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Vineyard Tasting Room Re-Opens March 18

Saturday, March 18, 11:30AM-5PM
You’re invited!


Please join us as we begin our 2017 Tasting Season.   

Release of our 2016 Boriana — Latest vintage of our dry Petit Manseng and our top selling varietal since we opened in 2012. 

Sip Wine — Our 2016 Boriana plus two stellar reds from 2014, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, and more.

Relax on our newly expanded Winery Terrace — Overlooking the vineyards with additional space, tables and chairs and wall seating.

See below for a save-the-date for our May 28 Best of Georgia Vineyard Dinner!


2017 North Georgia Wine Highway Week

Tour 20 Vineyards from March 25-April 2 

    

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia will host the 13th annual Wine Highway Week from Saturday, March 25th, through Sunday, April 2nd. Buy your $40 passport at any of the 20 participating vineyards and hit the road. Time to look for a designated driver! There will be wine tastings and nibbles daily plus music at most vineyards on weekends. Plan your trip with stops from Northeast Georgia's Rabun County to Cleveland, Helen, Dahlonega, Hiawassee, Young Harris and on west to Blairsville, Jasper and Ellijay.
Taste Georgia wines:  

  • Saturdays, 11-5
  • Sundays 12:30-5
  • Weekdays, 1-5

For details, see www.georgiawine.com

May 28: Save the Date!


The Best of Georgia Vineyard Dinner

2 Best Wines | 2 Best Chefs  
Memorial Day Sunday, May 28


We are still working out all the details, but you won't want to miss this multi-course, alfresco dinner created by Best Chefs America (The Beechwood Inn) Gayle Darugh and David Darugh, paired with Best of Competition, Best Vinifera, Best White Vinifera, 2014 Boriana (Petit Manseng) and Best Red Vinifera, 2014 Cabernet Franc (2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge); 2014 Malbec and 2016 Yukari (rosé). The 2014 Boriana is from our “wine library” and sold out over a year ago.
Limited seating. For information, email gail@stonewallcreek.com or see www.beechwoodinn.ws and www.stonewallcreek.com SOON for details! 
Join Wine, Dine & Punchlines on March 25
For 100th Anniversary of The Dillard House
 
Back before roads cut through our mountains, local inns grew their own produce, raised their own meat and bartered for other food items— farm to table. Rabun County’s The Dillard House will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on Saturday, March 25th, with a special event—Wine Dine & Punchlines (reception with hors d’oeuvres, five local wines paired with a four-course dinner prepared by well-known Athens Chef Tim Dondero of Dondero’s Restaurant).The program also features TV personality, award-winning sommelier and comedian Laurie Foster, who will deliver an edgy, off-beat take on wine and wine tasting, including a few of her favorite North Georgia wines. Tickets ($75) are available here. The Dillard House is offering room specials:  www.dillardhouse.com / Promo Code WINE.
State of the Vineyard 
Carl Fackler, winegrower & winemaker         
Although we don’t like cold weather, we’re hoping it gets colder and stays that way for another month or more. The warmer than usual winter so far may cause the grapevines to come out of dormancy earlier than usual and then be vulnerable to a late spring freeze. So far, they are still dormant, and we’re working on winter pruning. We’re leaving two or three times as many buds than we need with the hope that if there is a late spring freeze and it kills half of the buds, then we still have plenty left. However, it doesn’t always work.  
New Releases in the Works – (the “family” wines) Boriana, Yukari (Rosé), Three Eagles; and Cabernet Franc, Norton, Whitetail.

We’ve missed our tasting friends. Greeter Max has been moping around.
Our crew has
been . . . 

Busy in the vineyards and winery: Nate Fackler, Alex Blackwood.
Waiting for our first tasters: Gail McDaniel, Alex Blackwood, Ramelle Garland, Sherry and John Schomburg






See you soon! 


Carla and Carl Fackler
 
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