Visit the wineries of the North Georgia mountains this weekend

The vineyard shown is owned by Steve Thompson, who lives in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

The newly formed Mountain Wine Country Cooperative is delighted to present the inaugural Holiday Weekend in Mountain Wine Country Dec. 1-2.

Purchase a limited edition Mountain Wine Country glass at any of the 10 participating wineries for $10 and take it to participating wineries during the special two-day event. Tasting charges will be waived and each winery will be offering a special experience to holiday weekend visitors.

As an added bonus, show your Mountain Wine Country glass at any Rib Country Restaurant and receive a 20 percent discount on meals. The same discount is also offered by Best Western in Murphy, N.C., Ridges Resort and Marine in Hiawassee, Ga., and Paradise Hills Resort and Spa in Blairsville.

Participating wineries include Calaboose Cellars, Andrews, N.C., Cartecay Vineyards, Ellijay, Cherokee Cellars, Murphy, N.C., Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris, Eagle Fork Vineyards, Hayesville, N.C., Hightower Creek Vineyards, Hiawassee, Nottely River Valley Vineyards, Murphy, N.C., Serenberry Vineyards, Morganton, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, Jasper, and Valley River Vineyards, Murphy, N.C.

Mountain Wine Country encourages the use of designated drivers. Please drink responsibly and have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Visit www.MountainWineCountry.com for more information about this exciting wine region in the Southeast.