Wine Highway Weekend 3/31-4/1

18 Mar

Stay with us and enjoy the Georgia Wine highway weekend. Tour all the wineries and enjoy the special events for only $10.00 per person. Present your wine glass at our inn and receive 10% off your stay.

Details below of all the events:

WINE HIGHWAY WEEKEND

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its second annual Wine Highway Weekend on Saturday, March 31st, and Sunday, April 1st, 2007.
There will be a $10.00 fee for each participant which will be collected at the first winery visited. Travelers will receive a “Wine Highway Weekend” glass which will give them admission to ALL participating wineries at no additional charge. Normal tasting fees will not be charged to anyone participating in traveling the Wine Highway.
Member wineries and affiliate members will each provide their own unique open-house format, with many offering food and wine pairings, music, barrel and library wine tastings, discounts, drawings and other special attractions.
Hours vary from winery to winery and travelers should check individual websites for current hours and directions. Additional information and winery websites are available at www.georgiawine.com

Special attractions include:

THE BARN INN at Lake Rabun will offer will offer guests a complimentary glass of Georgia wine with Hors d’oeuvres during the Wine Highway Weekend.
The BEECHWOOD INN is offering a special dinner and lodging package featuring an evening with Southern Flair. The Saturday night dinner celebrates the Georgia Wine Highway with Charleston-Style Crabcakes, Low Country Shrimp & Grits, Beechwood Country Salad, Sugar and Spice Pork Tenderloin, Maple-whipped yams, Warm Cheddar Cheese Corn Bread and Gayle’s Bread Pudding paired with Georgia wines. A limited number of “dinner only” reservations are available.
BLACKSTOCK WINERY will offer a drawing for one free night of a two-night stay in North Georgia’s new Long Mountain Lodge. The package will include a Blackstock Wine Survival Kit of wine, two glasses, gourmet cheese and Croccatini. Also enjoy a complimentary selection of four wines at our private Passport Bar including a special free sampling of our new Touriga Dulce Port in an edible chocolate cup! Wine Highway travelers will also enjoy an extra 5% discount and two free wine glasses with each case purchase.
Chery Cratty joins BURTON GALLERY to celebrate the Georgia Wine Highway Weekend. Chery will be demonstrating at the gallery on Saturday, March 31st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Her work is liquid fiber painting on artist made paper. The base sheet is 100 % denim beaten to a pulp in a Hollander Beater. The paint is manila hemp beaten with the Hollander, and colored with the same pigments used in high quality oil paints.
THE CEDAR HOUSE INN & YURTS will offer guests who show their Wine Highway Weekend glass a 10% discount on their regular rates along with a glass of Georgia wine in the evening. http://www.georgiamountaininn.com
COTTAGE GARDEN FURNITURE welcomes Wine Highway travelers to view and enjoy “Tuscan” yard art and local artist Ann Smith’s impressionistic oil paintings. Ann will be welcoming guests on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ann is known throughout the area for her large, richly colored paintings. Large wine bottles and beautiful flowers will delight both the wine lover and the flower lover. Tour the gardens and decks loaded with Tuscan colored cement pots, vases and statuary specially selected for the wine highway weekend.
CRANE CREEK VINEYARDS is featuring wine tasting and tours of the winery, live music, and gourmet picnic fare served alfresco on the tasting room decks.
FROGTOWN CELLARS welcomes Wine Highway travelers with a “Frogtown Cheese Box” appetizer, a taste of five wines and the special live music of July Linn. Saturday Travelers can enjoy a glass of Vineaux Blanc at half price when ordering from our Panini Bar Menu. Panini Bar Sat. hours from 12:00 PM until 3:30 PM. Each course is paired with the perfect Frogtown wine. Dessert and coffees included. Travelers receive $5.00 off the regular brunch price of $35.00 with wine tastings.
Come to GLEN-ELLA SPRINGS COUNTRY INN for the evening and spend the night, then enjoy a full hearty breakfast for two included with each room reservation. This 100 year old inn abounds with cozy warmth and charm and the restaurant is rated one of the top ten in Georgia. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle from your favorite North Georgia winery and bring it along to enjoy with dinner or a stroll through our garden. The corkage fee will be waived as our thank you for your participation in traveling the Wine Highway. Call (706) 754-7295 for reservations or visit www.glenellla.com to check for availability.
GRAPES AND BEANS on Savannah Street in downtown Clayton will offer 15% off on wine and food purchases to travelers on the Georgia Wine Highway.
HABERSHAM VINEYARDS & WINERY will offer a private, barrel room tasting of library wines from the 2000 to 2003vintages.
HICKORY FLAT POTTERY celebrates Red Wine with a collection of Wine Carafs, Chillers, Goblets, Olive Oil Jugs, Dipping and Bread Trays, Pasta Bowls, and more! A Kiln Opening will take place at 10 AM Saturday morning and continue through Sunday. Tours of the studio and kiln house will be available all weekend long. Watch potters, Cindy Angliss and Tasha Autry, producing pottery on site.
LILY CREEK LODGE is buying your first glass of wine (that’s a “Wine Highway Weekend” glass which is your ticket to all events at participating wineries and WAG Associate Businesses). Stay with us Friday, March 30, and enjoy Dahlonega’s award winning wineries Saturday, then head north and spend the night at Glen-Ella Springs or Beechwood Inn and tour the wineries nearby. Of courses we’d love to have you stay Friday and Saturday (stay two nights and we’ll buy two “Wine Highway Weekend” glasses) – head North Saturday morning after a delicious breakfast to start your adventure and work your way South to R&R at Lily Creek Saturday night.
NACHOOCHEE GRILL will offer 15% off wine and food purchases when Wine Highway travelers bring in their logo glasses.
NATURALLY GEORGIA welcomes Wine Highway travelers to Tiger Mountain Vineyards’ tasting room. We will be tasting wines and cheeses from Tiger Mountain Vineyards and Crane Creek Vineyards with cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy. We are offering 25% off on all medium and large beeswax luminaries and 15% off all jewelry and pottery. Me & Nellie homemade soaps will be here to educate you on soap making!
PAZZO on Lake Burton will offer 15% off wine and food purchases when Wine Highway travelers bring in their logo glasses. Saturday only.
SHARP MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS will offer free winery and vineyard tours, sample gourmet food, and will sponsor a drawing to win a bottle of their Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Pickens Pink. (Closed on Sunday)
TIGER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS will feature wine tastings paired with cheeses from Georgia’s award winning Sweet Grass Dairies and bread from the Buckhead Bread Company. Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be live music in the winery courtyard.
TIMPSON CREEK GALLERIES will give travelers a 25% discount on all wineglasses in stock or special orders.
WOLF MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS AND WINERY will be conducting tastings of new releases as well as barrel tasting in the cellar along with tastings of a selection of gourmet oils and sauces. There will be vineyard and winery tours both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Reservations are necessary for an elaborate Sunday Brunch for $30.00 per person. Live bluegrass music will also be featured on Sunday.

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