Winter Wine Walk

Appears in the January 2019 issue.

Sip your way through downtown Wheaton at this oenophile-friendly event from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on January 19. Enjoy 12 one-ounce tastings at 20 retail and dining locations, including Ivy, Jeans & a Cute Top Shop, Kimmer’s, and Muldoon’s.

Ivy owner Dick O’Gorman, a board member of the Downtown Wheaton Association, says the event committee started the wine walk three years ago. “It took off very, very well,” he says. “I think we had 500 people come through here last year. It’s just plain fun.” Ivy serves cheese, meat, and chocolate in a private room off the patio (shown), where guests can enjoy food and wine around the outdoor fire pits. Tickets are $25, which includes a souvenir wine glass. For more information, including a list of participating venues, or to purchase tickets, visit

Photo courtesy Downtown Wheaton Association