Fall Color Wine Tasting

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors at the Arboretum in an intimate atmosphere, tasting local wines.

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Note: additional tickets have been released for this event.

Spend a magical fall evening at The Morton Arboretum sampling wine from more than 80 varieties as you stroll through The Gerard T. Donnelly Grand Garden. You’ll enjoy taking in the scenic tree-filled views as dusk falls, right at the cusp of the seasonal change. Live music will be provided by Jim Perona.

Each event ticket will include 25 1-ounce pours and a souvenir tasting glass, as well as a branded silicone wine glass. Food will be available for purchase from the Ginkgo Café until 6:00 p.m.

Once you’ve sampled and chosen your favorite wines, stop by the Famous Liquors tent to order your choices for pickup at a later date from their Forest Park location. Each purchase you make supports the Arboretum’s mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world, with 10% of all wine sales being donated back to The Morton Arboretum.

This event is for individuals ages 21 and older. Nondrinking guests 21 and older should purchase a Designated Driver ticket. Designated Driver tickets include admission into the event, a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, a cookie, and a branded silicone wine glass.


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The Fall Color Wine Tasting takes place in the Arbor Court and Grand Garden area. This path is accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. The tasting tables will be stationed on the grass and pavement within ten feet of the path.

View the Accessibility Guide for more detailed information.

Event Program and Featured Wine

An event program with a list of featured wines will be released closer to the event date.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Yes, each general admission participant will receive a souvenir wine-tasting glass to use as they sample. In addition, all participants (general admission and Designated Driver) will go home with an Arboretum branded silicone wine glass.

  • The Ginkgo Café will be open until 6:00 p.m. serving boxed salads and sandwiches, as well as a variety of snacks and desserts.

  • Yes, Designated Driver tickets are available for this event. This ticket type will include a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage ticket and cookie, and an Arboretum branded silicone wine glass.

  • No, there will be no additional samples available for purchase.

  • Ticket holders will be granted access to the Arboretum starting at 4:30 p.m. if you wish to enjoy the Arboretum grounds earlier in the day, we ask that you reserve or purchase a timed entry pass.


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