Athens Wine Weekend

Athens Wine Weekend

"A Weekend of Exquisite Taste"


Athens Wine Weekend is an annual event that benefits The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's mission to provide entertainment and education by supporting diverse performing, visual, and culinary arts programs.  

This three-day weekend occasion consists of four signature events guaranteed to satisfy the wine lover in your life.  

Amuse Bouche

Kicking off Athens Wine Weekend, Amuse Bouche is a Friday evening wine tasting affair.  Featuring several of the most talented chefs from Northeast Georgia this event provides a sampling of their cooking artistry, all paired with the perfect wine to arouse the palate. 

2020 Athens Wine Weekend Event Chef's Include:

  • Chef Bruse McQuain with Levy
  • Chef Ray Whitlock from The Georgia Club
  • Chef Jen Merino from Waterfall Club
  • Chef Jon Ford with George's Lowcountry Table
  • Chef Scott DeBernardo from The Pine
  • Chef Chris McCook from Athens Country Club
  • Owner and Server Heidi Young with Nothing Bundt Cakes 

​The Grand Tasting

Mix and mingle through our exhibit hall while tasting wines from around the world.  Meet and greet local distributors to taste their favorite wines.  Interested in more than just the tasting?  Dive into one of the many seminars such as "Food and Wine in Balance" or "The Secret of the Somms" to expand on your knowledge of the grape and learn from the best local sommeliers.  

Gourmet Dinner

A highlight of the Athens Wine Weekend, this incredible six-course meal is expertly paired by Frank Sinkwich President of Northeast Sales Distributing and our Levy Executive Chef.  From start to finish this event is guaranteed to deliver a culinary experience like no other.  


Sparking Wine Brunch 

Close out the weekend with an incredible brunch featuring specialty mimosas and a delicious brunch buffet.  Grab your significant other or a few girlfriends and let us show you what the perfect wine brunch is all about.  


Athens Wine Weekend occurs annually in conjunction with "The Big Game Weekend", but for the safety
of our staff and patrons, will look forward to a delayed return of this fan favorite. 

Join us at to The Classic Center May 21-23, 2021 for the 13th annual Athens Wine Weekend.  

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This event benefits The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, which helps provide performing and culinary arts scholarships for high school and college students and supports performing and visual arts programs for the Athens community.

A Special Thank You to our 2020 Event Sponsors:

FastSigns
UncleNearest
Truist
HyattPlace
RoyalThai
Depalmas
Magic102
AthensPrinting
UrbanSanctuary
CarsonAdvisory
DardenConstruction
Mercedes
Trane
OnSite
ColdwellBanker
Orkin
RWAllen
Akins
Gilbane
Blasingame
SmartAccounting
WastePro