Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

First Annual Deep South Wine & Music Festival to Raise Funds for Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter

Georgia residents and visitors are invited to the First Annual Deep South Wine and Music Festival, which will celebrate wine, mountain cuisine and music to end the summer in the picture perfect mountain town of Ellijay, Georgia. Proceeds will go to support the great work of the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter.

The multi-day event will begin with an intimate and elegant dinner at the Engelheim Vineyards, called Dinner in the Vines, and will include a chef prepared four-course meal and wine as the winery owner guides guests through their wine pairing experience. The second day will feature a VIP event for patrons and sponsors in an open-air barn with a celebrity chef, culinary delights, local North Georgia wines and special music before the main event, The Grand Tasting. This event will feature samples of a variety of wines and foods from area restaurants as well as live musical performances. Sunday will conclude the weekend by featuring a Bluegrass Brunch to be held at Fainting Goat Vineyards and Winery.

Ticket prices range from $50 to $125, depending on the events purchased. A package deal of all events is available for $300 per person. Visit to purchase tickets online.

The people behind the event have been long-time advocates for The Alzheimer’s Association as they have personally dealt with this devastating disease, and wanted to create an event to both raise awareness and funds for the Georgia chapter.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Friday, August 26 from 6:30-8:30pm Dinner at the Vines Friday
Location: Engelheim Vineyards & Winery, 127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, Georgia 30540
Saturday, August 27 6:30-7:30pm VIP Tasting
Saturday, August 27 7:30-10:00pm Grand Tasting
Location: Deep South Farm, 877 Mulkey Rd, Ellijay, Georgia 30536
Sunday, August 28 12:00-1:30pm Bluegrass Brunch
Location: Fainting Goat Vineyards & Winery, 201 Vineyard Way, Jasper, Georgia 30143

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Amy Johnson, Director of Marketing and Communications 404-728-6044


Jamie Donaldson on behalf of Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter 404-814-1330