Preserving Italian Culture and Fostering Pride in the South Philadelphia Community

The Vendemmia Foundation Wine Festival

There was a time in South Philly when life was simple; people enjoyed each other’s company. Families would brag about who made the best wines and then share it.

They would bring out their best dishes, “Madonna!” And we’d all feast, and the music, always the music.

That’s the Idea behind the Vendemmia Foundation. For 19 years we’ve tried to capture our Italian heritage and spirit and keep tradition alive.

20th Annual Vendemmia Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2016

2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

GIRARD PARK

21st & PORTER STREET / PHILADELPHIA

$50.00 Single advance ticket

$55.00 – day of event

$550.00 – Reserved table of 10

  • TICKETS ON SALE: MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016 AT 1841 SOUTH BROAD STREET (MONDAY – FRIDAY)

For Your Convenience Purchase Tickets Online


This is how it all began.

Each year, local and sometimes even regional homemade winemakers enter the Vendemmia competition in any of a dozen categories including among red and white wines. This is a serious competition that has evolved under the auspices of Dr. Jerry Vernose (founder of the festival), Joe Fiola (a specialist in Viticulture from the University of Maryland) and competition coordinator, Vince Novello.

“Winemakers put their whole hearts into it and every year we see more quantity of wines entered and better quality wines as well,” Fiola says.

For more information on entering our wine competition, please call 215-551-3859.

Upcoming Vendemmia Dates
5

Sep


Scholarship Application Due


25

Sep

2016 Wine Festival

Venue: GIRARD PARK

Time: 2 PM to 6 PM

Wine Festival Highlights

Read about the last Wine Festival, the Homemade Wine Contest winners and the Scholarship recipients.

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