Chicago’s 8th annual Windy City Wine Festival 2012
is coming to Grant Park!
Buckingham Fountain at night. Kelvin Kay, user:kkmd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
WHEN: Friday, September 7, 2012 from 4-10 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 3-9 PM
: Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
English: Buckingham Fountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Adult Wine Tasting Ticket
$28 in advance or $35 at the door.
“This ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.”Designated Driver Ticket
$10 in advance or at the door.
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.
Chicago WIndy City Wine Festival 2011
Buckingham Fountain in Chicago
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:
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. Last year I liked the Markethouse Restaurant’s very tasty pulled pork sandwich and cornbread. I also liked the steak sandwich at Sullivan’s Steakhouse and The Melting Pot’s fondue.
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
Here’s the food line-up from the website:
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:
Friday, September 7 4:00-10:00 pm
6:15-6:45 pm Eric Swanson, Tenzing Sake Specialist
6:55-7:25 pm Michelle Gerber, Banfi Vintners
Saturday, September 8th
4:00-5:00 pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT
5:15-5:50 pm “Barefoot Sweet Wine Sangria Competition – Who Can Cool Down the Fall with the Best Sangria?” JAMES BEGLEY, E & J GALLO
6:00-6:30 pm Eric Swanson, Tenzing Sake Specialist
6:45-8:45 pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino.con.vista.com