The Wine Fest
The Lincoln Park Wine Fest will be returning to Jonquil Park on Saturday, May 20 until Sunday, May 21. With the opportunity to taste more than 100 wines from around the world while listening to classical music, this elegant event marks the beginning of Chicago wine festival season. In addition to numerous wine samples, food-wine pairings and other wine-related products will also be offered within the park’s two acres.
Who Will Be There
Although the vendors for the 2017 festival have not been announced yet, the list of last year’s vendors paints a pretty clear picture of the caliber of wineries that will be represented this year. At the 2016 festival, attendees had the opportunity to taste wines from a variety of countries including Don Melchor from Chile, Villa Sandi from Italy and Loveblock Wines from New Zealand. In the past, the Lincoln Park Wine Festival has hosted an extremely diverse array of foreign wines, while also offering a large selection of USA wineries, including Silver Palm and Ghost Pines from California. As May 20 approaches, check the festival website for a complete list of 2017 vendors.
Tasting Tickets for the Lincoln Park Wine Festival are on sale now and can be purchased in a few different ways. General Admission single day tickets are $50 and include 12 standard tastings, a stemmed commemorative wine glass and tasting access from open to close on whichever day you choose to attend. VIP tickets are $75 and include the same perks of General Admission with the addition of 5 specialty wine tastings. The Festival also offers Designated Driver passes for $20, granting access to the tasting area and event site (however, this pass does not grant the person access to sample wine). In addition, discounts are given to group ticket purchases- the more people in your group, the greater the discount. Don’t wait too long to buy your tickets, they have sold out the last two years!
Save $20 on a designated driver ticket and instead book a stay at the Willows Hotel (you can Uber to the hotel). The Willows’ French charm will feel like an extension of the warm and sophisticated atmosphere of the festival and will allow you to relax before returning home. Get your group together and purchase your wine passes soon!
Where: Jonquil Park, 1023 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
When: May 20, 12 – 4pm | May 21, 12 – 5pm
Admission: General $50 | VIP $75
WHERE TO STAY
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.