“Sets the Bar” for Fun!

Schaefer’s hosts numerous tastings, classes, dinners, and parties. An expert and/or VIP always guides the way. For decades Schaefer’s has been graced by scores of luminaries from around the world. It’s a testament to how we conduct our business and to the character of our customers.

“Schaefer’s Saturday” Tastings

Every Saturday we are tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sample foods from our deli and selected wines, beers, and spirits. Put us on your calendar!

Uncorked Events

On a scheduled basis, usually Thursday evenings, Schaefer’s hosts tastings and events featuring winemakers, distillers, brewers and their ambassadors. Broaden your horizons, sample the newest releases and enjoy great “one night only” deals. Be sure we have your email for a timely heads-up.

The Boundary Room

Need a great space for a private party or function? The Boundary Room is situated on the original Schaefer’s Boundary Tavern. There’s plenty of history and charm on those wooden plank floors. Call us for details.

Schaefer's Calendar of Events

Wine Tastings Every Saturday from 11-5pm

Schaefer’s Saturday Tastings

Join us every Saturday for our regular weekly wine tasting. We will feature new additions to our shelves as well as the latest vintage releases. The Deli will always be putting out some delicious samples too.Forty Winks

November 1st: Dileep with Evanston Cellars will be our guest this week. He will be featuring Forty Winks Winery from Michigan. It’s not too early to start planning for your holiday wines and the Forty Winks line up is perfect for pairing with your turkey feast! ALSO Keran Peltier fro KP Toffee will be tasting a selection of her incredible toffees from noon-4pm. Take it from us, these toffees are very addicting!

November 8th: Hardy USA is here this week. They will have several wines (think Wente) and spirits to sample. We’ve added some new items to our liquor isles, so stop in and be the first to try!

November 15th: Our good friend, Brad Smith from Heritage Wine Cellars will be here on the 15th. Brad always brings along some real treats to try and this week will be no different. Stop in and find out what he’s pouring.


Wednesday, October 29th: 5-7pm

BottaiCorrado Bottai of Le Velette Estate Winery 

Join us on the 29th as we welcome Corrado Bottai of Le Velette. The Umbria estate has been in Corrado’s family since 1870 and they combine modern and traditional winemaking techniques to produce old world wines with new world varietals. Stop by and taste their Berganorio & Rasenna Orvietos, Traluce (Sauvignon Blanc) and “Rosso di Spicca” (Sangiovese Blend).

Thursday, December 11th: 4-7pm – 34rd Annual Champagnefest

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Get a jump on your holiday festivities. We’ll open each and every sparkling wine and Champagne we carry. Cava, Prosecco, Dom Perignon, we’ll treat you to them all. It’s $20 per person, and there’s a generous donation made to the Skokie Fire Department’s “Boot Days” to support local families in need.

There will also be a variety of cheeses, patés and hors-d’oeuvre from Schaefer’s wonderful food department to complement your bubbly. No advance sign-up required