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Wine on the Fox

Wine Tasting

Free and open to the public! Enjoy wines from an expanded selection of wineries from Illinois, California, Italy and beyond, including premium varieties. Must be 21 years of age and provide a picture ID to consume wine.

Host winery:

Represented wineries:

Reconnect with old favorites and explore new tastes with an expanded selection of winemakers at this year’s Wine on the Fox. Find your new favorite? Bottles and cases of most selections are available to purchase to take home with you at the end of your day.

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International Selections

This year’s national and international selections represent the following wine-growing regions:

  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • California
  • Indiana
  • Oregon
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Chile
  • Argentina

Local Craft Brewery

New to wine? Learn with us!

Intimidated by wine? Never fear! A new addition to this year’s Wine on the Fox, two wine education classes will offer the opportunity to learn and to sample a series of wines, guided by a certified sommelier and wine educator.

Wine 101

Saturday, 4-4:45 p.m.

A 45-minute seminar that covers the basics. Can’t tell a pinot grigio from a pinot noir? Learn the basics of varietals and the meaning of descriptors like ‘dry’ and ‘full-bodied.’ Participants will sample 5-6 wines and establish the foundation to better enjoy wine and pick out selections with more confidence. Tickets are $10 or two for $18. Reserve your spot! Click here.

Rosé, the Season’s Hottest Color

2-2:30 p.m. Saturday

A 30-minute seminar dedicated to this rosy bunch of wines perfect for the spring and summer. Learn why rosé is exploding in popularity, sample 3-4 rosé wines, and be ready to be the hero of your next brunch. Tickets for this seminar are $8 or two for $15. Reserve your spot! Click here.

Both seminars are taught by certified wine educator and sommelier Christopher Rowell, who brings more than 20 years of wine industry experience to the table. After completing a culinary degree from the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Rowell found his true passion in wine, and now travels to wine regions across the globe, garnering multiple wine industry certifications.