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First Choice Wine Festival Set to Pop its Cork May 18th

Cheswick, PA – The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is excited to announce its third annual First Choice Wine Festival. Come and join us on Saturday May 18th, 2019 from 12:00pm–5:00pm in the spacious outdoor Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion.

“The music, the delicious wines, the setting and the wonderful crowds make the atmosphere something you will definitely like,” says festival organizer and Pittsburgh Syria Shriner Jerry Sciullo.

Participating Wineries Include...

  • Kavic Winery
  • PK Winery​
  • La Vigneta Winery
  • Conny Creek Brewing Co.
  • Country Winery & Vineyard
  • Deer Creek Winery
  • Wapiti Ridge Wine Cellars
  • Woody Lodge Winery
  • Bushy Run Winery​
  • August Falls Winery
  • Hog Dog Winery
  • Greenhouse Winery
  • Arsenal Cider House

A Pittsburgh Wine Festival unlike any other

Delicious wine, tasty food, soft music and relaxation are on tap again for this wildly successful event. Open to the public, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion is the perfect covered setting to enjoy an afternoon of indulgent sampling. The $20.00 entry price gets each attendee a festival-branded glass, all the wine you can taste and an experience unlike any other.

The First Choice Wine Festival branded attendee glass

The First Choice Wine Festival gives attendees an opportunity to meet with some of our regions finest wineries. They’re prepared to both serve and sell their delicious wines. Thirsty crowds are treated to a variety of varietals. Stay tuned as we announce even more vintner and brewer vendors!

Bring your appetite

Specialty cheeses, sweet treats and decadent confections will complement the wine tasting. A variety of food vendors will serve and sell barbecued cuisine and other delicious fare for festival attendees. 

Entertainment

The taste buds isn’t the only sense tantalized during The First Choice Wine Festival. Local acoustic soloist musicians are scheduled to entertain the crowds. 

Additionally, the festival offers unique vendors showcasing their exquisite wares for perusal and purchase. 

Get your tickets now!

First Choice Wine Festival tickets and reservations are $20.00 each. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking here.

For Vendor inquiries or more information about the event please contact: Jerry Sciullo, 412-849-3431 / dotsrme2(at)yahoo.com

wine festival winery

This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

About The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
 
For nearly 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region's desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs. The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public.

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, please contact Paulette Zanotti at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

Pittsburgh Shrine Center set to host North Hills Home Brew Fest

Our area’s best home brewers return to compete at the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest on May 11th, 2019. Our new venue is the Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick, PA. The North Hills Home Brew Fest is an evening of home brewed beers, tasty food trucks, prize raffles and fun activities. Attendees will sample and vote on dozens of brews. The Brew Fest begins at 5:00 pm with a VIP Private Tasting and Judging. The winning recipe will be brewed at Penn Brewery! General Admission opens at 6:00pm. VIP tickets are limited to 35 attendee judges.

"We always look forward to the North Hills Home Brew Fest. It's very well attended by patrons and brewers. The event is very organized, and always fun. We attended 10 to 14 Brew Fest a year and this one is always at the top for us." -Nacho Average Brewing.
 
"The North Hills Brew Fest is a fun night for home-brewers and craft beer drinkers to get together and enjoy delicious and creative beers for a noteworthy cause. Each year this event seems to get bigger and better but is always awesome!"   - Jolly Goodfellow Brewing

“This is my 3rd year Participating in the North Hills Brew Fest. I love being able to discuss and share my beer with people, as well as try the other awesome beer from the other home brewers.  I am amazed by the brewers takes on traditional and modern styles creating beers you can’t get anywhere else.  The excitement and energy in the building is exhilarating.” – Bopp Brewing
 
If you like beer, and if you like helping children, then we have the event for you! This year the 2019 North Hills Home Brew Fest is going to be the biggest one yet. We have partnered with many of the same brewers and have added new brewers looking to show off their talents. We'll have a wide variety of prizes to win and incredible food trucks (Vagabond Taco Truck & Oakmont Barbecue Company). First Sip Brew Box and Yinz Brewing will host a live podcast at the event. For designated drivers and non-drinking guests, "Painting with a Twist" will offer a 2-hour painting class. The cost is $30 for this and starts at 6:30.
 
The North Hills Home Brew Fest is raising money for Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners, who provide many services for youth within our communities. We are excited that their amazing events facility will serve as a platform for amateur home brewers to show off for the thirsty crowds!
 
**Home brewers interested in participating should download, complete and submit this form found here

North Hills Home Brew Fest attendee glasses

3rd Annual North Hills Home Brew Fest
May 11th, 2019 6:00-9:00pm (VIP Tasting begins @5pm)
Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion
1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024
$35 VIP early admission includes food truck voucher, blind taste test
$25 General Admission
$30 Painting with a Twist
$5 Designated driver

 
About the North Hills Home Brew Fest
The North Hills Home Brew Fest is produced by not-for-profit group that raises money and awareness for local charities. This year our focus is on the Shriners who do amazing work with children. For more information please visit www.syriashriners.org/2019-north-hills-home-brew-fest/
 
About Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners
The goal of the Shriners is to be the premiere fraternal organization for men of good character. The Shriners are committed to providing attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and philanthropy. Shriners foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement. Shriners serve mankind through the resources of its great philanthropy, the Shriners Hospitals for Children. For more information please visit www.syriashriners.org

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, you can reach Paulette at pzanotti@syriashriners.org or at 724-274-7000.

**This event does not benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The event is for the benefit of Pittsburgh Syria Shriners and is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.