The Second Bud Revealed Book-signing, Presentation and Tasting Reception March 20

Event poster for Feb. 13
Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Author Martha Ezzard, an award-winning newspaper columnist, environmental lawyer and former Colorado state senator, discusses her book, The Second Bud, about how she and her physician husband John turned a north Georgia family farm into a successful winery. This presentation, tasting reception, and book-signing is part of Brenau’s Sense & Sustainability lecture series.

The event is Thursday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Brenau University Downtown Center, 301 N. Main, Gainesville. While the event is free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required. For more details contact Alison Reeger Cook at 770-534-6160 or make a reservation online at

Owned by John and Martha Ezzard and their partners John and Marilyn McMullan, Tiger Mountain Vineyards produces red and white wines from 100% Georgia-grown grapes in Rabun County. Ten acres of vines, planted in 1995 and 1996 on the Ezzards’ five-generation-old family farm, are nestled on the rolling sunny slopes of Tiger Mountain where they are individually tended and hand-picked. Their wines, mostly European vinifera, are found in every major city in Georgia and have won more than 195 awards. The vineyards and tasting room are open year round at 2592 Old Highway 441 South in Tiger, Ga.