Athens Wine Weekend

"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


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.

Enjoy bite-sized appetizers from the following well-known restaurants and chefs at this year's Amuse-Bouche event:

  • Butcher & Vine 
  • George's Lowcountry Table 
  • International Grill and Bar 
  • Levy 
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes 
  • South Kitchen + Bar

Grand Tasting

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" or "Chardonnay All Day" to expand on your knowledge of the grape and learn from the best local wine educators.

Secure your seat today at one of these educational seminars:

  1. 11:00 a.m.
  2. 12:00 p.m.
  3. 12:45 p.m.
  4. 1:30 p.m.
  5. 2:00 p.m.
  6. 3:00 p.m.

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.  

Gourmet Dinner
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:

Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites

Springhill Suites Downtown

Springhill Suites Hotel Downtown Athens

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Athens, GA

Hyatt Place Athens

Hyatt Place Hotel Downtown Athens, GA
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A Special Thank You to our 2021 Event Sponsors

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RW Allen
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