Philly, let’s hear it for the red, white and rosé.
From Thursday, March 22 through Thursday, March 29, Philly Wine Week returns for its fifth year of presenting vino-centric events at bars and restaurants throughout the city.
PHILLY WINE WEEK FAST FACTS
- Philly Wine Week runs March 22-29.
- More than 65 bars and restaurants will host events.
- Opening Corks on March 22 at Vie kicks off the citywide event.
- Events vary by venue and are either ticketed or pay-as-you-go.
For those looking to brush up on oenology, Philly Wine Week offers tons of events that focus on education. For wine-lovers seeking something unusual, local sommeliers and bartenders are prepped to pour lesser-known varietals. For those interested in enjoying perfect pairings, many participants have tasting dinners on the schedule at least once during the eight days of Wine Week.
To check out the complete lineup of events — more than 100! — click right here.
Philly Wine Week Kickoff
With more than 100 events and 65 participating bars and restaurants, Philly Wine Week has more than doubled in size since it began five years ago.
The wine-fueled festival kicks off on Thursday, March 22 with Opening Corks, a wine showcase and tasting at — note new locations! — Vie on North Broad Street. Guests will have the chance to sample interesting wines from a selection of more than 100 bottles and snack on bites from such Philadelphia restaurants as The Good King Tavern, Barbuzzo, Oloroso, Jet Wine Bar and Lacroix.
Tickets for Opening Corks start at $48 for general admission and are available online.
Philly Wine Week Event Picks
In addition to opening night festivities, the festival calendar includes a full week of tastings, wine dinners, trivia nights and more at dozens of bars and restaurants.
The sheer number and variety of offerings inspire a celebratory glass of something, and there’s truly an event for everyone.
Those looking for casual wine-drinking good times should pop by Kensington Quarters for the Olde Kensington Pop-Up Wine Bar (March 23-24); score a table at Barbuzzo for a special rosé-fueled brunch or chill at American Sardine Bar for its annual Wine Week BBQ (both on Sunday, March 25); head to Jet Wine Bar for a tasting inspired by the rainbow (Wednesday, March 28) or the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” (Tuesday, March 27); or swing by Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro for regional wine-and-cheese pairings (nightly during Wine Week).
Wine-lovers seeking educational and elevated wine experiences can visit Bar210 and The Library Bar at The Rittenhouse for mystery blind tastings or Volvér for estate wine flights (both nightly during Wine Week); attend a fabulous Pennsylvania Wines Dinner at High Street on Market (Friday, March 23); join in a special Roederer Estate portfolio tasting at Panorama (Tuesday, March 27); and taste Slovenian wines at Southwark Restaurant before going to a Jura wine dinner at Royal Boucherie (both on Wednesday, March 28).
Remember, the events above are merely a smattering of the dozens of tastings and events on tap all around the city. To check out the complete lineup of Philly Wine Week events — more than 100! — click right here.
For even more ways to enjoy great wine in the Philadelphia region, check out The Wineries and Vineyards Trail of Greater Philadelphia, which features a look at some of the best wineries and vineyards the Greater Philadelphia area has to offer.
Prepare to swirl, sip and repeat.