Food & Wine Festival Events

Taste your way through hundreds of wines, spirits and gourmet samples from Georgia’s finest chefs! Stroll through The Market Place, dance the night away at The Launch Party and more! Pick the events you want to join, or get the whole package and make the weekend amazing!

An elegant Italian dinner.

A culinary journey through the heart of Italy.

Thursday | 6:00PM | At Amore del Lago

Embark on a culinary journey through the heart of Italy with Chef Andrea Rodella of Amore del Lago at The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival. Experience the hospitality and rich flavors of his family recipes. Begin with antipasto served family-style, featuring Arugula tossed in Truffle Vinaigrette, Prosciutto and Melon, and Lobster Arancini. Indulge in Tortello al Nero, a local Trout Stuffed Squid in Ravioli, followed by Bistecca alla Fiorentina, an Angus Ribeye Filet. Conclude with a delicious cheese course, including Crema Bruciata, a Gorgonzola Crème Brûlée topped with peaches, and finish the evening with Crostata Tenerina, a Chocolate Baked Pie with black fruits and pistachio. Each dish is a celebration of authentic Italian cuisine, accompanied by expertly curated wine pairings. This dining experience is not just a meal; it's a celebration of family, tradition, and the joyous spirit of Italian cooking.

On clicking the link below you will be taken to The Ritz-Carlton reservation page to reserve your seats.

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Feel Your Best, Party Your Best!

| Friday 1:00PM - 4:00PM Sunday 8:00AM - 12:00PM |

Treat your mind and body well while enjoying the festival!

IV Wellness Solutions provides a comprehensive infusion treatment that will keep you feeling your best as you enjoy all the goodies the festival has to offer. Each 1-hour session is limited to six people. Choose from three all-inclusive packages and select any add-ons you prefer including Toradol, Meyers Cocktail, MIC-B12, Zofran and B12 Energy Boost.

Sessions are one hour long and are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Toradol add-ons must be requested at time of registration.

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SPONSORED BY: IV Wellness Solutions

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Learn authentic techniques for creating various pasta shapes with Chef Andrea Rodella.

Friday | 1:00PM | At Amore del Lago

Discover the art of handmade pasta making with Chef Andrea Rodella of Amore del Lago in this exclusive Culinary Workshop. Learn authentic techniques for creating various pasta shapes, including Bottoni—known for its button-like form that perfectly captures sauce. Explore Agnolotti, a stuffed pasta pocket delicately filled with your favorite flavors. Shape little pasta hats with Cappelletti, a charming and delicious variety, and master the art of folding and sealing to create Caramelle, pasta that resembles candies. Savor rich Italian flavors and wines as Chef Andrea shares stories during this hands-on lesson. Seating is limited, reserve your spot now for an unforgettable pasta-making journey.

On clicking the link below you will be taken to The Ritz-Carlton reservation page to reserve your seats.

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Wild game and craft beer dinner at the food & wine festival in georgia.

Wild Game Dinner with Craft Beer Selections

Friday | Cocktails: 5:30PM - Dinner: 6:15PM - | The Forest Tent

Go Wild at this unique and savory feast! Dinner includes a five-course dinner featuring delicious wild game selections paired with craft beers! Renowned craft beer maker Bells Brewery will be sponsoring The Go Wild! Game & Beer Dinner at the 2024 food and wine festival in Georgia where attendees will enjoy a five-course meal paired with Bells' craft beer selections.

Each ticket also includes admission to The Launch Party where you can cap off the evening dancing to live music while sipping on an amazing selection of wines and spirits!

Cocktails begin at 5:30pm at The Forest Tent, and dinner begins promptly at 6:15pm.

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SPONSORED BY: Bell’s Brewery

Sponsor-only five course dinner with vintner wine pairings

Friday | Cocktails 5:30PM - Dinner 6:15PM - | The Pavilion

This event is exclusive to festival sponsors. The dinner features an elegant five-course meal. Each course is expertly paired with a selection from this year’s featured winemaker, Louis M. Martini.

Cocktails at 5:30pm. Dinner begins promptly at 6:15pm.

Learn More About Our Featured Vintner

Kick Off the Weekend In Style!

Double Take

Friday | 8:00PM - 12:00AM | The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Presented by Black Sheep Interiors

The Launch Party is where the action begins! Guests will dance the night away in our luxurious custom-themed cocktail lounge co-hosted by Lake Oconee's renowned Black Sheep Interiors. Select chefs and restaurants will present savory bites and sweet hors d'oeuvre. So, kick up your heels and get ready for dancing, drinks and dessert!

Attendees will experience the bodacious power and rhythm brought by the totally righteous 80s cover band, Double Take. This totally tubular foursome has been rockin' stages across the Southeast for decades. You will want your MTV and you will be all you can be on that dance floor!

Three beverage vouchers are included with your ticket. Go Wild! Game & Beer Dinner tickets include admission to The Launch Party.

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SPONSORED BY: Black Sheep Interiors

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Get Revived At The Revive Hydration Station

Saturday | 8:00AM - 4:00PM | The Directors' Room

Keep your energy up and your system refreshed with a powerful boost at The Revive Hydration Station!

