Fix Georgia Pets is extremely grateful to all who sponsored the 2nd Annual Spring Wine Fling which was held at the beautiful Millner Estate.  Without sponsors, Fix Georgia Pets couldn’t hold events to raise money for our spay/neuter grant program.  The following are the wonderful sponsors who helped us raise close to $15,000 dollars, all of which will go towards fixing dogs and cats throughout Georgia.



First Horizon Bank has always been about people first. And, their vision for the future is to provide customers with technology designed to serve customers, not avoid them. Established 1873, Horizon Bank was founded as a community bank in Michigan City, Indiana, and has been putting down roots the right way ever since.

From company-wide fundraisers to grassroots activities, they see that time and money are something far greater than donations. They view them as an investment in the communities they serve.

First Horizon Bank makes customers their highest focus by giving exceptional service and advice to build long relationships.  They contribute to the betterment of each community and are committed to the preservation of independent banking.

Thank you, First Horizon Bank, for all your support of Fix Georgia Pets over the years.  Photo: Cary Sullivan, of First Horizon Bank, and his beautiful wife Catherine.


Simply Buckhead is an upscale lifestyle magazine focused on the best and brightest individuals, businesses and events in Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Upper Westside and Chamblee. With a commitment to journalistic excellence, the magazine serves as the authority on who to know, what to do and where to go in the community, and its surroundings.

Simply Buckhead reaches tastemakers ages 24-65 who want to experience the best the area has to offer. 24,000 free copies are distributed throughout the community eight times a year with distribution to more than 400 locations.

Simply Buckhead was our media sponsor for the Spring Wine Fling.  Look for their latest edition and keep an eye out for an article on the Spring Wine Fling coming in the next issue.

Thank you, Simply Buckhead, for all your support and the items you gave for the Silent Auction.  We are so grateful for our partnership!




In 2017, the Beers family, Mark and Susan, launched Blue Bench Garden on a family-owned property in Dahlonega, GA.

Blue Bench Garden produces fresh farm eggs, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers from the 11,000 square foot market garden. The Beers subscribe to the conviction that good food can be grown responsibly in a small space, using sustainable farming methods, and without pesticides.

Susan is dedicated to sustainable farming and utilizes bio-intensive farming principles to harvest more than 2,000 pounds of produce annually which feeds their extended family and is sold via their onsite farm market.

Blue Bench Garden is a member of Georgia Grown ® and is a certified butterfly garden and habitat by the North American Butterfly Association.  Blue Bench Garden provided breads and sweets for the Spring Wine Fling and they were DELICIOUS!  Thank you so much Mark and Susan!  Photo: Susan Beers and her delectibles.



CV Designs is touted as modern, classic, and timeless jewelry.  Chris Howell created CV Designs by accident when she was inspired by her love of fashion and a more balanced life!  Needing a creative outlet after many years in the retail corporate world, Chris began designing jewelry for fun and more than 23 years later, it has evolved in to a thriving business with clients all over the world!  All of Chris’ pieces are designed and handmade in her studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

CV Designs not only donated a piece for our silent auction, but also gave Fix Georgia Pets a portion of her sales from her pop-up store, during the Spring Wine Fling.  Thank you Chris for everything!

Photo: Chris Howell, jewelry designer and owner of CV Designs



Founded in 2001, Ginger Howard Selections and the identity of the brand is inseparable from the woman behind the name, Ginger Howard.  2024 marks the 24th anniversary of Ginger Howard Selections physical location on Peachtree Road in Buckhead and is far from winding down. The brand built on a dream and a prayer is thriving and growing.

The founding principle of Ginger Howard Selections continues to be the brand’s mantra: “providing beautiful quality ladies’ clothing with exceptional personal service in an atmosphere that is inviting and fun.”

Ginger Howard has been an amazing supporter of Fix Georgia Pets and for this year’s Spring Wine Fling, she donated a beautiful necklace for our silent auction.

Thank you Ginger Howard!



A big thank you to Kim Wilson, owner of Lucy’s Market for donating an amazing gift basket for our Spring Wine Fling Silent Auction.

Lucy’s Market was established in 2009 and is situated at the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta. Lucy’s Market is known for its diverse range of high-quality products. Offering a curated selection of the freshest local produce from Georgia and nearby states, Lucy’s also carries global gourmet items including French and Italian provisions, Oregon sea-salt caramels, and wines from various regions.

Named after her daughter and grandmother, both named Lucy, Lucy’s Market has grown to be a central hub in Buckhead, retaining a strong customer base since its inception.

