Wine Festival Friday at The Nook

By on May 2, 2018

Jason Sabo and wife Pandora Vanderpump Sabo will be the special guests at the Susquehanna Valley International Wine Festival, Friday at Spooky Nook Sports.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) announced that 2018 Wine Week celebrations will continue on Friday, May 4, at Spooky Nook Sports Complex, Manheim, a new location for the newly named Susquehanna Valley International Wine Festival.

Reality TV star Pandora Vanderpump Sabo and her husband Jason Sabo will headline the event, which features more than 500 wines, dozens of vintners, and an on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits carrying wines sampled at the event.

The VIP tasting is from 5 to 7 p.m. VIPs will enjoy early access to the event, a selection of rare wines not offered during the grand tasting, and a more intimate experience with the winemakers and winery representatives.

From 5 to 6:30 p.m., ticketed guests will enjoy a presentation and guided tasting of 10 Chairman’s Selection wines from around the world with Chairman’s Selection buyer Steve Pollack and winemaker Don Baker of Sciandri Family Vineyards. Guests will learn about and taste wines hand-selected by Steve and talk to one of the wine industry’s premier winemakers. The seminar will end just in time for guests to enjoy the grand tasting.

The grand tasting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.. All guests will have the opportunity to visit the on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits to purchase many of the wines sampled during the event. Festival patrons will receive 10 percent off all in-stock wines at the on-site store for the duration of the event.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Program at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Event attendees are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and consume responsibly. Attendees should create a plan, make a list of the wines they want to try, and designate a sober driver. Reduced-price designated driver tickets are available for the event.

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