Sips and Songs at Sharp Mountain Vineyards

Nestled the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sharp Mountain Vineyards produces 11 varieties of the regions finest wines.  The award-winning vineyard is the only Georgia winery to grow and produce Pinot Noir, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Gris.

Sips and Songs is the vineyard’s signature monthly event of music and wine under the gazebo. Below are highlights from the July 5 event.

Sharp Mountain Vineyards is located in Jasper and is just an hour north of Atlanta.

Sharp Mountain Vineyards is located in Jasper and is just an hour north of Atlanta.

Pinot Gris grapes are thriving thanks to the bright Georgia sun.

Pinot Gris grapes are thriving thanks to the bright Georgia sun.

Ron and Jody Rathgeb are enjoying a glass wine and their recently-inherited 1957 Ford Thunderbird. What a beauty!

Ron and Jody Rathgeb are enjoying a glass wine and their recently-inherited 1957 Ford Thunderbird. What a beauty!

In about two weeks the Merlot grapes will begin to turn purple.

In about two weeks the Merlot grapes will begin to turn purple.

This sign says it all.

This sign says it all.

The Rathgebs prepare burgers and hot dogs for the arriving guests.

The Rathgebs prepare burgers and hot dogs for the arriving guests.

Award-winning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Paul Douglas Sanner graced us with an afternoon of tunes.

Award-winning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Paul Douglas Sanner graced us with an afternoon of tunes.

It looks like yours truly needs a refill.

It looks like yours truly needs a refill.

In addition to music under the gazebo some guests sipped wine in the tasting room.

In addition to music under the gazebo, some guests sipped wine in the tasting room.

 

Diesel the dog wanted in on the fun, too.

Diesel the dog wanted in on the fun, too.

 

Friends enjoyed a photo op with the 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

Friends enjoyed a photo op with the 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

The gazebo was with friends, food, sips and songs.

The gazebo was filled with friends, food, sips and songs.

Vintage meets vintage.

Vintage meets vintage.

Chardonnay under the shady leaves.

Chardonnay under the shady leaves.

My glass is no longer empty ... cheers!

My glass is no longer empty … cheers!

For more information about Sharp Mountain Vineyards, the wine or upcoming events, visit www.sharpmountainvineyards.com.

For information about Paul Douglas Sanner, visit www.pauldouglasmusic.com.