By Teresa Tobat

From a weekend filled with visits to vineyards to a dinner served exclusively with German wines, this is what our friends have to offer you this month.
End the Winter Blues With Live Jazz at Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Wolf Mountain Vineyards, the first winery in Georgia to receive gold medals at the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions, will be serving up Southern food along with live jazz music for two afternoons in March. Located just an hour-and-a-half drive away from Atlanta in Dahlonega, consider driving up to get away from it all.

Enjoy live jazz and Southern regional cuisine for lunch on March 18 or 25. The cost is $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Wine will be for sale by the glass or bottle. Seating for the event is at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

180 Wolf Mountain Trail 
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Winegrowers Association of Georgia’s Spring Wine Highway Weekend

Consider sampling a small taste of what Georgia’s vineyards have to offer at the seventh annual Winegrowers Association of Georgia’s Wine Highway Weekend on March 23 through 25. For $25 per person, you can enjoy wine tastings from ten various wineries around Georgia and take home a souvenir glass. Wolf Mountain Vineyards will be participating in this wine extravaganza.

For more information about the event and a complete list of all participating wineries, please visit

Kurt’s Bistro Hosts the 2012 German Wine Makers’ Dinner

Get a taste of Germany right here in Georgia at Kurt’s Bistro’s German Wine Makers Dinner on March 23. Diners can enjoy hor d’oeuvres and a five-course meal for $65 per person, plus tax and tip. Each course is paired with German wines to complement the plates. The courses feature Maine lobster risotto, beef consommé, baby artisan lettuce, veal loin chop and Riesling-poached pear.  The wines available include various Rieslings, Pinot Blanc, a Rose, and more.

Limited reservations are available. The patio reception starts at 7 p.m. Dinner begins at 8 p.m.

3305 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30096