A new signature event is gracing the city of Dunwoody with the inaugural AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest! The Grand Tasting event takes place on Saturday, October 11th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Centrally located by Perimeter Mall, the rain-or-shine festival will be held outdoors at the corner of Hammond Drive and Perimeter Center Parkway with easy access to 285, 400, and the Dunwoody Marta Station. Tickets are available for $65 and $85 at the door, and guests must be 21 and over to attend.
The all-inclusive tasting experience will feature over 40 acclaimed wines alongside a comprehensive variety of beers and spirits. Food from dozens of Atlanta’s esteemed chefs and local restaurants will also be provided for sampling through the event. Live music will round out an afternoon of pure culinary enjoyment, providing wine novices and connoisseurs alike the opportunity to enjoy eating and entertainment!
Featured restaurants at Saturday’s tasting event will include: Alon’s Bakery & Market, Dantanna’s, Double Zero Napoletana, Eclipse di Luna, Park Place, Food 101, Grand Champion BBQ, Jake’s Ice Cream, Pastis Restaurant and Bar, Portico Global Cuisine, Seasons 52, Takorea, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, and more!
Wine lovers are encouraged to savor in a special VIP Tasting held the evening prior on Friday, October 10th. The exclusive event will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel where guests will enjoy: an exceptional selection of reserve wines and spirits, live jazz instrumental music, lavish hors d’Oeuvres prepared by Le Méridien Executive Chef Fabien Biraud, and complimentary valet parking. VIP Tasting tickets are available for $175 per person.
A portion of ticket proceeds will go toward benefiting The Giving Kitchen, a local non-profit supporting the metro Atlanta restaurant community by lending a helping hand to industry members impacted by medical or other unanticipated hardship. You can learn more about The Giving Kitchen’s initiative at their website here.