The 2015 Cincinnati International Wine Festival is March 5-7.
The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1991 to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities. Each year the festival has grown with increasing winery participation, events and attendance.
The 25th annual Cincinnati Wine Festival includes Winery Dinners, Grand Tastings, the Charity Auction & Luncheon, and the Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament. Through these events the Wine Festival has donated over $4.2 million dollars to local charities over the past twenty-four years.
Thursday, March 5: Winery Dinners
Friday, March 6: Grand Tastings
Saturday, March 7: Grand Tastings & Charity Auction
Visiting wine personalities from around the globe team up with the local chefs in their restaurants and create multi-course dining experiences. Meet these artists, learn the story of their wines, and experience fine wine with masterful cuisine.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 6:30 pm:
Orchids at the Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Winery Dinners for Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm:
Carlo & Johnny (seating is limited)
Jack Binion's Steak featuring Raptor Ridge Winery
Jag's Steak & Seafood featuring Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (seating is limited)
La Poste Eatery (seating is limited)
Morton's The Steakhouse featuring Michael David Winery
The Metropolitan Club featuring Heitz Wine Cellars
The Precinct featuring Robert Mondavi Winery
The Presidents Room at The Phoenix featuring Brian Carter Cellars
Tony's Steak & Seafood featuring Dalla Terra
March 6: 6:30 - 9 pm
March 7: 2:30 - 4:30 pm & 6:30 - 9 pm
March 6-7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, there will be more than 700 wines from over hundreds of wineries are available to sample, along with food and a silent auction. The Grand Tastings are the centerpiece of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. New, rare, and exotic wines from around the world are available for tasting. Whether you're a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with samples of their art.
At the Special Tasting Room, there will be 7 tastes of high end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting.
Charity Auction & Luncheon
March 7, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202).
9:30 am: Champagne Reception & Silent Auction
11 am: Live Auction followed by Winery Luncheon
The silent auction features a catalog of limited-release bottles, winemaker-signed large format bottles, rare wines from the cellars of notable Cincinnatians, chef's table dining opportunities at Cincinnati homes, wine cellar tours, and more.
A gourmet luncheon with cuisine from the Hilton Netherland's Chef Todd Kelly follows the Auction. Each table is hosted by a winery representative pouring a selection of wines to pair with your three course meal. Advance online tickets December 1 - March 1.