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Hiawassee Highlands Wine Festival

May 13th, 2023

Starts at 11:00 AM

The Details

The Hiawassee Highlands Wine Festival will be on Saturday, May 13th. Enjoy music by Wyatt Espalin & friends on two stages, arts and crafts, food trucks, and tours of the blooming Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens.

Enjoy:
20 acres of a beautiful Rhododendron gardens
30+ Wineries 
Live Music all Day!
Photo Ops
Mountain Views
Lake Views
Food Vendors
Arts & Craft vendors
Free Parking

Featured Wineries:

Accent Cellars
Buckley Vineyards
Cartecay Vineyards
CeNita Vineyards & Winery
Chateau Meichtry
Cloudland Vineyards
Crane Creek
Engelheim Vineyards
Etowah Meadery
Fainting Goat
Five Points Berries
Flora Mead
Habersham Winery 
Hightower Creek
Kaya Vineyard & Winery
Mercier Orchards
Newby Vineyard
Odom Springs Vineyard
Painted Horse Winery
Paulk Vineyards
Reece's Cider Company
Sharp Mountain Vineyards
Stonewall Creek Vineyards
Sweet Acre Farms Winery
The Cottage Vineyard & Winery
The Crafty Rabbit Meadery
Three Strands Vineyard
Tiger Mountain Vineyards
Trillium Vineyard
Waldmet Cellars

Featured Music:


MAIN STAGE - brand new stage in the center of Hiawassee Highlands Wine Fest to feature 4 Amazing Americana/Folk/Country original music artists.

11:00 AM -TRUE YOUNGBLOOD
(True Youngblood is a Hiawassee, GA native and Towns County, GA High School Senior en route to Belmont University in Nashville, TN this Fall to enrich his amazing talents in songwriting and pursue a singing career with his unique baritone.)

12:15 PM - GOLDPINE
(Nashville, TN husband and wife duo, Goldpine, have been touring the country in their tricked-out Sprinter van and burning up stages with their fiery performances and gorgeous harmonies singing original songs.)

1:45 PM - WYATT ESPALIN
(Hiawassee, GA-based songwriter/singer/fiddler, Wyatt Espalin has put together an exciting line-up in 2022 to enhance his Americana original tunes as he constantly evolves as a performer. Wyatt has entertained audiences at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds for over 35 years!)

3:30 PM - THE MURPHS
(The Murphs from Atlanta, GA made a splash at the 2021 Appalachian Brew, Que & Stew Festival as a trio and now songwriters Cody Marlow and Austin Coleman will bring down the house with a raucous band performing well-known cover tunes and excellent original songs.)



SAWMILL STAGE - a second, smaller stage will feature solo and unique performances from main stage acts throughout the day!

11:30 AM-12:15 PM - WYATT ESPALIN

12:30 PM-1:15 PM - MICHAEL JONES

1:30 PM-2:15 PM - AUSTIN COLEMAN

2:30 PM-3:15 PM - TRUE YOUNGBLOOD

3:30 PM-4:15 PM - GOLDPINE


Interested in sponsoring the event? Details can be found here.

Interested in being a vendor? Application is HERE!

Volunteers needed! Please call 706-896-4191 to sign up! 

Sponsored by:
            

Hours of Operation

Saturday, May 13th
11am-5pm

Ticket Info and Specials

Tickets:
Advance Tickets: $35.00 
At the Gate: $40.00 
(Price includes 4 tastings per booth)
Wine by the bottle available to purchase

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