Windy City Wine Festival 2016 in Chicago

English: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in ...

English: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in Chicago, photographed on August 27, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I love the annual Windy City Wine Festival 2016 which is held in Grant Park at the magnificent Buckingham Fountain!

Wine festival

Sample from more than 300 wines at the outdoor Windy City Wine Festival; a sommelier extravaganza with plenty of food and live entertainment. There will be cooking demonstrations and wine seminars.

WHEN:  Friday, September 9, 2016=4:30 to 10

Saturday, September 10, 2016=2:30 to 8

http://windycitywinefestival.com/

Sample from more than 300 wines from around the world at the outdoor Windy City Wine Festival near Buckingham Fountain.

 

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park Chicago

English: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adult Wine Tasting Ticket
$35 in advance or $45 at the door.
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 online 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

 

 

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:

 

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

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