Cincinnati International Wine Festival

March 13-14, 2020

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

Description

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 $406,000 in grants in 2019 to 35 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area charities supporting the arts, education, health and human services. In total, more than $6 million has been granted over the last 29 years.

*No refunds may be made after purchase.  All attendees must be 21 to enter and prepared to show photo ID.  Thank you for your help in "Giving Back One Glass at a Time".  

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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 Winery Series - All dinners begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

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

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 view the silent auction offerings, which raise additional funds for the local beneficiaries.

Whether a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests 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

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

*Minimal processing fees apply for all credit card payments. Half of the ticket fee is tax deductible.  Please consult tax professional.

The Collectors Tasting Room (add-on ticket)

Want VIP access?  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)

*Minimal processing fees apply for all credit card payments. Half of the ticket fee is tax deductible.  Please consult tax professional.

Education Sessions (add-on ticket)

Want more out of your Grand Tasting experience? Gain exclusive access, and join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive early.  Sessions for the 2020 event will be announced in late 2019.

Topic: Day(s) Time Price
Check back in late 2019 for session topics Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a Grand Tasting ticket)

Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a Grand Tasting ticket)
Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 at the door (Plus the cost of a Grand Ttasting ticket)

*Minimal processing fees apply for all credit card payments. Half of the ticket fee is tax deductible. Please consult tax professional.