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FESTIVAL-GOERS CAN STOMP OUT A GOOD TIME AT YONAH MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS’ ANNUAL CRUSH FEST

 

Wine and Music Festival - Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 11AM-7PM

Wine and Music Festival – Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 11AM-7PM

Cleveland, GA – Yonah Mountain Vineyards, an award-winning, family-owned north Georgia winery, will hold its annual Crush Fest celebration on Saturday, September 3, 2016, from 11:00am to 7:00pm. The day-long festival features live music, food trucks, an artisan market, wine tastings, and a chance for attendees to take part in the festival’s signature event—a traditional barefoot grape stomping accompanied by live accordion and guitar music from winery owners Bob and Jane Miller. Held since 2010, Crush Fest has become a Labor Day weekend tradition at Yonah Mountain Vineyards and attracts more than 3,500 visitors of all ages from around the Southeast.

Throughout the day, Crush Fest attendees will have the chance to taste Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ wines, including a handful of new releases, as they shop, eat, and enjoy live musical performances from more than 10 regional and national artists. The music line up will feature hourly performances from the Atlanta Falcons Drumline and the Atlanta Pipe Band, as well as sets from Julie Gribble (seen on “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) and brass band Mercury Orkestar among others. Food offerings will include both gourmet tastings and provisions from 9 food truck vendors, including Olde Blind Dog, Cousins Maine Lobster (as seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank”), and Simply Done mini doughnuts. Over 75 local and regional artisans, including Honey on the Hill and Timshel Apothecaries, will showcase wine- and food-related products in the festival marketplace. A family-friendly “Kid Zone” bounce house will also be on hand for children under the age of 10.

“Our wines are all about bringing people together to enjoy the good things in life, and we bring that same attitude of celebration to Crush Fest every year,” says Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ owner Bob Miller, of the festival. “We want our guests to have a great time in these gorgeous surroundings, and feel the grapes between their toes while they are here.”

Admission to Crush Fest is $30.00 per person and includes access to all the festivities as well as 4 three-ounce wine tastings and a take-home souvenir wine glass. General admission without the wine tastings is $15.00 per person, and children 16 and under are free. Crush Fest will take place at Yonah Mountain Vineyards, located at 1717 Highway 255 S, Cleveland, GA, 30528. For more information about Crush Fest and Yonah Mountain Vineyards, or to purchase tickets, visit www.yonahmountainvineyards.com/crushfest.

About Yonah Mountain Vineyards:

Yonah Mountain Vineyards is an award-winning, family-owned farm winery nestled on the southeast side of iconic Yonah Mountain in White County, Georgia. Operating since 2006, the winery is committed to producing wine that drinks as well or better than the best wines in the world. Wine tastings—including pours of the nationally acclaimed, gold-medal winning Genesis—are offered seven days a week throughout the year at the vineyard’s tasting room, a 30,000 square foot facility featuring Georgia’s only known wine caves as well as picturesque views of Yonah Mountain.

Yonah Mountain Vineyards | 1717 Highway 255 S | Cleveland, GA 30528

yonahmountainvineyards.com

 

Media Contact:

Jonathan Boisjolie – Marketing and Guest Development Director

EMAIL: jon@yonahmountainvineyards.com

TEL: 404-333-2183

Upcoming Wine Release: Yonah’s 2013 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Special Release Sunday April 19, 2015.

Special Release Sunday, April 19, 2015.

The tradition of Yonah’s Black Label Chardonnay continues with our upcoming release of Yonah’s 2013 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay.  Located in the Russian River Valley, Dutton Ranch is know for their world-class grapes and partnerships with the best of the best in California.

This NEW release is the special feature at our Wine Club Only Event on Sunday, April 19th and also for sale in our tasting room.  For more information about Our Wine Club Spring Appreciation BBQ Click Here.

See you on Sunday, April 19th!

Learn More about our winemaker Joe Smith.

Yonah’s 2013 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay Winemaker’s Notes;

The sustainable wine-growing program at Dutton Ranch brought some truly amazing fruit to Yonah Mountain Vineyards for our Russian River Chardonnay. A warm spring develop into a beautiful summer with ocean cooled nights while the grapes slowly gain sugar and developed into something incredible special.

With less than 2% grape solids, the gently (whole-cluster) pressed juice was transferred into new and single use water and fire-bent French oak barrels. A slow cool fermentation captured the essence of the vineyard and the texture of the barrels.  Stirring of the lees went on bi-weekly for 6 mouths to intensify the oak integration and creaminess.  Beautiful aromatics and a full-bodied mouthfeel made this wine a sure classic.

Beautiful, luscious, and viscous, the Dutton Ranch Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged in French oak for nine months.  Constant attention and bi-weekly stirring during its crafting have given this wine an exceptional balance between fruit and oak. Pairs wonderfully with Georgia Shrimp and Grits.