More than 750 wine and beer aficionados enjoyed tastings on the prairie Saturday evening at the first ever Solstice Hop and Vine Fest
at Schaumburg Park District’s Spring Valley Nature Center
. The event benefits the Schaumburg Park Foundation’s campaign to renovate the nature museum at Spring Valley
Fireflies filled the prairie night as guests enjoyed drinks and food from Whole Foods Market and Riccardo’s. “Together Again” played music to enhance the atmosphere.
“The event raised awareness for updates to the nature museum,” said Park Foundation Executive Vice President Pat Casler. “The support of Illinois vintners and microbreweries contributed so much to the event.”
Local wineries and breweries represented included Lynfred Winery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, The Lucky Monk, Fox Valley Winery, Inc., Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Village Vintner Winery, Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery, and WineStyles. Riccardo’s, Whole Foods Market Schaumburg and Cabot Cheese complemented spirit tastings with delicious food.
“The fest was a giant success for the nature museum campaign,” said Casler.
The Park Foundation’s Links Technology Cup
is set for Aug. 10 at Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road.
For more information, call 847/985-2115.
Photos are available on the Schaumburg Park District Facebook