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Wine festival continues in Dahlonega

Several wineries to showcase their wares

POSTED: June 20, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Every Saturday and Sunday in June, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery will present the Georgia Wine Country Festival for its 12th year at the Lumpkin County vineyard.

The free festival features participating Georgia Wineries such as Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, The Cottage Vineyards and Winery, The Georgia Winery, Mercier Orchards-Hard Pressed Cider, Sautee-Nacoochee Vineyards and Three Sisters Vineyards.

A Wine Garden featuring guest Georgia Wineries from across the state will be presented for a fee inside the festival. Additionally, Georgia wines, hard cider and Georgia beer from Sweetwater Brewing Co. will be available to purchase.

Georgia barbecue by three different vendors will be available for purchase on alternating weekends. Vendors include Godfather’s BBQ of Loganville, Rib County BBQ of North Georgia and North Carolina, and Atlanta’s Bone Lick BBQ.

Music during the weekends includes the polite jazz and standards of Tommy Dean and Mike Ewbank, aka Moose & Squirrel; old-time Americana and bluegrass of The Buzzard Mountain Boys Hootenanny featuring special guests Ann Whitley of the Rosen Sisters; Doug Singleton; and The Three Arrows.

This year’s participating charity is Waypoint Center of North Georgia. Handcrafted furniture and items made from recycled wine barrels by Waypoint members will be offered for sale as a fundraiser.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival is at Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega. Visit www.threesistersvineyards.com for driving directions.

Call 706-865-9463 or visit www.ThreeSistersVineyards.com for more information and directions.


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