SECOND ANNUAL RIOJA WINE & TAPAS FESTIVAL. CHICAGO UNION STATION, CHICAGO
BEHIND THE SCENES
One of the nation’s most prominent culinary events, the second annual Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival, took place at the historic Chicago Union Station. The one-day festival began with a by-invitation-only tasting attended by more than 200 wine and restaurant industry guests, followed by the larger main event for general ticket holders. Black Flower Agency was responsible for all facets of the planning and on-site execution, including finding a venue to accommodate the large number of guests, winemakers and chefs. The agency contracted and managed event vendors, catering and kitchen staff; sourced the live band; managed A/V, lighting design, staging and collateral production; and oversaw event layout/flow. As a result, Black Flower forged relationships with Chicago’s foremost event vendors while creating an exceptional guest experience.