California-based Uncorked Wine Festivals are bringing one of their popular Wisconsin wine tasting extravagances for the first time.
âUncorked: Milwaukee Wine Festivalâ is scheduled for October 22 through Mitchell Park domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee.
âIt’s sort of the wine enthusiast’s equivalent of the craft beer festival,â said Michelle Silberstein, who founded Uncorked Wine Festivals in 2015. âThere really isn’t anything else like it. which goes around and brings together such a wide range of vineyards. “
Upon arrival of participants, a wine goblet with logo will be given to them for their tastings.
There will be 40 tables each with two or three wine options “from around the world,” said Silberstein. Participants can expect “a little” of “every varietal and style”.
Guests can go to “some or all” of the tables, chat with representatives of the wineries or suppliers of the wines they offer and try “a bunch of fun and different wines,” said Silberstein.
âIt was designed to be an event that I would like to go to, first and foremost,â she said.
Silberstein said his friends ranged from âMaybe I’ll order a glass of house wine at happy hour,â to wine club memberships in Napa and Sonoma wineries.
âI wanted to create something that was an experience for all levels of wine lovers or appreciators,â she said. “But it also has something for people to do besides walking around and drinking.”
The event will cover the three Mitchell Park Domes (floral, desert and tropical show) and its annex. And there will be food trucks on site with dishes available for purchase.
Dress is requested, but not required, said Silberstein. She also recommended wearing comfortable shoes.
General admission is $ 55, which includes access to the event, all wine tastings from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the tumblr. VIP costs $ 70 which includes access to the event, all wine tastings from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with special pours during that extra hour and the tumblr. Tickets are available online at bit.ly/uncorkedmketickets.
Uncorked Wine Festivals events have traveled to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Phoenix, Kansas City, Chicago, Cleveland, Miami and Tampa, among others.
Silberstein grew up in a Florida home where wine was part of âtable cultureâ. She got really interested in it after college when she moved to California, because there are “so many great wines” out there.
In her company’s inaugural year, she hosted 10 festivals – and has grown since. Next year, she plans to do 18.
âWe are growing and growing, which I am very grateful for,â said Silberstein.