The Bacchanalian Society ensures that the finer things in life are enjoyed without pretense and always in the company of good friends. Our namesake, Bacchus, is the Roman deity of wine and merriment who represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficial influences. The Bacchanalian Society unites the legacy of Bacchus with the unabashed zest for life of today’s creative class.


By helping charities to organize and conduct wine tastings every quarter – that’s right, only four events a year – the Bacchanalian Society integrates social and professional networking with philanthropy. The wine tastings attract a diverse mix of inquisitive, young professionals – wine novices and wine experts alike – to join on common ground for the benefit of charity. Everyone is welcome, as long as you’re over 21, but wine snobs should check their attitudes at the door.

Our 2016 Bacchanalian Board:
President – Neil White
Vice President, Operations – Zach Becks
Vice President, Host Relations – Josh Smithermann
Vice President, Special Projects – Megan Jackson
Vice President, Charity Relations – Andrea Newman
Vice President, Marketing – Kristen Gasperetti
Vice President, Special Projects – Aly Fernandez


Thank you to our 2015-2016 Host and Hostess committee:

Andrew Heintz
Alex Montgomery
Aly Fernandez
Andy Watson
Anna Coutts
Anotonio Shelton
Anu Bansel
Ashley Mitzel
Ben Taylor
Brian Blair
Brianna Lucente
Brittany Pohlman
Colin Yeakle
Jason Dimac
Chris Dam
John Brenzel
Josh Rothstein
JR Foster
Julie Lockwood
Justin Watkins
Lance Coulter
Laura Koehler
Laura McKee
Liz Heubi
Madeline Watson
Megan Jackson
Mike Rodarte
Nick McKee
Noah Stelzer
Patrick Hayes
Prashant Vala
Sara Hayes
Ann Korte
Anthony Danizio
Beau Vennari
Clint Allen
Josh Smithermann
Katie Hooker
Martin Rittenhouse
Summer Craig
Stephanie Putt
Tim Kite
Aaron Binik-Thomas
Zach Becks
Megan Brunn
Nikki Broughton
Jenna Siegrist
Andrew Burgess
Rich Gableman
Steve Van Dyke
Jerri Reynolds
Kauren Winestein
Stephanie Hatfield

Our events are unique because each one involves a different wine varietal, a different charity, and a different location. Depending on the venue, our crowd can really pack the house and, on occasion, we have been known to hit full capacity. So, with our new website, we have introduced ADVANCED REGISTRATION. By clicking the red RSVP button in the panel on the left side of your screen, you can GUARANTEE QUICK ADMISSION at a REDUCED COST for you and the members of your team. Check it out.





Fall 2015 – WCPO

Spring 2015 – WCPO

Spring 2015 – Out and Outfit

Winter 2015 – Cincinnati Refined