Cleveland Wine Festival

The Cleveland Wine Festival, held every summer, is a two-day celebration of food and wine. In addition there is a new section dedicated just to educate you about wine glasses. The festival is held in Voinovich Bicentennial Park. The date varys each year, but it usually happens sometime in the middle of June. Let’s see what the festival has to offer!

The Wine:

The Cleveland Wine Festival showcases 220+ wines from all over the planet, with roughly 25% Ohio wine. Vendors are put up around the playground and guests have a chance to taste and learn about many different wines. This isn’t a snobby affair; the wine newcomer will feel blessed.

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The Food:

Besides this wine, food from local restaurants will soon be available for tastings and available for buy. There’ll also be cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Past participants have included the Cleveland Marriott Downtown, La Dolce Vita, Fahrenheit, and Stancato’s.

Other Attractions in the Cleveland Wine Festival:

Besides the food and wine, the Cleveland Wine Festival features live musical entertainment every day. Grab a glass of wine and some food and sit on the lawn to enjoy the series.

Hours and Admission:

The Cleveland Wine Festival is available Friday, June 14, from 4pm to 10pm and on Saturday, June 15, from 2pm to 8pm.

Tickets are $29 in advance and $35 at the gate. Entry includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, wine and food seminars, cooking demonstrations, and live music. A 10 designated driver ticket is also available and contains two soft drinks rather than the tastings. Kids under 21 are admitted free with a paid adult admission.

Buying Wine in the Cleveland Wine Festival:

Those attending the Cleveland Wine Festival have the chance to purchase the wines featured from the bottle or by the case. Because of Ohio’s wine legislation, you may complete an order form and possess the wines delivered to your home or pick them up in a Giant Eagle shop , among the festival’s sponsors.

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Hotels near the Cleveland Wine Festival:

The Cleveland Wine Festival can be within walking distance of big downtown hotels, like the Renaissance Cleveland (check rates)along with the Ritz Carlton (check rates). For cheaper accommodations, try one of those resorts at the I-77/Rockside Road corridor.

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Ample parking can be found in the Nautica parking lots.

In addition, RTA’s waterfront lineup stops within walking distance of this festival and links to points around the city.

Hotels near the Cleveland Wine Festival:

The Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center is offering a unique”Sip, Savor, and Sleep” bundle along with the Cleveland Wine Festival. The package includes accommodations, a welcome bottle of wine, breakfast for 2, and entrance to the holiday season. For more information on the bundle, visit the resort’s Web website.