When you think of Hershey, PA, I am sure you think of chocolate, rides, chocolate, family fun, chocolate…well, you get the picture. This September, enjoy something a little different in the Sweetest Place on Earth by attending their 7th Annual Wine and Food Festival. From September 16-18, 2016, guests can enjoy a weekend full of food, wine and fun!
The Wine and Food Festival offers spectacular and delicious events over the course of 3 days on the grounds of the amazing Hotel Hershey. From winery tours to tastings to even a comedy show, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We are thrilled to share that we have partnered with Hershey, PA to bring you all the latest information about this amazing event. We are honored to be invited and cannot wait to attend the opening night Wine, Dine and Punch Lines event which will fill our bellies with food, wine and laughter. Take a look at all the events for the Wine and Food Festival at The Hotel Hershey!
Wine, Dine and Punch Lines
On Friday, September 16, 2016, guests can kick off the Wine and Food Festival weekend from 6:30pm-8pm with an amazing wine reception hosted by Kim Crawford of Loveblock Wines. This event will feature 4-6 wine selections along with delicious hors d’oeuvres. Then, at 8pm, guests can enjoy “Something to Wine About,” a comedy show featuring Laurie Forster. Tickets for this event are $96 (includes tax and gratuity) and reservations are required.
Vine to Wine at Waltz Vineyards
This event takes place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and begins at 8:30am with a coffee reception. Guests are then whisked away to Waltz Wineries in nearby Lancaster County to tour their vineyards and learn all about the wine making process. Guests will also taste wine along with local cheeses, crackers and, of course, chocolate. This event costs $54 and includes a box lunch. The shuttle will return to The Hotel Hershey at 1:30pm
Count Sebastiano Capone Wine and Cheese Tasting
On Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11:30am-1:30pm guests will enjoy a guided tasting and pairing of 5 wines and local cheeses. This event takes place in the Blue Mountain Room and costs $54/person.
Davis Bynum Blending Class
On Saturday, September 17, 2016 guests will convene on the Garden Terrace West for a guided tour through the process of blending Pinot Noir. When the presentation is completed, guests will be participate in an interactive exercise where they get to create their own Pinot Noir. How cool is that? This event takes place from 2pm-4pm and costs $48/person.
Concho y Toro Wine Dinner
Hosted by Italo Jofre from Concho y Toro, the Wine Dinner on Saturday, September 17, 2016 is an event you won’t want to miss at the Wine and Food Festival! This event begins with a reception on the mezzanine at 6:30pm followed by dinner in the Castilian Ballroom at 7:30pm. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal paired with fabulous wines. This event is $120/person.
VIP Winemaker Breakfast
Kick off the last day of the Wine and Food Festival with a breakfast buffet and Mimosa bar. This event takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10am-12pm in the Blue Mountain Cottage. There will be several wine makers from the Grand Tasting on hand to mingle with guests. This event costs $30/person.
The Grand Tasting
The Wine and Food Festival ends with a bang with The Grand Tasting which takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 12pm-4pm in The Hotel Hershey Formal Gardens. Guests can walk around the gorgeous grounds while enjoying live jazz music, domestic and international wine stations, samples from domestic breweries and culinary samples from award-winning chefs. This event is $72/person.
Each event listed is for guests ages 21 and older and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 717 534-8800. Overnight packages at The Hotel Hershey are also available. For more information, visit the Wine and Food Festival website.
*In full disclosure, we are being provided with tickets to the opening event in exchange for our honest coverage.
You may also enjoy: