Last Friday Tasting Series


Join us every last Friday of the month to sample some wine, beer & spirits for a great cause!
To meet the demand of charities interested in our popular First Friday Wine Tastings, we are launching a new tasting series that will take place on the last Friday of each month. If you are familiar with our First Friday tastings, then you'll be right at home with our Last Friday tastings. In addition to wine, this new series will also offer beer and spirits. Same 3 table format, same time frame, same donation price!

As we begin to lock in charity commitments, please note that we may not host a Last Friday Tasting certain months. Please check our event calendar periodically for confirmed months.

When: Every last Friday of each month as scheduled
Time: 5:30 until 8:00 PM
Admission: $20 cash or check donation to the host charity

Do I need to RSVP?
Nope! Our Last Friday Tasting Series are open house format. Come as you are anytime during the event hours and taste at your leisure. We do recommend arriving by 7:00 in order to enjoy the tasting without feeling rushed.

What kind of items will be sampled?
Each month will comprise of a wine table, beer table, and spirit table. We will offer a new lineup each month, but we will always strive for a balanced variety of styles and price points. Every item sampled is stocked in house, so if you find something you enjoy you can take it home with you that night! Discounts available on quantity purchases.

Can I use an Artale gift certificate for a First Friday Wine Tasting?
Because the admission goes straight to the host charity only cash or check is accepted.


Tentative 2024 Schedule

February 23rd | Rockford Dance Company

March 29th | Safe Families for Children - Rockford Chapter

April 26th | Alpine Kiwanis Club

May 31st | Sister Cities Association of Belvidere, IL

June 28th | The Laurent House

July 26th | Tinker Swiss Cottage & Museum

August 30th | St. Vincent de Paul Society

September 27th | Rockford Women's Suffrage

October 25th | Winnebago County CASA