The Best NJ Wine Festivals And Events

2018 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.

Multi- Date Wine Events

Sunday Music Series
Every Sunday, Beginning February 11th and ending on May 27, 2018; Noon - 5pm; Music from 1pm-4pm (Rain or shine)
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ
Website
Cost: no admission fee.
Join in on their new wine production barn for Terhune wine, light fare, relaxing music, and friend-filled Sunday afternoons. Grab a glass of one of their award-winning wines, sit back, relax, and enjoy live music from local artists each week. Styles range from Jazz and Blues to Folk and Rock. Wine and light fare including cheese platters and chips and homemade salsa are available. It's the perfect way to round off your weekend!. Individual glasses of wine can be purchased. Families are welcome.



April 2018 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

An Evening of Wine and Chocolate
April 7, 2018; 8:00 pm - 10:00pm
The Haddon Fortnightly
301 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Facebook Page
Contact: Pamela Stalcup, Phone: 732-246-8060, Email: pstalcup@preventchildabusenj.org
Event Cost: $25 per person
This event features an evening where guests will enjoy sampling various wines paired with chocolates and learning from wine expert Dr. Gary Pavlis, Rutgers University Professor, Member of the American Wine Society, and contributor to edible jersey with his wine column Liquid Assets. Guests will also enjoy door prizes and a tricky tray.

Around the World Wine Tasting Experience

Friday, April 13th, 2018; 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Bernards Inn
Fenwick Ballroom
27 Mine Brook Road
Bernardsville, NJ
Website/Reservations
908 -766 -0002
Cost: $55 ---Reservations required. Includes a $20 credit toward the purchases of retail wine over $100.
This event ia an Around The World Wine Tasting experience featuring samples from over 100 wines from some of the most celebrated wine regions in the world. The event will be hosted by Terri Baldwin, Wine Director and Sommelier with light hors d'oeurvres being served. Many of these extraordinary wines are not available in stores and all wines will be available for retail purchase. Stock your wine cellar for all of your entertaining and gift-giving needs.

Morristown Wine Fest
Saturday, April 21, 2018: from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (one session)
Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave
Morristown, NJ 07876
Website
Morris County's Best Wine Event is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Travel the world of wine! Enjoy unlimited wine samples, delicious food, seminars, live entertainment. Easy to get to, minutes from the Morristown Train Station and a FREE large parking lot. Several local New Jersey Breweries in attendance too! (Jersey Girl Brewing Company & Czig Meister Brewing Company)
Live Music, Excellent Food provided by The Bearded One BBQ, The Guac Spot, Angry Archie's & The Belgian Plate by Waffle It & Co. & more. Plus great vendors & merchandise.

Spring Food Truck & Wine Festival!
Saturday Apr 21,& Sunday, Apr 22, 2018, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road
Milford NJ
Website
Admission: $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13 to 20, Children 12 and under complimentary. No Reservations – pay at the entrance gate
This event features a picturesque estate vineyard setting while enjoying a wine tasting, music, and food trucks!
Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. Food prices vary by truck. Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person, 21 and older, which includes eight samplings of our nationally award-winning wines in an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair, blanket, or beach umbrella. Pets, Canopies, or EZ-Up shelters are NOT Permitted.

Barrels for Badges Wine Festival
April 21st & 22nd, 2018
Owens Park
Washington Twp, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $15 In Advance / $20 At the Gate Only;Spectators and Under 21 are FREE
This 2-day festival will feature sampling from New Jersey wineries, delicious food trucks, artisan crafters, entertaining live music and that's not all; we'll have fun activities for the kids to do. Proceeds from this event will support Team Monroe Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is composed of police officers, family members and friends of Monroe Township Police Officers in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, NJ.

Laurita BaconFest!
Saturday, April 28 11am-9pm & Sunday, April 29, 2018; 11am-8pm!
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Egypt, NJ 08533
609-752-0200
Website
This event features some of the best Gourmet Food Trucks, over 6 Wine Bars (inside and out) and 2 Tasting Tent Areas (available during non-peak hours of the festival), as well as some of the most scenic views in New Jersey!
Admission includes: Free Parking! Free Scenic Shuttle Service to and from the parking area to the Vineyard Festival Grounds! Free Souvenir Laurita Wine Glass! Free Kids playgrounds! Free Firewood to use in our 40 fire pits Fireworks – Saturday night.

Uncork Spring Wine Festival
April 28, 29, 2018; 12pm - 5pm
1668 Old Trenton Road
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: Samplers (21+) $15 advance, $20 at the gate. Non-samplers $5 (21+ ) at the gate only. Sampling admission includes a wine glass, sampling and sales of wines.
This event features some of new jersey's best wineries, food trucks, artisans & crafters, live entertainmen by Mario & The Slyders, and Goldenseal, lots of kids activities including : Bounce House* Sand Art* Hair Wrapping* Tattoos* Face Painting* Hula Hoops Lawn Games and more. *Note: small fee/pay as you go

Waretown Spring Wine Festival
April 28th & 29th, 2018; 12pm to 5pm (rain or shine)
Wells Mills County Park
905 Wells Mills Rd
Waretown, New Jersey
Cost: $20 to $40
Website
This event features a sampling wines from a nice variety of award-winning Garden State wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food vendors, and a children's play area.


