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Mar 27

Uncork the Fun! The First Choice Wine Festival Returns to the Pittsburgh Shrine Center

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Cheswick, PA – The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is excited to announce its third annual First Choice Wine Festival. Come and join us on Saturday May 19th, 2018 from 12:00pm–5:00 pm in the spacious outdoor Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion.

“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.

A Pittsburgh Wine Festival unlike any other

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.

The First Choice Wine Festival branded attendee glass

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 are treated to a variety of varietals from La Vigneta Winery, PK Winery, Kavic WineryAugust Falls Winery, Hog Dog Winery and Conny Creek Brewing Company. Stay tuned as we hope to announce even more vintner and brewer vendors!

Bring your appetite

Specialty cheeses, sweet treats and decadent confections from Cora Lee Cupcakes and Yetter's Handmade Chocolates will complement the wine tasting. A variety of food vendors will serve and sell barbecued cuisine and other delicious fare for festival attendees. 


The taste buds won’t be the only sense tantalized during The First Choice Wine Festival. Local acoustic soloist musicians Chad Toland and Justin Cook are scheduled to entertain the crowds. Check out some of what they have in store for enhancing our event:

Justin Cook

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!

First Choice Wine Festival tickets and reservations are $20.00 each. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking here, or you can send a check payable to “Syria Shriners” and mail both your check and the information below to John Koedel, P.O. Box 376, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Pre-registered guests may check in at the door. (*Tickets will also be sold at the door)

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For Vendor inquiries or more information about the event please contact: Jerry Sciullo, 412-849-3431 / dotsrme2(at)

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.

About The Pittsburgh Shrine Center
For nearly 25 years, The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has served the Pittsburgh region's desire for a flexible, multi-use special event facility. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center has hosted over 500 weddings and an equal amount of corporate, social and civic events. Beyond its role as a hub of activities for Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners, the Pittsburgh Shrine Center welcomes the public year-round as a venue for banquets, weddings, wedding and bridal showers, concerts, pageants, stage shows, trade shows, dinner theater, civic meetings and other business and social affairs. The Pittsburgh Shrine center also hosts its own seasonal events open to the public.

For more information on how you can schedule your next special event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center, please contact Paulette Zanotti at or at 724-274-7000.

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