Chicago’s Windy City Wine Festival 2013

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago’s 9th annual Windy City Wine Festival 2013 is coming to Grant Park!
 
Buckingham Fountain at night. Kelvin Kay, user...

Buckingham Fountain at night. Kelvin Kay, user:kkmd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: Friday, September 6, 2013  from 4-10 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013 from  2-8 PM
 
Adult Wine Tasting Ticket
$29 in advance or $35 at the door.
There are no additional handling or processing fees for online orders. Admission ticket good for either day. This ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, 12 tastings, one pint of any beer available at the festival, Food & Wine seminars, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount. Designated Driver Ticket
$10 oniline or at the door.
This ticket includes two non-alcoholic drinks, Food & Wine seminars, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult.
 
WHERE: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park  

English: Buckingham Fountain

English: Buckingham Fountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
 
This ticket includes two non-alcoholic drinks, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult.
 

Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain At Night

Gaze at Chicago’s incredible horizontal evening cityscape and watch the light-show at Buckingham Fountain for an incredible “Vino con Vista” experience.

Watch this YouTube video of the Windy City Wine Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qiWMpieX8M

What could possibly be better than going to Grant Park in September at dusk and sipping wine from all over the world while listening to live music?

Chicago Skyline at night from Grant Park

Chicago’s 8th Annual Windy City Wine Festival is the place to be. The Windy City Wine Festival is held at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in Chicago.

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois.

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago WIndy City Wine Festival 2011

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

Chicago Restaurants

Taste some of the delightful wines including the Cabernet Reserva from Cass Winery and the Spanish Rioja.

Some of the other wineries include: Chicago based Cooper’s Hawk and  Lynfred Winery, Wollersheim Winery, Reggae Wines and Fess Parker.

Here’s a link to the full list of wineries for 2012:

http://www.windycitywinefestival.com/windycity_wine.html

Lynfred Winery at the Windy City Wine Festival

 

Reggae Wines at the Chicago Wine Festival 2011

Chicago Windy City Wine Festival 2011

French Wines at the Windy CIty Wine Festival in Chicago 2011

Try the Fess Parker Winery Pinot Noir. The festival features more than 270 wines from around the world with wine tasting seminars.

Foodies can flock to the food booths where local restaurants will offer their signature dishes. Here’s a list of the 2013 restaurants:

10 Pin Bowling Lounge

Adobo Grill

Blue Agave Tequila Bar

Artisan Chocolate

Chubby Wieners

Davis Chocolate

Dinotto

Empanadus Restaurant

Forever Yogurt

Gourmet Blends

Guilty Pleasurez Cupcakes

Hearty Boys

Local Folks Foods/Ludwig Cheese

Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen

Olea Estates Olive Oil

Pure Prairie Cheese

Tea & Beyond

Zacalo/Taco Joint

Zapatista Cuisine of Mexico

Sullivan’s Steak Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll-YUM!

Sullivan’s Steakhouse at the Windy CIty Wine Festival in Chicago 2011

Kendall College at the WIndy City WIne Festival in Chicago 2011

Last year, Kendall College sent some of their future chefs to the event. There will be cooking demonstrations by top chefs and samples from gourmet food companies. Take time to stroll through the lovely gardens at Grant Park. Our city planners attempted to make Grant Park a “Paris on the Prarie”. This is a great “Vino con Vista” Venue!

Grant Park Garden in Chicago

Fountains in Grant Park in Chicago

Live Entertainment at Chicago’s Windy City WIne Festival 2011

Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for 2013:

Friday, September 6

5:00 – 6:20 pm
LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT – Band

6:30 – 7:00 pm
Mary Ross, Midwest Wine & Spirits

7:05 – 7:35 pm
Ron Breitstein, Kobrand

7:45 – 9:40 pm
LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT – Band

 

Saturday, September 7

2:30 – 4:00pm
LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT – Band

4:15 – 4:45 pm
Mary Ross, Midwest Wine & Spirits

5:00 – 5:30 pm
Ron Breitstein, Kobrand

5:45 – 7:45 pm
LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT – Band

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino.con.vista.com

 

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