Maryville's 3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Garden Tour goes French

Updated 7/7/2022 9:08 AM

Maryville will hold its 3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Garden Tour on its Des Plaines campus at 1150 N. River Road on Saturday, July 16 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. It will feature specially curated French wines by Patricia Cotner Ahern, a local wine expert and general manager of PURE Wine Company.

For $50, you will enjoy several flights of French wines, appetizers, tour of the Jen School garden and raffles.


Tickets to the outdoor tent event benefiting Maryville Jen School can be purchased at

"We are very excited to host this event again this year," said Megan Biasco, Maryville's director of development. "We are bringing a nice twist this time by offering exquisite French wines."

Biasco said that people asked about the event as early as the beginning of the year.

"People really enjoyed coming to the event and this year, we decided to do one time slot but extended it by 30 minutes. It will be a great event that will benefit our Jen School."

Jen School works with young people who are experiencing academic, emotional, behavioral or intellectual challenges. It is the only school in the country that offers vocational education for students, ages 10 to 21, with special learning needs.

Jen School is a nine-time National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence award recipient.

For questions or sponsorship information, contact Tina Hock at or call (847) 294-1982.

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