LINCOLN PARK WINE FESTIVAL

LINCOLN PARK WINE FESTIVAL

Date: Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Time: Friday: 6pm to 10pm; Saturday: Noon to 9pm; Sunday: Noon to 4pm
Location: Jonquil Park
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Address: 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Wrightwood Neighbors Association
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The Northside green space known as Jonquil Park will again play host to a spring celebration of fermented grapes when Lincoln Park Wine Fest returns for its fourth finely bottled year to the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.

Expanding from two to three days in 2018, the fest takes place in an intimate urban setting where visitors can sample wines, browse art and be entertained with music. The park’s two acres will be cordoned off and visitors can sample from a selection of more than 80 varietals. In addition to U.S. vineyards, among other countries represented will be Argentina, Chile, France, Italy and New Zealand.

ALSO NEW in 2018: Special Friday & Saturday evening tasting sessions have been added for those who savor an after-sunset wine experience! And to make things more intriguing for connoisseurs, Friday night’s tasting will showcase sparkling and rose’ wines.

Over the fest’s three days, visitors will also be able to check out art and grab some food. In addition, brand ambassadors and sommeliers will share their expertise.

Lincoln Park Wine Fest is part of the Chicago Wine Fest series.  Check out our other great wine tasting events!

 

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Tasting Tickets

A Tasting Ticket is required to gain access to the Lincoln Park Wine Fest. There are a few options for ticket below. Please note, patrons must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to redeem. All sales are final. Admission and tickets are day-specific and are non-transferable. Tickets may not be shared. Unused tickets may not be returned or used at cash bars.

The following tasting sessions are available:

  • Friday, May 18 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM (NEW IN 2018 -- featuring sparkling wines and rose)
  • Saturday, May 19 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Saturday, May 19 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM (NEW IN 2018)
  • Sunday, May 20 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM

General Admission - $50 ($60 for Friday and session #2 on Saturday)
Limited to 2,000 people daily.

  • (12) standard tastings
  • Stemmed commemorative wine glass
  • Tasting access

VIP- $75 ($85 for Friday and session #2 on Saturday)
Limited to 200 people daily.

  • (12) standard tasting
  • (5) additional specialty wine tastings
  • Stemmed commemorative wine glass
  • Tasting access

Designated Driver Pass - $20
Limited to 500 passes per session. This does not grant you access to sample wine.

  • Access to tasting area/event site.

*** Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter. All sales are final. Admission and tickets are DAY AND SESSION SPECIFIC, and are non-refundable or transferable. Tickets may not be shared. Unused tickets may not be returned. ***

What Are You Sampling?

FRIDAY TASTING:

Banfi Wines

Barton & Guestier Wines (France)

Bronco Wine Company

E.J. Gallo Winery

Excelsior Wines (Chile)

 Fetzer

Foley Family Wines

 Folio Fine Wine Partners

 Guarachi             

 Jackson Classics               

 Jackson Estates

 KD Chaney

 Kobrand Wine

 Oliver Winery & Vineyards (Bloomington, IN)

O'Neill Vintners

Opolo (California)

 Rodney Strong Vineyards (Sonoma County, California)

  • Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir

Santa Margherita USA (Italy)

 Scarpetta (California)

Swish Beverages

 Turquoise Life  

 TWE      

 Winery Exchange

Zonin (Italy)

SATURDAY/SUNDAY TASTING

Banfi Wines

Barton & Guestier Wines (France)

Bronco Wine Company

 E & J. Gallo Winery

Excelsior Wines (Chile)

Fetzer

Foley Family Wines

Folio Fine Wine Partners

Guarachi             

Jackson Classics               

Jackson Estates

KD Chaney

Kobrand Wine

Michael David Wines    

Oliver Winery & Vineyards (Bloomington, IN)

O'Neill Vintners              

Opolo (California)

Rodney Strong Vineyards (Sonoma County, California)

Rutherford Wine Company

Santa Margherita USA (Italy)

Scarpetta (California)

Swish Beverages

TWE    

Turquoise Life   

Winery Exchange

Zonin (Italy)

Entertainment

Musical entertainment will be provided all weekend by DJ Exstacy, Julio C. Gomez.

Take Public Transportation!

The park is easily accessible by public transportation available by the #11 Lincoln Avenue Bus line or by CTA El (train) transportation. Stops are on the Brown Line at Diversey which is two blocks north of Jonquil Park or at Fullerton Ave which is a Red, Brown and Purple line express stop located at DePaul University. Jonquil Park is located three blocks north of Fullerton on Sheffield.  Click here to plan your route!

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Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Become a Vendor or Exhibitor!

Scroll down to find the correct online application (choose between artist/merchant/not-for-profit or food vendor).  Paper applications are located at the very end.




Paper Application:
Artist/Merchant/Not-For-Profit