Cheers to a Great Festival!
We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our International Wine Festival with you. Filled with wine from all over the world, bite size delicacies, charcuterie and more, our festival will be an intimate, elegant, and exciting two night event.
Lively and vibrant, our International Wine Festival brings education and leisure together as we welcome those new to wine and connoisseurs alike to the Oscar Event Center. After all, we’re pouring and enjoying over 400 wines from more than 90 wineries, and we want everyone to sip, savor and experience these incredible creations in the best way possible.
Much like a bottle of wine, our International Wine Festival is best shared with friends and family. There’s a story to every bottle, and a smile for every sip. Let’s raise a glass together, and toast to fine wine and even finer company. Salud!
For those looking for a simple, but no less lavish experience, our Grand Tasting option will make for something truly memorable. Enjoy Food Pairings by Country, wine samples from all of the wineries in the Grand Hall, as well as a commemorative 2018 Wine Festival glass and Tasting Guide.
Our Connoisseur ticket is your gateway to a night of wine and revelry, blending elements of our Grand Tasting ticket with so much more. A special Dinner By The Bite prepared by our talented in-house Chef at the Oscar Kitchen awaits, as well as exclusive wine samples and access to our Oscar Bar. Take home a commemorative 2018 Wine Festival glass, as well as our indispensable Tasting Guide.
Buyer’s ClubFor those who attend our International Wine Festival, we’re proud to offer the opportunity to order the wines you like most, then pick them up from either Jungle Jim’s location to keep the good times rolling at home. Think of it as your very own, year ‘round Wine Festival. And it all starts here.
When you purchase your 2018 International Wine Festival tickets, you’ll automatically be signed up for our Buyer’s Club and your card will be available for pick up at the festival. It’s the best possible way to experience the show plus all Buyer’s Club members will receive a special, free tasting plate.
In order to be signed up for Buyer’s Club, you must purchase a ticket to the 2018 International Wine Festival.
Directions, Parking & Lodging
The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Need somewhere to stay?
Jungle Jim's has partnered with the following hotels and special offers may be available for customers who book their rooms with them. When making your reservations be sure to mention that you will be attending a Junglefest!
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester5800 Muhlhauser Rd.
West Chester Township, OH 45069
Welcome to the Brand New West Chester Hotel at Centre Park! Welcome as you begin your journey to Centre Park and step into an extraordinary experience at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati North - West Chester featuring Ohio’s first Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. Located 20 miles from Downtown Cincinnati and within minutes of I-275 and I-75, our hotel rises above all of the competition.
Cincinnati Marriott North6189 Muhlhauser Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
The Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre is the perfect place for you to stay on your next getaway! Located conveniently off of I-75 in West Chester, the Cincinnati Marriott North features 295 comfortable guest rooms, 24-hour business center, wireless Internet, non-smoking rooms, indoor lap pool, executive fitness center, and so much more! The property also features the RiverCity Grille Restaurant and Lounge, a great casual dining experience, which is a great way to end a long day!
Hilton Garden Inn9306 Schulze Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069
The Hilton Garden Inn West Chester hotel is conveniently located off I-75 within one mile of businesses, shops, restaurants and many activities! Feel at home in a bright and spacious guest room or suite, equipped with complimentary WiFi, an HDTV, a mini-refrigerator, a plush Garden Sleep System bed, a work desk with ergonomic chair and a Keurig® coffee maker. Unwind in the Lounge or on the patio, and enjoy tasty American cuisine in the welcoming Garden Grille & Bar.
Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton1 Riverfront Plaza
Hamilton, OH 45011
The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton hotel is ideal for the business traveler, with 120 guestrooms, 6,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space with full catering available, and a healthy breakfast buffet. Looking for Miami University hotels? The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton is a short drive from Miami University and a perfect choice for your next trip to Butler County.Situated in the heart of downtown Hamilton, “The City of Sculpture,” the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton is close to many dining, entertainment, and shopping options. The Courtyard provides exactly the room you need for work, relaxation and sleep with a large work area with well-lit desk and free high-speed Internet access. Also available is an indoor pool, exercise room, and business center.
Quality Inn West Chester8567 Cincinnati Dayton Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
The Quality Inn of West Chester is located conveniently off of I-75. The hotel features wonderful guest amenities including: a spacious heated indoor swimming pool, business center, Internet access, and exceptional customer service!
Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North7500 Tylers Place Boulevard,
West Chester, OH, 45069
Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North is centrally located between Dayton and Cincinnati, minutes from the Voice of America Center, Cincinnati Premium Outlets, and Miami Valley Gaming. Enjoy fast & free WiFi, free parking, and local Best Brews® craft beer during your stay at our West Chester hotel.
