If you need an excuse to pour an extra class, celebrate wine made in the Keystone State all month long. Just in time for spicy sangria and sipping bold reds on chilly nights, restaurants throughout Philly are celebrating Pennsylvania Wine Month with special events and menus in October. From themed flights to competition dinners, here are five ways to celebrate PA Wine Month in Philly.
5 things to do for PA Wine Month in Philly
Dressler Estate Dinner at Cadence
Even if wine isn’t your favorite beverage, there’s an event for you during PA Wine Month. Downingtown cidery Dressler Estate teams up with Cadence in South Kensington for a four course dinner to showcase the art of creating thoughtful cider pairings. This includes their alternative to champagne, the celebration-worthy “Modern Sparkling”. Enjoy sampling ciders along with Cadence’s prix fixe menu that highlights seasonal fare.
Oct. 10, Times vary, 161 Girard Ave., $68, cadencerestaurant.com
Vox Vineti Vineyards Dinner at Martha
The Kensington bar known for its hoagies and laid back vibes has a special dinner to celebrate one of the few natural winemakers in the region. The team at Martha teams up with winemaker Ed Lazzerini of Vox Vineti Vineyards for an autumnal dinner featuring five courses and four wine pairings on Oct. 22. The dinner menu will focus on fall flavors like rich mushrooms, hearty squash and apples galore. If you can’t make it to the special dinner, stop by during happy hour all month long for local wine specials.
Oct. 22, 6 p.m., 2113 E York St, $75, marthakensington.com
Cage Match Dinner at Bar Amis
This is a competition you’ll want to judge. Chef Kristina Wisneski and Chef Scott Reddy of Amis are up against a culinary dynamic duo, Sam Jacobson of Stargazy and Chris DiPiazza of Mighty Bread Co. The chef teams will go head to head to create eight dishes served in four courses featuring a handful of secret ingredients. For an extra special experience, get the wine pairings featuring Wayvine Vineyard & Winery.
Oct. 22, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 4503 S Broad St., $75, pennsylvaniawine.com
PA “Sunday School” at Tria
The wine bars in Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square West are renowned for their rotating “Sunday School” food and beverage features, and every Sunday in October is a chance to try new local wines and cheeses. Tria will dedicate their weekly Sunday specials menu to showcasing great Pennsylvania wines. It wouldn’t be Tria’s twist on Sunday school without cheese. Their food menu celebrates rotating local cheeses selected by cheese director Tenaya Darlington, aka cheese blogger “Madame Fromage”.
Multiple dates, 123 S 18th St, Philadelphia & 1137 Spruce St, Pay as you go, triaphilly.com
Wine Flights at Jet Wine Bar
Jet Wine Bar celebrates Wine Month with a colonial twist featuring a very familiar name. Just you wait: their “Hamilton”-inspired wine flight for the month of October will feature Penns Woods and Stony Run wineries. In addition to their specials at their indoor bar, don’t miss the chance to soak up the last of the warm weather in their adjoining Wine Garden. The outside space will feature special PA wines to enjoy al fresco.
Multiple dates, 1525 South St., Pay as you go, jetwinebar.com