Food & Wine Festival Events

Taste your way through hundreds of wines, spirits and gourmet samples from master 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 entire weekend amazing!

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The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival Is Presented By:
Festival presenting sponsor, vensure employer services.
Wild game and craft beer dinner at the food & wine festival in georgia.

Wild Game Dinner with Craft Beer Selections

Friday | Cocktails: 5:15pm, Dinner: 6:15pm | The Pavilion

Go Wild at this unique and savory feast! Dinner includes a five-course dinner featuring delicious wild game selections paired with craft beers from our sponsor, SweetWater Brewing Company! 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 5:15pm and dinner begins promptly at 6:15pm at The Pavilion on the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee property.

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SPONSORED BY: SweetWater Brewing Co.

Kick-off the lakeside georgia food and wine festival at our launch party.

Kick Off the Weekend In Style!

Friday | 8:00pm - midnight | The Grand Ballroom

Hosted by Black Sheep Interiors, By Shane Meder, The Launch Party is where the action begins. Guests will enjoy the funky soul rhythms of The Celebrity All-Star Band while we dance the night away in our Roaring 20’s themed cocktail lounge. Decor is provided by Your Event Solution and interior design by Black Sheep Interior’s Shane Meder.

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

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SPONSORED BY: Black Sheep Interiors, by Shane Meder

The Vintner Dinner is a 5-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from our featured vintner.

Sponsor-only five course dinner with vintner wine pairings

Friday | Cocktails: 5:15pm, Dinner: 6:15pm | Linger Longer Steakhouse

This event is exclusively for our sponsors. The dinner features an elegant five-course meal. Each course is expertly paired with a selection from this year’s featured winemaker, Stags’ Leap Winery.

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

Learn About Stags' Leap Winery
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Get Revived At The Festival's Hydration Station

Saturday | 8:30am - 4:30pm | 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 Hydration Station provides a quick lift that will get you back on your A-Game in no time! Each registration includes a 1000ml Revive IV Infusion. Add-ons include Toradol Headache Relief, B12 Shot and a Fat Burner Shot.

Participants must sign-up in advance. Sessions are 1.5-hrs long and each session can include up to eight people. Hydration sessions are booked on a first-come first-serve basis.

Toradol add-ons must be requested at time of registration. Other add-ons can be requested at the event.

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The Ride and Drive event sponsored by Motor Cars of Atlanta.

Get behind the wheel of these incredible roadsters!

Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm | 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 Motor Cars of Atlanta will be on-hand to demonstrate the features & appointments behind these legendary and beautifully designed vehicles. Available to test-drive will be the Aston Martin BD11, McLaren 600LT and the Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Attendance is limited!

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SPONSORED BY: Motor Cars of Atlanta

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Free Lake Cruises Depart Every 30 Minutes

Saturday | 11:00am - 3:00pm | The Dock

Singleton Marine Group will be offering complimentary Malibu boat rides on Saturday, March 21st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, weather permitting. Tour Lake Oconee and experience Malibu’s innovations that have reshaped the water sport industry with wave-making technology. Meet them at the dock behind The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Lake Oconee.

The Lake Cruise departs every 30 minutes. This event is free and first-come, first-served.

SPONSORED BY: Singleton Marine

The festival artist market will feature fine art, decor, jewelry and korbel champagne samples.

The Best of Regional Artisans

Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm | 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.

View The Market Place Vendors

SPONSORED BY: Fiji Water

The brew & que is a mouthwatering lakeside festival bbq cook-off on lake oconee.

Lakeside BBQ Smorgasbord with craft beer and cocktails

Tim Cadiere & Washboard Road

Saturday | 11:30am - 2:00pm | The Pointe

Have lunch overlooking the lake while you sip an ice-cold craft beer or a signature cocktail. Listen to the soul pounding, foot-stompin’, country-Cajun rhythms of Tim Cadiere & Washboard Road and indulge in the smokiest, best tasting BBQ the region has to offer! This year’s Brew & Que is sponsored by Terrapin Beer Co.

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SPONSORED BY: Terrapin Beer Co.

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Learn which glass best compliments your wine in this tasting event hosted by Riedel

Saturday | 2pm - 3:30pm | Reynolds Ballroom

Join Matt Garofalo, owner of The Oconee Cellar, and Riedel Ambassadors for a live demonstration on the effects that the shape of a wine glass has on each unique varietal and how stemware translates and delivers the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of a wine to the senses. This engaging event will feature premier wines provided by Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards.

Tickets include a set of four Riedel Veritas wine glasses (MSRP $138).

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SPONSORED BY: The Oconee Cellar

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Once in a Lifetime Bourbon Tasting

Saturday | 4:00pm | Georgia's

A once in a lifetime opportunity to taste the world’s most sought after bourbon! Attendees will be given a 1oz. pour of each of the five exquisite bourbons and rye whiskey produced by the Van Winkle family. Matt Garofalo, owner of The Oconee Cellar, will host the tasting and discuss the taste profile of each bourbon. One lucky participant will win a bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year bourbon!

Limited to 20 attendees.

Bourbons To Be Presented:
Old Rip Van Winkle, aged 10 years
Van Winkle Family Special Reserve “Lot B” straight bourbon, aged 12 years
Van Winkle Family Reserve straight rye whiskey, aged 13 years
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 year
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 year

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Wine tasting and a feast of food await at the festival's centerpiece event.

The Centerpiece of The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival

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. The grand tasting features a charity auction, including trips to unique destinations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and more. We’ll have over 200 wines for sampling!

Thomas Arvid will present live painting at The Grand Tasting.

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Win a Kawasaki Jet Ski or a Pulse Flamingo Paddle Board

Saturday | Drawing Held At The Grand Tasting | Festival Venue

Purchase raffle tickets and you could win one, or both of these two exciting items! The drawing will be held during The Grand Tasting. You do not need to be present to win.

Kawasaki 2019 STX-15F Personal Watercraft
Ticket Cost is $100 only 200 will be sold
Does not include a trailer. Trailer may be purchased separately.
Jet Ski will be delivered by Crowe Marine within the Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair Area.

2020 Limited Edition Pulse Flamingo SUP Board
Ticket cost $50 only 50 will be sold
Includes paddle & cover
Delivery/pick up arrangements will be made with the winner.

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SPONSORED BY: Crowe Marine

Support 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.

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Enjoy the sounds of a live jazz band during a traditional sunday brunch event.

Traditional Southern Sunday Brunch with Live Jazz

Sunday | 8:00am - 12:00pm | The Pavilion

Before you depart, enjoy a spectacular Southern Sunday brunch with live jazz by Next Level Trio!

Percussionist Brian Hudson will be leading Next Level Trio, a jazz/fusion and funk band featuring an all-star group of musicians including bassist Franher Joseph, guitarist Dave Frackenpohl, and Brian Hudson on drums.

Elevate your Sunday with a spectacular brunch and Irish coffee station accompanied by the rhythms of Next level Trio.The Jazz Brunch is held at The Pavilion on the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee property.

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Charity Auction

Supporting Community Programs For Youth

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