Special Wine Tasting & Culinary Events

28th Annual Bacchus Meets Quetzalcoatl Wine & Chocolate Tasting Event
Courtyard at 215 Fulton Street (enter off of Fulton) - outside
An annual favorite among many Festival of the Vine attendees, the event pairs exceptional wines from Geneva Wine Cellars & Tasting Room with hand-dipped fine chocolates from Graham’s. Enjoy live music while strolling through the transformed space. Tickets $35/person; min. age 21. Tickets sell out fast, so please reserve early. Limited/prepaid reservations. Call Graham’s at 630-232-6655.
Fri & Sat: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm

All Chocolate Kitchen - Chocolate 101 Paired With Wine
33 S. Third Street - Inside our sophisticated private room
An evening of Chocolate & Wine with Award winner, Food Network Personality and Hall of Fame Inductee Chef Roby - Executive Chef and owner of All Chocolate Kitchen. In this class guests travel along the tasting path of chocolate from different countries, exploring the history and travels of the cacao bean. Each truffle from our Exotic Aroma Line will be paired with sublime, sensual wine. $50 per person. Limited/prepaid reservations, 630-232-2395.
Fri & Sat: 6:00 pm

Chez Moi Event
415 W. State Street
Enjoy our Annual "Polenta Pour". We pour the polenta right on your table with sides of sauces, vegetables, sausages and cheeses. A great night to enjoy family and friends. $30/person.
Fri: seating begins at 6:30

Fiora's Festival Wine Tasting
317 S. Third Street
Voted Best Restaurant 3 years-in-a-row and in 2017, Fiora's is a local favorite known for its fine wine selection, fantastic food, live music and unbeatable outdoor dining. Join us for our popular wine tasting event ($1 a taste) featuring exceptional wines individually selected by our Sommelier. All wines will also be available for retail sale. Visit www.fioras.com.
Wine Tasting times: Fri: 4:00 - 9:00 pm; Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
477 S. Third Street, Suite 100
Wine tasting daily. Serving Sangria and 40 different wines by the glass on our patio. Live entertainment Sunday (2:30 – 5:30) on the patio. Call 630-232-9463 for information.
Fri & Sat: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room
227 S. Third Street (The Berry House; NE corner of Third & Franklin)
Fine wines from around the world by the glass, bottle or case. Enjoy our sunny patio or cool down in our historic underground cellar. Taste 5 fine wines for $5 “under the tent” on our Third Street patio Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Festival of the Vine. Special presentations of luxury wines in VIP Room – limited seating/ prepayment required. Call (630) 232-8888 for details.

The Little Traveler
404 S. Third Street – front lawn
We will sample over 75 wines from throughout Illinois ,the US, Europe and South Africa, under our front lawn tents, along with a curated selection of lager beers and hard ciders. Seasonal fruit wines include pumpkin, cranberry, grapefruit.. Wineries include Lynfred, Prairie State, & Door Peninsula. The first three samples are free for those over 21; additional samples may be purchased for a nominal price. All proceeds benefit Geneva Community Chest, serving over 20 local charities.
Fri: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sat: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm & Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

SavWay Fine Wines & Spirits
515 W. State Street
Join us for a wine and cheese presentation of undeniable value buys for fall. Find your new favorites, reacquaint with old. We promise hot-prices on everything from cellar gems to everyday wines. $10 Presentation fee.
Robert Mondavi put it best: A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine!
Fri: 6:00 - 8:00 pm; Sat: 3:00 - 6:00 pm; Sun: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Wildwood Restaurant & Lounge
477 S. Third Street, Ste. 190
Celebrating the 7th consecutive year of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence! Our festivities include $10 Wine Grab Bag and Wine Flights all weekend. Enjoy Wine Flights and complimentary Cheese Tasting in our lounge from 2:00-4:30 pm on Sat. & Sun.