More than 700 new, rare, and exciting wines from more than 250 wineries around the world are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction.

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they pair their useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art.

2019 Tasting Guide
2019 Grand Tasting Map
2019 Medal Winners & Wines From Around the World
2019 Special Tasting Room

Location:
Duke Energy Convention Center
Grand Ballrooms, 3rd Floor
525 Elm Street; Cincinnati, OH 45202
 

Grand Tastings

Day(s) Time Price
Friday Evening 7:00 – 9:30 PM $75 in advance, $80 day of event
Saturday Afternoon 2:30 – 4:30 PM $70 in advance, $75 day of event
Saturday Evening 6:30 – 9:00 PM $85 in advance, $90 day of event

The Collectors Tasting Room (add-on ticket)

Enjoy 7 tastes of high-end wines for one hour only prior to each Grand Tasting. Requires the purchase of a Grand Tasting ticket. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Days(s) Time Price
Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $40 in advance, $45 day of event (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 day of event (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $40 in advance, $45 day of event (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

Education Sessions (add-on ticket)

New to wine and want to make the most out of your Grand Tasting experience? Join some of the most knowledgeable wine educators in Cincinnati for a one-hour education session prior to each Grand Tasting. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

2019 Topic Day(s) Time Price
The Wine & Chocolate Experience Friday Evening 6:00-7:00 PM $30 in advance, $35 day of event (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Tiny Bubbles Saturday Afternoon 1:30-2:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 day of event (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)
Au Naturel Wine Saturday Evening 5:30-6:30 PM $30 in advance, $35 day of event (Plus the cost of a grand tasting ticket)

2019 Friday Evening Presented by Kevin Neal from The Wine Merchant and Mike Thomas from Hyde Perk: The Wine & Chocolate Experience: A guide to wine and chocolate – featuring expertly paired wines from the Wine Merchant and Aglamesis Brothers Chocolate

2019 Saturday Afternoon Presented by Mary Horn, Level III Advanced Sommelier: Tiny Bubbles – Sparkling Bubbles from Around the World

2019 Saturday Evening Presented by Michael Freeman, Advanced Sommelier: Au Naturel – Test your palate and experience natural wine styles from around the world and learn why this counter-culture category is such a controversial topic in the wine industry. Are you up for the challenge?

Silent Auction

Sign up to bid on terrific auction lots of wine and more! Three auctions throughout the weekend – one Friday evening, one Saturday afternoon and one Saturday evening.