Provided in partnership with Eatonton’s own Revive Hydration Therapy, The Revive Hydration Station provides a quick lift that will get you back on your A-Game in no time! Each 20 or 45-minute session includes your choice of a 500ml or 1000ml IV infusion. Add-ons include Toradol Headache Relief, B12 Shot, Meyer's Cocktail and Zofran.

New add-ons for 2024 include Antioxidant Push, a Mini-Facial, and Scalp Massage; Mmmmmmmmm.

Advance registration is required. Each session accommodates a group of up to six people. 20 and 45-minute sessions are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration Is Closed
A silver Aston Martin DB12 parked in front of a stucco wall with arched windows.

Saturday | 9:00AM - 2:00PM | The Valet Portico

This exclusive event showcases some of the hottest cars on the road today! Get behind the wheel of these driving machines and see what all the hype is about. Representatives from MotorCars of Atlanta will be on-hand to demonstrate the features & appointments behind these legendary and beautifully designed vehicles. Available to test-drive are the Aston Martin DB12, Aston Martin DBX707 and the McLaren Artura.

Attendance is limited! Drivers must provide valid insurance and drivers license.

Register for a test drive today!

Registration Is Closed

SPONSORED BY: MotorCars of Atlanta

The Best of Regional Artisans

Saturday | 10:00AM | The Ballroom Foyer

Shop ‘til you drop at The Market Place. Spend Saturday browsing our handpicked vendors featuring unique art, clothing, specialty food items, cutlery, jewelry and more.

Check Out Market Place Vendors

Lakeside BBQ Smorgasbord with craft beer and cocktails

Tim Cadiere & Washboard Road

Saturday | 11:30AM | The Forest Tent

Have lunch overlooking the lake while you sip an ice-cold craft beer or a signature cocktail. Enjoy live music as you Indulge in the smokiest, best tasting BBQ the region has to offer!

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SPONSORED BY: Bell’s Brewery

Home Bar Network's Cody and Haleigh Brown pose behind a counter top of cocktail accessories.

Master the delicate art of the cocktail.

Saturday | 2:00PM | At Amore del Lago

Learn how to master the art of the cocktail — utilizing premium spirits, fresh-squeezed juices and handcrafted syrups while exploring fun techniques, garnishes and glassware.

Forge new friendships and create lasting memories as you enjoy three expertly crafted cocktails. Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur or curious beginner, we'll ignite your passion for libations and leave you thirsty for more.

ABOUT THE HOST: Home Bar Network custom cocktail classes are a one-of-a-kind experience offered in and around Metro Atlanta. Led by husband-wife duo, Haleigh and Cody Brown, they bring a unique perspective and original cocktail recipes they've honed over their 25+ years in food and beverage. You will not find a duo more passionate or knowledgeable about all things spirits and hospitality. We can't wait to meet you!

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An Intimate Experience with Wines from Across the World

Saturday | 3:00PM - 4:30PM | At The Reynolds Ballroom

Erica Taylor, CSW, WSET and Certified Sommelier will guide guests through the flavors and nuance behind an astounding collection of highly rated wines. Erica's experience began in the restaurant industry before moving to the distribution segment. With nearly 20 years of experience, Erica has earned a significant degree of knowledge which her clientele have learned to trust.

Eight wines, all rated 90+, are provided for tasting:
 Cakebread Napa Cabernet. 2021
 Cakebread North Coast Sauvingon Blanc, 2022
 Jadot Château des Jacques Morgon 2019
 Resonance Willamette Valley Chardonnay, 2021
 Taittinger Cuvee Prestige Rose
 Campo di Sasso Insoglio Red, 2021
 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto, 2021
 Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino, 2018

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SPONSORED BY: The Oconee Cellar

The Centerpiece of The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival

Eamon Owen

Saturday | 6:00PM | Festival Venue

The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece of the festival. Your ticket includes delicious food from local and regional chefs, wines from around the globe as well as local brews & spirits. Attendees will be serenaded by live music! The Grand Tasting features a charity auction, including trips to unique destinations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and more. We’ll have over 200 wines and spirits for tasting!

Thomas Arvid will present live painting at The Grand Tasting.

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Supporting Our Community

Saturday | 8:00PM | Festival Venue

The auction features an exciting array of destination vacations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and much more! All proceeds support local  children’s charities.

Registration Opens March 2025

Traditional Southern Sunday Brunch with Live Jazz

Sunday | 8:00AM | The Pavilion

Before you depart, enjoy a spectacular Southern Sunday brunch with live jazz!

Make your Sunday spectacular with a gourmet brunch accompanied by an exquisite live jazz performance.The Jazz Brunch is held at The Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Amazing cuisine and smooth jazz originals make for a memorable Sunday morning farewell brunch.

Tickets to The Jazz Brunch are purchased through The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. On clicking the link below you will be redirected to the reservations website.

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Save the Date!

Set Your Sights on LOFW 2025!
March 13-16, 2025

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