Attend the country's top wine event, The Pittsburgh Wine Festival!
Some of the world's finest winemakers will gather in Pittsburgh the first week in May 2019 for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival. Featuring winemakers' favorite wines of the season, the evening is made perfect by pairing over 500 wines with delectable snacks and excellent company. Tickets usually sell out, so you'll spend your evening chatting, drinking and hanging out with the area's biggest wine fans.
Marking its 17th year, history assures us, it's going to be a great time, bringing to together fellow wine enthusiasts, great food, and fabulous wines.
Here's everything you need to know about The 2019 Pittsburgh Wine Festival:
This event will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The VIP experience will begin at 5PM while general tasting admission is from 7-9PM.
100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212. The wine festival is held at the famous Heinz Field and takes up all of the West Club Lounge space
Where to Park
Heinz Field has partnered with the WAZE App to help you find the best parking spots in the area with a limited amount of hassle. You can just download the Waze app and follow the directions to the parking lot of your choice. The stadium also offers a downloadable parking guide to help you choose where to park that will best suit your needs for the event you are attending.
In case you'd like to make a night of it, and not have to drive after an evening of enjoying your wine there are lots of North Shore lodging locations just a quick walk from the stadium. The North Shore is also home to lots of happening sports bars, modern brewpubs, and great restaurants to check out before or after the wine festival.
Your closest options for lodging are:
Get Your Tickets
Tickets for the event are available online and can be purchased now. You have two options for ticketing for the 2019 Pittsburgh Wine Festival.
VIP tickets allow you to get into the event early (at 5PM instead of 7PM) and start tasting the wines before the crowds arrive. This can give you exclusive access to some of the limited quantities of the best pours of the evening.
VIP Tasting tickets will cost $250 this year and include all your tastings, food and early admission. (There may be some additional surprises for those who are able to get into the event early including special tastings and limited editions of food and drink.) VIP guests are obviously welcome to stay until the event ends at 9.
General tickets, or Grand Tasting tickets, give you access to the experience from 7-9Pm. Grand Tasting tickets start at $125 and include your tastings, food and general admission.
What you can expect
This year the wine festival brings with it more than 500 wines to choose from with an emphasis on wine quality and exclusive brands from around the world. Also, there will be educational seminars and specialized tastings occurring throughout the evening.
The best part? All the tasting is included in the price of your ticket. You also get to sample some great foods while you're there which are no additional cost.
Featured wineries from around the world
Although the official list of participants hasn't been posted yet, festival officials assure us that this year will be a standout year at the festival with more wineries than ever making an appearance and some of the most exclusive wines in the world will be available for tasting. It is definitely going to be the region's premier wine tasting event and something you'll be sad to miss.
Wine tasting for a great cause
One of the coolest things about drinking the evening away at this festival is that it always donates a portion of its proceeds to charity. The charity they choose to support changes each year.
This year, the festival is benefiting The Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND). This includes supporting research on Parkinson's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's Disease, Stroke, and Alzheimer's Disease. They work hard to take the most recent scientific findings and turn them into new treatments for those affected by neurodegenerative diseases.