2105 Bethany Way, Milton, GA 30004
770-846-1559
Release Party!
This Friday!
May 22nd ~ 4 pm - 7 pm
Come Celebrate with Us as We Release Our First Wines!
Acclamation ~ Grace Rosé ~ Pedro
Milton's Founding Winery!
All of our events will be outdoors and we will have service outdoors. Seating will be set up to provide for appropriate distancing.
Dear Friends,

It has been one-year since I had the honor of being named Milton’s first winemaker. Pamela and I have some exciting news to share as we enter our second year of operation. We have over 10 wines in various stages of production and, this month, we bottled our first wines; two Georgia wines-- Acclamation Chardonnay  and  Grace Rosé --and  Pedro,  a Sonoma County red wine .

Pamela and I have a special place in our hearts for  Acclamation , the first wine we made at Painted Horse Winery. The 2019 vintage was arguably the best crop in the history of Georgia viticulture. It did not rain for over 40 days preceding the harvest of our Chardonnay grapes. We have been waiting patiently, and last week we bottled the fruits of our labor for your enjoyment. If  Acclamation  had a theme song, I think it would be Carly Simon’s “ Anticipation .” Our Chardonnay started its journey on September 5th and, now, the reveal is finally upon us.

The first thing you will notice about  Acclamation  is that it has a fantastic fragrance, almost like a perfume. Since  Acclamation  was fermented in our once-used French oak barrels and aged  Sur Lie , I chose a wine yeast that was specifically designed to be used in barrel fermentation which is much more vigorous than stainless fermentation. The bubbling action of wine yeast fermentation within the pores of the wood grain extracts more of the minerals and tannins in the barrel than the more subdued fermentation in a stainless Chardonnay. Soon after fermentation, we moved most of our Chardonnay out of the barrels, except for our oaked version which remained in a barrel until bottling.

Through fermentation, sugar is converted into alcohol and, to a lesser extent, glycerol. Glycerol contributes a perception of sweetness in wine, even though the wine has no residual sugar. Lalvin notes for the yeast I chose, “Floral notes are quickly joined by the development of fresh butter, toasted bread, honey, hazelnut and almond when aged on the lees. This along with contributing a rich and full mouthfeel. CY3079 is lovely as is for that "classic" white Burgundy.”

Over the past eight months, we have had dozens of “pioneers” taste  Acclamation  in her youth. She has now blossomed into a beautiful and stellar Chardonnay wine. Following are our tasting notes for  Acclamation:

Acclamation  will redefine your relationship with Georgia Chardonnay. The wine opens with aroma and bouquet of oak, toast and glazed pear. On the palate,  Acclamation  does not disappoint with a hint of vanilla immediately followed by an uplifting acidity that is fulfilling and mouthwatering. The finish of Crème Brûlée and well-integrated tannins has a velvety texture and a memorable mouthfeel and finish. Price $39.

Originally, this letter was going to be devoted entirely to  Acclamation . And it has been, for the most part. However, there are two upstart siblings who crashed the party and want some attention, too. May has been a very busy month! We also bottled  Grace Rosé  and  Pedro  this month .

Grace Rosé  is easy to fall in love with. Made from Georgia Sangiovese grapes, its delicate color sparkles in the light. Notes of green melon, fresh strawberries and grapefruit are followed by a vibrant acidity which will lure you into another glass. This wine is fruity, but finishes dry. Price $29.

Pedro  is our first California wine, made from Bordeaux grapes grown at Plum Ridge Vineyard located in Sonoma County.  Pedro  was named after one of the farm goats who was caught red handed eating some of the grape skins after the press.  Pedro  is an easy drinking red wine and some of our staunchest white wine drinkers have become converts to red wine after drinking  Pedro . Some have even asked for T-Shirts, “I'm Saving Myself for Pedro!” Price $46.
 
It is transformative to visit the Painted Horse Winery, especially in the spring when the grape vines come to life, the horses and especially Pedro and Poppy have a little extra spring in their step. The tasting room is now open with modifications and there is plenty of space outdoors. We hope you will visit us soon or arrange for Curb Side Pick Up. Take an extra bottle of  Acclamation Chardonnay, Grace Rosé   or  Pedro  home, play Carly’s song, and put a little extra spring in your step!
 
Cheers!
Director of Winemaking
Live Music Saturday!
This Saturday, They Are Back!!
5 pm - 8 pm
No cover charge. Bring lawn chairs or blanket and any food you would like. No outside alcohol. Children are welcome and we are dog friendly.
Our Mother's Day gift was so successful, we are going to continue offering it for other special occasions...teacher appreciation, birthdays, anniversaries or just because!
From Painted Horse Winery and Cheeses & Mary
What happens when Milton's only Winery teams up with Milton's only Artisan Cheese Shop? The Ultimate "Taste of Georgia" Gift!!!  Painted Horse Winery and Cheeses & Mary are offering "A Taste of Georgia" gift selection for special occasions of all kinds!
Our gift includes a bottle of Painted Horse's very own Grace Rosé wine perfectly paired with Sweet Grass Dairy's Green Hill Camembert, Georgia Pecans,Georgia Sourdough crackers and a Georgia Jam.
 Orders must be placed ahead of time for pick up at either location or you can
enjoy your gift with your special someone on the grounds of The Farm at Pamelot and Painted Horse Winery - all outside areas are open!
$64 plus tax
Painted Horse Winery
Happy Hour
Select Fridays
1 pm - 3 pm

June 5th
June 12th
July 17th
July 24th
July 31st

20% off all wines by the glass
Frosés Available
Barrel Tasting Events
Join John Bowen, Director of Winemaking and Pamela Jackson, Proprietor and Sommelier in a fun and educational wine tasting! We will be tasting    Painted Horse Winery and Vineyards'    very own wine straight out of the barrels –Chardonnay, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and a Red Blend. 
Enjoy charcuterie from    Cheeses & Mary  
$45 per person

These are intimate gatherings and limited to only 10 people in each event. Registration is required. Spaces fill up quickly!
(Currently our Barrel Tastings are being held outdoors on our patio)

Friday, June 5th, 7 pm
Friday, June 19th, 7 pm - FULL
Sunday, June 28th, 2 pm
Friday, July 10, 7 pm
Saturday, July 18th, 12 pm
Tuesday, July 28th, 7 pm
Our Wine Clubs
are now open to join!
Tasting Room Hours
Saturdays 2 pm - 8 pm
Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm



Champagne Sabering


Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm for Champagne sabering! We will be sabering a bottle of champagne to share with our guests!
Milton's Founding Winery!
The Farm at Pamelot
Painted Horse Winery and Vineyards
2105 Bethany Way
Milton, GA 30004
770-846-1559
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