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Pittsburgh Wine Festival

Pittsburgh Wine Festival
Frequency Annual[1]
Inaugurated 2003[2]
Organised by Pittsburgh Wine Festival LLC

The Pittsburgh Wine Festival is an annual festival celebrating wine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3] The festival is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.[4] The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board maintains an on-site wine shop.[5] The Pittsburgh festival follows a similar one in Philadelphia.[2] Its success inspired the Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival.[6]

The festival receives generally positive review from wine critics.[5][7][8] It was named to the Top 10 list of wine events in the United States by the Quarterly Review of Wines[9] Tickets generally sell out.[10]

The first event was held in 2003.[11] Early in its tenure, some skeptics questions whether a "beer" city like Pittsburgh could sustain a wine festival.[12]

Proceeds benefit charity.[13] By the fourth year, in 2007, the festival had raised over $400,000 for charity.[14] By 2009, that figure had grown to $6 million, with large portions going to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.[15]


  1. ^ Fischione Donovan, Sandra (April 28, 2009). "Festival toasts 200 wineries, winemakers".  
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh Wine Festival". Archived from the original on December 10, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh Wine Festival Launches 2013 Ticket Sales With Two Exclusive Offers" (Press release).  
  5. ^ a b Downer, Elizabeth (May 15, 2008). "Tastings: Wine festival is a hit".  
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival Hits The Jackpot With Over 350 Liquors From Around The World" (Press release).  
  7. ^ May, Bruce (May 8, 2003). "Wine Festival was Wildly Popular".  
  8. ^ May, Bruce (June 3, 2004). "Wine Festival a Huge Hit at Heinz Field".  
  9. ^ "Fruit of the Vine".  
  10. ^ Guerriero, Kate (May 8, 2011). "Pittsburgh Wine Festival held at Heinz Field".  
  11. ^ Oliver, Jeff (March 27, 2003). "1st Pittsburgh Wine Festival planned".  
  12. ^ Loeffler, William (April 27, 2012). "Wine fest uncorks big tastes, new tech".  
  13. ^ Guerriero, Kate (May 9, 2010). "Pittsburgh Wine Festival supports UPMC".  
  14. ^ Downer, Elizabeth (April 18, 2007). "Pittsburgh Wine Festival returns next week".  /
  15. ^ Downer, Elizabeth (April 23, 2009). "Pittsburgh Wine Festival is next week".  

External links

  • Festival homepage
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