Holiday Sip and Shop

Toast the start of the holiday season with a wine and spirits tasting and a holiday shopping event at The Arboretum Store.

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Toast the start of the holiday season with a wine and spirits tasting and a holiday shopping event at The Arboretum Store.

Attendees will get to sample seasonal wines and spirits while shopping for friends and family. The event ticket purchase includes unlimited samples of wine and spirits from over 75 choices and admission to holiday-themed, artisanal demonstrations taking place throughout the night.

Wine and spirits for the event are provided by Famous Liquors. Attendees can pre-order their favorite wines and spirits  to be picked up at their Famous Liquors’ Forest Park location, or to be shipped to a home for a nominal fee. Stock up on your favorites and enjoy a 10% discount on all case purchases. The Morton Arboretum will receive 10% of all wine and spirit purchases as a donation.

New this year, all Holiday Sip and Shop ticket holders will receive a special discount at The Arboretum Store, with members receiving 15% off and guests receiving 10% off their purchases. There will also be a strolling fashion walk as Arboretum volunteers model The Arboretum Store jewelry, clothes, and accessories, which will be available for purchase.

Ticket Details

Event entry times are 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. An entry time must be chosen at the time of ticket purchase.

General Sip and Shop tickets include unlimited wine samples, a reusable wine glass, and access to demonstrations throughout the evening. Local artisans will be present throughout the event space and The Arboretum Store will be open.

Designated Driver tickets include everything except the reusable wine glass and wine samples.

The Ginkgo Café will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for additional food and beverage purchases.

Ticket purchasers must be 21 years or older and present a valid I.D. at check-in. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted to the event, including infants.

Demonstrations and Vendors


Demonstration Schedule

5:30 p.m.
Creating Festive Floral Arrangements, by Bridget Bittman

6:20 p.m.
Charcuterie Entertaining, by Brooke Bartlett of Practical Girl Designs

7:10 p.m.
Soap Making, by Joe Bingaman of Soapy Roads of Lombard

Demonstrations will take place in the Chestnut Room in the Visitor Center.


Participating Vendors

Brooke Bartlett, Practical Girl Designs
Upcycled and hand-chiseled marble and granite charcuterie boards

Julie Marie Matos, Eclectic Redesigns Jewelry
Beautifully crafted salvaged copper jewelry that embraces sustainability and individuality

Larry Anderson
One-of-a-kind wooden keepsake boxes that are beautiful and functional

Joe and Brooke Bingaman, Soapy Roads of Lombard
Specialty organic base soap, made in small batches using the oldest form of soapmaking, the rustic hot process method

Wine and Spirit List


Table 1  Monsieur Touton, Italy
Famiglia Castellini Pinot Grigio  $15.99
Podere Castorani Montepulciano d’Abruzzo  $17.99
Podere Castorani Amorino Pecorino  $17.99
Castellani Chianti Classico  $21.99
Zeni Valpolicella Ripasso Marogne  $29.99
Zeni Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico  $39.99

Table 2  Mendocino Wine Company, California
Parducci Small Lot Merlot  $14.99
Paul Dolan Zinfandel  $21.99
Parducci Small Lot Petite Sirah  $14.99
True Grit Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon  $19.99
Slices Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon  $19.99

Table 3  Escudo Rojo, Chile
Reserva Sauvignon Blanc  $18.99
Reserva Pinot Noir  $18.99
Reserva Carmenere  $18.99
Gran Reserva Red  $22.99
Origine Cabernet Sauvignon  $34.99
Baronesa P. Red  $79.99

Table 4  St. Christopher Glühwein, Germany
White  $9.99
Red  $9.99
Blueberry  $10.99
Cherry  $10.99

Table 5  South Africa
Avondale Jonty’s Duck Pekin White  $18.99
Olifantsberg Old Vine Chenin Blanc  $19.99
Avondale Jonty’s Duck Pekin Red Blend  $18.99
Olifantsberg Syrah  $27.99
Olifantsberg Soul of the Mountain The Bull Red  $39.99

Table 6  Quintessential Wines, California
Ironstone Obsession Symphony White  $10.99
Tropical Ginger Lime Moscato  $12.99
Tropical Blueberry Moscato  $12.99
Tropical Cranberry Moscato  $12.99
Tropical Strawberry Moscato  $12.99
Tropical Black Semi Sweet  $12.99

Table 7  Quintessential Wines, California
Luca Bosio Langhe Arneis  $16.99
Ironstone Reserve Cabernet Franc  $21.99
Cortonesi La Mannella Rosso di Montalcino  $26.99
Cortonesi La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino  $59.99
Bel Colle Barolo Monvigliero  $44.99
Atlas Peak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon  $49.99

Table 8  Lynfred Winery, Illinois
Sparkling Almond  $24.99
Cranberry  $15.99
Plum  $15.99
Christmas White Spiced  $14.99
Christmas Red Spiced  $14.99

Table 9  Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey, Kentucky
Char #1 Bourbon  $64.99
Toasted American Oak Bourbon  $69.99
Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon  $79.99
Char #1 Rye Whiskey  $64.99
Smoked Barrel Rye Whiskey  $69.99
Barrel Strength Whiskey  $69.99

Table 10  Stateside RTD and Vodka, Pennsylvania
Vodka Soda Party Variety 8 Pack  $19.99
Vodka Soda Party Variety 8 Pack #2  $19.99
Surfside Iced Tea and Vodka 4 Pack  $19.99
Vodka 750 ml  $24.99
Vodka 1.75 Liter  $39.99

Table 11  Rey Supremo, Mexico
Tequila Blanco  $24.99
Tequila Rosa  $29.99
Tequila Reposado  $32.99
Anejo Tequila  $49.99
Extra Anejo Tequila  $89.99

Table 12  Infuse Spirits, California
Original Vodka  $19.99
Lemon Vodka  $19.99
Peach Vodka  $19.99
Cinnamon Apple Vodka  $19.99
Mango Habanero Vodka  $19.99

Table 13  Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, Tennessee
Banana Pudding Cream  $21.99
Salted Caramel  $21.99
JM deLIGHT Lemon Icebox  $21.99
Whipped Orange Cream  $21.99
Spiced Pumpkin Roll  $21.99
Peppermint Mocha  $21.99

Table 14  Duggan’s, Scotland
Duggan’s Dew Scotch  $19.99
Asbach Uralt 3-Year-Old Brandy  $29.99
Asbach 8- Year-Old Brandy  $49.99
Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin  $39.99
Xuxu Strawberry Vodka Liqueur  $26.99
Xuxu Strawberry Cream Liqueur  $19.99

Table 15  Two James Spirits, Michigan
Coffee Liqueur  $29.99
Doctor Bird Jamaican Rum  $29.99
Doctor Bird Pineapple Rum  $32.99
J. Riddle Peated Bourbon  $25.99
Catcher’s Rye Whiskey  $27.99
Catcher’s Rye Vermouth Aged Whiskey  $39.99

Order Wine and Spirits

After you sip, stop over to the Famous Liquors table and pre-order your favorite wines and spirits. The Morton Arboretum will receive 10% of all wine and spirit purchases as a donation.


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