2023 Utica Winter Wine Walk

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2023 Utica Winter Wine Walk

Enjoy wine, food, shopping and fun at 17 locations throughout Utica! Saturday, February 11, 11am-5pm

When and where

Date and time

Location

North Utica 208 S. Clark St. North Utica, IL 61373

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Admission Tickets are now SOLD OUT. Shirts and Sweatshirts are still available.

How does the Winter Wine Walk work? Visit all the locations listed on your passport and enjoy wine and food tastings. Walk between the tasting stops or ride the free trolley bus between stops. This is an open-house type format. You can check in at any time that is convenient to you and can visit the locations in any order you would like. Mill Street will be closed during the event where we'll have 2 fire pits set up for you to enjoy!

Wine & Food Tasting Admission Tickets: SOLD OUT $20 per person for advance online purchase. Includes souvenir glass, passport, and 8 tasting tickets. ** This event sells out every year, so don't wait to get your tickets. **

Additional tasting tickets: Additional tasting tickets are available for $1.25 each at check-in, August Hill Winery and Roxie's Sweet Confections on the day of the event. ** Tasting tickets are different from admission tickets. You need the official WWW glass, which is only included with the admission ticket, to enjoy wine tastings. You can enjoy food tastings without the glass. **

Shirts & Hoodies: $16-$34 Shirt & Hoodie sales close at midnight on January 31. We recommend ordering in advance. Limited stock will be available on the day of the event. Size 4X and 5X will not be available on the day of the event. T-shirts and sweatshirts are all unisex sizes.

Check-in:

  • Early Check-in on Friday, February 10: Skip the lines and check-in the day before the event on Friday, Feb. 10, from 1-6 pm. You can pick up your glass, passport, and tasting tickets at August Hill Winery, 106 Mill Street, Utica. Additional tasting tickets will also be available for $1.25 each (cash only please). If you ordered shirts or hoodies, you can pick them up at Canal Market, 208 S. Clark St., during this time period.
  • Check-in on Saturday, February 11 - the day of the event: Go to the Canal Market, 208 S. Clark Street, Utica, and pick up your Winter Wine Walk souvenir glass, passport, and 8 tasting tickets. You can also purchase additional tasting tickets when you check-in for $1.25 each (cash only). If you order shirts or hoodies, please pick them up at Canal Market as well.

Tasting Locations and Participating Wineries:

CHECK IN – pick up glass, passport - 208 S. Clark St., Utica, IL

  1. Clarks Run Antiques, 215 Division - Prairie State Winery (Wine & Food)
  2. The Village, 248 W. Canal Street - Berryville Vineyards (Wine)
  3. Utica Spice Co., 167 Mill Street (Food)
  4. Bruce & Ollies, 166 Mill Street – August Hill Winery wines (Wine & Food)
  5. Skoog’s Pub & Grill, 155 Mill Street - The Pour Vineyard (Wine)
  6. Clarks Run Creek, 143 Mill - serving a variety of Illinois wines (Wine)
  7. T’s Midwest Boutique, 124 Mill Street (Food)
  8. Wears Well, 122 Mill Street (Food)
  9. August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co., 106 Mill Street (Wine)
  10. Lodi Tap House Utica, 101 Mill Street - w/ Kite Hill Vineyards
  11. Heritage Center, 208 S. Clark Street (next to Canal Market) - w/ Galena Cellars (Wine)
  12. The Rock and Soul, 229 S. Clark (Food & Non-Alcoholic Drink)
  13. Country Kids Produce, 426 S Clark St - w/ Blue Sky Vineyards (Wine)
  14. Jamie's OutPost Parlor/Mix's Trading Post, 602 S. Clark - w/ Spoon River Junction (Wine)
  15. Village Green House Liquor, 611 S. Clark - w/ Mary Michelle and Willett's Winery (Wine)
  16. Stonehead Leather, 703 S. Clark - w/ West of Wise Winery (Wine)
  17. Roxie's Sweet Confections, 723 S. Clark (Food)

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I need extra tasting tickets? Please bring cash if you would like to purchase extra tasting tickets. You can purchase extra tasting tickets for $1.25 each at check-in or you can get them at the August Hill Winery tasting room or Roxie's Sweet Confections. If you get them when you check in, we are only accepting cash in an effort to keep the check-in line moving quickly. If you forget cash, there is an ATM machine at the bank (corner of Mill and Canal), at Joy & Ed's (113 Mill St.), and at Stonehead Leather, 703 S. Clark.

Where can I get the Winter Wine Walk shirt I ordered? Winter Wine walk shirts/hoodies are going to be available at the Canal Market, near our wine admission check in area. Those who pre-purchased shirts can pick them up at this area. Shirts can also be picked up the day before the event (2/10), from 1-6 pm, at Canal Market, 208 S. Clark St.

What is the schedule? Do I need to be there by 11 am for the start? The beauty of the Winter Wine Walk is that you are on your own schedule. You can come and go from each location as you please and you can check in when it is convenient for you. Can’t get here until 2 pm? No problem, we’ll still have people at the check in to get you on your way.

How does the trolley work? The trolley service begins at noon and is sponsored by Starved Rock Lodge. The trolley makes it easier for people to get from one end of town to the other (the trolley is enclosed). However, we have found that most of the people still walk (which is how the Winter Wine Walk got its name.) The majority of the tasting stops are within walking distance.

Where do we park? Parking is available at the elevator (which is near the check-in area), across from the bank, and near the memorial (corner of Mill and Church). There are also other small lots scattered throughout town and there is quite a bit of street parking available in the downtown area.

We want to stay overnight; what are some lodging options? Click here for ideas.

What is the Refund Policy? Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

What will the design on the shirts look like? Here is the design for the 2023 t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies.

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