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  • Darioush Khaledi

    Darioush Khaledi’s life story has inspired the creation of Darioush and continues to shape it today. Darioush is a man dedicated to wine and the ideals of the American dream – a deeply rooted belief in individualism and opportunity. Born and raised in Iran, trained as a civil engineer, and a lifelong entrepreneur, his fascination with wine was instilled at an early age by his father’s winemaking efforts and the cultural history of winemaking in Shiraz.

    Darioush emigrated to the US seeking opportunity, reinventing his career by building what became at one point the largest family-owned grocery business in California through determination, experimentation and a commitment to pursue opportunities others overlook. Together with his wife Shahpar, he founded Darioush in 1997, and set out to produce wines that celebrate individualism and craftsmanship. The winery is Darioush’s realization of his American dream.


  • Winery Dinners

    Like cooking, winemaking is an art. Experience the finest of both in one special evening! Visiting wine personalities from around the globe team up with the area's finest chefs in their restaurants and create incredible multi-course dining experiences. Meet these experts, learn the story of their wines, and savor the skillful harmony of fine wine and masterful cuisine. 

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    Grand Tastings

    More than 700 wines from over 100 wineries are available to sample, while guests enjoy delicious food and a silent auction. New, rare, and exciting wines from around the world are available for tasting. Whether you're a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, winemakers and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with exquisite samples of their art.

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    Charity Auction & Luncheon

    Enjoy a Silent and Live Auction with a phenomenal catalog of limited-release bottles, winemaker-signed large format bottles, rare wines coaxed from the cellars of notable Cincinnatians, chef's table dining opportunities at exclusive Cincinnati homes, fantastic trips, wine cellar tours, and more. 

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  • Hilton Netherland Plaza

    Official Hotel of the 2017 Cincinnati International Wine Festival

    35 West Fifth Street Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 45202: 1-513-421-9100

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    Note: All Hotels are within walking distance of the Grand Tasting Events held at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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  • The Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament 

    Thank you for participating in this year's tournament!

    The Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament takes place every year in June and is another way that the Cincinnati International Wine Festival promotes the Wine Industry and raises funds to give back to the community. Please join us or a day of golf, wine and community. Call 513-241-3434 for details.


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2018 Presenting
2018 Supporting
Cincinnati Magazine Global Cloud Hilton Local 12 WGUC 90.9

Tickets available online October 1, 2017 - March 10, 2018