EngineHouse 25 Wine Tasting and Tour - my favorite Eventbrite tickets purchased in Pittsburgh!

Location 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Date of Trial December 15, 2018

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Wine tasting at the end of the tour

Fabulous time shared with 3 other dates!

On this rainy day in December, my hair was beautifully curling with the humidity on a date I planned. We walked into the wine bar and were quickly welcomed with a white wine glass as an introduction to the wine tour. We then made our way to the basement where neatly stacked barrels were out and performing the wine miracles! We were able to see where they crushed the grapes, corked the bottles, and hand labeled and waxed the final result.

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Super fun date night spot!

This picture was taken at the end of the tour…visible by our big smiles!

Purchased Zinfandel

The Ratings

Overall - B+

Items below are rated on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest)

  • Presentation - 5 (each bottle is hand labeled and waxed)

  • Boldness - 4

  • Sweetness - 1

  • Price - $50.00 (yes, pricey! But it is due to the handmade nature of the wine)

The wine is bursting with flavor. The oak-ness to the sip is delightful as is the dark berry essence.

EngineHouse 25 is operated out of a restored Firehouse in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. They source full-cluster grapes from premium growers around the world. They craft each step of the wine  by hand!

EngineHouse 25 is operated out of a restored Firehouse in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. They source full-cluster grapes from premium growers around the world. They craft each step of the wine by hand!

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The owner, Duane Rieder, has a collection of cool pieces throughout the basement

He started making wine with his neighbor Nino Tolomeo in 1992!

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Barrels and artwork throughout are eclectic & rich with character

The wine bar is adjacent to the Roberto Clemente Museum!

Cheers!

Nancy “Brew” Geronian