost is $75 per person and an optional wine pairing is available for $35.
-Dec. 31: Crane Creek Vineyards is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. this week, including New Year's Eve. (We'll see you there on 12/31).
-Dec. 31: Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Rabun County. Special New Year's Eve tasting, 1-5 p.m.
-Jan. 2-31: Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Rabun County. also features a "20-10" special on January weekends. 20 percent off and 10 percent off two wines every weekend. We're not telling which wines. Tasting room open Friday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-March 20, 21: Spring Wine Highway Weekend dates set: Save the date for the fifth annual Wine Highway Weekend. The 2009 edition was a huge hit . Details