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Join us February 3-5 for Athens Wine Weekend 2023!

Athens Wine Weekend benefits The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, which awards over $60,000 in grants and annual hospitality education, performing, and visual arts scholarships. The Cultural Foundation will host it's 2023 Athens Wine Weekend event this February at The Classic Center.  

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

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Athens Wine Weekend 2023 Event Details

Amuse-Bouche

Friday, February 3 | 5:30 p.m
The Classic Center Grand Hall

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. Amuse-Bouche is sponsored by Athens Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Carson Advisory Group, On-Site, OVG360, and Cox Media, Inc.

Confirmed Participants:

Home.made
George's Lowcountry Table
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Paloma Park
Levy
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Brett's Casual American
Joe and Sam's

Grand Tasting

Saturday, February 4 | 12:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Grand Hall

Sip and sample wines from around the world. 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. Grand Tasting is sponsored by Akins Ford. 

  1. 11:00 AM
  2. 12:15 PM
  3. 1:30 PM

"The Bridge Between Mead and Wine"

Presented by Viking Alchemist

Discover how the history and production of these fermented beverages are connected. This seminar is sponsored by Carter Concrete Structures.

"Wine vs. Wine Product"

Presented by Jean Arnold, Kate Arnold Wines

Learn about small production vs. larger production wines, and how scale changes wine production, and the wines you consume.

Gourmet Dinner


Saturday, February 4 | 6:30 p.m.
The Classic Center Athena Ballroom

A highlight of Athens Wine Weekend, this incredible multi-course meal features cuisine of Austria expertly prepared by The Classic Center's Executive Chef with Levy, while the Austrian wines are 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.  Gourmet Dinner is sponsored by JE Dunn, Mallory & Evans, Orkin Pest Control, and Perkins & Will.

Course 1: Brandl Zobing Gruner Veltliner – Endive topped with arugula, lardons, hazelnuts and shaved gruyere cheese.  Served with a citrus vinaigrette and an herb oil drizzle.

Course 2: Lackner Tinnacher Ried Eckberg Morillon– 
Homemade bread dumpling served with Gruyere cheese sauce.

Course 3: Weingut Mayer Pinot Noir
Salmon with a citrus tarragon glaze and house made Spaetzle.

Course 4: IBY Ried Hochacker Blauerfranisch
Osso Bucco shank braised in red wine with wine braised red cabbage.

Course 5: Lagler Gruner Veltliner Beerenauslese– 
Traditional Austrian cream slice topped with sauteed pears and cinnamon.


Sparkling Wine Brunch


Sunday, February 5 | 11:30 a.m.
The Classic Center Atrium


Close out the weekend with an incredible brunch featuring specialty mimosas and a delicious brunch buffet.  Grab your significant other or a few friends and let us show you what the perfect wine brunch is all about.  Sparkling Wine Brunch is sponsored by Raymond James Public Finance, Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, and MGS Contracting, Inc. 

Make the Most of the Weekend with a Package!

SOLD OUT Full Bottle Package 

$1,050
Includes:
-Hotel Accommodations for Friday and Saturday
-2 Tickets to Amuse-Bouche
-2 Tickets to Grand Tasting
-2 Tickets to Premier Seminar "Balancing Food and Wine"
-2 Tickets to the Gourmet Dinner
-2 Tickets to the Sparkling Wine Brunch

SOLD OUT Half Carafe Package

$450
Includes:
-Hotel Accommodations for Friday
-2 Tickets to Amuse-Bouche
-2 Tickets to Grand Tasting
-2 Tickets to Premier Seminar "Balancing Food and Wine"

Vendor Registration is Now Open

Interested in becoming a vendor at Athens Wine Weekend? Register now by clicking the link below.

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