Cincinnati International Wine Festival Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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The ultimate wine weekend stars 20,000 bottles of wine, from 18 different countries, all while benefitting local charities. Read on to drink up all the details.

Since 1991, wine-lovers from near and far have gathered in Cincinnati to celebrate the wine industry while benefitting over 35 Greater Cincinnati arts, education, and health and human services charities, raising just over $6 million. This year, the Cincinnati International Wine Festival will be held on March 12-14th. The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the country, hosting just over 5,000 guests last year alone, and expecting even more this year for the 30th anniversary celebration.

The event itself features many different aspects so attendees, both wine connoisseurs and newcomers alike, can enjoy their ultimate wine weekend with over 700 wines from over 200 wineries.

At the wine festival, there will be grand tastings, education sessions to learn about various types of wine and wine-making, gourmet dining, a charity auction, a NEW collectors tasting room, and more. 

Who will attend the event? Cincinnati natives, out-of-town relatives, wine lovers from over the nation, and guests from 18 different countries. This year, 7 new countries will be in attendance, including Austria, Bolivia, Georgia, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and Uruguay, according to Wine Festival’s media contact, Candice Terrell.

“This festival is truly the ‘ultimate wine weekend’ and has something for everyone… from intrigued beginners, to foodies, to wine experts, to collectors,” says Terrell. “Whether you’re looking for a girls’ night out, a fun couple’s weekend, or an intimate date night, the wine festival has it all and it’s all for a great cause. The wine festival benefits 35 local charities, so you’re drinking wine and having a good time, all while giving back to the community. Plus you get a FREE keepsake Riedel wine glass, valued at $15, with your ticket purchase… winning all around!”

March 12th: The Winery Dinner Series: Cincinnati’s finest restaurants

March 13-14th: Duke Energy Convention Center: Grand Tastings, Education Sessions, NEW Collectors Tasting Room

March 14th: Hilton Netherland Plaza: Charity Auction and Luncheon

For event information and tickets, visit Cincy Wine Fest’s website

To stay up to date with the latest updates and behind-the-scenes of the event, follow the Cincinnati International Wine Festival on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and follow the hashtag #cincywinefest