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Cork and Keg Festival 4/10

8 Apr

Come and stay with us and attend the Cork and Keg Festival in Helen, GA.

Tickets sales have been brisk for the upcoming beer and wine tasting in Helen on April 10 from 2-6pm. Prices are $35 April 1. This new Spring festival features tastes of craft-brewed beers from some of the nation’s best independent brewers (including Georgia’s own Sweetwater Brewing and Terrapin Beer) and award-winning wines from local Georgia vintners, as well as samples from area restaurants, all to the sounds of the Kip Dockery Trio, popular local jazz artists and veterans of the North Georgia festival circuit.

Attendees will receive a free beer-tasting glass, courtesy of Sweetwater Brewing. Wine growers of White County will be offering complementary wine-tasting glasses also. Every attendee gets one free meal ticket also. (Additional food items will be available for purchase.)

Winemakers and brewers will be on hand to enlighten festival participants on the unique aspects of each product. The event will be at the Helen Festhalle, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. It is a short walk from shops, restaurants and all of Helen’s attractions. Admission is limited to the first 400 ticket buyers.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 706-878-3300 or visit http://www.snca.org.

The Cork & Keg festival is a fundraiser for the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association (SNCA), a non-profit organization committed to preserving and protecting the natural and historical resources of the area, and dedicated to nurturing creativity

New Videos on Web Site

11 Mar

We have added a new page to the inn web site that features videos we found on You Tube. Videos include some of our favorite (and guests favorites) waterfalls and hiking areas. These videos are shown on a separate video page of our web site. Just go to the Things to Do page and click the “video link” next to the item. You will be taken to the video page.

Videos of the local wineries have also been added to the Nearby Wineries page.

We hope this gives our guests a better idea of things they can do while staying at the inn.

New Map of Dahlonega Attractions

11 Mar

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We recently developed a custom Google map showing locations of things to do, restaurants and entertainment in the Dahlonega area. This is a work in progress since we will be updating the map with new items. If you have stayed with us and think we need to add a location please let us know.

The map is easy to use and should be a great resource for future and past guests. We have included hiking areas, waterfalls, restaurants, entertainment, bike shops, scenic highways and more.

Visitors to our web site can find the map on the “Things to Do, Wineries, Where to Eat and Videos” pages.

Wine Highway Weekend 3/19-3/21

6 Mar

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Stay with us and attend the 5th annual Wine Highway Weekend Friday, March 19, 2010 (All day)- Sunday, March 21, 2010 (All day)

Last years event was great and this year will be even better! This is a perfect time to get back in the swing of spring activities and there is no better way to shake the winter doldrums than spending a weekend in the mountains and tasting the Award Winning wines that are made from Georgia Grown Grapes.

Some of the special events are as follows:

Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery will offer travelers on the Wine Highway a flight tasting,in the Old World ambiance of our Cask Room, including:
Chanteloup 2008: Our Reserve French Oak aged blend of Chardonnay and Viognier.
The 2008 vintage received Georgia’s First ever GOLD MEDAL for blended vinifera
at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Claret 2007: Our Reserve Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre aged in New
American and Hungarian Oak for 24 months. The 2007 received a SILVER MEDAL at
the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008: A Barrel Tasting of the 2008 Cabernet one year into
it’s production showing incredible structure and potential.
Delicieux: Our first ever “Port Style” Red Dessert Wine aged for over 24 Months
in New American Oak.

Blackstock Vineyards and Winery will be offering a complimentary tasting of 4 wines with a passport, along with discounts on other special format tastings. Special lunch features will also be offered throughout the day with plans for live music.

Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards is launching their “Swinging in the Vines” music series during the wine highway weekend with special musical treats on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. A jazz combo will be playing on Saturday afternoon and Underhill Rose of the Barrel House Mamas from Asheville, North Carolina will be performing on Sunday afternoon.

Yonah Mountain Vineyards will feature fine wine, food and music from 1:00-4:00p.m. on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21. Monica Spears will be singing jazz classics. Hors d’oeuvres by Bernie’s Restaurant. Full tastings and wine by the glass.

Frogtown and Habersham Wineries will also be open for the event.

First Ever Winter Wine Highway 12/11-12/13

18 Nov

Friday, December 11, 2009 (All day) – Sunday, December 13, 2009 (All day)

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia will hold its first Winter Wine Highway Weekend. This is a great time to visit the mountains and take a break form all the holiday hustle and bustle. Plan to spend a couple of days in the mountains and do your Holiday Shopping at the Wineries, or at our many Affiliate members while staying at Cedar House Inn and Yurts.

