Illinois Wine Festivals
Want to get out and taste great wines in the great
state of Illinois? Then look for a a Illinois Wine Festival! These wine
events are a perfect way to fill a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Local Illinois wineries set up booths and dispense their special wines
for you to taste and buy. It's a great way to sample a wide variety
of wines in one fun-filled place. Illinois has several wonderful wine
and food festivals scheduled every year for locals and visitors
to enjoy. At most festivals you can expect to pay a nominal entrance
fee that then allows you to sample all the wines offered at the
event. Others sell tasting tickets that you can use at your tasting
discretion. Located in and around cities like Peoria, Galena, Chicago
and Joliet, there are wine festivals that bring you the best samplings
of IL wines. Many specialize in fine IL wines as well as national
and international wines. At every booth you can expect to find helpful
and friendly wine experts eager to answer your questions.
At festivals like Windy City Wine Festival in September,
Art & Wine Festival at Carlyle Lake in September, or Old World
Autumn Wine Festival in September, you may find wines from Bella
Terra Winery, Cellars de Santom, Vintner's Cellar Winery, Kickapoo
Creek Winery, and many others at Illinois wine festivals. In addition
to wine, these events can include excellent food to sample, prepared
by local restaurants and chefs. And often you can expect music too.
After all, nothing pairs better with wine than a little Jazz, or
Blue Grass music. Local musicians are out playing their best music
to accompany the wine tasting. Whether you're visiting Springfield,
Jacksonville, Decatur and Mt. Vernon you can find a local wine,
food and music festival that will perfect your IL vacation. The
most popular time of year for these festivals are the Fall and Summer
months, but they are also scheduled during holiday months as well.
Imagine sipping some great wines while watching the annual Christmas
Tree lighting ceremony! So although, you may not have time to visit
all of Illinois's great wineries,
you can taste their wines at these great events. So get out and
enjoy! As always, Wine Bar Wineries is here to help you find exciting
wine, food and music festivals near you.
For more information about Illinois Wine & Food
Festivals contact the Illinois Bureau of Tourism at 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 3-400, Chicago IL 60602 Telephone: 312-814-4732.