5 Reasons You NEED to Experience the Cincinnati International Wine Festival

Looking for a date night or girls night out? We’ve got you covered! The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is coming up March 12-14 and is truly the ULTIMATE WINE WEEKEND. So get a sitter and grab your guy, your gals or your pals and get ready for a weekend you won’t soon forget. 


The wine festival features 700 wines from 200 wineries, and is all in support of local charities! Need more reasons to check it out? Say no more! 🍷

1. It’s the perfect date night escape.

Not only does the festival kick off with exclusive, luxurious, multi-course winery dinners held simultaneously at 14 of Cincinnati’s hottest restaurants, but you will also get to interact with each restaurant’s winery representative to learn more about the wines served at your dinner while you enjoy an intimate evening. But this romantic date night is offered ONE NIGHT ONLY – March 12 at 6:30 p.m. So snag your sweetie and splurge a little… you deserve it!

2. Find your new favorite wine.

With more than 700 wines from 200 wineries to choose from at the grand tastings, the options are endless. Whether you’re an intrigued beginner or a wine connoisseur, there is something for everyone at the wine festival! Whether you like red or white, sweet or dry, fruity or spicy, you can sniff, swirl, sip and dump as much as you’d like, while sampling delicious bites from local food vendors, including Graeters!

3. It’s the MOST FUN Girls Night Out!

Aside from getting to taste all the delicious wines, you can also take advantage of the fun photo opps at the grand tastings with your gal pals. Strike a pose and make memories that last a lifetime at the wine festival! Many groups of friends make an entire weekend out of it and it has become an annual tradition, not to be missed. Be sure to follow and tag the wine festival in your posts as well on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CincyWineFest | #CincyWineFest, and you might just get featured!

4. You get a FREE wine glass to take home!

With your grand tasting ticket, you will also receive a keepsake Riedel wine glass (valued at $15) to not only utilize for your tasting that day, but to take home with you too! How cool is that?!

5. It’s all in support of local charities.

Each wine festival ticket purchased directly benefits 35 local charities with programs dedicated to the arts, education, health and human services. The festival has donated more than $6 million to local charities since its inception thanks to wine lovers like you. So you will be making a difference in the community as you’re enjoying a fun weekend of wine, all for a great cause.

It truly is a can’t miss event, and the most fun you’ll have all year! But tickets are selling out quickly…Make your plans now to enjoy a weekend of wine, while giving back one glass at a time, March 12-14.

For more information about the winery dinners, grand tastings, benefiting charities, to view the full weekend schedule, and to BUY YOUR TICKETS, visit winefestival.com.

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