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Cincinnati International Wine Festival

March 7-9, 2019
Friday Grand Tastings - March 8th
Friday Evening Grand Tasting
Mar. 09
$75.00

(+$4.37 fee per ticket)

Friday Evening Grand Tasting 7pm-9:30pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Friday Evening Grand Tasting + Education Session
Mar. 09
$105.00

(+$5.71 fee per ticket)

Friday Evening Grand Tasting + Education Session 6pm-7pm, 7pm-9:30pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

New to wine and want to make the most out of your Grand Tasting experience? Join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive early.

Friday Evening Grand Tasting + Special Tasting
Mar. 09
$115.00

(+$6.17 fee per ticket)

Friday Evening Grand Tasting + Special Tasting Room 6pm-7pm, 7pm-9:30pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Enjoy 7 tastes of high-end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting. Requires the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Please arrive early.

Saturday Grand Tastings - March 9th
Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting
Mar. 09
$70.00

(+$4.14 fee per ticket)

Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting 2:30pm-4:30pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting + Education Session
Mar. 09
$100.00

(+$5.49 fee per ticket)

Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting + Education Session 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–4:00pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

New to wine and want to make the most out of your Grand Tasting experience? Join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive early.

Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting + Special Tasting
Mar. 09
$110.00

(+$5.94 fee per ticket)

Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting + Special Tasting Room 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–4:00pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Enjoy 7 tastes of high-end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting. Requires the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Please arrive early.

Saturday Evening Grand Tasting
Mar. 09
$85.00

(+$4.82 fee per ticket)

Saturday Evening Grand Tasting 6:30pm-9pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Saturday Evening Grand Tasting + Education Session
Mar. 09
$115.00

(+$6.17 fee per ticket)

Saturday Evening Grand Tasting + Education Session 5:30pm–6:30pm, 6:30pm–9:00pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

New to wine and want to make the most out of your Grand Tasting experience? Join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive early.

Saturday Evening Grand Tasting + Special Tasting
Mar. 09
$125.00

(+$6.62 fee per ticket)

Saturday Evening Grand Tasting + Special Tasting Room 5:30pm–6:30pm, 6:30pm–9:00pm

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Enjoy 7 tastes of high-end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting. Requires the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Please arrive early.

Weekend Pass - Friday, March 8th - Saturday, March 9th
Weekend Pass
Mar. 09
$300.00

(+$14.49 fee per ticket)

A Weekend Pass allows you to attend any Education Session, Special Tasting Room, and Grand Tasting Session throughout the weekend

Winery Dinners - Thursday, March 7th
Jag's Steak & Seafood
Mar. 05
$175.00

Featuring Copper Cane Winery. Menu Coming Soon! (+$8.87 fee per ticket)

Lisse Steakhuis
Mar. 05
$150.00

Featuring Graziano Family of Wines. Menu Coming Soon! Dinner at 6:30 pm (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

The Presidents Room at the Phoenix
Mar. 05
$175.00

Featuring Ceretto & Zenato Wines. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! Dinner at 6:30 pm. (+$8.87 fee per ticket)

The Precinct
Mar. 05
$175.00
SOLD OUT 

Sponsored Dinner. Featuring Prisoner Wine Co. Dinner at 6:30 pm.

The Metropolitan Club
Mar. 05
$150.00

Featuring Raymond, Buena Vista & DeLoach. Dinner at 6:30pm. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

Carlo & Johnny
Mar. 05
$175.00

Featuring Paul Hobbs Wines. Dinner is at 6:30 pm. Menu Coming Soon! (+$8.87 fee per ticket)

Eddie Merlot's
Mar. 05
$150.00

Featuring Duckhorn Wine Company. Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Mar. 05
$150.00

Featuring Clos du Val Winery. Menu is Coming Soon! Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

Morton's The Steakhouse
Mar. 05
$175.00

Featuring Chalk Hill Winery & Winemaker Courtney Foley. Menu is Coming Soon! Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$8.87 fee per ticket)

Bouquet Restaurant
Mar. 05
$175.00

Featuringt Dalla Terra Wines. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$8.87 fee per ticket)

Postmark
Mar. 05
$150.00

Featuring Allegrini & Renato Ratti Wines. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

