The weekend will begin with an Amuse-Bouche, or “A Little Surprise,” on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., featuring several of the most skilled and talented chefs from Northeast Georgia, who will each provide a sampling of their cooking artistry. These samplings will be paired with the perfect wine, selected by Shawn Butcher of Eagle Rock Distributing, to arouse the palate. Attendees are invited to take a chance at this year’s Wine Pull during the Amuse-Bouche, where participants will play for a variety of wine from around the world. Tickets to the Amuse-Bouche are $60 each. This year’s event will take place in The Classic Center Grand Hall.
Two Athens Wine Weekend packages are available for guests who want the complete weekend experience: the Full Bottle Package and the Half Carafe Package. The Full Bottle Package is $1,050 and includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday evening at Hyatt Place and two tickets to Amuse-Bouche, Grand Tasting, Gourmet Dinner, Sparkling Wine Brunch, and the Balancing Food and Wine, presented by Levy, Premier seminar. The Half Carafe Package is $450 and includes hotel accommodations for Friday evening at Hyatt Place and two tickets to Amuse-Bouche, Grand Tasting, and the Balancing Food and Wine, presented by Levy, Premier seminar.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit ClassicCenter.com/AthensWineWeekend or call 706.357.4444.