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18th Naperville Wine Festival Returns Aug 25, 26

7/12/2017, midnight
By Dwight Casimere – wine@thetimesweekly.com The 18th Annual Naperville Wine Festival Presented by Northwestern Mutual returns to its old stomping ...

By Dwight Casimere – wine@thetimesweekly.com

The 18th Annual Naperville Wine Festival Presented by Northwestern Mutual returns to its old stomping grounds at Naper Settlement Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. Featuring more than 500 wines from around the world and top-notch cuisine from local chefs, this year's edition will have an added dimension, the new Bill Jacobs BMW Connoisseurs Club, featuring gourmet cuisine, live music and more, in an elevated experience. Part of the proceeds will benefit Naperville Humane Society, and Alex's Lemonade Stand through the support of Northwestern Mutual Chicagoland. Naper Settlement is an outdoor history museum directly across from the City of Naperville Municipal Center, with free parking on site.

The Standard Market in Naperville is one of the sponsors of the Naperville Wine festival. Some Wines from the poured at the fest will be available at the market

The Standard Market in Naperville is one of the sponsors of the Naperville Wine festival. Some Wines from the poured at the fest will be available at the market

There are four ticket levels for the festival: The Bill Jacobs BMW Connoisseurs Club Ticket includes a ticket good for use any day of the festival, a souvenir wine glass, 200 wine tastings, access to the Hospitality Tent, which includes unlimited specialty wine tastings, heavy hors d'oeuvres and gourmet small plates from Sullivan's Steakhouse, seminars, musical entertainment and an opportunity to purchase wines at discount through Standard Market. The Adult Wine Tasting Ticket includes 20 wine samplings, food and wine seminars musical entertainment and discount wine purchases. The Good Any Day ticket includes all of the previous items plus access to the festival on both days. There's also a Designated Driver Ticket at a reduced rate with two non-alcoholic drinks and all of the above amenities. Under 21 is admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. For more information visit napervillewinefestival.com. Tickets are on Sale now.