ATHENS WINE WEEKEND

Benefiting The Classic Center Cultural Foundation




Thank you to everyone who joined us for Athens Wine Weekend 2024! Check back soon for 2025 dates to see how you can sip and sample incredible wine and cooking artistry during this weekend of exquisite taste in Downtown Athens. These three days are packed with four different wine events, guaranteed to be something for the wine lover in your life. 

Athens Wine Weekend benefits The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, which awards over $60,000 in grants and annual hospitality education, performing arts, and visual arts scholarships. 

*Patrons must be 21+ years of age to attend Athens Wine Weekend


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Athens Wine Weekend Event Details

Amuse-Bouche

Friday


Kicking off Athens Wine Weekend, Amuse-Bouche is a Friday evening wine-tasting affair.  Featuring several of the most talented chefs from favorite local restaurants, this event provides a sampling of their cooking artistry, all paired with the perfect wine to arouse the palate. Our commemorative glass sponsor is Acura of Athens. This event is presented by Carson Advisory Group and Athens Coca-Cola Bottling Company and sponsored by OVG 360.

Participants include:

  • George’s Lowcountry Table
  • Levy
  • Chops & Hops
  • South Kitchen + Bar
  • The Pine Bar
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Carrabba's

Grand Tasting

Saturday

Sip and sample wines from around the world at Grand Tasting. Become a VIP! VIP ticket holders enjoy early access to the event, exclusive merchandise, and reserved VIP seating.

Interested in more than just the tasting? Dive into one of the many seminars such as "Balancing Food and Wine," to expand on your knowledge of the grape and learn from the best local wine educators. This event is presented by Akins Ford. 

Seminars

Saturday


These events are presented by Depalma's Italian Cafe.

  1. 11:00 a.m.
  2. 12:15 p.m.
  3. 1:30 p.m.

Unlocking Veneto: The Secrets of Northeastern Italy

The Classic Center Grand Hall 5

Presented by Northeast Sales and sponsored by Boswell Insurance Group & DePalmas Italian Café 

Gourmet Dinner

Saturday


A highlight of Athens Wine Weekend, this incredible multi-course meal is complemented by wines hand-selected by Frank Sinkwich, President of Northeast Sales Distributing.  From start to finish, this event is guaranteed to deliver a culinary experience like no other.  This event is presented by JE Dunn and sponsored by Perkins & Will and Kansas City Structural Steel.

Sparkling Wine Brunch

Sunday


Close out the weekend with an incredible brunch featuring specialty mimosas and a delicious buffet.  So, grab your significant other or a few friends, and let us show you what the perfect wine brunch is all about. This event is presented by Managed Medical Transport and sponsored by Impact.

Make the Most of the Weekend with a Package

Full Bottle Package

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations at partner hotel Hyatt Place Athens for Friday and Saturday
  • Two tickets to Amuse-Bouche
  • Two tickets to Grand Tasting
  • Two tickets to the Premier Seminar "Balancing Food and Wine." 
  • Two tickets to Gourmet Dinner
  • Two tickets to the Sparking Wine Brunch 

Half Carafe Package

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations at partner hotel Hyatt Place Athens for Friday
  • Two tickets to Amuse-Bouche
  • Two tickets to Grand Tasting
  • Two tickets to the Premier Seminar "Balancing Food and Wine."

Thank you to our sponsors for Athens Wine Weekend 2024!

Kansas City Steel

CULTURAL FOUNDATION