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Wine & Food Festival

Wine & Food Festival

Wine & Food Festival Events

Wine, Dine and Punch Lines

Friday, September 11
6:30 PM | Registration
7:00 - 8:00 PM | Reception in Fountain Lobby
8:00 - 10:00 PM | Comedy Show in Garden Terrace Ballroom

$96 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Kick off the weekend with a reception hosted by Italo Jofre from Concha y Toro featuring wine selections and a Chilean themed dinner menu. Then, enjoy a selection of desserts and the lighter side of wine with "Something To Wine About," a comedy show featuring Laurie Forster, The Stand Up Sommelier.

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Vine to Wine at Waltz Vineyards

Saturday, September 12
8:30 -9:00 AM | Registration and coffee reception in Overlook
9:15 AM - 1:30 PM | Waltz Vineyards Tour and Tasting (shuttle departs from The Hotel Hershey at 9:15 AM and returns at 1:30 PM)

$54 per person with box lunch (includes tax and gratuity)

This unique experience starts with a personal vineyard tour of Waltz Wineries in nearby Lancaster County, followed by a walk-through of the winemaking process by owners Jan and Kimberly Waltz. The morning will culminate with a tasting of their wines accompanied by local cheeses, crackers, and chocolates in their inviting tasting room. Transportation to and from The Hotel Hershey and box lunch included. Outdoor dress and comfortable shoes for walking the vineyard are suggested. Rain or shine event.

Trinchero Bordeaux Blending Class

Saturday, September 12
2:00 - 4:00 PM | Starlight Ballroom/Terrace

$48 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Enjoy a guided tour through the art of blending Bordeaux red wine and taste each of the five traditional Bordeaux varietals separately. Then participate in an interactive blending demonstration to create your own master blend!

Pio Cesare Wine Dinner

Saturday, September 12
6:00 - 7:00 PM | Reception on Starlight Veranda
7:00 - 10:00 PM | Dinner in Starlight Ballroom

$120 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Hosted by Italian Winemaker Cesare Benvenuto from Pio Cesare Wines, the evening begins with a reception on the Starlight Veranda at 6 followed by dinner in the Starlight Ballroom from 7-10 PM. Enjoy a delicious meal paired with wines as you hear directly from the winemaker and mingle with the other wine enthusiasts at your table.

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VIP Winemaker Breakfast

Sunday, September 13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Blue Mountain Cottage

$30 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Join us to start your day of wine and food tasting with a breakfast buffet and Mimosa bar. Several Wine makers from the Grand Tasting will be in attendance to mingle and dine with guests. Grand Tasting registration and wristband pick up available during breakfast.

The Grand Tasting

Sunday, September 13
12:00 - 4:00 PM | The Hotel Hershey Formal Gardens

$65 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
$20 per designated driver (includes tax and gratuity)

Stroll the grounds and enjoy live jazz entertainment, more than 50 international and domestic wine stations hosted by official vintner representatives, a selection of domestic breweries, and delicious culinary samplings from our award-winning chefs. Presented rain or shine.

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