The Best NJ Wine Festivals And Events

Wine Samplings, Music, Food, and Vineyard Tours

New Jersey Wine Festivals And Events

New Jersey is well known for its tomatoes, white corn, peaches, and cranberries, but there is more

With more than 50 wineries, New Jersey wines are fast becoming internationally recognized as a premium wines.

The Garden State wine industry has received countless awards locally, nationally and internationally, and is now a significant part of the New Jersey agricultural sector.

Ideal grape varietals for New Jersey wineries are largely dictated by the weather and terrain that characterizes NJ wine country.

New Jersey has three federally designated American Viticultural Areas.

  • Outer Coastal Plain in the southern half of the state, includes all of Cumberland, Cape May, Atlantic, and Ocean counties and portions of Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, and Monmouth counties. Characterized with sandy soil, extensive sunshine, relatively mild winters, and a relatively long growing season. Most of the NJ wineries are located in this area and produce some of the best red wines in NJ.
  •  Central Delaware Valley, straddles the Delaware River with Its southern boundary near Titusville, just north of Trenton, and its northern border is near Musconetcong Mountain. With a slightly colder climate than the Outer Coastal Plain, they produce more white wines than it's southern neighbor.
  •  Warren Hills area in Warren County. Being further north and in a higher elevation, it has a colder climate and shorter growing season. White wines do better here than the two other areas



While there are more than 40 varieties of wine growing in New Jersey, the top ten NJ wines produced are:
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Syrah, and Concord.

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Continuing Wine Events

Fire Pit Friday's
Year round on Friday evenings,
Willow Creek Farm & Winery
168 Stevens St.,
West Cape May, NJ
609-770-8782
This event takes place every Friday night from 5:30-9:30 pm at their outside Fire Pit. It features live music, wine, sangria and delicious food from their tapas menu. Wine tastings, tapas, and wine/sangria by the glass or bottle available.
The live music is from 6-9 pm and takes place inside the winery. Please call ahead to be sure they are not closed for a private event. Reservations are required for guaranteed seating.

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August 2017 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Laurita Irish Festival
August 5, 6, 2017; 11 am - 8pm
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Website
Whether you're Irish or just look good in green, come celebrate Irish Fest Weekend.
Admission is $6 (No Charge for Preferred Members) Includes a Free Laurita Winery Snapback Hat! Parking:-Shuttle Service to and from the Event! Souvenir Laurita Wine Glass, entrance to the event featuring live entertainment, vineyard tours, Irish dancing, kids activities including a huge playground, bounce house & face paintin. -Space to accommodate thousands of guests without being crowded. Guestsa are welcomed to bring lawn chairs, blankets & pop up tents.

Food Trucks: Pop Shop aGoGo & Cannoli World
August 11, 2017; 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White Horse Winery
106 Hall Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Website
This events features a perfomance by Camille Peruto along with a variety of inventive and delicious dishes, and wine tasting in their tasting room
There will be favorites from Pop Shop aGoGo Food Truck's Collingswood restaurant as well as special new dishes designed just for their food truck fare. Cannoli World Dessert Truck makes delicious cannoli's made with all-natural ingredients.

Annual Seafood Festival
August 12, 13, 2017
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ
Website & ticket purchase
Cost: Tickets to the event are $15 and will be available at the admissions tent or on-line).
This family friendly event features a wide selection of seafood delights from some of the best gourmet seafood producers in the area. Wine tasting and Sangria will be available outside with chilled bottles inside for purchase. Live entertainment by To the Maxx will be playing live throughout the day.
Children and leashed pets are welcome, and we do allow outside food. Outside alcohol is prohibited. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets! Pop up tents are permitted in designated areas on a first come first served basis.

Edison’s Food, Wine & Beer Festival
August 19, 2017; Noon - 7pm
Papaianni Park
Central & Linden Ave.
Edison, NJ
Website
Cost: $5 entry free Children under 10 are free
This family friendly event will feature some of Edison's top restaurants and food trucks, New jersey craft beers and Wine, live music, craft vendors, kids activities, and more. Proceeds from this event will support the Edison animal shelter.

Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival
August 19, 20, 2017
Centrally located at Four Sisters Winery
783 N. Bridgeville Rd
Belvidere, NJ 07823
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Website with participating wineries
Cost: One Day Advance tickets are $15, and Two Day Advance tickets are $30, which includes glass for your tasting.
Rolling along the northwest corner of our state is terrain similar to parts of Spain, France, Italy and Germany, where Vintage North Jersey wineries produce an array of wine types to tease and please every palate. Join member wineries for their annual wine festival.

