Why? Cleveland Wine Festival Giveaway!

***A bit of blogkeeping: Congratulations to RP (Comment #13), randomly-selected winner of the $50 Earth Fare gift card! Please check your email and respond by the end of the day or a new winner will be chosen.***

One of my favorite events of the summer is the Cleveland Wine Festival, presented by Giant Eagle, taking place on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15.

Cleveland Wine Festival logo

First of all, there are more than 300 wines to sample, including a great selection of Ohio wines, plus you can chat with wine makers, watch wine-themed cooking demonstrations, listen to live music from Lloyd Dobler Effect, and much more! For a complete entertainment schedule, click here.


There’s something for the craft beer enthusiast too: the Best of Belgium Tour, featuring Stella Artois and Goose Island beers.

Plus, the event takes place at Voinovich Park, with gorgeous views of the Cleveland skyline. Trust me, this is the perfect spot to sip, relax, and enjoy summertime in CLE!


What’s even better is that a portion of the proceeds from the Cleveland Wine Festival benefit the Bright Side of the Road Foundation, a local nonprofit which is working to find a cure for ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Tickets can be purchased online and are $29 in advance ($35 at the door) and include a souvenir wine glass, 12 tastings, and all the entertainment, demonstrations, and seminars. Or you can enter to win 2 tickets right here!

Here’s how to enter: you can complete one, two, or all three entries, just leave a SEPARATE comment for each:

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite style or brand of wine.

2. Follow @CleWineFest and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave one comment letting me know you’re following both.

3. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted:

I want to sip wine in the CLE sunshine at the @CleWineFest thanks to @WhyCLE: http://wp.me/p1fb9r-1vH 

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Sunday, May 26 at 11:59pm and the winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Cleveland Wine Festival to help promote the event. In exchange, I will receive 2 tickets to give away. I was offered 2 tickets for myself, but sadly declined due to scheduling conflicts. Photos courtesy of the Cleveland Wine Festival. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***


74 Responses

  1. I went to this last year and it was a blast–minus the crazy storm that rolled in! Hope the rains hold off this year. My favorite style of wine is malbec… a little spicy and sassy, yours truly 🙂

  2. Erin

    In the summers I love a nice chilled Pino Grigio. In the cooler months, I prefer Malbec wines. I’m not a huge fan of strong tannins, so Malbec is a great red option for me. Thanks for the chance to win! 😊

  3. Favorite kind in the summer is either Sauvignon Blanc or Vinho verde. But as soon as the weather cools down, I’m definitely a red wine girl- a good Cab or Merlot any day!

  4. Christine O'Keefe

    I like sweet whites, so I love all our local wines. I especially like the sparkling whit from Put In Bay winery.

  5. My favorite style of wine: Summertime – Moscato or a sweeter reisling. Once it cools down I like a dry merlot or chianti! Although I don’t think I ever met a wine I didn’t like…

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