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International Wine Festival
Stay tuned for more updates about Jungle Fests. For a taste of what it's like to travel the world of wine, explore details below!
Purchase Tickets
Where: The Oscar Event Center
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Cost: starting at $35 When: November 12

Cheers to a Great Festival!

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival is back! Try hundreds of wines from around the world in an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. With over 400 wines, this is the premier event for wine enthusiasts and beginners. Discover new favorites from around the world, indulge in light appetizers from our professional chefs, or upgrade to Connoisseur for an exclusive experience that is now double the size! Not only will you be able to sample, but attendees will also have the opportunity to order wines as they taste, making this the most immersive wine tasting experience in the state!

The Festival

Grand Tasting
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 worldwide, enjoy light appetizers, and receive a commemorative 2022 Wine Festival glass with our indispensable Buyer’s Guide. Plus, with our Buyer’s Club, you can order your favorite wines during the festival. In addition, Grand Tasting Ticket holders can ride on the monorail to the NEW Oscar Station for the first time to experience even more wineries.

Connoisseur
With a Connoisseur ticket, you’ll gain access to an exclusive area double the size! We’ll be serving rare and singular wines exclusively for Connoisseurs. Dine on a gourmet by-the-bite-style meal from our executive chef, or step onto the famous Jungle Jim’s monorail to ride to the Grand Tasting at The Oscar Station.

Buyer’s Club
During our International Wine Festival, you can use Buyer’s Club to order bottles of your favorite wines while you taste and sample. Use your Buyer’s Club number to order your wines, then pick up your order the Wednesday following the festival, just in time for the holidays!

When you purchase your 2022 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.

Please note: To be signed up for Buyer’s Club, you must purchase a ticket to the 2022 International Wine Festival.

For 2022 opportunities, please contact Ed Vinson.

Ed Vinson
International Wine Festival Director
​513-674-6008
evinson@junglejims.com

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Directions, Parking & Lodging

The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014

Parking

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 Chester

5800 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.

Phone: 513-874-2744

Cincinnati Marriott North

6189 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!

Phone: 513-874-7335

Hilton Garden Inn

9306 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.

Phone: 513-860-3170

Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton

1 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.

Phone: 513-896-6200

Quality Inn West Chester

8567 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!

Phone: 513-755-3900

Home2 Suites

7145 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.

Phone: 513-644-2207

Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North

7500 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.

Phone: 513-777-1101

Tickets

Grand Tasting

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 worldwide, enjoy light appetizers, and receive a commemorative 2022 Wine Festival glass with our indispensable Buyer’s Guide. Plus, with our Buyer’s Club, you can order your favorite wines during the festival. In addition, Grand Tasting Ticket holders can ride on the monorail to the NEW Oscar Station for the first time to experience even more wineries.


Limited Tickets Available at The Tasting Bar In Fairfield

Non-Drinker

If you want to enjoy the company of family and friends or act as the designated driver, consider purchasing a non-drinker ticket. Non-drinkers can buy beverages from the bar on The Oscar Terrace, dine on light 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.


Limited Tickets Available at The Tasting Bar In Fairfield

Grand Tasting Eastgate Bus

We want our International Wine Festival to be accessible to all our customers, so we’ve partnered with E&J Gallo Winery to offer a ticket that includes a ride to The Oscar Event Center from our Eastgate store. With an Eastgate Bus ticket, you’ll receive transportation to and from the festival, plus all of the benefits of a Grand Tasting ticket. So embark on a journey through the world of wine with your indispensable Buyer’s Guide and tasting glass, and use our Buyer’s Club service to order your favorite wines.

The bus will depart for the festival at 6:00 PM sharp from the Beer and Wine entrance. At the end of the night, the bus will leave after the festival ends at 10:00 PM and arrive at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate at approximately 11:00 PM.


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Connoisseur

With a Connoisseur ticket, you’ll be the first to experience everything the event offers at MORE THAN DOUBLE THE SIZE! Enter the festival early, at 6:30 PM. As a Connoisseur, you’ll get to try rare, singular wines that will not be provided to Grand Tasting attendees, including some that cost hundreds of dollars. You’ll also be treated to a gourmet dinner by the bite prepared by our award-winning chef, featuring themed dishes to complement some of our finest international wines.

As always, all Connoisseurs will receive a commemorative tasting glass with our indispensable Buyer’s Guide and will be welcome to order wine through our Buyer’s Club. Connoisseur tickets are limited, so we recommend purchasing tickets as early as possible. For the first time, the Oscar Event center will dedicate half of the entire space exclusively for you!

SOLD OUT


$140 + tax



Connoisseur Non-Drinker

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 dine on a sumptuous dinner of by-the-bite-style delicacies while enjoying complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and water. Drinks will also be available for purchase from the bar. So if you want to experience our festival with family and friends and still enjoy the generous benefits of a Connoisseur ticket, this is the option for you!

