Wine lovers can rejoice as it is once again time for the Cleveland Wine Festival
, set for Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at Voinovich Bicentennial Park in downtown Cleveland.
“This relaxed wine tasting event is designed not only for the novice wine consumer just learning about wine, but also for the experienced wine drinker looking for new, exciting brands,” shares festival organizer Scott Janess. “Festival guests can take advantage of the intimate setting to interact firsthand with wine experts while enjoying the dramatic downtown skyline and Cleveland’s lakefront.”
This year’s festival will offer samples of more than 350 wines from around the world (including Ohio) as well as award winning beers. Attendees will be afforded the opportunity to interact face to face with wine makers, gain knowledge, and celebrate wine, food, music, and friends at this two-day popular event.
Beer lovers will enjoy informative presentations while sampling Belgian beers at the Best of Belgium Tour presented by Stella Artois. Hoegaaeden, Leffe Blonde and Leffe Brune will also be represented. Belgian Master Beer Sommelier Mark Stroobandt will be on hand with interactive seminars that instruct attendees on food and beer pairing, pouring techniques, and the importance of using the correct glassware.
Tasting tickets are $29 in advance and $35 at the door. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, 12 tastings (additional tasting coupons may be purchased at the festival), food and wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment from Lloyd Dobler Effect, and wine discounts.
Designated driver tickets are $10 (in advance and at the door) and include two non-alcoholic drinks and a souvenir wine glass upon departure. Purchase advanced tasting and designated driver tickets here
Visitors under 21 are admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.
A portion of the festival’s proceeds will benefit the Bright Side of the Road Foundation, which supports finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), widely known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
“The festival is truly a celebration of wine, beer, food, music and friends,” Janess adds.
The festival runs from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about all aspects of the event please visit here