On a bright, sunny Saturday, we hailed one another from across the Habersham Winery parking lot. Meeting in the middle, we shared hugs all around. Good spirits and the anticipation of time together swept us through the entry gate into WineFest.
Twenty tents representing the 20 wineries of the Winegrowers Association of Georgia rimmed the yard of people and tables.
Moving from tent to tent, looking at the list of wineries and their wines, ours was not a linear nor even a circular exploration of WineFest. We went here. She tried one wine. We went there. He tried a couple. We went over there. I tried some.
Live music played in the background. I entered the Kentucky Derby Hat Competition. We enjoyed a savory and reasonably priced lunch from Mully’s Nacoochee Grill (serving on site).
On and on we went until the afternoon had floated away. We saw friends. We talked and laughed with strangers. We visited the Habersham Winery tasting room and bought some of the wines we had tasted.
Then, it was time to go. We’d used up all of our tasting tickets plus some.
Parting, we went our separate ways, each with our own WineFest glass.
What a great day.
Let’s do it again!
You and your friends can enjoy WineFest all over again or for the first time. Call, text, or Tweet them now and make plans to attend the 25th Annual WineFest at Habersham Winery on Saturday, May 6 from 12 – 5 PM.
Admission is only $30 per person, which includes a souvenir glass and 15 tasting tickets. There is a $10 non-drinker entrance fee and those under the age of 16 years are free. Don’t forget your ID or your Kentucky Derby Day Hat.
See you at WineFest 2017!
For more information call Habersham Winery at y06-878-9463 or RSVP on Facebook for all the latest.