Red Feather
Mar. 05
$150.00
SOLD OUT 

Featuring Justin Winery. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

Nicholson's
Mar. 05
$100.00

Featuring Mendocino Wine Company. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! Dinner is at 7:30 pm. (+$6.45 fee per ticket)

The Capital Grille
Mar. 05
$150.00
SOLD OUT 

Featuring Grgich Hills Estate. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

Orchids - Private Belvedere Room
Mar. 05
$150.00

Featuring Jackson Family Wines. Menu Pairing Coming Soon! Dinner is at 6:30 pm. (+$7.74 fee per ticket)

Charity Auction & Luncheon
Charity Auction & Luncheon
Mar. 05
$135.00

(+$7.07 fee per ticket)

Reception & Silent Auction at 9:30 am. Auction at 11:00 am

Additional Information

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1991 to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities. The festival continues to grow each year and has become one of the largest, premier wine events in the country. Your participation enabled the festival to distribute $400,000 in grants in 2018 to 35 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area charities supporting the arts, education, health and human services. In total, more than $5.6 million has been granted over the last 28 years.

Winery Dinner Series

Visiting wine experts from around the world team up with our area’s finest chefs in their restaurants to create incredible multi-course dining experiences with wine pairings. Meet the winery hosts, learn the story of their wines, and savor the skillful harmony of fine wine and masterful cuisine.

2019 Participating Restaurants

All dinners begin at 6:30 pm on March 7, 2019.

Restaurants, wineries, and menus will be listed as they are confirmed. Please keep checking back for updates!

Bouquet Restaurant featuring Dalla Terra WinesEddie Merlot’s featuring Duckhorn Wine CompanyJag’s Steak & Seafood featuring Copper Cane WineryJeff Ruby’s Carlo & Johnny featuring Paul Hobbs Wines
Lisse Steakhuis featuring Chateau Haut Brion & Clarendelle
Morton’s Steakhouse featuring Chalk Hill Winery & Winemaker Courtney Foley
Nicholson’s featuring Mendocino Wine Co. Dinner @ 7:30pm.
Orchid’s: The Belvedere Room featuring Jackson Family Wines
Postmark featuring Allegrini & Renato Ratti
Red Feather featuring Justin Wines
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse featuring Clos du Val
The Capital Grille featuring Grgich Hills Estate
The Mercer OTR featuring Beringer Winery – Sold Out
The Metropolitan Club featuring Raymond, Buena Vista & DeLoach
The Precinct featuring The Prisoner Wine Company- Sold Out
The President’s Room at the Phoenix featuring Ceretto & Zenato


Grand Tastings

More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they pair their useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art.

2018 Grand Tasting Photo Album
2018 Tasting Guide
Grand Tastings Map
Special Tasting Room Map

Location:
Duke Energy Convention Center
Grand Ballrooms, 3rd Floor
525 Elm Street; Cincinnati, OH 45202

Grand Tastings

Day(s) Time Price
Friday Evening 7:00 – 9:30 PM $75 in advance, $80 at the door
Saturday Afternoon 2:30 – 4:30 PM $70 in advance, $75 at the door
Saturday Evening 6:30 – 9:00 PM $85 in advance, $90 at the door

The Special Tasting Room (add-on ticket)

Enjoy 7 tastes of high-end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting. Requires the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Please arrive early.

Days(s) Time Price
Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

Education Sessions (add-on ticket)

New to wine and want to make the most out of your Grand Tasting experience? Join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive early.

2019 Topic Day(s) Time Price
The Wine & Chocolate Experience Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Tiny Bubbles Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Au Naturel Wine Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

Friday Evening Presented by Kevin Neal from The Wine Merchant and Mike Thomas from Hyde Perk: The Wine & Chocolate Experience: A guide to wine and chocolate – featuring expertly paired wines from the Wine Merchant and Aglamesis Brothers Chocolate

Saturday Afternoon Presented by Mary Horn, Level III Advanced Sommelier : Tiny Bubbles – Sparkling Bubbles from Around the World

Saturday Evening Presented by Michael Freeman, Advanced Sommelier : Au Naturel – Test your palate and experience natural wine styles from around the world and learn why this counter-culture category is such a controversial topic in the wine industry. Are you up for the challenge?