American Wines Featured at East Dundee's Wine Down Wednesday, Aug. 17

American Wines Featured at East Dundee’s Wine Down Wednesday, Aug. 17

American red and white wines will be offered under blue skies when The Depot in East Dundee hosts Wine Down from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

The showcase of American wines will feature three white and three red wines provided by the Anvil Club in East Dundee.  Featured California whites include Bodkin’s Sauvignon Blan, with its notes of grapefruit, lemon-lime and nectarine and Bishop’s Peak Chardonn, which has aromas of white flower, roasted nuts and fresh pear. Washington state’s Barnard-Griffin’s Riesling, that has a light sweetness with flavors of apple and pear will also be offered.

Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 7.53.49 AMVisitors will also be tasting California reds including Heron’s Pinot Noir, a medium body smooth textured wine with notes of red and black cherry; Andrew Murray’s Syrah, which is a step between Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon; and Foxglove’s Cabernet Sauvignon, a medium full-bodied wine, pleasantly dry but fully-fruited suggestive of blackberry, black currant and plum.

Sponsored by Artisticology and Payroll Vault, Wine Down Wednesdays offers a chance for visitors to sample wines; shop the wares created by local artisans; listen to live music provided by GYPSY;  try their hand at a create-it-in-one-night  art class and visit with their friends and neighbors.

Admission is free but visitors must be 21 yrs. old to participate in the tastings and purchase a $1.00 wristband from the Dundee Foundation. Prices are $6.00 for three 1.5oz. tastings; $6.00 per 5 oz. glass of wine or varying prices for bottles. Cases of wine can be purchased for later delivery. Souvenir; hand-painted wine glasses will be sold onsite for $5.00 by Artisticology.

More than a dozen artisans will be on hand selling their hand-crafted works of art. Budding artists will be able to create their own oil on canvas in one sitting at classes being offered onsite by Artisticology from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Reservations are encouraged and a fee applies. To register, call (847) 707-4433 or email

Rosie O’Hara’s Public House; Depot Dogs and Uncommon Palate will be on site selling food.

“Wine Down Wednesdays are one of our most popular events,” said Village President Lael Miller. “Visitors come to taste the wines but once they’re here in our downtown business district, they’re amazed at how much East Dundee has changed. Even long-time residents are surprised by the number of new businesses that have opened and all the renovations and construction we’ve done.”

In case of rain the event will be held on Sept. 7.

SOURCE: news release

Wine Down Wednesdays

Presented by The Dundee Foundation and Neu Family Dental as part of the 2016 Sizzlin’ Summer Events, Wine Down Wednesdays are held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Depot, 319 North River St., East Dundee. Each event has highlighted three white wines and three red wines from a specific region.  The last in the series, scheduled for Sept. 17, will feature the wines of Germany/Austria.  For more information, please contact The Depot directly at (847) 426-2255 or visit

Discover Dundee 2016 Sizzlin’ Summer Events

Each week throughout the summer months, The Depot hosts events: Motor Mondays, Tail Waggin’ Tuesdays, Wine Down Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays. In addition The Depot Market is held every Saturday, 8a-2p and the Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Monthly Lunch in the Park and Concerts in the Park are held during the months of June, July and August at various locations throughout Dundee. To learn more, visit

About the Village of East Dundee

Home to 3,000 residents, the Village of East Dundee is a picturesque community located along the eastern banks of the Fox River in northeast Kane County. It is traversed by the Fox River Bicycle Path, a major pedestrian/bicycle artery that offers enthusiasts an opportunity to see the Fox Valley in its natural setting along the river.   A combination of restaurants, retail and community events in its downtown business district, have helped define East Dundee as a destination attraction for both residents and regional visitors. The Village is located at 120 Barrington Ave. For more information on the village’s economic plan and all East Dundee events, please visit or