Wine Down Summer At RiverWinds
August 26, 27, 2017
RiverWinds Community Center
1000 RiverWinds Drive
West Deptford, New Jersey 08086
Web Site/Tickets
Contact: Name: Kathy Bullock, Phone: 609-758-5400, Email: kathy@gpsinc.net
Cost: $15 Advance, $20 at the gate. Spectators and those under 21 FREE
Full price Admission includes souvenir wine glass, sampling & sales
of over 250 New Jersey wines

This Family friendly event will feature 12 of New Jersey’s best wineries, gourmet food trucks, artisanal crafters, kids’ activities and live music each day



September 2017 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Wine on the Beach Festival
September 9, 10, 2017; Noon - 5pm
Blaine Avenue Beach
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website Tickets go on sale in August.
This upscale event hosts a dozen wineries and numerous food venues. Concerts on the beach stage on Saturday by Eaglemania and on Sunday by the NY Bee Gees. Performances start at 2:30 PM each day. Guests will also be able to attend wine and food related seminars and presentations.

Valenzano Wine Fest
September 16, 17, 2017: 2pm to 5pm
Valenzano Winery
1090 Route 206
Shamong, NJ
Website
Cost: $20, 14 and under free
This popular event featurwes wine tasting from 10 of NJ's favorite wineries 4 stages of music & entertainment with headliners Don't Call Me Francis, The Heartbeats, GoodMan Fiske, and many more"
Over 70 local crafters and vendors with endless food options from local restaurants Pony Rides and kids concert Sample Valenzano Winery's special releases Taste ripened grapes right off the vines Semper Fido Beer Garden Featuring Brotherton Brewery

Yoga - In The Winery
Friday, September 22, 2017: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Monroeville Vineyard & Winery
314 Richwood Road
Monroeville, NJ 08343
Website - Tickets
Cost: $25
The event will consist of a 1-hour vinyasa yoga class followed by a wine tasting, hangout and live music with our friends at the Winery.
$25 ticket includes: 1-hour yoga class led by a local yoga instructor from 7-8pm; Wine tasting following the yoga class; 1 souveneir glass per person to take home; Free class at Laughing Buddha Hot Yoga Studio In West Deptford, NJ
Attendees are to bring: Yoga mat, Towel & Water bottle

South Jersey Wine & Food Festival
September 23rd & 24th, 2017; Noon until 5pm
Lake Lenape Park Est
Mays Landing, NJ
Website & Tickets
Cost: $30 - $50
This annual wine festival in serene Lake Lenape Park East features some of South Jersey's best wine makers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations! With the picturesque lake and the historic light house as the backdrop, this Fall festival allows attendees to dine on a vast array of local culinary and sample approximately 20 Garden State wines, grown right in ourown backyard. In addition to the wine and food, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in live music, culinary demonstrations, as well as shop local craft and novelty vendors. The laid-back atmosphere of the South Jersey Wine and Food Festival sets the mood for a fantastic, relaxing day filled with food, wine and fun for the entire family.

Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
Thursday, September 28, 2017; 6:30 pm
The Westminster Hotel
550 W Mt Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ
Website
Cost: $100 (Purchased through the website)
Attendees will enjoy a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program and a silent auction while supporting The Arc of Essex County and the nearly 1,500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.




New Jersey Wineries

Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road
Milford NJ
Website

Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
Website

Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326
Website

Cape May Winery & Vineyard
711 Townbank Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
Website

Cava Winery and Vineyard
3619 New Jersey 94
Hamburg, NJ 07419
Website

Cream Ridge Winery
145 Rt 539
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Website

Four Sisters Winery
783 N. Bridgeville Rd
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Website

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 South Railroad Ave
Rio Grande, NJ 08246
Website

Heritage Vineyards
480 Mullica Hill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Website

Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Road
Pennington NJ 08534
Website

Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Rd
Columbus, NJ
Website

Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Website

Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Website

Plagido's Winery
570 N. First Rd.,
Hammonton, NJ
Website

Renault Winery
72 N. Breman Avenue
Egg Harbor/Galloway, NJ 08215
Website

Sharrott Winery
370 South Egg Harbor Rd
Hammonton, NJ
Website

Southwind Winery
385 Lebanon Rd
Millville, New Jersey
Website

Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Website

Tomasello Winery
225 N. White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Website
Unionville Vineyards

9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ, 08551
Website

Valenzano Winery
1090 Route 206
Shamong, NJ 08088
Website

Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen Road
Finnesville, NJ
Website

Westfall Winery
141 Clove Road
Montague, NJ 07827
Website

Willow Creek Farm & Winery
168 Stevens St.,
West Cape May, NJ
Website

4JG's Vineyard
127 Hillsdale Road
Colts Neck, NJ
Website


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