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More events for Winter Wine Highway Weekend (Dec. 11-13)
-Overview: The key dates to remember are Dec. 11-13 as the first Winter Wine Highway comes together. For $20 per person, you get a weekend passport to tastings at participating wineries. Click Details: Click Here.
-What's new for that weekend:
>At BlackStock Vineyards and Winery: On Dec. 11 and 12, from 5:30 until 8 p.m., BlackStock is offering four Tapas-style pairings with wine, including samples from three library reserve wines, for $25 per person. You also get a discount on your wine highway passport. Reservations: 706-219-2789 x 223.
-At Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Rabun County: Friday, Dec. 11: Sweet Grass Dairy cheeses and wine tastings, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12: Soup and wine pairings, live music; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Music 1 to 3 p.m.); Sunday, Dec. 13: Classical violin music, artisan breads and cheeses.
-At Yonah Mountain Vineyards' tasting room in Sautee-Nacoochee, visitors will taste the inaugural release of the 2008 Yonah Mountain Vinyards Chardonnay.
-For additional updates on events at the wineries and those affiliated with the Winegrowers Association of Georgia, please click Here.
-Can't make it this weekend? Save the dates --March 20, 21 -- for the Fifth Annual Wine Highway Weekend.
What's ahead at the wineries:
-December weekends, Three Sisters Vineyards, Saturday & Sundays until Christmas, annual open house holiday weekends. ll Free wine tastings for wine lovers 21 and older plus Christmas treats for the entire family.
-Dec. 11-13: Winter Wine Highway, $20 per person. Your weekend passport gets you tastings at nine participating wineries. Details: Click Here.
-Dec. 13, 20, Wolf Mountain: Holiday Open House. Homemade soup, holiday hors d'oeuvres served around the Christmas tree. Seatings are available at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Wines available by the glass or bottle. Cost: $25.
-Dec. 19-20, Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Rabun County: Christmas chocolates paired with Tiger Mountain Cabernet Franc and Tiger Mountain Norton, both dry wines with deep berry and cherry flavors - and hints of chocolate.
-Dec. 21, Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris, 6-8 p.m., winter solstice celebration of the year's longest night.
-Dec. 24, 25: Tiger Mountain will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open again on Dec. 26-27.
-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: Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Rabun County. Special New Year's Eve tasting, 1-5 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
What's new in Georgia's wine community:
-Tracking Georgia wine events: Another new idea we like is The Virtual Grape, "connecting Atlanta's wine lovers and foodies." Give it a sample by click Here.
- Naturally Georgia Tasting Room, Dahlonega, has a newly redesigned Web site. Naturally Georgia offers Dahlonega-based tastings from Tiger Mountain near Clayton and Crane Creek in Young Harris.
-Corks & Crumbs, a great combination bistro, cafe and wine tasting room on Ellijay's square, is now pouring BlackStock Vineyards Wine.Wine