The Hotel Hershey Wine & Food Festival
This time of year, there is a lot said online about the upcoming Epcot Food & Wine Festival, but did you know that Hershey has its own Wine & Food Festival right here in Pennsylvania? The Hotel Hershey Wine & Food Festival Annual Festival Returns September 11- 13, 2015. Check out the activities that are available during The Hotel Hershey Wine & Food Festival:
Friday, September 11 Wine, Dine and Punch Lines
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.
7 10 p.m.; $96 per person, includes tax and gratuity
Saturday, September 12 Vine to Wine at Waltz Vineyards Estate Winery
This unique experience begins with a personal tour of Waltz Vineyards Estate Winery in nearby LancasterCounty. The tour is followed by a walk-through of the winemaking process with owners Jan and Kimberly Waltz. The event culminates with a tasting of wines accompanied by local cheeses, crackers and chocolates. Transportation to and from The Hotel Hershey and boxed lunch are included. Outdoor dress and comfortable shoes are suggested.
8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.; $54 per person, includes tax, gratuity and boxed lunch
Saturday, September 12 Trinchero Bordeaux Blending Class
The Trinchero Bordeaux Blending Class shows guests the process and art of blending Bordeaux red wine. Guests are invited to blend their own Bordeaux-style wine with four of the classic varietal components of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
2 4 p.m.; $48 per person, includes tax and gratuity
Saturday, September 12 Pio Cesare Wine Dinner
Hosted by Italian winemaker Cesare Benvenuto from Pio Cesare Wines, the evening begins with a reception followed by a five-course dinner paired with four to five wines. Benvenuto will speak, and guests will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts.
6 10 p.m.; $120 per person, includes tax and gratuity
Sunday, September 13 VIP Winemaker Breakfast
This breakfast buffet and mimosa bar is hosted by several Wine Festival winemakers. Registration and wristband pick-up will be available during breakfast for guests who will enjoy the Grand Tasting in the afternoon.
10 a.m. noon; $30 per person, includes tax and gratuity
Sunday, September 13 Grand Tasting
The Grand Tasting features more than 50 international and domestic wineries, a selection of local breweries, food samplings from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts award-winning chefs andrestaurants and live jazz entertainment. Guests are invited to stroll and enjoy the grounds of the Hotels FormalGardens and HarvestPlaza.
Noon 4 p.m.; $65 per person, includes tax and gratuity; $20 per designated driver, includes tax and gratuity
The Spa at The Hotel Hershey also has some special treatments just for the Wine & Food Festival:
The Spa At The Hotel Hershey is also celebrating the return of the Wine & Food Festival with special treatments from September 1 through October 31. The Red, Red Wine Package features natural grape antioxidants to exfoliate and moisturize the skin. The package includes Soaking Tub and Body Scrub treatments; Manicure; Pedicure; Lunch in The Oasis, The Spas guest-only dining room, as well as a complimentary glass of red or white wine. The Red, Red Wine Package is available Mondays through Thursdays for $245* and Fridays through Sundays for $265*.
For those who prefer the ultimate nail service, guests can enjoy a Vineyard Hands & Feet treatment. Featuring wine scrubs and moisturizers, guests experience a Manicure, Pedicure and complimentary glass of red or white wine. This offering is available Mondays through Thursdays for $140** and Fridays through Sundays for $150**.
Please remember that registration is required for all events and can be made by calling 717-534-8800. Guests must be 21 or older and provide valid ID at each event.