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April 25, 2019

On Thursday, April 25th, 2019 the Old Town Walkabout launches the annual Midwest Winefest. It kicks off three days of events for wine lovers with a stroll through Wichita's premier entertainment district - historic Old Town. The festivities begin at 5:30pm in the Old Town Square. 

The 2018 participating venues include restaurants, bars, businesses, and a museum scattered from Douglas Street along Rock Island and N. Mead up to the plaza north of Second Street. At each stop, you can taste two wines and sample delicious, wine friendly appetizers while enjoying a variety of local musical talent.

A new addition to Walkabout this year is VIP 244 which includes access to all other Walkabout venues. VIP attendees will have private check-in beginning at 5:00pm. They will receive a souvenir Riedel wine glass and enjoy tasting premium wines along with appetizers.  Live music will be provided by dueling pianos. All of this can be enjoyed in a relaxed comfortable setting with come and go privileges to all other Walkabout venues throughout the evening until 9:00pm.

Old Town Walkabout is very popular and sells out quickly, so mark your calendars and buy tickets starting March 11, 2019.

Tickets for Walkabout are $50 plus fees with limited availability
Tickets for VIP 244 are $95 plus fees with very limited availability

For ticketing details please contact Andrie Krahl (316) 264-8974 ext 204 for details.

Wine Pairings to be featured in 2019 VIP 244

Pahlmeyer Merlot '15 - Average rating: 95.0
Paired with pistachio crusted lamb chop with a cherry port sauce over creamy goat cheese polenta.

O'Shaughnessy Cabernet NAPA MT '15 - Average rating: 94.7
Paired with prime rib sliders - slow roasted prime rib, fresh Brioche buns and a creamy horseradish sauce.

Altesino Brunello '13 - Average rating: 93.8
Paired with a fruit and cheese platter.

Heitz Napa Cabernet - Average rating: 92.5
Paired with chocolate coupe with a cocoa hazelnut mousse and a decadent fudge.

Ramey Reserve Chardonnay '15 - Average rating: 92.0
Paired with a lobster cargot vol au vents - tender pieces of fresh lobster simmered in a buttery cheese sauce and served on a flaky pastry shell.


For more pictures of the 2018 Walkabout and VIP 244 click here.

 

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Oldtown Walkabout History…

More than 15 years ago, six Wichita residents took a trip to the New Orleans wine festival.  While there they participated in the Royal Street Stroll.  Participants in this event stroll from business to business in a four-block area in the French Quarter to sample wine and food.

The group thought this would be a wonderful addition to the Midwest WinefestSM and brought the idea back to the Winefest Committee… and, as they say, the rest is history!

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