Go check out their curated selection of home goods, decor and prepared foods.  Tell Kim, Fix Georgia Pets sent you!



Kelly Plank-Dworkin and her husband David Dworkin, a 30-year retail veteran, opened the first Swoozie’s in Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia in March of 2001.

With neighborhood BBQs to attend, birthday functions to plan, teacher gifts to buy, wedding showers to organize and presents to wrap for each of them – not to mention juggling the rest of life’s every day activities – Kelly realized women needed a place that could provide the answers.

Kelly and David immersed themselves in the world of gifts and invitations. Half of the visually fabulous store features invitations and stationery and the other half is devoted to gifts, many of them personalized. The gift area of the store is theme based. It changes with the seasons, but also features a couple of staples including birthdays and weddings that customers have come to expect of Swoozie’s.

The fundamentals of Swoozie’s are steadfast and true – brilliant products, personalization that sets the standard, outstanding customer care, and giving back to their communities.

Thank you Swoozies for the super gift basket you donated for our event.  We are so grateful for your support.

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Meet The Georgia Wineries Of The 2nd Annual Spring Wine Fling

The 2nd Annual Spring Wine Fling is only 2 weeks away and you DON’T want to miss it!  If you missed it last year and heard all the buzz, now is your chance to taste the best Georgia wines while mingling with fellow animal lovers and raising money for the Fix Georgia Pets spay/neuter grant program.

Come anytime on Sunday, April 28th, from 3 pm to 8 pm, or stay the whole time! Held outside at a beautiful Buckhead estate, the attire is casual, and the mood is lively. Expect a souvenir glass with unlimited pours, delicious appetizers, and great conversation!

The wineries and vineyards are all located in Georgia.  Make sure you get an opportunity to try them all.  Here is a little bit about each winery and vineyard:

Located in Buford, Georgia, Cloundland vineyards grow along the ridge of the Eastern Continental Divide, a unique environment that is primed to create some of the best wines possible in Georgia.

Cloudland values site-specific viticulture and approaches all that they do with a “growers first” mentality that focuses on authentic and minimalistic winemaking. In addition to creating regionally specific wines, Cloudland’s goal is to also foster a new, approachable wine scene in Georgia. Cloudland also offers nibbles, charcuterie boards and also a non-alcoholic sparkling cider.

Visit their website to check out their events and live music shows and movie screenings.  Cloudland also offers a unique wine club that is fun and a great value.  As a member of The Cloudland “Not-So” Secret Society, you will be entrusted with “not-so” secret secrets regarding exclusive events, super special wine releases and so much more! They want their wine club to be more about unity, fellowship and experiences than just wine in a box.

Visit this amazing winery and experience their community with a glass of wine among the natural backdrop of rows of grapevines and see what makes Cloudland Vineyards & Winery your new home away from home.

Cloudland Vineyard & Winery is located at 3796 N. Bogan Road, Buford, GA 30519.  Call them at 678-765-7945 for more information.  They are open Wednesday and Thursday, 1-7pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-8pm and are closed Monday and Tuesday.


Doghobble Wine Farm grows from the imagination of founders Sam and Robin Zamarripa. Both Georgia natives, they have always found inspiration and retreat in the North Georgia mountains, lakes, and vineyards.

Located in North Georgia’s certified American Viticulture Area, the Dahlonega Plateau, Doghobble offers a distinctive setting ideal for growing premium wines. This location enables Doghobble to emphasize the aspects of wine farming that are meaningful to them – the cultivation of indigenous grapes, sustainable farming techniques, and artful winemaking. The result is the crafting of new and unique wine flavors that reflect our place and region, served alongside more familiar wine varieties.

Digging in the dirt since 2020, they have plowed, planted, and cleared pastoral views. With vines growing toward the high wire, They began pouring wine in late 2023 with the opening of their outdoor pavilion and scenic plateau overlook. Their tasting room and event space is slated to open in 2024.

Doghobble’s wines include 2021 Carlos, a dry, citrus muscadine; 2022 Chardonnay, a light, creamy with apple notes; 2022 Traminette, a floral white with rich spicy notes; 2021 Lenoir, a rustic, full bodied wine with a hint of blackberry; 2022 Norton, smooth with plum notes; a 2022 Pinot Noir that is youthful and fruity and a 2022 Rosé that is light, crisp with hints of strawberry and watermelon.