Purchase your “Passport” to tastings at our nine participating wineries, and Resigister for a drawing for one of many prizes. Collect an Ornament from each of the wineries as a souvenir.

Fee: $20 per person

The Winter Wine Highway hours will be:

Friday December 11th 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday December 12th 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday December 13th 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Dahlonega Wineries in August

6 Aug

Stay with us and enjoy the Dahlonega area wineries for food, wine and entertainment in August.

Frogtown Cellars

Tastings available Friday 12:00PM-5:00PM, Saturday 12:00PM-6:00PM, and Sunday 12:30PM-5:00PM.

Panini Bar open Friday and Saturday 12:00PM-3:30PM and Sunday 12:30PM-3:30PM unless we serve brunch. We will have Sunday brunches on certain Sundays with either a 12:30PM or 2:30PM seating. Use our calendar link to see which Sundays we are serving brunch.

Sunday Winetaster’s Brunch Hours of Operation:
Wine taster Brunches are served on Sunday in two seating’s 12:30 and 2:30pm. You will be served 3 courses with wine pairings and handmade desserts for only $35 + tax and gratuity. Check the calendar. Reservation required.
Visit http://www.frogtownwine.com or call 706-865-0687
700 Ridge Point Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Experience an array of handcrafted cheeses from Southeastern artisan dairies presented to compliment our Family of Estate Wines paired with a delightful summer fare. Includes Elegant Artisan Cheese Display and Brunch

Brunch is $30 per person plus tax and gratuity. Wine by the glass or bottle can be purchased at an additional cost. Seating will begin at 12:30 and with a second at 2:30 p.m.

Vineyard Cafe
Thursday-Saturday 12-3pm

Sunday Brunch
Sundays at 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Reservations Required

Visit http://www.wolfmountainvineyards.com or call 706-867-9862
180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Blackstock Vineyards and Winery

Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

8 August. Kip Dockery joins us again for cool jazz music and lunch on the deck. Lunch is from Noon until 5 p.m., with Kip taking center stage at 2 p.m. Details to follow soon.
Add a glass of your favorite BSVW wine (priced a la carte) and let the fun begin!

Plenty of Music on the Deck!
Reservations are requested. Call us at 706-219- 2789 x 223.
Visit http://www.bsvw.com or call 706-219-2789
BlackStock Vineyards and Winery, Dahlonega, GA

Montaluce Winery and Estates

August 21st and 28th, September 11th and 25th, and October 9th and 23rd for Dinner and a Movie at Montaluce! Join us for dinner at Le Vigne and stay after to enjoy the great classic. A perfect date night! There is no charge to stay and enjoy the movie on the covered veranda. Refreshments are available during the movie! The Movie will begin at approximately 9pm.

Tasting room open 7 days a week now. Monday thru Wednesday: 11am to 5pm; Thurs thru Sat: 11am to 6pm; Sunday: Noon to 6pm

Restaurant open for lunch every day but Monday
We’re open for dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Visit http://www.montaluce.com or call 706-867-4060
501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533 \

Three Sisters Vineyards

Tasting Room at Three Sisters Vineyards
Hours for 2009——Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 11am-5pm Sundays 1pm-5pm
Weekdays By Appointment.

In addition to regular “complimentary tastings” during business hours, Three Sisters features two special tours & tastings. Please call in advance to reserve your place as we limit the number of folks on the tour. (see below)

Special tours/tastings are generally conducted by request…unless otherwise scheduled. It is best to arrive 40 minutes before the day’s closing time to enjoy the last tastings of the day.

Situated on 184 acres between the historic mountain villages of Dahlonega and Cleveland/Helen, Lumpkin County’s first vineyard, Three Sisters holds the historic distinction of being “Dahlonega’s First Family Farm Winery.” Three Sisters Vineyards’ mission is to produce fine wines in an honest and unpretentious manner.

Visit http://www.threesistersvineyards.com or call 706-865-9463
439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Dahlonega Winery Hours For 2009

25 Mar

Many guests who visit our inn enjoy the many wineries in the area for tastings, tours, lunch and special dinners. Below is a listing of the wineries and the 2009 hours of operation.

