New Highlights, More Wine Vendors Coming to 13th Annual Uncork Barrington

For the first time ever, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is taking a leading role in planning Uncork Barrington alongside BACOA and the Barrington Village Association, with exciting new highlights coming to this year’s event. Multiple new wine and food vendors are participating to bring a fresh take and more variety to the 13th annual Uncork Barrington.

The charitable wine tasting event is coming up at the Barrington Metra Station Tent Pavilion from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7th. Attendees will enjoy an evening of wine, food and live entertainment from The Claudettes, while supporting important community organizations.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event and can be purchased online at

Admission includes access to over 50 wines, 20 one oz. tasting pours, a souvenir wine glass, a Passport Event Guide, and complimentary nibbles. Additional food and wine will also be available for purchase. Designated driver tickets are available for $25.00. For a more high-end experience, a $90 VIP ticket is available. VIP guests have access to several top-shelf wines, dedicated food served by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and a special VIP tent in an atmosphere reminiscent of a Napa vineyard. All guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Sponsors for the premiere event are: Angel Water, Inc., Bath Planet, Christina Currie Events, Inc., Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp – Dan Krucek, GK Development, Inc., Heinen’s Grocery, Ignite Payments – Authorized Partner of First Data, Krumwiede Roofing & Exterior, Lori Rowe/Coldwell Banker, Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC, Meetinghouse, Quintessential Media Group, Shakou Barrington, Travelex International and Wyndham Vacations.

An assortment of unique wines and delicious food samples will be offered by local vendors including: Big Iron Horse Barbecue, Bliss Wine & Gifts, Cook Street Coffee, Francesca Famiglia, Garfields Beverage Warehouse, Heinen’s Grocery, Incontro A Tavola, Kooker’s, Mandile’s Italian Ristorante & Banquets, McGonigal’s Pub, Neoteca, Inc., On Occasion Catering & Events, Pinstripes, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Heart of Europe Café, True Cuisine Catering, UnWined of Long Grove, Vin Chicago, Wild Asparagus, and Wines for Humanity.

Now in its 13th year, Uncork Barrington is co-hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC), Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) and Barrington Village Association, Uncork is an important funding source for local charities. This year the event proceeds will benefit Career Place, Barrington Children’s Choir, BACOA, Barrington Area United Way, Barrington Youth and Family Services and Samaritan Counseling Center. For more information go to

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce - Logo Founded in 1969, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of 800+ member businesses representing more than 1,800 business people dedicated to the prosperity of the 11 communities it serves: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes.

The BACC promotes economic opportunities, advocates for business interests, offers professional development programs, and works to foster a robust regional economy.

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