Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Located above 2,000 ft. in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tiger Mountain Vineyards began producing award winning wines with its first vintage in 1999. John Ezzard planted European vinifera on a five-generation old North Georgia farm in 1995 and opened the winery with partner Bill Stack who had been studying winemaking for a decade. The small vineyard now places its wines in top restaurants and wine shops in Atlanta, Savannah, Athens and other spots in Georgia.
Tiger Mountain's unique Tannat and Touriga Nacional wines were called "show stoppers" by Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, Doug Frost in the San Francisco Chronicle. The wines, which have garnered more than 60 awards since 2001, have also received positive reviews in Tom Stevenson's Global Wine Report 2004 and 2005 where Tiger Mountain was named one of 10 "up and coming" wineries this year.
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Visiting the Winery
Tiger Mountain Vineyards is located 90 minutes northeast of Atlanta. Take I-85 north to Hwy 985 past Gainesville to Hwy 441. Ten miles past the Tallulah River, turn right on the Tiger Connector and right again on Old Hwy 441 at the four way stop. The winery tasting room, with yellow awnings and purple shutters, is less than a mile north of Tiger, 2592 Old Hwy 441.
Tasting Room Hours:
Open Saturdays year-round: 11:00 - 4:30 winter; 11:00 - 6:00 May though Oct.
Week days by appointment. Call 706-782-4777.