Home2 Suites7145 Liberty Centre Dr.
Liberty Township, OH 45069
Settle in and stay a while at our new Home2 Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Liberty Center. Enjoy all the comforts of home just minutes from downtown Cincinnati and adjacent to Liberty Town Center. Business travelers appreciate our proximity to businesses such as Jungle Jim's, Cincinnati Enquirer, GE Aviation, Level 3 Communications and Proctor & Gamble.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is the festival?
- When is the festival?
- Will there be a Coat Check?
- Is there an age limit for the festival?
- Can I bring my child?
- Is there a designated driver ticket?
- Where can I purchase tickets?
- Can I purchase tickets at the door?
- What is the Grand Tasting?
- What do I get for the price of a Connoisseur Ticket?
- What do I get for the price of a Grand Tasting Ticket?
- What do I get for the price of a Non-drinker Ticket?
- Where do I get my commemorative wine glass and Wine Buyer's Guide?
- Will there be any food or drink available besides the wine samples?
- Will I be able to purchase any of the wines at the Grand Tasting?
- What is Buyer’s Club?
- How does Buyer’s Club work?
- Is coffee free?
- How much is parking?
- Where do I park?
- Can I take the Monorail to the Event?
Where is the festival?
Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival will be held in the elegant Oscar Event Center located above Jungle Jim’s. Please park in the spaces designated for The Oscar Event Center located to the left as you come in the main entrance with the gorilla sign.
The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’sTop
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
When is the festival?
November 9 & 10Top
Will there be a Coat Check?
Yes, there will be a Coat Check. The Coat Check will be located between the top of the Grand Stairway and the elevator.Top
Is there an age limit for the festival?
Yes. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.Top
Can I bring my child?
No. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.Top
Is there a designated driver ticket?
Yes. The Non-Drinker ticket is $26.63 per person (Price includes tax). Tickets are available online, and in the Beer and Wine Department.Top
Where can I purchase tickets?
All tickets can be purchased online, in store, and at the door.Top
Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Yes. Tickets will be available in the Beer & Wine Department the day of the festival if still available.Top
What is the Grand Tasting?
The Grand Tasting is where you can taste samples from 400 wines, from 90 different wineries. Also included in the Grand Tasting are food pairings, a commemorative wine glass, a Wine Buyer's Guide, live music, water, and coffee.Top
What do I get for the price of a Connoisseur Ticket?
As a Connoisseur, you have access to everything that’s included in the Grand Tasting Ticket, plus exclusive wine selections, International Dinner by the Bite, open bar, and private restrooms; all in your own special Connoisseur Only area.Top
What do I get for the price of a Grand Tasting Ticket?
The Grand Tasting ticket includes entrance to the event for one evening, a souvenir tasting glass and a Wine Buyer's Guide. In addition to the availability of over 400 wines, you will also have access to food pairings, water, and coffee.Top
What do I get for the price of a Non-drinker Ticket?
The Non-Drinker Grand Tasting ticket includes entrance to the event for one evening, food pairings, soda, water and coffee.Top
Where do I get my commemorative wine glass and Wine Buyer's Guide?
You will be given your commemorative wine glass and Wine Buyer's Guide upon entrance to the Grand Tasting.Top
Will there be any food or drink available besides the wine samples?
Yes. We will have food pairings, samples of food presented by Jungle Jim’s International Market. There will be approximately 6 food pairing booths around the festival. However, samples will not be enough for a meal; they’re meant to help you enjoy the wines.
The Connoisseur ticket includes "Dinner by the Bite".Top
Will I be able to purchase any of the wines at the Grand Tasting?
You cannot purchase wines at the Grand Tasting, but you can order your favorite wines with our Buyer’s Club program.Top
What is Buyer’s Club?
Buyer’s Club, formerly Purchase Passport, gives you the ability to order your favorite wines from the event.Top
How does Buyer’s Club work?
Buyer’s Club is a free service, unique to our wine festival, that allows festival attendees the ability to order wines they’ve tasted for later pick up (at either Jungle Jim’s) just in time for the holidays. After the Festival, we will compile a list of all the wines you requested using your Buyer’s Club card. Your wine will be boxed and ready for purchase the Wednesday following the festival. All you need to do is come to the store, pay for it, and take it home. It’s that easy! Wines will be held for 2 weeks.Top
Is coffee free?
Yes. Coffee and water are free.Top
How much is parking?
Parking is free.Top
Where do I park?
