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Music, fun and samples are poured up at this weekend's festivals

POSTED: June 2, 2011 12:30 a.m.
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Northeast Georgia has lovers of wine, food and music covered this weekend with festivals and tastings at two different vineyards.

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Wine enthusiasts will be able to get their fill of spirits this weekend in Lumpkin County.

There will be two wine festivals going on this weekend in Dahlonega. One is being hosted by Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery and the other will be held on the grounds of BlackStock Vineyards and Winery.

BlackStock's Georgia Fine Wine Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets for the event are $50 per person and attendees must be at least 21 years old.

In addition to being able to taste more than 60 different Georgia wines, festival attendees will also have the opportunity to sample food from local restaurants, enjoy live music and shop with various vendors.

Three Sisters' Georgia Wine Country Festival will take place on Saturdays and Sundays beginning this weekend and ending June 19. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

This is the vineyard's 10th annual festival, but the first time that the event has been held for multiple weekends.

General admission to the event is free, but for a $20 fee attendees will receive a keepsake wine glass and admission to the "Georgia Wine Garden." The garden will include samples from wineries statewide, including Château Èlan in Braselton, Warm Springs Winery and of course Dahlonega's own Three Sisters.

Live music will be provided each weekend from performers like the Route 66 Band, Buzzard Mountain Boys, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper. Among other things, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to purchase a few pieces of folk art and taste cuisine from places like Smoking Gold BBQ and The Fudge Factory.



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