Hmmm. Will it be the traditional, sweet and fruity Walasiyi White? Or maybe the burly, robust Fat Boy Red? Wonder which pairs best with juicy smoked barbecue? Or with jazz, bluegrass and Americana music?
Thousands of wine enthusiasts will find answers to these and other important life questions when Three Sisters Vineyards in Dahlonega pops the cork on the Georgia Wine Country Festival in June. This is the 13th year of the annual festival, so Three Sisters proprietors Doug and Sharon Paul have got it down to a “T.”
The Georgia Wine Country Festival will be held each Saturday and Sunday for the entire month of June. General admission to the event is free, so everyone (of all ages) can take in the relaxing mountain setting—rain or shine—and enjoy an eclectic mix of music perfectly suited for an afternoon in the vineyards.
Among the musicians featured will be the Polite Jazz and Standards of Tommy Dean and Mike Ewbank AKA Moose & Squirrel, Old Time, Americana and Bluegrass of The Buzzard Mountain Boys, Arlo Finch & Friends, Jefferson Ross, and more.
Barbecue will be available for purchase.
Festival-goers 21 years old and up will be invited to enter the Wine Garden inside the festival for a fee, where wines from Three Sisters and a number of Georgia guest wineries will be featured. Hard cider and Georgia beer from Sweetwater Brewing Company will also be on tap.
The Georgia Wine Country Festival is among the most popular festivals held in Dahlonega. This is no small accomplishment considering this quaint community in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains hosts more than a dozen festivals a year, celebrating everything from the town’s gold mining past to its hiking trails—even a bear cub’s visit one spring to the bustling historic square.
Three Sisters Vineyards has the distinction of being Dahlonega’s first family farm winery and Lumpkin County’s founding wine grape growers. Nine different varietals have been established and are exclusively vinted by the Paul family for Three Sisters’ 100% estate grown wines. And the Pauls are in good company these days in the North Georgia Mountains. Vineyards and wineries dot the landscape throughout the region, five of them in the Dahlonega area alone.
The Georgia Wine Country Festival will be held weekends in June beginning June 1. Saturday hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Visit ThreeSistersVineyards.com for details.