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 6-9pm 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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April 2017 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

NJ Wine & Food Festival
March 31- April 2, 2017
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ 07419
Website (Tickets)
This annual event is a celebration of the world's best wines and renowned local and national chefs. The weekend's events are designed to allow food and wine lovers to meet and mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers and fellow wine aficionados.

Bacon Fest

April 29 & 30, 2017
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Website
Enjoy everything Bacon. This event features an emphasis on Bacon and food trucks galore. Don't miss this fun filled, pork overload weekend!

Waretown Spring Wine Festival
April 22, 23, 2017; 12pm to 5pm
The Waretown Recreation and Lake Area
182 Wells Mill Road.
Waretown, NJ
Information & Tickets
Cost: $15 in advance or $20 at the gate
The yearly two-day event will feature tastings from a number of award-winning Garden State wineries. The festival will include live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food vendors, and a children's play area.

Uncork Spring at Mercer County Park
Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, 2017; 12 - 5pm
Mercer County Park
1668 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Website & Tickets
Cost of Event: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate
Mark your calendar. This family friendly event features wine samplings from 15 of New Jersey's best wineries, food trucks, artisan crafters, live music, kids activities and more.

Red Bank International Beer, Wine, and Food Fest
April 30, 2017; noon - 7pm (rain date May 7, 2017)
White Street Parking Lot
Red Bank, NJ
Website
This family friendly event features twenty-five of Red Banks finest restaurants will be selling International favorites at the event including Korean, Thai, Italian, Chinese, All American, Mexican, Irish and More! International wine & beer!
There will be Live Music on Two Stages!
This event is a fundraiser...the proceeds will benefit Red Bank Education Foundation & Red Bank RiverCenter

Totally Tenors Opera Gala
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Tomasello Winery
225 N. White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Website
1-800-MMM-Wine
Enjoy an afternoon of operatic arias, fine wine and gourmet dining. Seating is limited.



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

Cinco de Mayo at Bellview Winery
May 5, 2017; 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326
Website
Attendees will get to enjoy great food, dancing, and carafes of sangria. Savor the taste of delicious Mexican cuisine with festive sangria wines. Then get on the dance floor and party with live dance music!

Spring Wine & Music Festival
May 13th, 2017: Rain or shine, Noon - 6 pm.
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Rd.
Ringoes, NJ 08551
908-788-0400
Website
Attendess will get to enjoy wine tastings, 2 bands, winery tours, vineyard walks, an artisan crafters' bazaar, food trucks, kids' activities, and much more on Unionville's sprawling 89 acre preserved farm winery property.

Mother's Day Brunch at Laurita

First Seating May 14, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Second Seating May 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Website
Enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day Sunday out at one of New Jersey's most scenic locations. Treat Mom to a Wine Tasting and platter from the Marketplace, seating is available inside and out! Or bring a blanket and chairs and picnic on the lawn. Vineyard tours are available all day as well. Live entertainment will be provided.

Riverview Beach Park Wine Festival
Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 22st, 2017: noon to 5PM
Riverview Beach Park
9 North Broadway
Pennsville, NJ
Website/Tickets
This family event featrures wines from 15 NJ wineries, food trucks, crafters, live music and entertainment, and activities for the kids.

Memorial Day BBQ
May 29, 2017: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326
Website
Celebrate Memorial Day with live music, specialty BBQ platters, and plenty of wine. Entertainment will be provided by SunDog performing throughout the day. Specialty BBQ platters will be featured. Admission to the event is $25 and covers a wine tasting of 8 wines and a specialty platter.

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

Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival
June 4, 2017; 12:00 – 6:00pm
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ
Website
This inaugural wine festival features 145 wines across 16 wineries from the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region. There will be performances by acclaimed musicians from the Delaware Valley, a crafts fair, Discover Your Arts tent, and food from local culinary artists, including food trucks. VIP package with VIP parking, "Meet the Winemakers", Swag Bag and more. Festival attendees can camp overnight or stay in one of our group cabins and enjoy a bonfire, s'mores and a private concert.
For families with kids, you can drop your kids off for an afternoon of camp activities that include visual and performing arts workshops and sports activities.

Jersey Shore Wine Festival

June 10th & 11th, 2017: Noon to 5pm (rain or shine)
First Energy Park
Lakewood, NJ
Website
The cost to attend is $20 in advance or $30 at the gate for those over 21. A two-day combo ticket will also be available This event will feature samplings from a variety of wineries from throughout the state along with live entertainment, retail vendors, crafters, food trucks, and a children's play area.

Medford Art, Wine & Music Festival and Wine n Shine Car Show
June 11, 2017; 11 AM to 5 PM
Main Street
Medford NJ
Website
This event features a large variety of wines and foods, classic cars, crafters, and live music.

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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