The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has announced a new signature event, the AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest. The inaugural grand tasting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
“The event will offer guests a wonderful afternoon of tastings – both wine and food,” said John Levinson of the AJC. The all-inclusive entertaining experience will feature over 40 distinguished wines along with food from top-tier chefs from dozens of local restaurants.
“The City of Dunwoody and the Dunwoody Convention & Visitors Bureau are pleased to partner with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on this exciting event,” said Michael Starling, Dunwoody economic development director. “We believe this is a tremendous opportunity to showcase all that Dunwoody has to offer and look forward to hosting residents from across Atlanta — and beyond.”
Rain or shine, the AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest will be held outdoors in Dunwoody at the intersection of Hammond Drive and Perimeter Center Parkway, centrally located near Perimeter Mall with easy access to Ga. 400, I-285 and MARTA.
Tickets to the wine fest are now on sale for $65 in advance and $85 at the door. Parking is free. A special VIP Tasting, featuring reserve wines, hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment is planned for Friday, Oct., 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel.
Tickets to the VIP Tasting are $175. Tickets to both the wine fest and the VIP event can be purchased online at www.ajcwinefest.com.
A portion of the proceeds from the inaugural AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest will benefit The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.
You must be 21 years of age or older to attend either wine fest event.
About The Giving Kitchen
Restaurants are the places we recharge, relax and connect. Countless memories are made when we raise a glass, attend a foodie festival or break bread together. But all of those special moments would not be possible without the people behind the scenes. Now we can support members of the Atlanta restaurant community who are impacted by unanticipated hardship through a new nonprofit organization – The Giving Kitchen (TGK). Charitable donations will fuel a much-needed crisis fund for restaurant workers who are often underinsured and face great difficulties when confronted with health challenges and life emergencies. Events like the AJC Dunwoody Wine Fest offer the perfect partnership between community events and The Giving Kitchen’s mission to provide crisis to members of Atlanta’s Restaurant Community faced with unanticipated hardship. From broken limbs and flooded homes to tragic illness, TGK is here to support this hardworking industry.