LINCOLN PARK
WINE FEST

LINCOLN PARK
WINE FEST

Fri, October 7, 2022 thru
Sun, October 9, 2022

FRI: 5pm-10pm; SAT: 11am-10pm; SUN: 11am-7pm

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EVENT DETAILS


Date(s) Fri, October 7, 2022 thru
Sun, October 9, 2022
Time FRI: 5pm-10pm; SAT: 11am-10pm; SUN: 11am-7pm
Location Jonquil Park
1001 W. Wrightwood Ave
Chicago Illinois

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LINCOLN PARK
WINE FEST

Fall’s cool breezes will celebrate the glorious grape when, for the sixth year, the annual wine happening that is Lincoln Park Wine Fest transforms tranquil Jonquil Park into an open-air market featuring wine and food pavilions. The highlight is ticketed wine tastings where scores of varietals will be showcased.

Lincoln Park Wine Fest is part of the Chicago Wine Fest series. Check out our other great wine tasting events!

Tasting Tickets & Session Times

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Session Times
Friday: 5pm to 7pm; 8pm to 10pm (GA/VIP)
Saturday: 11am to 1pm; 2pm to 4pm; 5pm to 7pm (GA/VIP); 8pm to 10pm (GA/VIP)
Sunday: 11am to 1pm; 2pm to 4pm; 5pm to 7pm (GA/VIP)

General Admission
Early Bird July 1-July 31: $35
August 1 to event day: $45
At the Door (if available) $50

Limited to 600 people per session.
- (12) standard tastings
- Stemmed commemorative wine glass
- Tasting access

VIP Admission - $80
Limited spots and sessions available.  See the great wine line up!
- (12) standard tasting + (5) additional specialty wine tastings
- Stemmed commemorative wine glass
- Extended Tasting access

Proceeds benefit the Wrightwood Neighbors Conversation Program including care of Jonquil Park.

*** Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter. All sales are final (rain or shine). Admission and tickets are DAY AND SESSION SPECIFIC, and are non-refundable or transferable. Tickets may not be shared. Unused tickets may not be returned. ***

Wines We're Tasting

GA Wines:

Winemaker Name Varietal Year Type
American Vintners Tremor Cabernet Sauvignon Red
American Vintners Grand Reali Sparkling Rose Sparkling
Federalist Cabernet 2018 Red
Fior di Sole Ca' Momi Chardonnay 2019 White
Frey Wines Frey Organic Syrah 2020 Red
Hampton Water Hampton Water Rose Rose
Jackson Family Kendell Jackson Chardonnay - Kentucky Derby White
Jam Cellars Butter Bubbles Sparkling
Jam Cellars Serial Cabernet Sauvignon Red
Jam Cellars Weather Pinot Noir Red
Jam Cellars Weather Chardonnay White
Marchesi Antinori Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio White
Marchesi Antinori Santa Cristina Rosso Red
Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Red
Marchesi Antinori Tomaresca Rose Rose
Michael David Winery Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon Red
Michael David Winery Earthquake Red Blend Red
Natural Wine Merchants Taranta Sparkling White (Organic) - Spain 2019 Sparkling
Oak Farm Vineyards Oak Farm Hoenreider Zinfandel 2020 Red
Revelry Wines Revelry Vintners, Columbia Vally Merlot 2019 Red
Riboli Family Winery Maddalena Cabernet Sauvignon Red
Riboli Family Winery Maddalena Chardonnay White
Riboli Family Winery San Simeon Pinot Noir Red
Riboli Family Winery Highlands 41 Red Blend Red
Riondo Prosecco NV Sparkling
Shaw Ross Frescobaldi Nipozzano Red
Shaw Ross Frescobaldi Perano Red
Shaw Ross La Scolca Gavi de Gavi White
Shaw Ross The Pale Rose Rose
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Chateau Ste Michelle “Indian Wells” Cabernet Sauvignon Red
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Chateau Ste Michelle “Indian Wells” Chardonnay White
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Erath Pinot Grigio White
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Unicorn Rose Rose
Terlato Pinot Grigio 2021 White
Tri-Vin Voche Graciano Reserva Red
Tri-Vin Antiche Terre Amore Red Red
Tri-Vin Lab Sweet Red 2018 Red
Tri-Vin Caracol Serrano Red Blend 2016 Red
Tri-Vin Pocas Jr Vale de Cavalos Red 2017 Red
Tri-Vin Tonel Malbec/Bonarda Blend '78' 2016 Red
Tri-Vin Chateau Reynon Bordeaux Blanc 2019 White
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2021 White

VIP WINES:

Note: Due to limited availability, not all wines are available for every session!

