Wine lovers are invited to descend on Elmwood Park to sample sips from 60 wineries on Sept. 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Village of Elmwood Park, the first ever Sip N’ Stroll event fits right in with the community’s vibrant dining scene and expands on their annual food festival — the Taste of Elmwood Park. The outdoor event, held at 75th Avenue and Fullerton, will feature live music, food vendors and a commemorative wine glass.

“People in Elmwood Park are passionate about good food and drink,” said Elmwood Park Mayor Angelo “Skip” Saviano. “Our food festival, Taste of Elmwood Park, is hugely popular in the region and we thought that a wine tasting was a logical way to build upon the success of our dining scene.”

Each $40 ticket to this 21 and over event includes 15 wine tasting tickets. Choosing which wines to savor will be the only challenge attendees might face during the leisurely evening. Among the wines offered through the village sponsored event, Cooper and Thief is set to bring bourbon barrel aged “dark and jammy” red wines with notes of vanilla, while Silk and Spice Winery promises a red blend with notes of fruity plum and blackberry pulled from a trio of grapes native to Portugal. White wine drinkers should check out Conundrum, a versatile white blend known for tropical fruit notes or Pomelo Wine Company’s crisp and refreshing citrus-forward Sauvignon Blanc. Vintages from perennially popular Joel Gott, Kim Crawford, and Mondavi will be available for those preferring more familiar sips along the stroll. Proximo Spirits will be onsite serving up tequila tastings for those looking to add a stronger libation to their mix.

As ticket holders travel between the 10 tents to select and sample wines, they will enjoy musical stylings from the Yazz Jazz Swings and will have the opportunity to purchase food from Elmcrest Banquets and Massa Café Italiano. And if any participants would like to purchase a bottle of wine after sampling, they will be able to order a bottle at the event through Binny’s Beverage Depot.

“There are a lot of people in Elmwood Park who are passionate about wine and winemaking,” said Saviano. “We’re excited to try something new and look forward to bringing more events like this to our community in the future.”

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Sip N’ Stroll: Featured wineries

  •  14 Hands
  •  7 Deadly Zins
  •  Beronia
  •  Bonanza
  •  Brancott
  •  Campo Viejo
  •  Caymus Suisun
  •  Chloe
  •  Cht Ste Michelle
  •  Clos De Los Siete
  •  Columbia Crest
  •  Conundrum
  •  Cooper & Thief
  •  Coppola
  •  Cupcake
  •  Emmolo
  •  Erath
  •  Falesco
  •  Ferrari Carano
  •  Freakshow
  •  Frescobaldi
  •  Gazela
  •  Gnarly Head
  •  H3
  •  Imagery
  •  J Lohr
  •  Joel Gott
  •  Josh Cellars
  •  Kim Crawford
  •  Lemonade Stand
  •  Liquid Light
  •  LUC Belaire
  •  Marques De Riscal
  •  Meiomi
  •  Menage A Trois
  •  Mer Soleil
  •  Mionetto Prestige
  •  Mondavi
  •  Monsanto
  •  Montecillo
  •  Noble Vines
  •  Petite Petit
  •  Pomelo
  •  Primus 
  •  Prisoner
  •  Red Schooner
  •  Relax
  •  Ruffino
  •  Saldo
  •  Schmitt Sohne 
  •  SEA Sun
  •  Silk & Spice
  •  Simi 
  •  Sofia Blanc 
  •  Stella Rosa
  •  Sutter Home
  •  The Pale Rose
  •  Three Pears
  • Unshackled