Since 2011, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has been shining an international spotlight on the incomparable food, wine, beer and spirits of the South. Our four-day weekend showcases more than 250 chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and industry insiders from 13 Southern states – each with a unique story to tell, a tradition to share and a region to fondly recall. Every year, more than 10,000 tourists and locals alike converge on Atlanta to savor, sip and share in exceptionally and artfully curated experiences they’ll find nowhere else. The weekend offers three distinct activities:
- Learning Experiences – cooking, cocktail, pairings, and technique classes, all led by award-winning Southern chefs, mixologists, distillers, authors, and sommeliers. Learning Experiences take place at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.
- Tasting Experiences – Tasting Tents that showcase some of the region’s best flavors and talent and highlight international flavors that have become Southern favorites. The Festival’s Tasting Tents are an all-you-can-indulge experience, which means your entrance ticket gets you unlimited samples.
- Dinners & Events – special day and evening parties and events kicking off with a tour through the South at Destination Delicious and ending with the ultimate Sunday Brunch.
- The Connoisseur Experience - Designed for the serious food & beverage lover, the Connoisseur Experience includes access to the exclusive Connoisseur Lounge created by award winning Atlanta Design firm Gordon Dunning, for socializing, eating, drinking and participating in private food and beverage classes.