Join Doghobble in a savoring a glass of wine and discovering the personalities, tastes, sights, and sounds of our working wine farm!   Join their Familia Wine Club to experience their premier wines, delivered to your doorstep or can be picked up at the winery.  Other benefits include invitations to special events, one complimentary wine tasting, first access to new and/or limited release wines and specialty wines.

Doghobble Wine Farm is located at 10 Roy Grindle Road Dahlonega, GA 30533.  For more information call them at 470.310.0491.  Visit their website to see all they have to offer.


Horse Creek Winery is a Georgia winery that has spectacular scenery and offers southern sophistication.  It is also an event venue.  Horse Creek Winery is situated in the lush green landscape of South Georgia on 40 acres of some of the highest quality, sweetest Muscadine grapes in America. Muscadine’s woody vine is known for the musky fruit it bears and is the heart and soul of Horse Creek Winery.

Horse Creek Winery is surrounded by a farming wonderland known for its abundant pecans, cotton, olives, piney woods, and some of the sweetest muscadine varieties in the world.   Ed and Andrea, co-founders of Horse Creek Winery, have deep roots in this region.

Horse Creek Winery was born in 2008 when they had more muscadine fruit than they could manage and still more on the vine.  In this moment they decided to make their first muscadine wine.

This Georgia winery was originally known as the Perry Family Vineyards and has grown from a small winery in 2008 to one of the largest and most successful Georgia wineries that produce muscadine and blended wines in the Southeast.

They are situated on over 40 acres with a state-of-the-art production facility located on-site which produces a wide variety of award winning wines.  Visit their tasting room to try their delicious wines.   

Their wines include: Big Red, a muscadine red sweet, sooth and fruity; Blackjack, a superb crisp semi-sweet gold medal award winning blackberry wine; Florida Joe a mescaline Rosé that’s semi-sweet, and a refreshing blend; Jockey, a dry clean crisp white wine with a fresh berry flavor and a crisp semi-dry finish; Jubilee, a semi-sweet watermelon wine with a clean finish;  Miss Blue, a traditional semi-sweet blueberry wine with a creamy smooth finish; Ponderosa Gold, a sweet, smooth, balanced dessert wine; Red Jewell, a light, semi-sweet strawberry wine; Traveler, a semi-sweet peach wine with a refreshing finish; and Winnersville White, a sweet, fruity, clean muscadine wine.

Horsecreek Winery is also a beautiful and unique event venue.  Their facility can accommodate up to 300 guests and provide the perfect combination of southern charm and sophisticated beauty.  This Georgia winery is the perfect place to hold your special event.

Horse Creek Winery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1-6pm and are closed on Monday.  They don’t require reservations, but ask groups larger than 10 call in advance.

This incredible winery has two beautiful locations, one in Nashville, Georgia and the other in Sparks Georgia.  The Nashville location is open by reservation only for private events and is located at 2873 Highway 76 West, Nashville GA.  For more information call 229-686-9463.

The Sparks location is closed on Monday and operates Tuesday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm.  It is located at 101 Rountree Bridge Road, Sparkes, GA.  Call them at 229-549-9463 or visit their website at www.horsecreekwinery.com.


Stonewall Creek Vineyard began in 2004 with the purchase of a cabin, a barn and 5.8 acres of previous orchard property.  The vineyard was started by Carl and Carla Fackler and run by them until 2018 when the Diehls purchased the combined property and majority interest in Stonewall Creek Vineyards from the Facklers.

Stonewall Creek Vineyards has several delicious wines including a 2019 Traminette white wine; 2019 Atlantic Amber, am amber wine fermented like red wine; 2019 Ayca, a white semi-sweet wine; 2019 Boriana, a dry, full-bodied white wine and a 2019 Yukari, a dry and bright French-style blended rosé.

This Georgia winery has the Cellars Clubs, which offers behind-the-scenes and member only events.  You can join one of the three levels of Cellar Club membership, each offering exclusive membership benefits.  Check out their website at www.stonewallcreek.com.

Stonewall Creek Vineyards is located in Tiger, Georgia in Rabun County, with a population of 574.  Located under two hours from Atlanta, Stonewall Creek is located in the heart of the beautiful Georgia mountains.  Stonewall Creek Vineyards is also pet friendly.  So load up your furry family member, grab some friends and head to beautiful Stonewall Creek Vineyards.

Stonewall Creek Vineyard is located at 323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger, GA 30576.  For more information, call them at 706-212-0584.  Their hours of operation are Monday, 12:30-5, Thursday thru Sunday 12:30-5.  They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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