Lots of cycling in Dahlonega this weekend: Look for a lot of cycling this week if you're touring the Dahlonega area wineries and tasting rooms. The inaugural Dahlonega Omnium, presented in part by Montaluce, is Saturday and Sunday. Expect good crowds at the race sites, wineries and Montaluce in particular. Taking part will be some of the region's amateur and pro riders. For more on the race from the Gerogia Cycling Gran Prix, click Cycling
Also this weekend:
-Friday, May 29: Cinema in the Cellar at Montaluce. Wine, cheese, flatbreads and a movie. And not just any movie, beginning at 7:30, but ... Roman Holiday.
-Sunday, May 31, Wolf Mountain, Summer Seafood Gourmet Dinner, $60 per person (all inclusive). 7 p.m. Details: Dinner
Weekend weather for North Georgia:
-Friday night: Partly cloudy, low of 56.
-Saturday: Mostly sunny, high of 81. Night: Low of 59.
-Sunday: Mostly sunny, high of 84.>Get the latest local forecast> Click
>Local, regional radar: Click
Gas & traffic:
-A gallon of unleaded was selling for $2.29 this morning, up 40 cents from a month ago but down $1.60 from a year ago. For updates, click Georgia Gas Prices.
-Georgia DOT: Check the highyways before you leave. Click DOT Map
June 2: Dahlonega chamber's Business After Hours at Montaluce, 5:30 p.m.
Updated/June 5: Café Crane Creek begins new season of prixe fix dinner menus under The Barn Swallow Pavilion. Special events include upcoming pasta dinners. Click Crane Creek.June 6-7: Second Annual Georgia Fine Wine Festival at BlackStock Vineyards and Winery, Dahlonega. Included: wine, food, music and arts. Times: Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 1-5 p.m. Scheduled: Sampling of more than 50 premium Georgia-grown wines as well as food from area restaurants. The Kip Dockery Jazz Quartet will provide the music. Tickets: One day, $35 per person. Two-day, $50. Both include two $5 food tickets as well as a "passport" glass. For more, click Fine http://tinyurl.com/c4rgz4
June 13, 14: Montaluce's first-ever white wines will be released to the public. Wines to be released: 2008 Chardonnay, Viognier and Rose. Scheduled: Vineyard tours, tastings, live music, special lunchtime wine pairing menu at Le Vigne, a wine dinner on Saturday night. Visitors to Montaluce have tasted a variety of imports and Georgia wines in previous visits. Starting next month, Montaluce's own labels will be poured as well.
June 21: Wolf Mountain: Father's Day is Sunday, June 21. Planned: Seventh Annual Father's Day BBQ Brunch.