Montaluce Winery and Estates

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 20 for 20 Tasting Special 20 for $20 Wine U, 4PM-6PM Join Montaluce sommelier Chad Ortis in the Montaluce Tasting Room for a casual, fun filled afternoon with an array of excellent ‘every day,’ wines. Stock your wine cellar with delicious wines you can afford to drink every day. Enjoy the 20 wines in this tasting and we’ll deduct $20 from any retail case purchases. Later that evening, wines from the 20 for $20 tasting will be available for guests to pair with dinner at Ristorante Le Vigne.

501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Three Sisters Vineyards

Tasting Room at Three Sisters Vineyards
Hours for 2009——

Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 11am-5pm
Sundays 1pm-5pm
Weekdays By Appointment.

439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Vineyard Cafe
Thursday-Saturday 12-3pm

Sunday Brunch
Sundays at 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Reservations Required

Winemaker’s Tour
Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm

Enjoy Live Jazz with recipes inspired by Atlanta’s renowned chefs including Wolf Mountain’s Executive Chef Tommy Chantharath.

180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Frogtown Cellars

Tastings available Friday 12:00PM-5:00PM, Saturday 12:00PM-6:00PM, and Sunday 12:30PM-5:00PM.

Sunday Winetaster’s Brunch Hours of Operation:
Winetaster Brunches are served on Sunday in two seatings 12:30 and 2:30pm.
You will be served 3 courses with wine pairings and handmade desserts for only $35 + tax and gratuity. Check the calendar. Reservation required.

Visit Frogtown Cellars
700 Ridge Point Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Blackstock Vineyards and Winery

Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

BlackStock Vineyards and Winery, Dahlonega, Georgia USA. 706-219-2789

Winery web sites are listed on our
wineries page.

Wine Highway Weekend 3/20-3/22/2009

12 Feb

Every year the local wineries have a special weekend to tour the wineries, provide tastings and special events. This year (2009) it is March 20 and 21st. For $20.00 pp you receive a complimentary wine glass and free admission to all the wineries for tastings. For information visit wine weekend.

Wine Highway Weekend Events 3/29-3/30/2008

29 Feb

Stay with Cedar House Inn & Yurts in Dahlonega for the Wine Highway Weekend 3/29 and 3/20/2008 and for Sunday morning breakfast receive a complimentary mimosa and special fruit in red wine sauce along with Quiche Lorraine, blueberry muffins, and sautÈed vegetables.


The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its third annual Wine Highway Weekend on Saturday, March 29thst, and Sunday, March 30, 2008.

There will be a $20.00 fee for each participant which will be collected at the first winery visited. Travelers will receive a “Wine Highway Weekend” collectors’ 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 location to location and travelers should check individual websites for current hours and directions. Additional information and website listings are available at http://www.georgiawine.com/


Special attractions and discounts at Affiliate Member locations are available to travelers presenting their Wine Highway collectors’ glass and include:

BLACKSTOCK VINEYARDS AND WINERY will offer a complimentary 4-wine tasting to visitors with live jazz music and lunch fare on our 2,000 s.f. deck. The lunch menu will feature beef brisket smoked on site, as well as a smoked chicken option. Deck seating will also feature discounted wine-by-the-glass to enjoy with the hot lunch and the cool jazz. http://www.BSVW.com (706) 219-2789

BURTON GALLERY AND EMPORIUM celebrates the Third Annual Wine Highway Weekend with mountain vineyard paintings in oil by Bill Davidson and David Horton, watercolor wine bottles filled with flowers by Dianne Isakson, and wine bottles by Chery Cratty in her unique pulp painting style. The gallery will also feature a special sale on selected pottery. http://www.burtongallery.net (706) 947-1351

CHATEAU ELAN will discount Wine Market purchases by 10% and will also offer Wine Highway Travelers a 10% discount on lunch at Cafe Elan and a complimentary sample of Chateau Elan’s Founders Reserve Georgia wines. http://www.chateauelan.com (678) 425-0900

CORKS & CRUMBS, a tasting room for Frogtown Cellars in Ellijay, is offering a free Mimosa with the purchase of lunch on Saturday or brunch on Sunday in our Crumbs Bakery/Bistro. Be sure to browse new shipments of the latest in wine and home accessories plus delicious award winning Frogtown Cellars wines. (706) 698-WINE

COTTAGE GARDEN FURNITURE will display beautiful garden statuaries and planters that have been carefully selected for the Wine Highway Weekend. Custom finishes on garden pieces are reminiscent of old Italian pieces. Enjoy pesto dips from Pazzo’s Pizzaria and Italian Market. http://www.cottagegardenfurniture.com (706) 947-1601

