ATHENS, Ga. – Athens Wine Weekend is back and better than ever, returning to The Classic Center February 3-5, 2022. Tickets to this weekend of exquisite taste go on sale Wednesday, November 9th, at 10:00 a.m.

The proceeds from Athens Wine Weekend support the Cultural Foundation’s mission of providing over $60,000 in in grants and annual performing, visual, culinary arts, and workforce development scholarships.

To secure your tickets early, join The Classic Center Cultural Foundation today to access the presale beginning Tuesday, November 8th, at 10:00 a.m.

The weekend begins with an Amuse-Bouche, or “A Little Surprise,” on Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., featuring several of the most skilled and talented chefs from the Athens area. Each chef will provide a sampling of their cooking artistry, all paired with the perfect wine 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 top notch bottles of wine from around the world.

Kick off your Saturday afternoon with Grand Tasting, where participants can peruse and sample wines from around the world. While you sip and stroll, make sure to dive into one of the many seminars to expand on your knowledge of the grape and learn from the best local wine educators. Make sure to visit ClassicCenter.com to stay up to date on seminars as they come available.

Guests will also enjoy the return of the popular Bourbon Pull, where every player is a winner, and will have the chance to go home with a top shelf bottle of bourbon or whiskey.

Saturday’s festivities conclude with an elegant five course, gourmet dinner. Each course is exquisitely crafted and created by The Classic Center's in-house caterer, Levy. Wine pairings are hand selected by President of Northeast Sales, Frank Sinkwich to accentuate the palate with each course.

Round out the weekend with Sunday’s Sparkling Wine Brunch. Morning people unite for specialty mimosas, and a delicious breakfast buffet.

Two Athens Wine Weekend packages are being offered for guests who want the complete weekend experience: the Full Bottle Package and the Half Carafe Package. The Full Bottle Package includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday evenings and two tickets to Amuse-Bouche, Grand Tasting, Gourmet Dinner, Sparkling Wine Brunch, and the Premier Seminar, “Balancing Food & Wine.” The Half Carafe Package includes hotel accommodations for Friday evening, and two tickets to Amuse-Bouche, Grand Tasting, and the Premier Seminar, “Balancing Food & Wine.”

Tickets for this event range from $10.00 to $525.00. Enjoy our Happy Hour pricing on Grand Tasting tickets for a limited time. Tickets for Grand Tasting will be available for $45.00 until December 15.

For details on facility health and safety policies, please visit ClassicCenter.com/Safety.

For any questions regarding ticketing, reach out to our friendly Ticketing Specialists using one of the methods below:

Email at Tickets@ClassicCenter.com

Call 706.357.4444 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ticketing Specialists are available at the Ticket Office window during the following times:

Monday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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The Classic Center Cultural Foundation provides resources to entertain and educate the local community and fosters economic growth by providing and supporting diverse performing, visual, and culinary arts programs, as well as workforce development initiatives while working to maintain The Classic Center in a state-of-the-art condition.