It seems as though on the weekends, there is a vineyard calling our name. This weekend, it was three sisters who beckoned us to Dahlonega…Three Sisters Vineyards, that is. Every weekend during the month of June, the Georgia Wine Country Festival is held at this extraordinary vineyard, Dahlonega’s first family farm winery.
This year marks the sixteenth year for the festival where visitors are able to enjoy delicious fare from a food truck, a wine garden featuring all Three Sisters wines, guest Georgia wineries, Georgia micro brews, and live entertainment.
As any foodie and wine lover will concur, the only thing better than a food or wine festival is combining them together. 👌
We each ordered a pulled chicken plate with two different sides from South 40 Smokehouse’s food truck. The juicy pulled chicken drenched in a sweet and tangy bbq sauce, five-bean hickory smoked baked beans, and their award-winning baked rigatoni mac and cheese in a creamy three-cheese blend were especially sensational!!
The festivities take place in their outdoor covered area where they offer a choice of either wine by the glass or unlimited for thirty dollars. With the driving we had to do, we did the responsible thing and had only one glass each from the bottle we bought. Yeah, I could see us having tried to get the most out of our sixty dollars…
Uh-uh. That would be a big fat NO. Plus sixty bucks is a little hefty for wine.
It was nice to escape the increasing crowds and escalating heat by retreating to the silent tranquility of the tasting room, where we had experienced mobs of people in the past. As Seinfeld’s Cosmo Kramer would say, “Serenity now!”
Having the whole place to ourselves was so pleasant and unusual. Aside from us, the only presence was the owner and one of the workers…oh, and their resident cat, Pepper, who was so friendly that she jumped up on my lap where she stayed for at least five minutes! I totally made it worth her while. 😻 But I ended up having to chase her off. 😾
Afterward, we headed out to the lovely patio which was also deserted. Ahhh…
Here we are, thoroughly savoring one of our most favored wines, Georgia Port! Made from one hundred percent Touriga Nacional grapes, their Georgia Port is harvested from vines imported directly from Portugal. This fortified wine is bursting with notes of boysenberry and raisin. It is truly exceptional…so rich and delicious! We bought a bottle to bring home for a second time, because it is that good! When we first discovered Georgia Port at Three Sisters last year, we learned that the climate in North Georgia is conducive to growing these very special grapes.
Once again, it was a lovely afternoon spent in one of our favorite areas doing two of our favorite things. 😌