Join the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association for a Winter Wine Tasting Festival. The Friday night event offers the public an opportunity to sample wines from more than 20 Illinois wineries, explore food-wine pairings and enjoy Americana music by The Rowdy Jones Band. In addition to 1-ounce tasting samples, wine can be purchased direct from vintners by the glass, bottle or case. Attendees will be permitted to uncork any bottles purchased at the event. The Winter Wine Festival is held in conjunction with the IGGVA’s annual wine conference, which runs Thursday through Saturday. Tickets for Friday night’s festival are available for $15 and come with seven tasting tickets (as opposed to five) when purchased in advance. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at the festival for $1 apiece. An Illinois Wine Lovers package is available for $30 and includes admission and seven tasting tickets to Friday’s festival as well as admission to breakfast and the Illinois Wine Lovers Workshop on Saturday morning. To purchase advance tickets call 726-8518 or visit

Winter Wine Tasting Festival
Friday, Jan. 30, 6-10pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 Dirksen Pkwy
$15 for Friday night Festival only;
$30 for Wine Lovers Package

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