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.

December 2019 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

The Wag's Christmas Spectacular
December 13, 2019; 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Egypt, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $10
Hailing from the Bayshore area of New Jersey, this 4-piece unit has been entertaining and moving audiences for 21 years but still sounds as fresh as it did on day one. The Wag's Christmas Spectacular holiday show features their take on your favorite classics, along with some fun surprises, including two original Wag Christmas songs! With 4 alternating lead vocalists, catchy melodies, and sophisticated harmonies, they will take you on a delightful holiday journey!

Uncork Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019; 11am - 6pm
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S Railroad Ave.
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
609-846-7347
Website
Admission: Free
Have you ever wished there was a one-stop shop for all your wine and Christmas tree needs? Attendees will get to rnjoy live music, food, and holiday decorations, and of course some wine tasting. There will be a selection of live Christmas trees, and with wine in hand, when you find the one, take it home or they will tag it and have it ready for next-day pick-up at nearby Secluded Acres Farm & Garden Center. Bring the kids for a check-in with Santa so he can get those wish list requests before heading back to the North Pole to finish preparing for his big night (parents, bring your cameras!). Enjoy wine tastings and listen to live music with plenty of holiday tunes. They will also have a selection of wreaths, holiday decorations, gift baskets and more.

Barefoot Grape Stomp at Four Sisters Winery
December 21, 2019; 4PM – 7PM
Four Sisters Winery
783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519)
Belvidere, NJ
Website
Cost: $37 per person plus tax. Reservations Required. Call 908-475-3671. Complimentary wine glass, & tax included.
This event features a bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, something to do with friends for a special time! Formal wine tasting, Italian spaghetti with meatballs, garden salad, bread, dessert, coffee, tea and sweet tea. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping.

Tis' The Season, Wine Me Up, Ugly Sweater Party

December 21, 2019; 11AM - 6PM
Plagido's Winery
570 N. 1st Road
Hammonton, NJ
Website
Cost: $15 - Admission includes a full Wine Tasting along with Cookies, seasonal drinks, prize drawings, and special discount
This event features a celebration of the Holiday season, bring your significant other or your friends for a festive Christmas event. Wear your best ugly sweater to participate in the prize drawing. There will be a prize given out each hour, along with special discounts.

Cape May Wine Trail

December 28, 2019: 11AM – 5PM
Physick Estate
1048 Washington St
Cape May, NJ
Website
Cost: $75
Includes lunch, brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery plus wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards.
Trolley leaves the Physick Estate at 11am and returns approx. 5pm.



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.



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



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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