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Unicoi Wine Festival kicks off after Halloween
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Visitors to the annual Unicoi Wine Festival may taste wines from at least seven area wineries Saturday at the Hardman Farm in between Helen and Sautee in Northeast Georgia. - photo by For Get Out

Second annual Unicoi Wine Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hardman Farm, 143 Ga. 17, at the junction of Ga. 75 and Ga. 17

Cost: $30

More info: 706-865-5356 or visit www.unicoiwinefestival.com

While young trick-or-treaters take over towns Friday night, residents 21 and older can steal away to the North Georgia mountains after Halloween to sip some spirits at the second annual Unicoi Wine Festival.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Georgia’s newest historic site, the Hardman Farm. It is located at the junction of Ga. 75 and Ga. 17 in the scenic Nacoochee Valley between Alpine Helen and the village of Sautee.

Tourists and residents alike may soak up the autumn mountain day and taste the wines from seven of White County’s winemakers. Featured wineries include The Cottage Vineyard & Winery, Frogtown Cellars, Habersham Winery, Sautee Nachoochee Vineyards, Serenity Cellars, Sylvan Valley Cellars and Yonah Mountain Vineyards. Each winery will feature four wines, which will be available for purchase.

Local arts and handcrafted items will be on display for purchase. Tables, chairs and tents will be onsite, allowing visitors to relax while listening to music and drinking from the various wine selection.

Tours of the Hardman Farm Georgia Historic Site also will be available.

Tickets are $30 per person and includes a commemorative wine glass and 12 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased at the Unicoi Wine Market booth.

Parking is free and includes shuttle service to and from the designated parking lot. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, call the White County Chamber of Commerce at 706-865-5356 or visit www.unicoiwinefestival.com and like the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UnicoiWineFestival.

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