Winter Winefest & Market

February 19, 2023

Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling

Raise a glass at our brand-new celebration of all things wine!

The Winter Winefest & Market is a wine lovers dream – an event that features sampling and the chance to buy glasses and bottles of wine direct from some of Pennsylvania’s best wineries! But it’s not just wine – the event will also feature vendors and other retailers selling wine-adjacent goods… think cheese, chocolate, and more!

Guests can also add on interactive seminars designed to teach you how to assemble the perfect charcuterie board or the finer points of wine tasting.
Our partner at Levy Restaurants will be selling a variety of easy-to-eat food cups you can take with you to each winery’s table, including a charcuterie cup made from Boar’s Head products, a vegan charcuterie cup, a cheese cup, a hummus & pretzel cup, and a fruit cup. Food purchased at our Palette & Pour kitchen on the 1st floor of the ArtsQuest Center can also be brought into the event.

Participating wineries:

Twilight Tickets

3-5 p.m.

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Twilight TicketsJan. 24-Feb. 11Feb. 12-19
ArtsQuest Member Price$24$29
  • access to event starting at 3 p.m.
  • unlimited wine samples (Wineries may limit the amount of samples at their individual booth at their discretion)

General Admission

12-5 p.m.


  • access to event starting at 12 p.m.
  • unlimited wine samples (Wineries may limit the amount of samples at their individual booth at their discretion)

VIP Admission

11 a.m.-5 p.m.


  • everything above and:
  • exclusive access to the event from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • exclusive access to the 4th floor balcony lounge
  • one free bottle of wine from our participating wineries

Add-on: Wine Tasting 101 with Jay Nee of Juniper and Grain Add-on

12:30 p.m.

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Learn what to be looking for when you go wine tasting with beverage hospitality expert Jay Nee of Juniper and Grain!

Jay will lead you through a tasting of two red wines and one white wine, guiding you through the 5 S's: See, Swirl, Sniff, Sip, and Savor.

You'll also get to keep the commemorative wine glass you'll be tasting with!

Jay Nee

Jay Nee brings more than twenty years of beverage hospitality experience to the table. Since moving to the Lehigh Valley from New England 15 years ago, he has worked in the beverage hospitality industry in a number of roles. He helped develop one of the most interesting wine programs in the area and launched a recurring wine education night that has entertained hundreds of guests.

He has gone on to present more than 400 wine, beer and spirits events for thousands of guests and partnered with ArtsQuest to launch his signature event, The Ginvitational, in September 2022.

Add-on: Build Your Own Charcuterie Board with Boar's Head

1:30 p.m.



If you think appetizers are the best part of sharing a bite to eat, this is the class for you!

Your guide will show you how to put together all the components and flavors to make the tastiest board you can imagine. And you'll get to keep the commemorative charcuterie board (and eat the food you'll be putting on it)!