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Winery Dinner Series

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 | 6:30PM
Winery Dinners - Thursday, March 12th, 2020
The Capital Grille
Mar. 10
$150.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Located at 3821 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Eddie Merlot's
Mar. 10
$150.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Located at 10808 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Jag's Steak & Seafood
Mar. 10
$175.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Located at 5980 West Chester Road, West Chester Township 45069

Jeff Ruby's Carlo & Johnny
Mar. 10
$175.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Located at 9769 Montgomery Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242

Jeff Ruby's Precinct, featuring Paul Hobbs Winery
Mar. 10
$175.00

Menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Located at 311 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Lisse Steakhuis
Mar. 10
$125.00

Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

530 Main St #1330, Covington, KY 41011

The Metropolitan Club
Mar. 10
$150.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Located at 50 E Rivercenter Blvd # 1900, Covington, KY 41011

Morton's The Steakhouse, featuring Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Mar. 10
$175.00

Menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Located at 441 Vine Street, Carew Tower, downtown Cincinnati.

Nicola's Ristorante, featuring Ruffino Estates
Mar. 10
$180.00
SOLD OUT 

SOLD OUT Dinner is at 6:30 pm.

Located at 1420 Sycamore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Orchids at Palm Court
Mar. 10
$175.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner is at 6:30 pm.

Located at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza - 35 W 5th Street, downtown Cincinnati.

Postmark
Mar. 10
$175.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner is at 6:30 pm.

Located at 3410 Telford St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

The President's Room at The Phoenix
Mar. 10
$150.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Located at 812 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Mar. 10
$150.00

Winery and menu available soon. Dinner is at 6:30 pm.

Located at The Banks Development; 100 E. Freedom Way, downtown Cincinnati

Additional Information

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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.

2020 Participating Restaurants - All dinners begin at 6:30 pm on March 7, 2020. 

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

The Capital Grille

Eddie Merlot's

Jag's Steak & Seafood

Jeff Ruby's Carlo & Johnny

Jeff Ruby's Precinct, featuring Paul Hobbs Winery

Lisse Steakhuis

The Mercer OTR, featuring Groth Vineyards and Winery - SOLD OUT

The Metropolitan Club

Morton's The Steakhouse, featuring Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Nicola's Ristorante, featuring Ruffino Estates - SOLD OUT

Orchid's at Palm Court

Postmark

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The President's Room at The Phoenix

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.


Location:

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

2020 Topic Day(s) Time Price
Old World vs. New World Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Sake 101 Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Off the Beaten Path Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

2020 Friday Evening - Old World vs. New World: Presented by Kathy Merchant, DipWSET, French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar and Certified Specialist of Wine. Do you know how to spot the differences in tradition or terroir? Learn how winemaking practices and regional climates around the world greatly affect the taste of wine, and how the varying styles both have wonderful things to offer.

2020 Saturday Afternoon - Sake 101: Presented by Mary Horn, Level III Advanced Sommelier. Expand your horizons, and learn how to drink sake like a pro! You'll learn how it's made, how to taste and appreciate it, and why it works in your world. You'll never be afraid of sake again.

2020 Saturday Evening - Off The Beaten Track: Presented by John F. “Jack” Keegan, Certified Wine Educator and Certified Bordeaux Educator with 25-years of teaching viticulture and enology at Miami University. The typical stars such as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir will not be our focus in this session. Instead we'll explore some hidden gems from around the globe that you've probably never heard of nor tasted. We all know that the world of wine is a delightful journey, so take the road less traveled.*Minimal processing fees apply for all credit card payments. Half of the ticket fee is tax deductible. Please consult tax professional.