Main Line Wine Week
Wine geeks unite on April 28-May 2.
The Main Line is becoming a wine geek’s paradise, with bars stocking hard-to-find bottles and crush-worthy varietals, it only makes sense that an official Main Line Wine Week soon follow.
From April 28–May 2, wine lovers are invited—and encouraged—to sip their way through the area’s finest collections. Whether you want to taste-test with a prix fixe menu, a wine flight, or just have a simple glass, the upcoming celebration will allow all things wine to take center stages.
Full Main Line Wine Week Schedule of Participants, Specials & Events below:
Villanova’s Avenue Kitchen will debut Wine Week Flights, available at $14 each, which allow guests to sample three different wines at a time. Flights will be available all week, featuring 2.5-oz. pours of options ranging from whimsical whites like Clairborne, Salneval Albarino NS Montoya Chardonnay, to riveting reds like Chateau Bellevue Bordeaux and Elizabeth Spencer. Among the endless choices is a darling dessert wine, the Blandy’s 5 Year Alvada Madeira, which will have you wishing this themed week unfolded each and every month.
Wayne’s Paramour will additionally present tasting flights for curious sippers, available for just $10 with a half of flatbread. A white flight of Pinot Gris, Albariño and Sauvignon Blanc will be paired with shrimp flatbread, while a red flight of pinot noir, rioja and malbec will be coupled with a short rib flatbread.
St. Davids’ Glenmorgan Bar and Grill at The Radnor Hotel will be rolling out stellar wine specials all week, including two exclusive wines at half price during happy hour: the Raymond Lot No. 3’s Chardonnay and Stoneleigh’s Pinot Noir.
Wayne’s Peppercorn is driving into Wine Week at full force, running three enticing specials and even launching a raffle for two complimentary seats at their May 2 wine dinner. Specials are as follows:
● $25 Carafes of premium spring selection
● Half-price pitchers of house-made sangria ($21 for 32oz)
● Half-price tickets to May 2’s wine dinner, which are valued at $85 but made available at $42.50
● Volteo Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc paired with hamachi ceviche
● Broadbent Vino Verde paired with spicy sautéed shrimp
● Las Rocas Rose paired with chicken kabobs with ramps and sweet corn risotto
Gulph Mills’ Savona Restaurant will serve up two impressive wines at $12. The first, a rare Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley, CA, produced from a small yielding production (only 341 cases produced!). The second, a voluptuous Grenache that over-delivers on
texture and richness, coined “On the Road.” Guests will also appreciate the incredible knowledge of Savona’s resident sommelier Alex Phillippe.
Bryn Mawr’s Tango Restaurant gears up to throw six select wine bottles on special for the full week—all available for just $25. In addition to those on special, which include crowd-pleasers like Peter Lehman’s Chardonnay Art Series 2011 and Coppola Diamond Claret 2011, Tango also stocks over 40 wines by the glass and flights.
Wayne’s Ella’s American Bistro will feature a three-course prix fixe tasting menu all week, as paired with pitch-perfect pairings. Prix fixe available at $55 per person.
Main Line Wine Week will kick off with a splashy party at Avenue Kitchen on Sun., April 27, 4–6 p.m. Avenue’s sommelier, Austin Hudson, will be on-site offering hand-selected varietals with complimentary starters. RSVP is a must; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tinyurl.com/MLWWparty to sign up.
Main Line Wine Week is a collaboration of UBER, Main Line Minute and Sevag Public Relations. More details at www.facebook.com/MainLineWineWeek.