Above / Historic Naperville Settlement with the Martin-Mitchell Mansion as a backdrop provides a lovely outdoor setting for the annual Naperville Wine Festival, slated for Aug. 24-25, 2018.

The 16th Annual Naperville Wine Festival, Naperville’s premier wine event, is scheduled for August 24-25, again returning to Naper Settlement.

Tickets go on sale Mon., June 11, at www.napervillewinefestival.com. The annual event, presented this year by Country Financial, will feature more than 200 wines from around the world as well as local cuisine, live musical entertainment, food and wine seminars, pairing tips and more.

Organizers add that the two-day event takes place, rain or shine, at Naper Settlement, an outdoor history museum located across from the City of Naperville Municipal Center. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will benefit the Naperville Area Humane Society.

“The outstanding community and traditions associated with the Naperville Wine Festival are what have made this such a great event,” noted Tom Valdiserri, Executive Vice President at KemperLesnik, operator of the festival, in the news release. “We are excited to partner with Country Financial as a new presenting sponsor this year, and together we look forward to creating a fantastic experience for patrons at this year’s Naperville Wine Festival.”

“As a company rooted in agriculture, we are excited to be part of an event that showcases wine and local foods. We look forward to serving those coming from near and far to enjoy this year’s Naperville Wine Festival,” said Drew Cali, Agency Manager at Country Financial. “There is a strong sense of community surrounding the festival, and we can’t think of a better way to support local businesses and foster lasting relationships in the greater Chicagoland area.” 

The Naperville Wine Festival will also feature Cadillac as its official vehicle, and host of the Cadillac Connoisseurs Club. This elevated festival experience provides guests with select food and wine tastings in Cadillac’s private tent.

Naperville Wine Festival is set August 24-25 with three ticket options

Festival hours are 5-10PM on Fri., August 24, and 3-8PM on Sat., August. 25, with three ticket options to select from:

  • The Adult Wine Tasting Ticket has two tiers: General Admission and General Admission Plus. General Admission is $40 in advance and $45 at the door, and General Admission Plus, an enhanced ticket option launching this year that grants one-hour early admission, is $50 in advance and $55 on the day of the event. Both ticket options include a souvenir tasting glass, 18 wine tastings, interactive seminars, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine to take home at a discount.
  • The Cadillac Connoisseurs Club Ticket is $99 in advance and $120 at the door. This ticket is good to use any one day of the festival. In addition to all of the benefits of an Adult Wine Tasting Ticket, it includes one-hour early admission, access to the Cadillac Connoisseurs Club hospitality tent, exclusive wine samplings, and passed hors d’oeuvre and gourmet small plate tastings from Inspired Catering.
  • The Designated Driver Ticket is $15 both online and at the door. This option provides food and wine seminars, musical entertainment, discounted wine purchases, and a souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult.

Naperville Wine Festival is presented in 2018 by Country Financial with support of other sponsors.

For more information, visit napervillewinefestival.com.

For information about overnight accommodations in Naperville, visit www.visitnaperville.com.