Wine Tasting in Jefferson Hills


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When Sharon and John Klay discovered winemaking while living in New York City, they also discovered their passion. The only thing was, they didn't have the space to bring it to fruition. Their solution: relocate to western Pennsylvania and purchase the 215-acre Fayette Springs Farm. From there, they cultivated 14,000 vines, transforming them into award-winning wines that range from dry white to robust red. Now, Christian W. Klay Winery, which bears the name of the Klays' son, welcomes guests to its picturesque spot for wine tastings, summer concert series, and seasonal shindigs. It also rents out its attractive confines for private events, such as weddings or birthday parties for grapes who just turned 21.
412 Fayette Springs Rd
Uniontown,
PA
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Savoy's executive chef, Kevin Watson, a 2013 Pittsburgh magazine?s "Best Restaurants Party" winner and Savor Pittsburgh multiple-award winner, draws from 25 years of culinary experience to put a modern spin on American dishes, from barbecue ribs and burgers to seafood. Chef Watson?s eclectic m?lange of upscale entrees and comfort fare has been featured on Pittsburgh Today, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and in the recurring dreams of the restaurant?s regulars. Meanwhile, the space's ritzy d?cor has enticed celebrities that include Boris Kodjoe, Joe Manganiello, Tyson Beckford, Cedric the Entertainer, and Mya. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review marveled: "Pittsburgh designer Luca Paganico transformed an old, three-story building?in the Strip District into a posh, swanky, 74-seat establishment with imported Italian leather couches and chairs, fiber-optic bar tops, walls with lighting that changes color as customers dine, and different music playing in each room and hallway."
2623 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Now in its 12th year, the Pittsburgh Wine Festival gathers more than 165 vendors who pour more than 500 diverse wines inside the Heinz Field East and West Club Lounges. Though many of the featured wines hail from countries such as France, Germany, Portugal, Argentina, and New Zealand, others call California, Pennsylvania, and the Pacific Northwest their home. As attendees wander between sips of reds, whites, and ros?s, they sample food pairings and watch live entertainment. Winery representatives and winemakers pour their diverse libations during the annual Grand Tasting, but also uncork specialty reserve wines at a VIP tasting. Here, smaller crowds grant visitors more time to speak with the vendors, and ask questions about fermentation or how to determine whether a wine will get along with their other bottles. Outside the main events, industry leaders also hold seminars on how to taste wine like a sommelier or pair wines to specific occasions. Additionally, private wine dinners raise funds for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — North Park Lounge serves sandwiches, salads and more. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game. Take the kids along too — North Park Lounge is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. On warmer days, you can take advantage of North Park Lounge's al fresco patio seating. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, North Park Lounge has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. The restaurant is about as noisy as it gets — plan for booming speakers and chatty crowds everywhere. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Show up in sneakers or a suit at North Park Lounge, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig. Or, take your food to-go. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. North Park Lounge accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Head on over to North Park Lounge first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — North Park Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
8701 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Mediterranean delicacies abound at Casbah. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Casbah, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. From classics to eclectic varieties, don't forget to look over the bar's vast selection of wine. Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Casbah — just right for large and merry gatherings. The patio tables outside of Casbah are the perfect spot for a summer meal. The bar can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation. The bar has catering services as well. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the bar. Checks are bigger than average at the bar, so prepare your wallet. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
229 S Highland Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Beginning with traditional American flavors, Toast! kitchen & wine bar's chefs elevate those dishes to new heights and create refined versions of familiar favorites. Habanero-spiced cheddar adds a piquant kick to servings of shrimp and organic corn grits, and flatbreads feature hearty toppings such as roasted mushrooms, brie, and white truffle oil. True to its name, Toast! also curates a selection of international wines available in tasting portions, glasses, or full bottles so the whole table can enjoy reading the label aloud. Crimson walls, dark wooden rafters, and suede banquettes contribute to the space's calming and lounge-like ambiance. That quiet, cozy atmosphere inspired CBS Pittsburgh to place the wine bar on its 2013 list of the Best Bars For A Blind Date In Pittsburgh. As if to encourage refined conversation, framed artwork surrounds the dining room, lit by sconces and pendant lamps dangling above the bar.
5102 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh,
PA
US
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