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Wine Festivals: Your Guide to the
Popular New Jersey Wine Events

New Jersey Wine Festivals And Events

Discover New Jersey's Popular Wineries, Wine Festivals and Events With Samplings, Music, Food, and Vineyard Tours

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.






In compliance with COVID-19 mandates, and until further notice, New Jersey wineries will be open to customers to enjoy the full vineyard experience. Wineries will be open for outside events and service only, providing customers with tastings, wine by the glass and bottle sales.






April 2021 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Chardonnay Release Weekend
April 17, 18, 2021; Tastings at noon, 2pm, & 4pm
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ
Website
tbaldino@unionvillevineyards.com
Event Cost: free to attend, $16 Tastings
Only tastings require reservations which can be made by calling 908-788-0400 ex. 2
This event features the release of the single vineyard Chardonnays from the fantastic 2019 vintage. These bottlings from Home Vineyard and the Pheasant Hill Vineyard showcase some of the ripest, fruitiest, and exotic Chardonnay ever made at Unionville, framed within the classic structure that you've come to love. Enjoy delicious bites from the Blawenburg Bistro and live music by Dean Grogg. Seating inside the winery will be available and the picnic grounds are open as well. Reservations are not required to visit the winery, the picnic grounds, or to purchase lunch.

Waretown Wine Festival
Saturday, April 24, 25, 2021: 12 noon to 5 p.m. (rain or shine)
Waretown Recreation and Lake Area
182 Wells Mill Road
Waretown, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $20 until the day of the event when it is $25. Designated drivers and festival attendees are $5.00 and Children Under 12 are FREE.
This annual event features a tasting of wines from many of the state's most prized wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, and food vendors all overlooking a beautiful lake situated under magnificent shade trees





May 2021 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Jersey Shore Wine & Food Truck Festival
May 1, 2021: 12PM – 5PM
FirstEnergy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ
Tickets
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 if you purchase on the event day
Designated driver tickets and Festival Goers are $5 and include festival admission(rain date: 4/26/20). The centerpiece of the festival will be wine tasting by New Jersey wineries from around the state; the event will also feature live musical entertainment, food and crafters to enjoy!
A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit Sylvia's Children, a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting children in Uganda.

Mother's Day at Four Sisters Winery
May 9, 2021; @12:00pm
Four Sisters Winery
783 Rt. 519
Belvidere, NJ
Call 908-475-3671 for tickets
Website
Cost: $40 pp includes tax and processing fee. $25 pp Ages 4-10 includes tax and processing fee. Free - ages 3 and under Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase!
This event features a special Mother's Day celebration.
The tentwill be open offering wine by the glass and bottle. Sit back and relax as Lisa Coppola and friends preforms her style of Country Blues, Rock and Country.
Dinner is served starting at 1pm and served by table number. The music continues throughout the afternoon with dessert being served at 2:30 and the event concluding at 4pm. A complimentary glass of wine will be served to all Moms. Due to Covid regulations, there will be no wine tasting at the Mother's Day Dinner. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase.

Pour into Summer Wine Festival
May 22, 23, 2021; Noon – 5 p.m. daily
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Ave.
Downtown Wildwood, NJ
609.758.5400
Information
Come wine down with 6 of New Jersey's best wineries as they kick off the summer season in style. Sometimes in life it's worth making "pour" decisions! Why not grab a cozy lounge chair, safely gather friends and family and have your souvenir wine glass ready because the sippin' starts now! Attendees can relax while enjoying the sampling and purchasing of over 100 refreshing NJ wines. The fun doesn't top there…spend the day listening to great live music, shop artisan crafter's works and indulge in delicious eats and treats from some of NJ's favorite food trucks.





June 2021 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Father's Day at Four Sisters Winery
June 20, 2021; @12:00pm
Four Sisters Winery
783 Rt. 519
Belvidere, NJ
Call 908-475-3671 for tickets
Website
Cost: $42.50 per person including tax. $25 for ages 4-12 and ages 3 and under free.
The tent will be open to host this year's Father's Day celebration.
The winery will offer strolling vineyard and wine cellar tours. Wine tasting will feature Proprietor's Red Reserve a dry, full bodied and rich wine produced from 100% of grapes grown on our farm. Up to 8 wines may wines will be available for tasting on the deck. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available during the dinner.
Dinner includes succulent pork fresh from the roaster and bbq ribs hot off the grill,  baked beans, coleslaw,  and rolls and a lemon sheet cake for dessert.
Free wine tasting and a complimentary glass of wine for each Father.





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

Coda Rossa Winery
1526 Dutch Mill Road
Franklinville, NJ 08322
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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