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New Rosé Offering!

2020 La Plage Rose du Var France

The dog days of summer are here!! Good news for us, but I have the perfect pick me up … My favorite rosé is back!! The release of the 2020 La Plage Rose du Var France came in this week and I purchased enough to offer a great deal for club members to stock up.

For the next few months we will be pouring this rosé by the glass at the Pine Bar for $8 a glass if you would like to try before you buy.

The Var is conveniently nestled between the Mediterranean sea and the Alps, absorbing the best of both climates. The sustainably-grown southern varietals(Cab, Merlot, Grenache, Carignan) thrive in such ideal conditions, delivering just enough fruit to balance the salty minerality.

With a name that translates to “the shore,” the palate on this rosé promises to transport you to the seaside. Think fresh watermelon, chilled, salted, and splashed with a few droplets of rose water. Striped umbrella and bathing suits sold separately. 😉

Food Ideas: grilled pineapple and shrimp skewers, crab fritters w/remoulade, summer greens w/strawberry-balsamic dressing, fried vegetable spring rolls.

$15.99 Regular Retail – Wine Club Members $12.99 ($155.88 a case + tax)

If you are interested in stocking up the home fridge email us.

Current Featured Wines

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé 2020, Loire Valley France

I am a huge fan of this producer( five hardworking generations of the Delaille family) that is imported by Kermit Lynch. I occasionally get in the Cheverny Blanc(Sauvingon Blanc/Chardonnay) that I have poured at a tasting or two but am excited about the release of Salvard’s 2020 rose.  The only sad part is I was only able to get 12 bottles and now it is gone.  If you would like a bottle or two please let me know and I will save them for you.

65% Pinot Noir – 35% Gamay:  No need to ponder too long: the beauty of this pale rosé is its subtlety, soft fruit, racy minerals, and refreshing acidity. Perfect for back porch sitting!!
$20.99 a bottle regularly – Wine Club $18.25 a bottle


Au Bon Climat Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc 2019, Santa Maria Valley California

A winery know for their award winning Chardonnay’s and Pinot Noir’s, I was pleasantly surprised to taste this summer sipper!!  Made from 75% Pinot Gris & 25% Pinot Blanc, this lemon/lime citrus bomb will be perfect for those backyard grilling parties.  A little heavier than you would think but still perfect for low-country boils, grilled chicken or even duck.
More sad news with this wine … I only got 12 bottles.  
$19.99 a bottle regularly – Wine Club $17.38 a bottle

Tasting Event

Last but not least, I have some exciting news.  Michael Honig will be joining us on Tuesday June 22 to taste through his unbelievable Sauvignon Blanc’s & Cab’s.  We will be trying:

  • Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
  • Reserve Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bartolucci Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon($125 a bottle)

The tasting will be open to the public for $40 per person but wanted to give wine club first shot.  Wine Club Members will get to sample the 4 wines with snacks from The Pine Bar for $30 per person.  We will also have additional wine for folks that would like to purchase additional bottles.

If you would like to purchase any wines or save your spot for the wine tasting with Michael Honig please send us an email.

The Pine Wine Club is a $75 annual membership (prorated for this year) and includes:

  • 4 Quarterly Tastings
  • 1 Free Buddy Pass for a Tasting
  • 2 Discounted Member Events
  • 20% off all Bottles if Wine When Dining
  • Additional Discounts in our Virtual Wine Shop
    The Wine Club will also receive limited best buys we have access to. The Club is meant to be fun and the only requirement is you have to like wine!! Email to become a wine club member!

Third Wednesday Wine Tasting


Our most popular event is back!
Every 3rd Wednesday join us for 5 wines, cheese & charcuterie
by Half Shepherd and tapas by chef Scott.

This event is $20 and social distancing measures will be in place.

Reserve your spot by giving us a call or send us an email!
(706)395-6278 l

Additional Tastings on February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19…
See more dates and details on our facebook events page.

With this year not being a normal year we have not been able to have the wine tastings that we wanted … but that is all about to change!

So the original game plan was as follows:

  • $75 Annual Membership Per Person Includes (will start this January 1st) :
  • 4 Quarterly Tastings
  • 1 Free Buddy Pass to 1 Quarterly Tastings
  • 2 Discounted Events (1 casual event in the spring & 1 dinner in the fall)
  • 20% Off all bottles of wine while dining at the Pine Bar
  • Additional discounts through our virtual wine shop

The $75 dollars goes to cover the 4 tastings (5 if you include the buddy pass).  The tastings will be for wine club members only.  We will also continue our monthly tastings for the general public at $20 per person.

The new game plan for the rest of this year:

  • $18.75 per person for our 1 tasting this year (details below)
  • No buddy pass this year but can bring a guest for the monthly wine tasting fee of $20
  • First right to the wine club discounted dinner in December
  • 20% Off all bottles of wine while dining at the Pine Bar
  • Additional discounts through our virtual wine shop

Pine Bar Wine Bar Of The Month

Borgogno Barbera d’ Alba 2017, Piedmont Italy

The Giacomo Borgogno family is one of the most iconic families in Piedmont.  This wine is stunning and is perfect pizza pasta wine.  Dark fruits, dried blueberry and a little smoky spice is perfect for chilly nights!!
We are pouring this wine by the glass at the Pine for $10 & $40 a bottle(20% off for wine club by the bottle).

Want to stock up at home??  Borgogno is $19.99 a bottle with a wine club discount of 15%.
Email if you would like to reserve some.

Click the link below to see our Wine Club Offerings