first choice wine festival 2021 in Pittsburgh

The 2021 First Choice Wine Festival

A Decadent Afternoon Featuring Wine, Beer, Chocolate & Food

*21 and older event*

The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is excited to announce its FIFTH annual First Choice Wine Festival.

Delicious wine, tasty food, soft music and relaxation are on tap again for this wildly successful event.

Open to the public, the spacious 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.

Come and join us on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 from 12:00 pm–5:00 pm.

A Pittsburgh Wine Festival unlike any other

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 will be treated to a variety of varietals!

*New For 2021: Wine Check!

The ultimate convenience! Use our new 'Wine Check' station to store your purchased bottles while you enjoy the Festival! Keep your claim ticket and pick them up at the exit.

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. 

Vendors & Entertainment

The taste buds won’t be the only sense tantalized during The First Choice Wine Festival. Local acoustic artists entertain the crowds.

Additionally, the festival offers craft and jewelry vendors showcasing their exquisite wares for perusal and purchase. Participating vendors are still being added, so check back here soon!

Current 2021 participating wineries, breweries & distilleries include:

Woody Lodge Winery
Deer Creek Winery
Kavic Winery
Bushy Run Winery
Plum Run Winery
Conny Creek Brewing Company
Allusion Brewing Company
Federal Distilling

Sample and experience the products and services from our Participating Vendors including:

Wood & Leather Carving Demonstrations
Massage Therapy for the weary
Jewelry from Specialty Distri"BEAUTY"ng
Patty's Pretties

“The music, the delicious wines, the setting and the wonderful crowds make the atmosphere something you will definitely like,”

-festival organizer and Pittsburgh Shriner, Jerry Sciullo

Don't miss the First Choice Wine Festival:

  • 1
    MEET with local Pittsburgh region wineries: greet our area's vintners and purchase a bottle or three of your favorites!
  • 2
    FREE parking: the Pittsburgh Shrine Center has parking for 500 vehicles adjacent to the event.
  • 3
    Drink wine! Bring your friends and family and tantalize your palate from an incredible variety of our participating local winery's products.

Where is the First Choice Wine Festival?

For information about the event, please contact: Jerry Sciullo at

412-849-3431 or submit inquiry form.

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

Pittsburgh Shrine Center

1877 Shriners Way Cheswick, PA 15024 - (724) 274- 7000

For Vendor inquiries:

*The First Choice Wine Festival 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.

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