Events

Fall Color Wine Tasting

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

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Enjoy seasonal wines amidst the changing leaves at this special fall wine tasting, just weeks after the opening of The Morton Arboretum’s new Grand Garden. Each event ticket purchase includes 25, 1-oz wine tastings, with more than 90 wines to choose from, a souvenir tasting glass, an Arboretum centennial branded wine tumbler, and the opportunity to be one of the first to experience the new Gerard T. Donnelly Grand Garden. Enjoy live music provided by Tank and the Beez and be sure to check out our seasonal displays in the Arboretum Store and the changing colors throughout the Arboretum’s tree collections.

This is a 21+ event and a valid photo ID is required for entry. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted, including infants.

Non-drinking, 21+ guests can purchase a Designated Driver ticket which includes admission into the Arboretum, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage ticket and cookie, and an Arboretum centennial branded wine tumbler.

The Arboretum Store will be open until 8:00 p.m. on the evening of this event.

 

 

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Members: $80

Guests: $90

Designated Drivers: $40 (members) $45 (guests)

This is a 21+ event and a valid photo ID is required for entry. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted, including infants. General Admission into the Arboretum is not included in this ticket purchase.

Non-drinking, 21+ guests can purchase a Designated Driver ticket which includes admission into the event, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage ticket and cookie, and a Centennial branded Wine Tumbler.

Ticket holders will be granted access to the Arboretum starting at 4:30 p.m. Event entry will be open from 5:00–6:00 p.m. with last call being at 7:45 p.m. and last pour at 8:00 p.m.

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.

A gourmet snack box is available to early tickets purchasers. The snack boxes will contain meat and serve one to two people. Pre-order gourmet snack boxes are sold out. We cannot guarantee that additional snack boxes will be available for purchase at the event.

The Fall Color Festival concession tents will be open during the event in Arbor Court.

Below is a list of wines featured at the Fall Color Wine Tasting. Each vintage is available for purchase by ordering bottles for local pickup.

 

Burke, Australia

Stone’s Ginger wine – $15.99

J-Shed Red Blend – $17.99

J-Shed Shiraz – $17.99

Hardy’s Tawny Porto – $19.99

St. Hallett Faith Shiraz – $21.99

St. Hallett Blackwell Shiraz – $24.99

 

Burke, California

Regio Moscato – $11.99

Rare Bourbon Barrel Cabernet – $12.99

Rare Platinum Cabernet – $12.99

Rare Platinum Chardonnay – $12.99

Rare Platinum Merlot – $12.99

Rare Platinum Pinot Noir – $12.99

 

Burke, California, Italy

Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc – $11.99

Ironstone Petite Sirah – $11.99

Tropical Cranberry Moscato – $12.99

Luca Bosio Prosecco – $17.99

Lucas & Lewellen Cabernet – $24.99

Luca Bosio Barberesco – $34.99

 

Burke, Mexico

Monte Xanic Rosé of Grenache – $24.99

Monte Xanic Cabernet – $29.99

Monte Xanic Cabernet/Merlot – $29.99

Monte Xanic Merlot – $29.99

Monte Xanic Sauvignon Blanc – $29.99

Monte Xanic Syrah – $29.99

 

Burke, Portugal

Q.S.S. Rare Rosé – $10.99

Q.S.S. Rare White – $10.99

Quinta Nova Duoro Red – $17.99

Quinta Nova Duoro White – $17.99

Quinta Nova Unoaked Red – $22.99

Quinta Nova L.B.V. Porto – $39.99

 

Compass Wines

Lynfred Oktoberfest – $14.99

Centennial Red – $17.99

Centennial White – $17.99

Lynfred Spiced Apple – $17.99

Viña Robles Arborist Red – $18.99

Viña Robles Cabernet – $24.99

 

Enovation Brands

Gemma di Luna Prosecco – $12.99

Living Coral Sparkling Rosé – $12.99 or 12 for $84

Voga Prosecco Rosé – $12.99

Ca’Montini Pinot Grigio – $14.99

Lion & The Lily Rosé – $14.99 or 12 for $100

Lignum Red Blend – $15.99

 

Kendall Jackson / Juan Gil

La Vieille Ferme Rosé – $8.99

Kendall Jackson Lo-Cal Chardonnay – $13.99

Bodegas Tridente Tempranillo – $14.99

Juan Gil Silver Monastrell – $15.99

Capture Tradition Sauvignon Blanc – $19.99

La Crema Sonoma coast Chardonnay – $22.99

 

Long Sepulveda

Oynos Merlot/Nero d’Avola – $12.99

DaCastello Extra Dry Prosecco – $13.99

Pampa Estate Organic Malbec – $13.99

Algod Sparkling Rosé – $15.99

Stoneburn Sauvignon Blanc – $15.99

Sideways Pinot Noir – $16.99

 

More Than Grapes

MMM…Just Enjoy Pinot Grigio – $17.99

MMM…Just Enjoy Rosé – $17.99

MMM…Just Enjoy Prosecco – $19.99

Sermenti Primitivo – $19.99

Cipriani Bolgheri Rosso – $34.99

Montigoli Amarone – $39.99

 

Rodinia Imports

Castoro Cellars Sauvignon Blanc – $14.99

Borgo Magredo Prosecco – $17.99

Villa Pillo Rosso Toscana Cingalino – $17.99

Smokescreen Chardonnay – $18.99

Cardwell Hill Fenders Pinot noir – $19.99

Smokescreen Chemist Red – $21.99

Midnight Cellars Cabernet – $22.99

Monsaraz Reserva Red – $22.99

Smokescreen Pinot Noir – $23.99

Smokescreen Sauvignon Blanc – $23.99

Smokescreen Napa Cabernet – $34.99

Fiftyrow Napa Cabernet – $89.99

 

Romano Imports

Bariano Classic Prosecco 187 ml – $4.99

Trovati Pinot Grigio Rosé – $12.99

Trovati Rosso – $12.99

Bariano Rosé Prosecco – $13.99

Seven Veils Red Blend – $13.99

Castelvecchio Pinot Grigio – $17.99

Castelvecchio Sauvignon Blanc – $17.99

Costa del Volcano Etna Bianco – $19.99

Costa del Volcano Etna Rosso – $19.99

Castelvecchio Cabernet – $22.99

Castelvecchio Cabernet Franc – $22.99

Bariano D.O.C.G. Prosecco – $24.99

 

Tri-Vin Imports

Fontella Organic Chianti – $11.99

Vinyes Ocults Malbec – $14.99

Les Allies “PET-NAT” Sparkling Rosé – $15.99

Fly By Cabernet – $16.99

Ego Bodegas Goru 38 Barrels Red – $17.99

Cerro Anon Gran Reserva Rioja – $24.99

 

WX Brands

Jelly Jar Peach Sorbet – $13.99

Jelly Jar Strawberry Sorbet – $13.99

Trapiche Broquel Malbec – $13.99

Bread & Butter Prosecco – $14.99

Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise Red Blend – $15.99

Chronic Cellars Sir Real Cabernet – $15.99

Like something you tasted at the event? Our wine tasting partner, Famous Liquors will be onsite from 5:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. taking wine orders for pick up at a later date at their Forest Park location. For a nominal fee, there will be an option to have your entire order delivered to your home.

Accordion List

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

  • Gourmet snack boxes are available for pre-order at the time of ticket purchase.  A small amount may be available for purchase onsite at the time of the event. The Fall Color Festival Concession Tents will be open during the event in Arbor Court.

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

  • 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.

  • Participating wineries will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information.

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