Atlanta To Get America’s First Pop-Up Vineyard

Unique greenspace concept to debut at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival June 2.

Unique greenspace concept to debut at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival June 2.

A unique concept involving wine in an urban environment is currently under construction in Midtown. No, we aren’t referring to City Winery.

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Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is bringing America’s first pop-up vineyard to town across from the Four Seasons in the former Atlanta Symphony Hall lot on 14th Street.

The “Vineyard in the City” will be the venue for master classes and events during the festival including a “Grapes from A to Z” Wine Luncheon and a VIP Sunday Brunch.

Festival founders Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter drew inspiration for the project from McGuigan Wine’s pop-up vineyard in Dublin, Ireland.

The greenspace will be adorned with a wild flower meadow, two bocce courts, Chinese Elm, Black Gum, Silver Date Palm and Green Japanese Maple trees.

“The mission throughout the design process was to capture the peaceful, earthy essence of a countryside vineyard, while infusing a few healthy sprigs of sophistication from Midtown,” said Todd Yeager, Managing Principal of Bellwether Landscape Architects, the firm designing the project, in a press release.

The installation will debut Tuesday, June 2 and remain in place through June 30 for community use, live music, free arts programming and events.

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Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.
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June Ann Hall
4 years ago

While it “looks” like a great concept it brings a lot of questions. Like, are they using organic plantings or is this a way to slip in GMO crap and are they going to spray pesticides on the plantings that will kill any bees in the area and cause cancers for animals?

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