Sip on Ellijay Wine at Plein Air at the Vineyards

Sip on Ellijay Wine at Plein Air at the Vineyards


(Friday, May 27 2016) - Good wine and good art go hand in hand, and if you enjoy sipping on a fine red while experiencing the best of local art you can’t miss the Plein Air at the Vineyards 2016 event Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, 2016.

In conjunction with Ellijay Wine Country, Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association will be hosting the second annual Plein Air event spread across five different vineyards, including Cartecay, Chateau, Ellijay River, Engleheim and Fainting Goat.

Local artists will be on hand at the participating vineyards painting in “plein air” outside, creating works based on the natural vistas of the surrounding countryside.

In addition, past and present works from the artists will be available to purchase. Works created at the event will be put up for auction on Sunday afternoon.

Tickets will be on sale for $27 in advance of the event and $30 at the door. Tickets include complimentary tastings at each vineyard and souvenir event wine glasses. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Ellijay and Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association.