CRANE CREEK VINEYARDS will offer gourmet food samples and light lunch fare prepared by our in-house culinary expert! Enjoy food & wine in the Barn Swallow Pavilion overlooking the vineyards and gorgeous mountain views. http://www.cranecreekvineyards.com (706) 379-1236

FROGTOWN CELLARS offers a special selection of Frogtown wines to enjoy with the renowned Frogtown Cheesebox. Show your Wine Highway Logo glass and receive a glass of wine at half price with your lunch order at our Panini Lunch Bar which is open from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. Your Wine Highway Logo glass will also give you $10.00 off the price of a Tuscan Winetaster Dinner at 7:00 p.m. featuring 4 courses paired with wine for $45.00 each plus tax and gratuity. Go to http://www.frogtownwine.com for the menu and additional information. Viva Italia! (706) 865-0687

HABERSHAM VINEYARDS & WINERY will feature a tasting of library wines no longer available to the public, which will be paired with light food selections. http://www.habershamwinery.com (706) 878-9463

HICKORY FLAT POTTERY will offer free studio and kiln house tours with potters, Cindy Angliss and Tasha Autry. There will be demonstrating potters on the wheel both days as well as Hickory Flat pottery wine chillers, wine glasses, olive oil jugs, dipping trays, brie bakers, Italian wine jugs and more for sale. http://www.hickoryflatpottery.com (706) 947-0030

MONTALUCE will pour our new releases (M Vineyards) as well as a special flight of Italian wines created by our winemaker, Stefano Salvini. We will also offer tours of our new facility, live musical entertainment and food samplings from our newly opened restaurant Le Vigne. http://www.montaluce.com/

NACHOOCHEE GRILL will offer a 15% discount on both food and beverage purchases on both Saturday and Sunday. http://www.nachoocheegrill.com (706) 878-8020

NATURALLY GEORGIA will feature appetizers made with wines from Tiger Mountain Vineyards and cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy. http://www.naturallygeorgia.com (706) 864-0832
Stay at the NORTH 40 LODGE and receive a 10% discount on lodging for the Wine Highway Weekend. Call 1-800-379-6170 for reservations. http://www.north40lodge.com/

PERSIMMON CREEK VINEYARDS is offering “Cabernet and Chocolate”…a tasting with our 2005 Cab Franc paired with custom made lavender chocolates. http://www.persimmoncreekwine.com (706) 212-7380

SHARP MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS customers will draw for wine, merchandise, or a fact/fortune ticket. We will also offer gourmet food samples and complimentary winery tours. http://www.sharpmountainvineyards.com (770) 735-1210

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. Join us on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and enjoy live music by Kenny Tollison. http://www.tigerwine.com (706) 782-4777

TIMPSON CREEK GALLERY in Rabun County will offer a 10% discount for participants showing their Wine Highway Weekend glasses. http://www.timpsoncreek.com (706) 782-5164

At WOLF MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS enjoy a complimentary pre-bottling tasting of our 2006 Instinct and Claret Estate Blends in our cask room and watch as our cooper (barrel maker) refinishes, retoasts and reassembles our older French Oak Barrels. We will feature lunch in the Vineyard CafÈ on Saturday from 12 – 3 p.m. and our elaborate brunch on Sunday will feature live jazz entertainment with seatings at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required for lunch or brunch and can be made by calling (706) 867-9682. http://www.wolfmountainvineyards.com

April Happenings at the Wineries

4 Apr

Besides the Bear on the Square Festival the wineries are open each weekend for tastings. Blackstock is also open during the week.

Specific winery happenings for April:

At Wolf Mountain Vineyards Enjoy the sounds of live Bluegrass Music amidst the mountain beauty of our Vineyard and celebrate the awakening of the vines with a Bluegrass Brunch. Taste the current release of our Family of Estate Wines complementing an elaborate Vineyard Luncheon Buffet. $30 per person plus tax and gratuity Seatings at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. April 1st, 15th 22nd, 29th. call 706-867-9862 for info/reservations.On April 8th is the Easter Buffet, $30 per person plus tax and gratuity Seatings at 12.30 and 2:30 p.m.

Blackstock Vineyards is having BBQ on 4/7 and Wine Dinner on 4/21. Call 706-219-2789 for info/reservations.

You can also visit http://www.georgiamountaininn.com/wineries.htm to learn more about the wineries and visit their web sites.


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