Atlanta – April 12, 2012 – Tickets are now on sale for the first annual Buckhead Wine Festival. Grape Crush Productions will host this afternoon of wine tastings, tasty treats from local vendors, music and more on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 2-6 p.m. at the Andrews Entertainment District at 56 East Andrews Drive.
VIP tickets provide early entry to the event for first sips and access to the exclusive wine seminars for $40 in advance online. VIP tickets will not be available at the door. General admission tickets are $25 in advance online and $35 at the door. All guests must be 21 or older to attend. To purchase tickets visit, www.buckheadwinefest.com.
Guests will have the opportunity to sample artisan wines from around the globe, shop at the pop-up market and tempt their taste buds with delicious food and unique merchandise from local businesses. A silent auction will feature exclusive wine and food themed packages up for bid including a Sommelier Wine and Cheese Experience in Napa Valley, Le Cordon Bleu Paris Culinary Experience and private home or office wine tasting parties from Grape Crush Productions. For those looking to continue the gourmet experience in their own kitchens, there will be a “Wine & Sign” with local cookbook authors at Eagle Eye Book Shop’s mobile store. Local frozen dessert favorite King of Pops has created a special, hand-crafted “Mimosa Pop” for the Buckhead Wine Festival, that will only be available to enjoy that afternoon.
The event is the finale of Atlanta Food & Wine Month (April 1-30) and supports the Atlanta Community Food Bank with a canned food drive and monetary donations. The Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes more than 30 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each year to more than 700 nonprofit partner agencies across Georgia.
“After much anticipation, we’re excited to announce that tickets are officially on sale for the inaugural Buckhead Wine Festival. With Buckhead being the city’s premier destination for dining, luxury shopping and entertainment, we felt that it was the ideal choice for this spring celebration of wine,” states Kyla Cox, founder and president of Grape Crush Productions. “As we launch this annual festival, we’re proud to partner with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, so that as our guests enjoy this amazing event, they can also benefit those seeking their next meals. This organization has made an incredible impact on the lives of thousands across the state, and we’re thrilled to aid in their efforts to combat hunger.”
“With so many people still struggling to make ends meet, we appreciate support from companies like Grape Crush Productions to help us meet the demand for food assistance. Opportunities to be part of events such as the Buckhead Wine Festival allow us to not only collect food for those in need, but to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community,” notes Bill Bolling, executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
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About Grape Crush Productions
Grape Crush Productions, Atlanta's premier food and wine event specialists, was voted one of Atlanta's BEST businesses of 2009, 2010 and 2011 for bringing the "tasting room" to living rooms, offices and venues across metro Atlanta. From social events and fundraisers, to festivals and corporate events, the “Grape Girls” provide guests with a customized wine tasting experience that will introduce their palates to unique wines from vineyards around the world. Grape Crush Productions is the creator and producers of Atlanta Food & Wine Month, Atlanta Winter Wine + Jazz Festival, Buckhead Wine Festival, Chefs in the City and other public and private wine tasting events. For the latest company news and event updates, visit us on Facebook.
About Atlanta Food & Wine Month
In 2010, the City of Atlanta bestowed Grape Crush Productions with a proclamation naming the month of April Atlanta Food & Wine Month in recognition of their grassroots effort to raise awareness and drive business to local food purveyors, wine shops and restaurants. This month-long celebration effectively fuses the love of food and wine with all art forms in a series of special events highlighting the best venues, chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, art galleries, retailers and more that Atlanta has to offer. From wine tasting parties at art galleries and clothing boutiques, to hot restaurant meal deals - locals and visitors alike are encouraged to eat, sip and savor all around town!
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