Fall Color Wine Tasting

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

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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

Table 1 Scotto Cellars

Rich and Creamy Chardonnay $13.99
Rich and Spicy Cabernet $13.99
Rare Platinum Pinot Noir $12.99
Rare Platinum Merlot $12.99
Rare Platinum Cabernet $13.99
Regio Moscato $11.99

Table 2 H.R. Rubin

Silverleaf Sauvignon Blanc $16.99
Melted Chardonnay $14.99
Vincentin Blanc de Malbec $19.99
Classified Pinot Noir $19.99
Classified Cabernet $16.99
Napa by N.A.P.A. Michael’s Red $26.99

Table 3 Lynfred Winery

Arbor Sparkling Brut $24.99
Vin de City White $14.99
Vin de City Red $14.99
Spiced Apple $15.99
Cranberry $15.99

Table 4 Lynfred Winery

Oktoberfest $14.99
Warhol Red $19.99
Cherry $15.99
Strawberry $15.99
Plum $15.99

Table 5 Austria

Esterházy Grüner Veltliner $19.99
Esterházy Blaufränkicsh $19.99
Esterházy Zweigelt $19.99
Esterházy Pinot Noir $19.99
Esterházy Projekt 18 Amarone Style $44.99

Table 6 Portugal

Q.S.S. Rare Vinho Verde $9.99
Q.S.S. Rare Rosé $9.99
Q.S.S. Rare Red Blend $9.99
Quinta Nova Douro White Blend $17.99
Quinta Nova Douro Red Blend $17.99
Quinta Nova Unoaked Red Blend $21.99

Table 7 Mendocino Wine Company

Parducci Small Lot Chardonnay $14.99
Parducci Small Lot Pinot Noir $14.99
Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc $19.99
Paul Dolan Cabernet $22.99
Zinphomaniac Zinfandel $14.99
True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah $19.99

Table 8 Bordeaux

Château Bonnet White $15.99
Château de Cruzeau White $29.99
Château La Louvière White $59.99
Château Bonnet Red $15.99
Château de Cruzeau Red $31.99

Table 9 Tropical Moscato

Tropical Ginger Lime Moscato $12.99
Tropical Cranberry Moscato $12.99
Tropical Mango Moscato $12.99
Tropical Blueberry Moscato $12.99
Tropical Strawberry Moscato $12.99
Tropical Black Semi Sweet $12.99

Table 10 Quintessential Wines

Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc $11.99
Geyser Peak Chardonnay $11.99
Foppiano Estate Chardonnay $24.99
Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah $24.99
Foppiano 1896 Red Blend $12.99
Terrapura Cabernet $11.99

Table 11 Spain

Manzanos Blanco Barrica $21.99
Manzanos Crianza Rioja $21.99
Manzanos Reserva Rioja $29.99
Siglo Saco Tempranillo $16.99
Siglo Saco Crianza Rioja $19.99
Siglo Saco Gran Reserva Rioja $24.99

Table 12 South Africa

Benguela Cove Lighthouse Collection Rosé $14.99
Benguela Lighthouse Collection Syrah $14.99
Longridge Emily Rose $14.99
Kumusha Chenin Blanc $14.99
Kumusha Cabernet $14.99
Kumusha Cabernet and Cinsault $18.99

Table 13 Argentina

Gaia Malbec $17.99
Gaia Red Blend $17.99
Domaine Bousquet Reserve Chardonnay $15.99
Domaine Bousquet Reserve Pinot Noir $15.99
Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec $15.99
Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet $15.99

Table 14 Monsieur Touton

Ruby Red Grapefruit Rosé $10.99
Villa Jolanda Moscato d’Asti $14.99
Cipriani Bellini Cocktail $19.99
Monsieur Touton White Bordeaux $11.99
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir $11.99
Monte Degli Angeli Sangiovese $9.99

Table 15 Spain

Mirame Cava Rosé Brut $12.99
Viña Nora Albariño $17.99
La Celestina Crianza $17.99
Obalo Crianza Rioja $17.99
Venta la Ossa Cabernet $19.99

Table 16 Sparkling

Veuve-Olivier Cuvée Prestige $9.99
Veuve-Olivier Brut $11.99
Veuve-Olivier Brut Rosé $11.99
Domaine Bousquet Brut $15.99
Domaine Bousquet Brut Rosé $15.99

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 purchase a general admission ticket.


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