Wine Walk

YOUR TASTE TOUR BEGINS HERE

Sip, stroll, and shop your way through downtown at the fourth annual Wine Walk on Saturday, May 04 from 2- 6pm presented by Royse + Brinkmeyer Apartments and organized by the Champaign Center Partnership!

Ticket includes 1-oz wine tastings of 14+ different wines offered at 14 indoor locations in downtown Champaign. All wines sampled during the event will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle (including carry-out) at Big Grove Tavern, The Literary, and Fire Doll Studio while supplies last. Participants must be 21+ to participate, valid photo ID required. 

Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS

The event is on Saturday, May 04 from 2 -6 pm. The event starts at 2 pm. Ticket-holders can check-in from 2 to 4:30 pm. The event ends at 6 pm.

Ticket-holders can check-in at the Inman located at 17 E University Avenue in downtown Champaign. Wine tastings will occur at 14 different locations around downtown.

Ticket-holders will receive their tickets via email after it is purchased. Attendee check-in will occur at the Inman Place located at 17 E University Avenue on May 4 between 2 and 4:30 pm. At check-in, event staff will inspect your ticket and valid ID. Ticket-holders will receive a wine walk map and guide, a bracelet, and a reusable plastic tasting cup. After that, you can visit any and all tasting locations until 6 pm.

All public street-level meters and parking lots and the parking deck is FREE on Saturday. Here is a list of parking locations:

No. Tickets are only available for advance purchase because there is a limited number of wine available during the event.

No. Acceptable ID’s include the following:

  • A valid current driver’s license or photo ID card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office or any other State
  • Avalid Armed Forces ID
  • A valid U.S. passport or foreign passport (with U.S. travel visa) containing the holder’s photograph.
 

We will feature 14+ different wines, a mix of whites reds and sparkling from around the world including some from the US. We will announce the complete list of wines closer to the event date.

No. All wine tastings must be consumed on premises at the participating tasting locations.

Yes! All wines sampled during the event will be available for purchase by the glass or the bottle (including carry-out) at the Literary, Big Grove Tavern, and Fire Doll Studio in downtown Champaign. Our informative wine walk guide will explain what wines will be available for purchase at these three businesses.

No. All wine tastings occur inside but in different locations. Be prepared to bring umbrellas or rain jackets if it rains because you will have to walk outside to different locations. We will not cancel unless there is a major act of God.

Yes. Please contact us before May 1 via email info@champaigncenter.com if you need to request an refund. We cannot refund the transaction fees (3-4%), but we can offer a full refund of the ticket price ($30.00).

TASTING LOCATIONS

  • Big Grove Tavern ***
  • Café Kopi
  • Fire Doll Studio ***
  • Furniture Lounge
  • greener goods SHOP + REFILLERY
  • The Inman
  •  The Literary ***
  • Live Action Games
  • Planted
  • PACA
  • Springer Cultural Center
  • Suzu’s Bakery
  • Ten Thousand Villages
  • WEFT 90.1

*** Select wines may be purchased at this location

WINE LIST

  • Inscription Pinot Noir- Oregon
  • Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc- South Africa
  • Boschendal Brut Sparkling Rose- South Africa
  • Francois Montand Brut- France
  • Catena Vista Flores Malbec-Argentina
  • Zenato Pinot Grigio- Italy
  • Villa Maria Earth Garden Savignon Blanc- New Zealand
  • Tres Picos Garnacha- Spain
  • Next Red Blend -Washington State
  • Kermit Lynch Cotes Du Rhone -France
  • Di Majo Norante Sangiovese- Italy
  • Château Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge -France
  • Mirabeau “Forever Summer” Provencal Rose -France
  • Felino Chardonnay- Argentina

SPONSORS

Royse + Brinkmeyer Apartments
Champaign Center Partnership