12th Annual
Uncork Barrington

Friday, July 8th, 2016
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm



A Charitable Event of the Barrington Village Association, NFP

 

Fine Wine. Good Cause.

Support local charities through an evening of wine, food, laughter and music. 50 fine wines from which to choose from along with tantalizing food from local restaurants as the summer sun sets on downtown Barrington.


Purchase Tickets

General Admission tickets may be purchased online, at the gate or at these fine retailers after may 1st: VIN (311 East Main Street) or Heinen’s Fine Foods (500 N. Hough Street).


General Admission

Save $10 Before July 7th
$50
  • Access to all 10 regions and 50 wines
  • Includes 25 one ounce servings
  • Event “Passport” event guide
  • Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass
  • Hors d’Oeuvres
Purchase Online

Designated Driver

Available online or at the gate
$25
  • Bottled water
  • Event “Passport” event guide
  • Souvenir Wine Tasting Glass
  • Hors d’Oeuvres
Purchase Online

Combo Ticket

Online Only!
$75
  • Two great events at one low price!
  • Includes general admission to Uncork Barrington & Brewfest (Saturday, July 9th)
  • Learn more: barringtonbrewfest.com
Purchase Online
Major Credit Cards Accepted

Sponsors

Uncork Barrington and the Barrington Village Association would like to thank all of our generous sponsors. Without all of you, this fabulous event would not be possible.We appreciate your many contributions and the opportunity for our community to taste fine wine and delectable hors d’oeuvres under the stars.

Directions

In the North Lot of the Barrington Metra Commuter Parking Lot — the traditional site of the community Fourth of July festivities. Enter Near the Intersection of Station and Spring Streets.

  • In the North Lot of the Barrington Metra Commuter Parking Lot
  • Enter Near the Intersection of Station & Spring Streets

Contact

History

About Uncork Barrington

The Barrington Village Association (“BVA”) is proud to present Uncork Barrington. This tremendously successful event has allowed the BVA to continue and expand its work. Through Uncork Barrington, the BVA has been able to create a thoroughly enjoyable evening while highlighting for visitors the heart of Barrington, and providing support for local charities and educational organizations. The BVA donates a large portion of the profits from Uncork Barrington to such organizations as the Barrington Area United Way Barrington Career Center, Barrington Area Council on Aging, the District 220 Educational Foundation, Care Place and many more.

We strive to create a fun-filled and educational experience in an elegant venue. Housed in a white tent Pavilion, Uncork Barrington takes place amidst beautiful plants and colorful decorations, with live music playing and the sun setting in the background. This year’s entertainment will be provided by BK Blues, a band full of the soulful blues and R&B tunes.   All tickets will be available online, in the stores, or at the gate.  General admission tickets are $40 in advance or $50 day of the event.   For the first time this year, we are offering a limited quantity of VIP ticket that promises to increase the experience of our select few.  This ticket can only be purchased online.  We are also offering a designated driver ticket for $25.00.  This guest will receive a bottle of water and a separate designated wristband. At the gate, patrons may purchase tickets or claim tickets purchased in advance through this website. All guests will then be required to show proof that they are at least 21 years old, at which time they will receive a wristband to gain them admission to the Uncork venue. Guests may leave the venue to smoke and return by displaying their wristband.

Upon entry, guests will be provided with a souvenir glass to use during tasting and a “passport” to guide them through the tasting experience. Each guest will be afforded the opportunity to taste a total of 50 wines from 10 different and new catagories, with the help of trained amateur sommeliers. Guests will also receive tastings of flavorful foods served by local restaurants and caterers, designed to pair well with wines. The passport will help wine enthusiasts track the samples they’ve enjoyed, and to make notes about them. The passport will also reflect the foods tasted and highlight our event sponsors.   A select handful of wines featured at Uncork will be available for purchase by the glass.  Likewise, some foods offered by the food sponsors will be available for purchase.  Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.

Ordering Wines & Special Event Prices

During and at the close of Uncork Barrington, Uncork guests may order bottles or cases of the featured wines at two designated locations in the venue, where wine experts will answer additional questions and coordinate orders. Guests ordering wines will be notified when their orders are ready to be picked up and paid for at VIN Chicago, 311 E. Main Street, Barrington, Illinois.