SOLD OUT


$100 + tax



Connoisseur Eastgate Bus

We want our International Wine Festival to be accessible to all our customers, so we’ve partnered with E&J Gallo Winery to offer a ticket that includes a ride to The Oscar Event Center from our Eastgate store. With an Eastgate Bus ticket, you’ll receive transportation to and from the festival, plus all of the benefits of a Connoisseur ticket. So embark on a journey through the world of wine with your indispensable Buyer’s Guide and tasting glass, and use our Buyer’s Club service to order your favorite wines.

The bus will depart for the festival at 6:00 PM sharp from the Beer and Wine entrance. At the end of the night, the bus will leave after the festival ends at 10:00 PM and arrive at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate at approximately 11:00 PM.

SOLD OUT


$140 + tax



2019 Wineries | Stay tuned for more 2022 Wineries!

Treasury Wine Estates
Copper Cane Wines & Provisions
Share A Splash
Distinguished Vineyards
C.Mondavi & Family
Vintage Wine Estates
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Moet Hennessy USA
Jackson Family Wines
Pacific Highway Wines
Trinchero Family Estates
The Wine Group
St. Francis (Kobrand)
Round Pond Estate
E & J Gallo Winery
Grgich Hills Estate
Simi Winery
Steele Wines
Burnet Ridge
Mendocino Wine Company
Ferrari Carano Vineyards and Winery
Cline Family Cellars
Flora Springs Winery
Michael David Winery
Old Bridge Cellars
Kysela
Foley Family Wines
Vintus
Banfi Vintners
Santa Margherita USA
1821 Fine Wine & Spirits
Frederick Wildman
Skurnik Wines Vintner Select
Freixenet Mionetto USA
Quintessential Wines-Argentina & Chile
Vintage Wine Distributors, Inc.
Fetzer/Concha y Toro Winery
Riccitelli/Elixir Wine Group
Gonzalez Byass
Vine Connections
Tri Vin Imports
Ampelography
Crimson Wine Group
St. Michelle Wine Estates
Barnard Griffin
Precept Wine
Oliver Winery and Vineyards
Purple Toad Winery
Saint James Winery
Vinoklet Winery Inc.
Easley Winery
Hanover Winery
Specialty wines from Firelands Winery
Dalla Terra
Winebow Imports – LLS
Empson USA Inc.
Taub Family Selections
Shaw-Ross
Bartenura
Palm Bay International
Marques de Caceres
Sogrape Evaton USA
Campo Viejo Winery
Gil Family Estates
Terroir Wine Group

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the festival?

    Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival will be held in the elegant Oscar Event Center located above Jungle Jim’s, and The Oscar Station, located behind Jungle Jim's International Market. 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’s International Market
    5440 Dixie Highway
    Fairfield, OH 45014

    The Oscar Station at Jungle Jim’s International Market
    8871 N. Gilmore Rd.
    Fairfield, OH 45014

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  • Where is the Connoisseur area?

    The Connoisseur area will be located in the Oscar Event Center! 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’s International Market
    5440 Dixie Highway
    Fairfield, OH 45014

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  • 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.

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  • Is there an age limit for the festival?

    Yes. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.

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  • Can I bring my child?

    No. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.

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  • Where can I purchase tickets?

    All tickets can be purchased online, in store, and at the door.

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  • 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.

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  • Is there a designated driver ticket?

    Yes. The Grand Tasting Non-Drinker ticket is $37.28 per person (price includes tax), and the Connoisseur Non-Drinker ticket is $106.50 per person (price includes tax). Tickets are available online, and in the Beer and Wine Department. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.

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  • What is the Grand Tasting?

    With the Grand Tasting, you’ll sample hundreds of fine wines from around the world, enjoy light appetizers, and receive a commemorative 2022 Wine Festival glass with our indispensable Buyer's Guide. Plus, with our Buyer’s Club, you can order your favorite wines during the festival.

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  • 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, and private restrooms all in your own special Connoisseur-only area.

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  • 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, light appetizers, soda, water and coffee.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 light appetizers, water, and coffee.

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  • 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 light appetizer 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".

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  • Will I be able to purchase any of the wines?

    During the festival, you can order your favorite wines using Buyer's Club! Your selected wines will be available to pick-up and pay for in the Wine Department at your preferred location on November 16, just in time or the holidays!

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  • What is Buyer’s Club?

    Buyer’s Club, formerly Purchase Passport, gives you the ability to order your favorite wines from the event.

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  • 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.

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  • Is coffee free?

    Yes. Coffee and water are free.

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  • How much is parking?

    Parking is free.

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  • 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. Connoisseur ticket holders can park out by the Oscar Station.

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  • Can I take the Monorail to the Event?

    The monorail will be running for all ticket holders to go to and from both event areas.

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