Updated for 2019!
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 Annual Wine and Food Festival. From September 6-8, 2019, 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 tastings to classes to even a comedy show, there is something for everyone to enjoy. As a member of the Sweetest Moms program, I am so excited to bring you all the latest information about this amazing event. Take a look at this year’s events for the Wine and Food Festival at The Hotel Hershey!
Wine, Dine and Punchlines
On Friday, September 6, guests can kick off the Wine and Food Festival weekend from 7pm-10pm with an amazing wine reception hosted by Dan Brennan from Decibal Wines. This event will feature 2 wine selections along with delicious hors d’oeuvres. Then, at 8pm, guests can enjoy “Something to Wine About,” a comedy show featuring Laurie Forster, The Stand Up Sommelier. We attended this show 3 years ago and had an amazing time! Read my review here. Tickets for this event are $96 (includes tax and gratuity) and reservations are required.
Passport to Rose Class
This NEW event takes place on Saturday, September 7 11:30am-1:30pm in the Castilian Ballroom. Guests will enjoy delicious finger sandwiches while indulging on 5 roses from around the world. This class will help you gain a better understanding of how each wine was made and what makes them unique. The event costs $45/person.
Cheers from Chateau St. Jean
On Saturday September 6 2:30pm-4:30pm, guests will convene in the Starlight Terrace Ballroom for a guided tasting with Margo Van Staaveren, the first female Winemaker of the year! Margo will join guests LIVE from her vineyard via video-conference. While tasting each delicious wine, guests will dine on a curated selection of meats and domestic and international cheeses with grilled breads, crisp lavosh and toasted crostini. This event is $64/person.
Georges Duboeuf Wine Dinner
Hosted by Romain Theyteau, the Wine Dinner on Saturday, September 7 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 6:45pm followed by dinner in the Castillian Ballroom at 7:30pm. Guests will enjoy a delicious French-inspired meal paired with 5 fabulous wines. During the event, guests will also have the chance to converse with other wine enthusiasts. This event is $120/person.
VIP Winemaker Breakfast
Kick off the last day of the Wine and Food Festival with a breakfast buffet and mimosas. This event takes place on Sunday, September 8 from 10:30am-11:30am in the Garden Terrace Ballroom. There will be several wine makers from the Grand Tasting on hand to mingle with guests. This event costs $35/person.
The Grand Tasting
The Wine and Food Festival ends with a bang with The Grand Tasting which takes place on Sunday, September 8 from 12pm-4pm in The Hotel Hershey Formal Gardens and Harvest Plaza. Guests can walk around the gorgeous grounds while enjoying live 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.
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