Please park in the area designated for The Oscar Event Center, which is close to the Holden Drive entrance to Jungle Jim’s International Market. You can also access the parking lots by coming in the gorilla entrance (which is the entrance with the digital sign) and turning right. The Oscar Event Center parking is on the right.Top
Can I take the Monorail to the Event?
No, the monorail will not be running during this event.Top
Experience the splendor of our acclaimed International Wine Festival with a Grand Tasting ticket. With the Grand Tasting, you’ll sample hundreds of fine wines from around the world, enjoy chef-prepared appetizers, and receive a commemorative 2018 Wine Festival glass with our indispensable Tasting Guide. Plus, with our Buyer’s Club, you can purchase your favorite wines during the festival. With Buyer’s Club, you simply choose the wines you’d like to purchase, submit your order during the International Wine Festival, and pick up your order the Wednesday following the festival.
- Grand Tasting $60 plus tax
With a Connoisseur ticket, you’ll begin and end the evening with style, luxury, and class. Rare, singular wines, some of which cost hundreds of dollars per bottle and will not be provided to Grand Tasting attendees, will be readily available for you to taste. You’ll enjoy a gourmet “dinner by the bite” prepared by our award-winning chefs, which includes themed dishes to complement our finest international wines. Additionally, all Connoisseurs will be welcome to anything from the open bar, where our bartenders will happily mix cocktails or pour drinks for you. Of course, each Connoisseur will receive a commemorative 2018 Wine Festival glass with our indispensable tasting guide and will be welcome to reserve wine through our Buyer’s Club. However, the first 50 Connoisseurs will be treated to a special educational class hosted by Mary Horn, an advanced sommelier and legendary wine expert! We recommend purchasing tickets as early as possible, as this will increase your chances of attending this unique class.
- Connoisseur $115 plus tax
If you simply want to enjoy the company of family and friends or act as the designated driver, consider purchasing a non-drinker ticket. Non-drinkers can purchase beverages from the terrace bar, dine on gourmet appetizers, and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and water. If you’re not a wine enthusiast, but want to experience a memorable evening with friends, this is the option for you.
- Non-Drinker $25 plus tax
This ticket is for anyone who wants to experience the splendor of our International Wine Festival, but doesn’t wish to imbibe. With a Connoisseur Non-Drinker ticket, you’ll have exclusive access to the Connoisseurs-only section, dine on a sumptuous dinner of by-the-bite-style delicacies, and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and water. If you want to experience our festival with family and friends, act as the designated driver, and still enjoy the generous benefits that come with a Connoisseur ticket, this is the option for you!
- Connoisseur Non-Drinker $75 plus tax
Hurry before prices increase!
September 4 - October 31 Grand Tasting - $60.00 per person/ticket.
November 1 - November 8 : Grand Tasting - $65.00 per person/ticket.
September 4 - October 31 : Connoisseur - $115.00 per person/ticket.
November 1 - November 8 : Connoisseur - $125.00 per person/ticket.
At The Door: If tickets are still available, Grand Tasting : $65, Connoisseur $125
ALL TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE - NON EXCHANGEABLE
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- 19 Crimes
- Chateau St Jean-St. Huberts-Beringer
- Delicato Family Vineyards
- The Wine Group
- Layer Cake / Cherry Pie Wines
- Gordon Estate/Rockwall/Zaca Mesa
- Orin Swift
- E & J Gallo Winery
- Burgess Cellars
- Shannon Ridge Family Of Wines
- Stolpman Vineyards
- Jeff Runquist Wines
- Burnet Ridge
- Treasure Hunter
- B Wise
- Trinchero Family Estate
- Maison Riviere
- Kysela Imports
- Georges Deboeuf
- Aquitaine Wine Company
- Vintus Wines
- Schmitt Sohne
- Zonin USA
- Wine Sellers LTD
- LLS Winebow
- Frederick Wildman
- Enovation Brands
- Palm Bay International
- Sterling Vineyards
- Fetzer Vineyards
- Vintage Wine Estate
- Alexander Valley Vineyards
- Vintage Wine Estate
- Martin & Company Wines
- Cline Family Cellars
- Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
- Michael David Winery
- Pernod Ricard
- Bogle Vineyards
- Leelanau Wine Cellars
- Stone Brook Winery
- St. James Winery
- Valley Vineyards Estate Wines
- Hanover Winery SW Ohio
- Raven's Glenn Winery
- Oliver Winery
- Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
- Sokol Blosser & Evolution
- Revelry Vintners
- Trivin Imports
- Vineyard Brands
- Mando Vino/Catena
- Quintessential Wines
- Palm Bay International
- Carolina Wines
- Vino Del Sol
- Vine Connections