Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Share the Love: Chicago Botanic Garden Grapevines & Wines Date Night {Giveaway}

It's one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful of all destinations in all of Chicagoland, so if you've yet to experience date night at Chicago Botanic Garden, I have to tell you -- you must experience it!

The upcoming Grapevines & Wines wine tasting event is a perfect way to experience the beauty of date night at the garden during one of its finest seasons and hours {late spring and sunset}!

Chicago Botanic Garden at Sunset captured via my phone

The following wineries will be attending Grapevines & Wines and offering a unique array of bouquets from around the world:
  • Cannonball Wine Company 
  • Cass Winery 
  • Coopers Hawk 
  • Guarachi Family Wines 
  • Heritage Wine Cellars 
  • Loveblock Purple Wine & Spirits 
  • Stone Hill Winery 
  • Terlato Wines 
  • Villa Graziella Wines 
  • Wollersheim
Light fare will also be available for purchase at the event.

Photo Courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden
Because we've so enjoyed the ambiance and beauty of our previous date nights at Chicago Botanic Garden, John and I have been trying to get to a Grapevines & Wines event at the garden for years, and thus far, we've been booked during every tasting so far {kindergarten graduation pulls rank this year again!}

Photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden
But! You likely don't have kindergarten graduation that night, and if that's the case, this giveaway is for you!

Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting Grapevines & Wines, Thursday, May 26 from 6- 8 p.m., and the Garden is giving away two tickets to the event so someone can experience indulging in some fantastic wines in the garden's idyllic McGinley Pavilion.

Wanna go?

Just leave a comment with your favorite date-night destination in Chicagoland. The winner will be chosen by Thursday, May 19 and contacted by the garden coordinator who will add the winners' names to the list!

Fine Print: All opinions are my own! I am an ambassador for Chicago Botanic Garden because we love love love this regional gem and enjoy spreading the word to others. Winner and guest must be 21 years of age to attend and bring proof of age along to the event. Parking pass is included!

Didn't win or don't want to wait? Purchase tickets for Grapevines & Wine!


  1. Lakewood forest preserve and dinner at park street in Mundelein!

  2. Jaime S. JohnsonMay 18, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    The Chicago Botanic Garden is our favorite date night place too!

  3. For my favorite date night, I like to start off at the Par King miniature golf course for some child-like fun, then class it up across the street with steak and wine at Wildfire, then on to Viper Alley for a nightcap and some live music!

  4. We love the Chicago Botanic Garden, and also love dancing to live music at Durty Nellie's in Palatine! Would love to win these tickets :)

  5. Ravinia! Nothing beats a loaded picnic basket and a well-stocked cooler along with good music in a beautiful setting.

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  7. Probably Ethiopian Diamond on the north side of Chicago. Amazing food, live music, FABULOUS tej!

  8. Well, our most favorite date night was painting together at your house! Our "normal" favorite is the gun range at Bass Pro and dinner at Inovasi.

  9. I really enjoy the summer night events at the Shedd and Planetarium! Music, Food, Amazing Views!

  10. I love Millennium Park - so much to do there in both winter and summer, but especially summer.

  11. I love going to the parks - either for an outdoor movie or concert!


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