Monday, April 13, 2009

Mother’s Day Wine Tasting in the North Georgia Mountains

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and what better way to show how much you love that Mother in your life than by taking her on a wine tasting weekend in the North Georgia Mountains. Whether a new mom, a soccer mom, or your very own Mother, any lady will love this wine tasting excursion.

First, The Villas at Cooswattee offer cost effective and cozy accommodations for your stay. Whether you’re planning a weekend excursion or a week vacation, The Villas offer quaint cabins, hot tub villas, and gorgeous A-frames to suit your needs. The amenities at the resort are wide and varied, ranging from indoor and outdoor swimming pools, camp sites, river parks, exercise & weight room, game rooms, miniature golf, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, perfect for long drives or quick hops over to the many resort parks. And most importantly, The Villas provides the perfect proximity to the two main destinations for your trip! Directions: Off of 515 turn onto Old State Route 5. Take a right towards Historic Downtown Ellijay for approximately 4 miles. Take a left onto GA Hwy 382 / Green’s Country Store. Up the hill (.6 miles) take a right into the main entrance of The Coosawattee River Resort

Corks and Crumbs offers a wonderful introduction to the Northwest Georgia wine country. This quaint little bakery and bistro with a wine tasting room is located in the middle of the Ellijay square, perfect for a walk around the fountain and peeking into all the shops. But don’t do all your shopping in the square as Corks and Crumbs is also an antique shop! The bakery and bistro offers a full menu of salads, sandwiches, soups, and brunch. Enjoy a delicious glass of award winning Frogtown Cellars Wine with your meal-- the wait staff at the Tasting Bar is happy to make a recommendation. Or have a seat at the Tasting Bar and chose from a wide array of Frogtown Cellars Wines. Directions: Off of 515 turn onto 1st Avenue / Hardee’s restaurant. Cross the bridge and turn left at the light on GA Hwy 52 / River Street. Continue for 1 mile to the square, and Corks and Crumbs is on the left.

Sharp Mountain Vineyards is perfect for a day's outing. Pack a picnic, enjoy a beautiful mountain drive, and take a tour & tasting for just $5. Savor your picnic at our Pavilion while drinking in the beautiful view – rows and rows of espaliered vines against a backdrop of blue-green rolling hills and a commanding view of Sharp Mountain herself. Sharp Mountain Vineyards was established with a single focus: to produce the best quality wines possible. Unlike growth-oriented and machine-dominated vineyards, Sharp Mountain Vineyards produces approximately 8 tons annually with winery capacity of 7,000 bottles per year. All of the wines produced at Sharp Mountain are unfiltered and very low in sulfites, and the dry wines have zero residual sugar. Directions: Look for the Grape Cluster Signs on Hwy 515 before and after Mountain Side Hospital. Turn at Jasper Jeep (Salem Church Rd.) and continue to follow the Grape Cluster Signs 4.2 miles to the Vineyard on the left.

What a perfectly unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift that you can give your special lady of your life. She will be eternally grateful for the well planned, relaxing, and memorable excursion that you planned in her honor. Don’t wait another minute—reserve your spot at The Villas, save a seat at the Corks and Crumbs Tasting Room, and arrange for that outing at the breath-taking Sharp Mountain Vineyards. You won’t regret it… and she’ll love you for it!