Wine Highway Weekend

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is holding our 7th Wine Highway Weekend Friday-Sunday March 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 2012. Each year this event has grown in popularity as more people have discovered the National and International Award Winning Fine Wines that are made right here in Georgia, from Georgia Grown Grapes.  

Participating wineries include, Blackstock Vineyards, Cartecay Vineyards, Cavender Creek Vineyards, Crane Creek Vineyards, Frogtown Cellars, Habersham Winery, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Wolf Mountain Vineyards, and Yonah Mountain Vineyards

Come and discover the superb wines, outstanding experience our wineries have to offer, and the hospitality our Affiliate members offer in the way of lodging, restaurants, and shopping!

You can purchase your Passport at any winery you where you begin your Wine Highway experience. Cost is $25.00 that gives you tastings at all 10 wineries and a souvenir glass!  

Event Hours:

Friday 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Sunday 12:30 PM- 5:00 PM


Stay tuned , more information to follow!

Winery Specials:

Cartecay Vineyards: 

Cartecay Vineyards will offer live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as offer complimentary light fare.


Habersham Winery:

Tom Conner of Pappy's Cooking Planks will be demonstrating the art of plank cooking and sampling some of his favorite recipes which will be paired with a selection of newly released Habersham wines.


Crane Creek


Wine Highway Passport holders visiting Crane Creek Vineyards will enjoy a soup and sandwich buffet on the Barn Swallow Pavilion.


Blackstock Vineyards


Blackstock Winery is offering tastings of 4 current releases plus two barrel samples of upcoming reserve wines to all wine highway passport holders.   In addition, Blackstock will be featuring a lunch menu by Chef Natalie and live Blues music both afternoons. 


Tiger Mountain Vineyards


Tiger Mountain Vineyards will feature music by the popular Mountain Hoo-Doo duo and its native American Norton wine in the newly renovated historic red barn  on Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., as well as tastings at the winery with Sweetgrass Dairy cheeses and artisan breads.  Wine highway visitors Friday  through Sunday will be eligible to enter a drawing for one bottle of Tiger Mountain’s 2010 Petit Manseng, with their receipt for any purchased wine. The 2010 Petit  recently won the first Jefferson Cup ever awarded a Georgia winery  and a silver medal in the revered San Francisco International, competing with the nation’s top Napa, Sonoma and other wines.    


Wolf Mountain Vineyards


Wine Highway travelers will have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes barrel tasting in our cask room.  After enjoying a sampling of our wines at the tasting bar, guests will then proceed to the cask room and experience wine directly from the barrel.  


For food service, join us on Friday and Saturday from 12-3pm in the Vineyard Cafe for lunch or on Sunday for our End of the Winter Celebration Brunch featuring live jazz.  Seatings are at 12:30 & 2:30pm and the cost for brunch is $30 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations are required for all food service. For more information and a complete menu visit:






Afflilate Member Specials:

Brasstown Valley Resort

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is offering a Saturday package special. For $259 plus taxes and $10 resort fee, you receive a traditional room for 2, breakfast in our dining room for 2 and a visit to 4 or 5 wineries complete with tasting glasses for 2.

Glen-Ella Springs

Join us for the 7th Annual Wine Highway Weekend, March 23 – 25, 2012 and leave the driving to us!

2 night package - $545.00 (plus applicable sales tax)

Package includes:

2 nights lodging in a Queen Room

Breakfast for two each following morning

Bottle of wine with cheese, fruit & cracker tray on arrival

Dinner for two in our fine dining restaurant ($70.00 allowance) Friday or Saturday evening

Two prepaid Wine Highway Weekend Passports (valid for use Friday through Sunday at participating wineries)

Chartered transportation to 3 -4 area wineries on Saturday

Upgrade to King room, Suites or Penthouse Suites available with additional charge.

 Beechwood Inn


March 24 – Georgia Wine Highway Weekend Celebration with Fresh and Local Georgia Wines

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its 6th annual Wine Highway Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 23 - 25. Wineries and affiliate members will each have their own unique open-house, with many offering food and wine pairings, music, barrel and library wine tastings, discounts, drawings and other special attractions. The Beechwood Inn is offering a special dinner and lodging package featuring an evening with Southern Flair. The Saturday night event starts with live music by Mountain Hoodoo. Bring your “Wine Highway Weekend Passport” that you receive at member wineries for a $10.00 discount off of lodging.

Appetizers with wine, entertainment and dinner $85.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Music, wine and appetizers start at 5:30pm; sit down for dinner at 7:00pm.

Amuse: Wild Mushroom and Shallot Tart with Fresh Herbs and Gruyere Cheese, 2008 Beechwood Inn Chardonnay (Habersham County, Georgia

with Live Music by Mountain Hoodoo

Appetizer: Edisto Beach Pickled Shrimp with Mild and Hot Peppers and Coriander, 2010 Beechwood Inn Viognier (White County)

Salad: Organic Micro-Greens, Local Cheeses, and Aged Balsamic Dressing

Entrée: Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Vidalia Onion Gravy, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Garlic Puree, Early Season Asparagus with Benton’s Smoked Bacon, Beechwood Inn Sweet Cornbread with Fresh Creamery Butter, 2009 Beechwood Inn Cabernet Sauvignon (Habersham County)

Dessert: Caramelized Bread Pudding with Jack Daniels Sauce, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Herb Teas, 2008 Blackstock Vineyards Touriga Dulce

 Sylvan Valley Lodge


Georgia's Award Winners Wine Dinner at Sylvan Valley Lodge Sylvan Valley Lodge and The Corkscrew Café proudly invite you to our Corkscrew  University Georgia Wine Highway Dinner Featuring a selection of Award  Winning  Georgia Wines  Crane Creek Seyval Blanc, Bronze-SFCWC Tiger Mountain Rosé, Silver-SFCWC Wolf Mountain Claret, Silver-ASWC Frogtown Bravado, Bronze-SFCWC Yonah Mountain Genesis 2, Gold-SFCWC.

The Corkscrew Cafe

The Corkscrew Café will be serving a five-course tasting menu, paired perfectly with these Georgia Wines at Sylvan Valley Lodge.  For full menu and details:  Tickets $75 per person inclusive, Limited Seating Available, Advance Ticket  Sales,  Only, Call 706-865-7371 to purchase Tickets. Lodging Packages Available