I Wish it Were Wine-Thirty Again at Beechwood Inn

I Wish it Were Wine-Thirty Again at Beechwood Inn: Here’s a little bit about our amazing getaway to the Beechwood Inn in Clayton, Ga back at the beginning of April. Thank you David and Gayle for providing everything we needed as we recharged and explored Rabun. Salut!

 

I Wish it Were Wine-Thirty Again at Beechwood Inn

Here’s a little bit about our amazing getaway to the Beechwood Inn in Clayton, Ga back at the beginning of April. Thank you David and Gayle for providing everything we needed as we recharged and explored Rabun. Salut!

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We arrived Saturday afternoon and got settled in our room. It was upstairs with a great view of Blackrock Mtn, a queen bed and fireplace and a nice little porch to enjoy.

Dinner Sat night was exquisite. We began the evening on the front porch of the Inn where we enjoyed a light shrimp appetizer paired with a Pinot Grigio. We moved inside and received the next course which was herb and vegetable beggar’s purses paired with a Rubiro Montepulciano. Next we had a locally grown green salad with asparagus and fresh tomatoes. We took a break for a palette cleansing red wine and raspberry sorbet. The main course was a chicken breast topped with the best back I’ve ever eaten (http://bentonhams.com). We finished the evening with a chocolate and caramel macadamia torte prepared by Gayle and a nice tawny port. Excellent, excellent, excellent!

Sunday we did some hiking at Tallulah Gorge and later discovered some things about Sundays in small town Georgia. Basically, everything is closed except for the Mexican restaurant and the only place to get adult beverages was back at the Inn. So, we had some dinner and headed back…

Monday we were going to tour some of the local N.Georgia wineries, but learned another lesson about winter hours in N.Georgia. Luckily for us, David agreed to do a wine tasting for us that evening during Wine-Thirty. We were the only guests that evening and had a intimate and educational walk through Chardonnay and all the complexity therein. I was reminded what a novice I am in the wine department.

Tuesday we got some early spring excitement and were greeted with snow. We planned to drive up to Highlands, NC that day and didn’t let the flurries stop us. We had a lot of fun being touristy and accidentally had lunch at the most expensive place in Highlands. That night we enjoyed getting to meet Lorrie and Glen during Wine-Thirty where we shared a special bottle of Barolo that we had been saving. We were going to eat our leftovers that night, but after hearing about the place that David recommended to Glen we decided to go there too. We beat them there and the four of us had a fun dinner then say up drinking more wine til the wee hours. Salut to Lorrie and Glen!

Sadly, we had to pack up and leave on Wed. We stopped at the Spring Ridge creamery on the way back to Chattanooga and bought some of the best ice cream you can get. We also picked up some cheeses for home.

All in all, we had a great time. We are so glad we found you Beechwood Inn. We’ll be back!

-chuck and callie

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