The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1991 to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities. Each year the festival has grown with increasing winery participation, events and attendance. Your participation allows us to distribute grants to Greater Cincinnati area programs supporting the arts, education, and health and human services.
The Festival is made up of four prominent events: the Winery Dinners, the Grand Tastings, the Charity Auction & Luncheon, and the Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament. Through these events the Wine Festival has donated over $3 million dollars to local charities over the past twenty-one years.
This annual celebration is now recognized as one of the Midwest's largest annual wine events in the country.
Board of Directors
Connie Wiles, President
Barry Oppelt, Treasurer
Wine Festival Staff
Laura Ginn, Executive Director
Jennifer McMahon, Assistant Executive Director