Voracious for some vino? Then veer your vehicle to Girard Park, the venue for the Vendemmia Foundation’s annual wine festival on Sunday, Sept. 29.
The event, now in its 17th year, is a celebration of the art of home winemaking, bringing together amateur vintners from across the city to share their creations, sample Italian food and trade production tips.
And if the prospect of rigatoni and rose isn’t enough, this bunch of grape lovers has even more appeal: All proceeds from the event go toward Vendemmia’s scholarship program for South Philly students heading off to high school and college.
In addition to the local winemakers, a slew of wine and food vendors will also be on-hand, including Santucci’s, Tony Luke’s and Capital Wine & Spirits, and 98.1 WOGL DJ Bob Pantano will be providing the event’s soundtrack, a mix of big band, Motown and country.
Advance tickets for the festival include all food and drink and can be bought at Vendemmia’s offices at 1841 S. Broad St. for $45 apiece, or online for $50. Day-of tickets will set you back $55. The park is at 21st and Porter and the event goes from 2 to 6 p.m.
If you plan on bringing a large party with you, you can snag a table of 10 in advance for $450.