Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for a VIP Tasting ticket for one ($250 value)
- $75 for a Grand Tasting ticket for one ($125 value)
On Thursday, May 5, all guests may attend the Grand Tasting main event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where more than 165 vendors pour more than 500 wines. VIP customers can stay for the festival’s entire evening, beginning with a VIP wine tasting of exclusive reserve wines from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh Wine Festival
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 rosés, 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.