May 2018 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

10th Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival
May 4, 5, 2018
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Contact: 844-204-8850, Email: info@crystalgolfresort.com
Event Cost: $150
Website/Tickets
The Festival's events are designed to allow food and wine connoisseurs to meet and mingle with the world's finest chefs and winemakers. This year's Festival will be the largest collection of chefs and winemakers yet, featuring renowned Chefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud, as well as the complete Bocuse d'Or USA teams from 2007 to 2017, which include highly regarded chefs like Gavin Kaysen (a James Beard award nominee) and Bryan Voltaggio (Top Chef).
Main Event - The Grand Tasting: Saturday May 5, 7pm-10pm $150; followed by the Biosphere After Party 10pm-1am $150.
Additional Events: Once-in-a-lifetime Friday Night Dinners, Culinary Seminars all day Saturday, Sunday Champagne Brunch.

Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival
Friday, May 11th, 2018; 6:30pm to 9pm
Avalon Community Hall
3001 Avalon Avenue
Avalon, New Jersey
Cost: $45
Website/Tickets
This event features more than 200 high-end wines and spirits from around the world Delicious hors d'oeuvres from the island's finest restaurants Gourmet cheese presentation by Avalon Market Fresh seafood raw bar by Oceanside Seafood and Yacht Club of Stone Harbor Live music by Black Dandelion Extensive Silent Auction featuring home decor, restaurant gift certificates, golf packages, beach items and more!

Mother's Day Brunch at a Vineyard
Sunday May 13, 2018, First seating, 10:00 am - 10:15 am, Second seating, 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm m Third seating, 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Website
609-752-0200
Cost: Adults: $47, Kids $27
Enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day Sunday out at one of New Jersey's most scenic vineyards. 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.

June 2018 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Cuisine on the Green Wine Festival
June 2. 3, 2018
Cuisine On The Green Restaurant
261 Country Club Boulevard
Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $15 in advance or $25 at the gate for those over 21. A two-day ticket will also be available for $25 in advance, $30 at the gate.
The two-day wine festival will feature samplings of dozens of varieties of wine from a selection of award-winning New Jersey wineries. Attendees can enjoy live musical entertainment from local musicians, as well as peruse booths by crafters and retail vendors. There will also be an assortment of food available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the programs of the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational and Technical Excellence.

South Jersey Arts Festival
June 2, 3, 2108
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ 08318
Web Site (for infomation, tickets, & updates)
Contact: Melissa Tevere, Phone: 856-358-2472, Email: info@appelfarm.org
Event Cost: $15, Single Day, $25 VIP, $40 Overnight Experience
This weekend family festival is jam-packed with performances, innovative arts exhibits and immersive workshops. The event features live music and performance art, student-based performances, crafters and artists, delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, local wine and craft brews. Check out the “Art of Wine-Making” tent hosted by various South Jersey wineries where you can meet the winemakers, learn the secrets to making great wine and sample exclusive vintages. Drop off your kids at “Kids Camp” where they can experience the magic of Appel Farm’s summer camp while parents enjoy the festival. Camp under the stars on Saturday night and enjoy a campfire, s’mores and a special musical performance. On Sunday morning, novice and experienced riders can join the South Jersey Cycling Tour. Don’t miss this special family kick-off to the summer where you will discover what makes Appel Farm the leading arts education center in South Jersey!

8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival

June 9, 10, 2018; Noon – 5pm (Rain or Shine)
FirstEnergy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ
Information & Tickets
This event features a sampling wines from a variety of award-winning Garden State wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, crafters, retail vendors, and food vendors. All net proceeds from the wine festival will benefit Sylvia's Children, a Holmdel-based 501(c)3 organization working over the past 12 years to improve the living conditions for more than 1,000 children in the village of Mbiriizi in Uganda, Africa.

Annual Wildwood Wine Festival
June 16, 2018; 6pm - 9pm
Ice Restaurant
4415 Park Blvd
Wildwood, NJ
609-522-0033
Website
Cost: $25 in advance (only 300 tickets will be sold) $30 at the door if tickets still available
Admission includes a Keepsake Wine Glass, sampling of over 100 wines and spirits, Live Entertainment, Hor d'oeuvres, and more

Summer Wine Festival
Saturday, June 23, 2018 (rain or shine)
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Website
VIP: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm * GA: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, $75 VIP Ticket: includes admission, VIP Lounge, special VIP food buffet, tasting glass, Exclusive VIP tastings and 1 additional hour of sampling (limited to 200)
This event features more then 25 local NY & NJ wineries, Live Music, Live horse racing




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


Follow Us:     

Facebook Page
Google Plus page
Twitter
Pinterest

Comments

Have a comment about what you just read! Leave a comment in the box below.