"A Weekend of Exquisite Taste"
Athens Wine Weekend benefits The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, which helps provide performing, visual, and culinary arts scholarships for high school and college students while also supporting performing and visual arts programs in the community. The Cultural Foundation also works to support local workforce development initiatives. The Cultural Foundation hosted it's 2021 Athens Wine Weekend from May 21 - 23, 2021.
Patrons must be 21+ years of age to attend Athens Wine Weekend
- Butcher & Vine
- George's Lowcountry Table
- International Grill and Bar
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- South Kitchen + Bar
Balancing Food and Wine
Presented by Chef Frank Abbinanti Levy
Food and wine pairing is an art, and in this particular premier seminar, you will learn from one of Levy's best chefs just how magical this culinary artform can be.
Presented by Pat Hiley of Stoller Wine Group
Transport yourself to Oregon's Dundee Hills to learn about clonal selections of pinot noir and the commitment to wine sustainability from the Stoller Family Estates.
[Sold Out] A Taste of Spain
Presented by Alejandro Ortiz of Normal School of Wine
Make your way around the Iberian Peninsula as you sample wine styles that made Spain a major contributor to the modern wine industry.
It's All Greek to Me!
Presented by Celebrity Chef Giorgios Kastanias
Experience a taste of the Mediterranean in this premier seminar as you pair wine and food from the Greek Isles and go on a culinary journey that dates back over 6,000 years.
DAVID vs. GOLIATH: Does Size Matter?
Presented by Normal School of Wine
Dive into the differences between small-production wine and their large corporate and/or industrial counterparts. Yes, Virginia, there is a difference!
Chardonnay All Day
Presented by Andy Waller of Great Grapes Wine & Spirits
Oh, what a grape! Explore what is widely regarded as the world's more renowned white wine in this tasting.
"Sommify" A Blind Tasting Game of Wine Knowledge
Presented by Jessica Bush
Turn your blind wine tasting into a thrilling game experience as you sip to wine in this interactive game of wine knowledge.
Say Cheese: Wine Wizardry with a Local Expert to Expand Your Palate
Presented by Emily Garrison, CSW, of Shiraz Fine Wine & Gourmet
Learn the secrets of having a great palate as you explore wine and cheese from around the world in this premier seminar.
[Sold Out] South African Wine Safari
Presented by Zane Cress of Atlanta Beverage Company
Take a walk on the wild side and taste which South African grapes Wine Enthusiast Magazine calls "heavenly".
Georgia's Best in Show
Presented by Jane Garvey, Ph.D., CSW
Learn the highlights of grapes that grow best here in our home state, including classic varieties as well as hybrid and native ones.
A highlight of the Athens Wine Weekend, this incredible six-course meal is expertly prepared by The Classic Center's Executive Chef with Levy, while the wines of the courses 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.
[Sold Out] Sparkling 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.
Book your stay for Athens Wine Weekend at one of the hotel blocks below: