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The First Choice Wine Festival

A Decadent Afternoon Featuring Wine, Beer, Chocolate & Food


Saturday, May 18th, 2019 12:00pm–5:00pm

At the Pittsburgh Shrine Center

1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024

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

Current participating wineries include:

“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.

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.

  • $20.00 entry fee
  • Get a festival-branded glass
  • All the w​ine you can taste!
  • *21 and over event
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A Pittsburgh Wine Festival unlike any other

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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!

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. Yetters Candy will have a large variety of delicious chocolates. 

Vendors & Entertainment

The taste buds won’t be the only sense tantalized during The First Choice Wine Festival. Local acoustic soloist Chad Toland is scheduled once again this year to entertain the crowds.


Additionally, the festival offers craft and jewelry vendors showcasing their exquisite wares for perusal and purchase. Participating vendors include Patty's Pretties, Specialty Distri"BEAUTY"ng and more being added.

Get your tickets now!

Why you won't want to 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?

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For Vendor inquiries

For more information about the event please contact:

Jerry Sciullo at 412-849-3431 or complete the form below:

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.

Copyright 2019, First Choice Wine Festival

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's Syria Shriners

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