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Wine lovers can hit the road for Wine Highway Weekend across Northeast Georgia

Annual event runs from March 24 to April 2

POSTED: March 23, 2017 10:03 a.m.
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Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery in Dahlonega is one of several wineries participating in the Wine Highway Weekends.

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Sprinkled among the Northeast Georgia mountains are several wineries, and they are banding together for a weeklong event.

The Wine Highway Weekends will be from March 24 to April 2 all across Georgia, including some wineries in White and Lumpkin counties.

Residents may purchase a “passport” and receive a Wine Highway Week collector’s souvenir glass at any of the 21 participating wineries. A detailed map on the passport will guide participants on their way.

A passport costs $40 and includes five tastings at each winery. Participants must have the passport and glass at each winery.

Wine tasting hours will be 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Member wineries and affiliate members of the Winegrowers Association of Georgia will provide their own unique open-house format, with many offering food and wine pairings, music, barrel and library wine tastings, discounts, drawings and other special attractions.

Participating wineries in Northeast Georgia include:

* Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, 3610 Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega, www.cavendercreekvineyards.com  or 706-867-7700

* Habersham Vineyards & Winery, 7025 S. Main St., Helen, www.habershamwinery.com or 706-878-9463

* Serenity Cellars, 265 Laurel Ridge Road, Cleveland, www.serenitycellars.com or 706-348-1277

* The Cottage Vineyard & Winery, 5050 Ga. 129 N, Cleveland, www.cottagevineyardwinery.com or 706-865-0053

* Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S, Cleveland, www.yonahmountainvineyards.com or 706-878-5522

* CeNita Vineyards, 591 Dock Dorsey Road, Cleveland, www.cenitawinery.com or 706-865-7478

* Kaya Vineyard & Winery, 5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega, www.kayavineyards.com or 706-219-3514

Affiliate member tasting rooms include:

* Naturally Georgia, a Tiger Mountain Tasting Room, 90 Public Square North, Dahlonega, www.naturallygeorgia.com or 706-864-0832

* Wild Berry Cottage, 139 E. Morgan St. Clarkesville, www.wildberrycottagegifts.com or 706-391-8016

* Crane Creek On the Square, 94 Public Square North, Dahlonega, 706-864-0832

For more information, visit www.georgiawine.com/wine-highway-week.



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