2015 Yonah Crush Fest Gets Georgia Wine Lovers Stomping

Remember that infamous I Love Lucy show where Lucy and Ethel
hiked up their skirts and stomped the grapes?
Photo courtesy of
Yonah Mountain Vineyards

Well, get ready to do a little
stomping of your own at

the 6th Annual Yonah Crush Fest, Saturday,
September 5, 2015!
Autumn is grape harvest time and Yonah Mountain Vineyards
has created this festive day to celebrate it. So if you like wine and are up
for a bit of fun (which we at Lucille’s highly support!), take off your shoes
and join the party. Stomping grapes is definitely a highlight of the festival, and
even owner Bob Miller gets in the action with a rousing accordion
Photo courtesy of
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
All this messy fun is just part of the day-long party that
draws more than 3,500 wine lovers from around the Southeast. Wine, of course is
the focus and there will be opportunities to taste some of the variatals YonahMountain Vineyards produces, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
In between sipping, you can head over to the special
festival marketplace and check out the local and regional artisans selling wine
and food related products. While in that area, you’ll find plenty of good
things to eat at several gourmet food vendors and food trucks.
Along with wine and food, music is a big part of the event, and
visitors will have a chance to see two top Georgia draws performing hourly, the Atlanta Falcons
Drumline and the Atlanta Pipe Band. In addition, there will
be two stages featuring live music performances throughout the day.
Though wine is a main attraction, Yonah Mountain Vineyards
promotes Crush Fest as a family friendly event, and they follow through with
lots to amuse the kids, including a horse-drawn wagon tour, mule-drawn ice
cream maker and a “Kid-Zone” bounce house.
Yonah Crush Fest
Saturday, September 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
1717 GA-255, Cleveland
General Admission, $30;  includes four 3-ounce tastings of wine and a take-home
Crust Fest glass.
Non-drinkers, $15; Youth under 16, free
Yonah Mountain Vineyards is just a 15-minute drive from the
Inn and makes a nice visit even when there’s no big fest going on. The setting
is lovely and you can sample wines in their Tasting Room seven days a week.
They also have music from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. each Saturday. Many guests purchase
a bottle of wine there to enjoy back on the deck at the Inn. It’s a relaxing
way to end another great day in the mountains!