Pennsylvania to Celebrate Wine Week 2012 with Regional Festivals

May 02, 2012, 16:55 ET from Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Events Planned in Pittsburgh, Hershey and Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wine Week 2012 celebrations will include festivals in Pittsburgh, Hershey and Philadelphia starting Thursday, May 3, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said today. Each event will feature more than 800 wines and 150 vintners.

"We're pleased to be part of this annual celebration of food, wine and the talented vintners providing incredible vintages that keep people coming back year after year," said Liquor Control Board Chairman Joseph E. Brion. "From the novice to the connoisseur, this year's festivals are sure to showcase something to please every palate."

Each venue will feature a PA Wine & Spirits store, which will offer showcase wines along with special VIP and Grand Tasting Segments. These events will allow visitors to sample wines, meet winemakers and enjoy a variety of foods.

On Thursday, May 3, the 10th Annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival takes place at Heinz Field. The VIP tasting runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the Grand Tasting follows from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For ticket information, visit

This year's event will also include exclusive wine dinners in select restaurants featuring tastings led by various winemakers. Proceeds from the festival benefit Discovery and Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

On Friday, May 4, the Fifth Annual Wine Festival in Hershey will take place at the Giant Center.  The VIP tasting runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the Grand Tasting follows from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ticket information is available at Proceeds will benefit the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

On Saturday, May 5, Lincoln Financial Field will host the 11th Annual Philadelphia Wine Festival.  The VIP tasting is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the Grand Tasting follows from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit Proceeds benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Media contacts: Stacey Witalec or Stacy Kriedeman, 717-783-8864 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board