Fall Is In The Air: Wine and Beer Tasting Season


List of Breweries and Wineries in Illinois

Maybe it’s the chill in the air. Lots of wineries and breweries in Illinois find October a great time to participate in local wine and beer festivals. Some even host their own events.

Check below for a listing of fun events happening in the Chicago area throughout the month. Click on the links for all the details about each festival including what wines and beers are featured, tickets, addresses and more.

One thing you don’t need to worry about is how to get to and from the festivals. Count on WSL to make the adventure enjoyable and safe.

When you book a car with WSL, transportation to and from the event is half the fun because all your friends can ride together and now one has to be the designated driver.

Our professional drivers know how to get your around the suburbs and the city with ease. Plus you’ll arrive safely and in style. WSL uses only late-model, luxury vehicles. Just tell us how many people are in your party, and we’ll pick the car, limo or mini-bus that ensures your group is comfortable. 

Make your festival reservations now, then call WSL to book your ride. 

Chicago-Area Wine Festivals

Sunday, October 1, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Naperville
Peterson’s 15 Year Anniversary Tent Tasting and Sale

Thursday, October 5, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Chicago
Lincoln Park Uncorked 2017: A Lincoln Avenue Wine Stroll

Thursday, October 12, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Lisle
Lynfred Winery Winemaker Dinner Allgauer’s Lisle

Friday, October 13, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. - Chicago
Wine Riot - Chicago

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Chicago
Lynfred Winery Winemaker Dinner at the Walnut Room

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Plainfield
The Seven Noble Grapes

Monday, October 23, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Chicago
Simply Italian Great Wines U.S. Tour

Monday, October 23, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. - Chicago
Wildfire Wine Dinner with Ferrari-Carano

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Roselle
Riedel Wine Tasting

Chicago-Area Beer Tastings

Friday, October 6, 2:30 p.m. – Chicago
Sin & Suds Beer Tour in the Loop & South Loop

Friday, October 6, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Chicago
5th Annual Harvest HopDown Beer Fest

Saturday, October 7 – Berwyn
Berwyn Brew Fest

Saturday, October 7, noon to 4:00 p.m. – Aurora
Cock-A-Doodle Brew Fest

October 8 to 10 – Chicago
Rocktober Beerfest 2017

Saturday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. – The Field Museum, Chicago
Rare and Wild Beer Fest

Saturday, October 14 - Chicago
Chicago Beer Festival

Fridays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. – Galena
Galena Brewing Company