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Women And Wine - In Person Tasting Event

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    Sun, March 26, 2023 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Hilton Harrisburg
1 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Cost: -------Members: $70------ Patrons: $65 ------ Nonmembers: $90----

Spring is upon us and what’s a better way to celebrate the longer and warmer days than tasting exceptional wines produced by women in honor of Women’s History Month? Join us March 26th at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg for a celebration of women and wine (and spring!).

There were three guiding principles for our wine selection process for this event:

1) Quality – Every wine is rated 90 points or higher by a recognized wine critic or organization and was approved by our tasting group as a top-notch wine. The female winemakers creating these wines are all lauded in the industry as among the best winemakers of any gender!

2) Availability – Every wine is available (as of this writing) through the Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores or on its website, although not all wines are in every store. Our goal was to let you run out and buy (or order) your favorites from the tasting. 

3) Variety – The wines are from different grapes made in different styles from regions around the world. From a California sparkling to a robust Pacific Northwest Cab, we’ll taste a full range of wines.

At the event, you’ll be greeted with a Brut Rosé from Schramsberg’s winemaker, Jessica Koga, whom I had the pleasure of chatting with recently. I’ll share her insights on her road to winemaking and her wines at the event.

We’ll move on to four excellent white wines, all of which would be heaven sipping on the back deck on a warm spring afternoon or paired with a light summer meal. We’ll taste a Pinot Grigio from Italy (Elena Walch); a Grüner Veltliner from the Lehigh Valley (Sarah Troxell of Galen Glen); a McBride Sisters New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and a White Burgundy (Veronique Drouhin-Boss of Joseph Drouhin wines).

But not to be forgotten are the reds, those that are perfect for food or drinking alone. Come sample an Australian Shiraz (2014 Australian Winemaker of the Year Louisa Rose); an Argentinian Malbec from the renowned Susana Balbo; a California Zinfandel (Queen of Zin, Carol Shelton) and finally a Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Kate Michaud of Double Canyon). Imagine any of these reds with summer grilled meats or even a juicy burger and you’ll remember that summer isn’t just for white wines! 

Registration deadline is Tuesday March 21st.

Member Reservation: $70

Patron Reservation: $65

Nonmember Reservation: $90


More information:


  • PA Wine Society
  • Wine Tasting
  • Wine knowledge
  • women in wine
  • wine industry women producers
  • women winemakers
  • women in wine history
  • Things to do in Harrisburg, PA
  • Pennsylvania Wine & Food Events
  • Harrisburg Wine & Food Events

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