“Wine and Swine, together Divine” – Dante’s Inferno (canto xix)

Greetings, Bacon Nation!

We at Baconfest Chicago are pleased and proud to welcome back long-time Baconfest supporters Candid Wines, on hand April 30 and May 1 with their wonderful vino. They’ve been with us almost since the beginning of this great adventure back in 2009, and every year, their wine is a hit with guests and organizers alike.

Damien Casten and the Candid Wines gang will be serving Girasole wines from Mendocino, CA.

We could not ask for better ministers to this happy marriage of Bacon and Wine than Damien and the Candid crew. Read more about them below!

About Candid Wines:

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Candid Wines is Illinois’ first distributor to focus exclusively on organic, biodynamic and family grown wines. Our roots run deep in the world’s finest vineyards, kitchens and restaurants where we picked, cooked, pruned, and served prior to joining forces in Chicago to focus on our mission: We make wine lovers happy.

Candid Wines is proud to be the original and unique wine sponsor of Baconfest Chicago. Our wines can be found on the wine list of the city’s finest restaurants.

Interested in pouring Candid Wines at your restaurant or selling them at your retail shop? Contact us at (630) 485-0860 or find us on the web at www.candidwines.com.

About Girasole Vineyards

Girasole Vineyards wines are made from certified organic grapes grown in the rolling benchlands of the Redwood Valley, CA appellation of Mendocino County. All of the grapes that go into our wines are estate grown, and hand-picked from family owned and operated vineyards that date back to the 1950’s and made from 100% Certified Organic Grapes. And, they’re vegan (now there’s some irony)! We welcome you to learn more about our wines and “experience the fruit as it was meant to be.”

Recent awards for Girasole Vineyards wines:
87 points from Wine Enthusiast/2010 Pinot Blanc
San Francisco Chronicle Gold Medal Award winner & Silver Medal at Mendocino Wine Competition/
2009 Hybrid Red
Next Gen Wine Competition Silver Medal/
2009 Sangiovese
San Francisco Chronicle Silver Medal & “Best of Class” at CA State Fair/2009 Merlot
“Recommended” by Chicago Tribune, Silver Medal at Mendocino Wine Compatition/
2009 Pinot Noir

Girasole at Baconfest Chicago:

Candid Wine pouring - Baconfest 2015

Candid Wine, Tenuta Santome and Girasole - Baconfest 2015