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Sip & Be Seen: Summer Wine Experiences in Atlanta

Nothing says summer like sipping a glass of chilled rosé while sampling hors d’oeuvres in a fabulous locale. Atlanta is a city that loves wine, as evident by the bevy of wine bars and restaurants around town. Explore these three local options to enjoy great wine experiences in Atlanta as summer comes to a close.

The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Complementing Atlanta’s acclaim of being home to the ‘New South’s’ gourmet evolution, The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is a sophisticated meeting place for power lunches, elegant dinners, and of course, fine wine. The hotel boasts an impressive selection of high-end wines and hosts wine-inspired events throughout the summer, often partnering with prestigious brands like Krug Champagne.

Aqua Vino

Cap off your summer with an elegant evening of wine and “wow”s at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, August 25. The 12th annual Aqua Vino event will feature over 200 wines from around the world and tastings from more than 30 premier metro Atlanta restaurants. Best of all, proceeds from the event support the aquarium’s research and conservation efforts. Tickets range from $95 to $225 and can be purchased here.

City Winery

City Winery made its Atlanta debut last summer at hotspot Ponce City Market. A first of its kind in intown Atlanta, the winery doubles as an intimate music venue that offers New American fare and hosts private events. Visit the restaurant and sample a variety of house-made wines on tap directly from the in-house winery while enjoying live music or a fun comedy show.