Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery reopens after winter break
-The Dahlonega winery also known for its Sunday brunches has reopened after the traditional winter break. First up is the ninth annual end the winter blues jazz brunch each Sunday in March. New this year: the just opened Sparkling Cellar (photo, right) . For more: Wolf Mountain
What ahead for Georgia wine lovers:
-March 4: Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse, Euharlee, Ga. Wine dinner, Taste of Mardi Gras, 7-10 p.m. Includes six courses and three glasses of wine, $55 per person. Facebook.
-March 12: Tiger Mountain Vineyards. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, noon to 4 p.m. Celtic fiddling, Irish cheeses and wine tastings. $10 per person. Tasting room open, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-March 18-20: Fifth Annual Wine Highway Weekend. Purchase a 'passport' for $25 at any participating winery and visit all 10 wineries for tastings. Plus: you keep the souvenir glass. Hours: Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday: noon-5 p.m. Sunday: 12:30-5 p.m. Also check for extra-special events at some of the wineries. Details from the Wine Growers Association of Georgia. Details
-March 19: Persimmon Creek Vineyards, 6:30 p.m., hosting a Spring Equinox Celebration Dinner prepared by Chef Vincent Scafiti. The price is $68 per person (plus tax, gratuity). Reservation: 706-212-7380. Expanded details.
-March 19: Montaluce Winery, James Beard Dinner. Chef Steven Hartman has been invited to cook a meal at the James Beard House. For $100 per person, including wine pairings, you can enjoy the same meal he will be cooking for them. Details
-April 9: Tiger Mountain Vineyards: Release party for TMV's Rose, $14 per bottle. Details to come.
-June: BlackStock Vineyards and Winery. The Georgia Fine Wine Festival returns. Billed as "...the finest food, wine, music and art found in the North Georgia Mountains!." Hosted at BlackStock.