Fireside Fare at Blackstock Vineyards Thru March 20th

Wintertime is alive and well in the North Georgia mountains and many adventurous visitors to the area may think that there may be little for them to do and see. A favorite among our guests are winery dinners and tours. Some wineries close down during the winter but Blackstock Vineyards is featuring Winter Wonderland Fireside Fare each weekend through March 20th.

Wine, Gourmet Food and Great Music – “Fireside Fare” – a delicious hot menu by Dahlonega’s Corkscrew Cafe and live blues music by Rod Hamdallah in the lodge. All to accompany their award-winning wines! Sit by the large stone fireplace overlooking the vineyards and snowy mountains – enjoy the “winter winery” experience! Wine tastings available all day (8 selections for $12, including take home Blackstock glass). Saturday Hours 12-5 pm, Sunday Hours: 12:30 – 5 pm, Music 1- 4 pm. Visit website for more information.

Innkeepers Complete Permaculture Certification

Another Hooray! Fred and Mary Beth finished their permaculture design certification course at the end of December. While no dates have been finalized, we look forward to leading small workshops here at the inn and consulting with others on their properties to help them begin the permaculture adventure.
For more information visit permaculture.Also check out the latest information on the permaculture Facebook page at Facebook.

Tomatoes: July to January

With smiles on our faces and tears in our eyes, we said good-bye to the last of our raw 2010 home-grown organic  tomatoes tonight. It adorned our salad adding a pop of red to our plates and a burst of flavor to our tongues.  How exciting to think that it grew from a plant we put in the ground in April and that it’s sisters and brothers were picked as early as July. We ate them green – both fried and in chocolate cake, red and raw in gaspacho, salsa, and salads, and cooked in pasta sauce, stewed tomatoes, chili, and more. They were gifted to friends and guests, and even traded for pasture raised eggs. Good-bye summer tomatoes!