Windy City Wine Festival

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 7-8, 2018
Location: Buckingham Fountain, downtown Chicago
Demographics: Upscale, educated, white collar, $100K+ household income.
Attendance: 15,000
Components: Windy City Wine Festival

• Minimum of 300 wine selections.
• Wine experts and ambassadors.
• Quality food offerings from top area restaurants.
• Craft beer selection.
• Professional chefs performing culinary demonstrations.
• Live music from the Main Stage.
• Charity beneficiary.
• $35. admission.


For more than a decade the Windy City Wine Festival has been raising the bar for high quality wine festival production while staying perfectly true to it’s mission: to give each guest a first class wine tasting experience.Windy City Wine Festival

Visitors will taste from a selection of at least 300 wines and have the opportunity to learn about their favorites from the dozens of wine experts on-site. Great wine demands great food- and this festival does not disappoint. As many as 10 top local restaurants offer their signature dishes while some of the areas best chefs perform cooking demonstrations. A main stage features live jazz and/or indie rock music, carefully programmed to provide the perfect background.

Despite the relatively large festival crowd, the event retains its refined, white-glove ambiance. These festivals have the feel of an elegant, intimate party- even as attendance tops the 15,000 mark.