Winemaker Name Varietal Year Location
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Rutherford, United States
Typhon Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley
Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Napa Valley
Lortum Riché Vineyards Row 48-Cask 3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
Saint-Émilion Château Paran Justice Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2018 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru · France
Beau Vigne Napa Valley Cabby Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley
Tori Magna Stareye Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley
Loli Casado’s “Juan de Alzata” Gran Reserva Gran Reserva Red - Spanish Rioja 2010 Rioja, Spain
Château Chante-Alouette Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2018 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru · France
Vilafonté Dark red blend 2019 South Africa
Seavey Vineyard Caravina Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Napa Valley
Westwood Red Blend 2018 Sonoma County, Westwood, CA
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Antica Mountain Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley
Tamber Bey Sans Chêne Chardonnay 2019 Yountville·Tamber Bey, CA
Sling & Spear Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley
Beringer Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley
Thurlow Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Erikson & Caradin Ivy & Thistle Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
Abandon Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley
Edict Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
T. Berkley Ophelia Cabernet Franc 2018 Sonoma County, CA
Château Gouprie “Superlative” Pomerol Red Bordeaux 2018 Pomerol · France
Teachworth Winery Diamond Mountain Cab 2014 Napa Valley
Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley
Adeptos Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley
Flight and Feathers Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley
Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
Clos Galena Red Blend 2016 Priorat, Catalunya, Spain
Millworks Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley
Sage Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
Frisson Falcon Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
St. Clement Vineyard Johanna Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
Take Public Transportation

Jonquil Park - 1001 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Public Transportation is encouraged. The park is easily accessible by the #8, #11, #74 bus lines or by Brown Line stop at Diversey, two blocks north of Jonquil Park, or the Red, Brown and Purple line stop at Fullerton located near DePaul University. Jonquil Park is located three blocks north of Fullerton on Sheffield. Please do not drink and drive. Uber/Lyft/Rideshare is encouraged. Click here to plan your route!

Impress Your Pals! Become a Wine Snob

Use these terms the next time you're describing your glass of wine.  We guarantee your pals will be impressed!

WHITE WINE

White Wine Evaluation Terms

  • Floral: honeysuckle, jasmine, peach blossoms
  • Body: compare light to medium to heavy, as if skim milk to whole milk to heavy cream
  • Acid: pleasant = crisp, high = mild heart burn, lacking = “blah”
  • Tree Fruit: apple, pear, apricot, peach
  • Citrus Fruit: lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, tangerine
  • Tropical Fruit: pineapple, kiwi, melon, star fruit, banana, coconut
  • Oak Flavors: toast, smoke, spice, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, nuts
  • Other: yeasty, mineral, herbs, white pepper, grass, cat urine
  • Finish: length of time taste lingers (usually the longer, the better)
  • Balance: all factors are well integrated

Characteristics by Varietal

  • Chardonnay: light to medium-heavy body; citrus; apple; pear; melon; pineapple; fig; mixed tropical
    • If malolactic fermentation: creamy; butter; buttered popcorn
    • If aged in oak: toast; vanilla; butterscotch; nuttiness; oaky
    • If aged in stainless steel: crisp; fresh; tart
  • Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris: light body; pear; apple; lemon; mineral Sauvignon Blanc: light body; grapefruit; fig; lemon; melon
    • If unoaked: grass, herbs, cat urine
    • If oaked: spice; vanilla; smoke; musk; nuttiness
  • Viognier: light to medium body; peach; apricot; honeysuckle; orange blossom; spice; nuttiness; musk

RED WINE

Red Wine Evaluation Terms

  • Floral: rose, geranium, violets
  • Body: compare light to medium to heavy, as if skim milk to whole milk to heavy cream
  • Red Fruit: strawberry, cherry, raspberry, plum
  • Black Fruits: black cherry, plum, currant, blackberry, prune, blueberry
  • Oak Flavors: toast, smoke, spice, vanilla, cedar, bacon, oak
  • Earthy Flavors: mushrooms, fungus, dirt, leather, forest floor, barnyard
  • Other: chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, cola, tobacco, tar
  • Finish: time taste lingers (usually longer is better)
  • Balance: all factors are well integrated

Characteristics by Varietal:

  • Cabernet Franc: medium body; red fruits; raspberries; violets; soft tannins
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: medium to heavy body; black fruits; cherry; plums; currents; herbs; mine; eucalyptus; olive; tobacco; leather; green pepper; coffee; chocolate; soft to powerful tannins
  • Merlot: medium to heavy body; red and black fruits; berry; plums; herbs; chocolate; mocha; coffee; soft to powerful tannins
  • Pinot Noir: light to medium body; strawberry; cherry; violets; rose petals; cola; earth; leather; soft to medium tannins
  • Syrah: heavy body; rose; black fruits; currents; cherry; plums; pepper; espresso; vanilla; black pepper; white pepper; medium tannins
  • Zinfandel: medium to heavy body; black fruit; cherry; plums; currents; raisins; black pepper; light tannins
Volunteer With Us!

Feel like helping your community and the Wrightwood Neighbors Association?  Volunteer!  CLICK HERE to learn about the great opportunities!

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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