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.

January 2020 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Comedy Uncorked
January 18, 2020: 6:00pm — 10:00pm
Willow Creek Winery
160 Stevens St.
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Website / Tickets
609-770-8782
Cost: $65/person includes dinner, wine, and a show
This event features a three-course wine-paired dinner is served at 7 pm. Comedy Show begins immediately following dinner at 8 pm, featuring three amazing NYC comics and comedic host, Sam Mushman. Rated MA for Mature Audiences – Must be 21 years of age to attend. The easily offended should stay home for this event.

6th Annual Chocolate, Wine, and More
January 26, 2020; 12PM – 4PM
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $10, Free for kids 12 and under
This family event features fun and and samples of chocolate, wine, and more. A perfect time to indulge in chocolate and enchant your palate with wine and chocolates, this event is open to anyone who is looking to make their Sunday afternoon a little sweeter! Tickets include access to sweet samples and shopping opportunities that the whole family can enjoy! Adult tickets also include (4) wine samples from a variety of wine options; additional drinks may be purchased at venue bar.

Winter Artisan Market
January 25, 26, 2020
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Web Site
Contact: John Cifelli, Email: tbaldino@unionvillevineyards.com
Event Cost: Free to attend, tastings $10
This event features a weekend of artisan crafts, gourmet food products, live music, and delicious wine! Matt Runciman performs acoustic originals and covers on both Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm.
Ms. Fu's Yummy Asian Food Truck will be present both days serving up delicious classic & new dishes of Japanese, Thai, Chinese, & American flavor. Twenty vendors will sell cheeses, pickled foods, hand-knitted clothing, ceramics, pet collars and leashes, jewelry, decor items, soaps, botanicals, and much more.



February 2020 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Comedy Uncorked
February 8, 2020: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Willow Creek Winery
160 Stevens St.
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Website / Tickets
609-770-8782
Cost: $65/person includes dinner, wine, and a show
This event features a three-course wine-paired dinner is served at 7 pm. Comedy Show begins immediately following dinner at 8 pm, featuring three amazing NYC comics and comedic host, Sam Mushman. Rated MA for Mature Audiences – Must be 21 years of age to attend. The easily offended should stay home for this event.

Fork & Cork Wine and Beer Tasting
Saturday, February 8, 2020; 6PM – 10PM
Nottingham Ballroom
200 Mercer St,
Mercerville, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $50
This is a charity event will feature various wine and beer vendors (local and national), great food, unlimited tasting (wine & beer), music, and more. A portion of the proceeds will be supporting The Children's Home Society of New Jersey, dedicated to finding loving families for children, to protect children from harm, and to help parents find better ways to be parents so they can keep their children.

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekends
February 8, 9, 15, 16, 2020: 11:00am — 5:00pm
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S Railroad Ave.
Rio Grande, NJ
Website
This event is a fun and festive way to celebrate Valentine's.
The Hawk Haven's Tasting Room will kick off the annual Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend! Surprise your special someone this Valentine's Day weekend with a romantic trip through the Cape May Wine Trail. Support local wine growers and enjoy wine & chocolate pairing along the way! Sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association.

Wine and Chocolate Lovers' Extravaganza
February 14, 15, 2020; Friday, 6:00pm — 10:00pm & Saturday, 12:00pm — 5:00pmay
4JGs Orchards & Vineyards
127 Hillsdale Rd.
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Website
908-930-8066
Join in for this fun and healthy weekend with your loved one! Wine and chocolate have a lot of similarities to each other. For one, they're both considered aphrodisiacs and they both contain antioxidants. Sample their award winning wines with all things chocolate!



May 2020 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Annual New Jersey Wine and Food Festival
May 1, 2, 3, 2020
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Website
855.977.6473
Held at New Jersey's premier culinary destination, Crystal Springs Resort, the Festival's events are designed to allow food and wine connoisseurs to meet and mingle with the world's finest chefs and winemakers. Over the past ten years, the Festival has grown in stature as a showcase for culinary talent with a who's who of attending chefs including Jose Andres, Daniel Boulud, David Bouley, Thomas Keller, David Kinch, Michael White and more.



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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