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.



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

Annual Wine & Food Classic
Friday, November 3rd, 2017; 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Aloft Mt. Laurel
558 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
Website & Tickets
Cost: Regular admission $100 per person, $75 Per YMCA member. VIP Tickets also available
Attendees will get to enjoy over 600 hand-selected premium wines and food selected by South Jersey's finest chefs!

Good Libations
Friday, November 3, 2017; from 7-10 p.m
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ
Website
Cost: Tickets
Website & Tickets
Tickets are $65 ($75 at the door). Tickets are available for members of The Center's faculty and their guests for $45. Designated Driver tickets are $35.
This event will feature a walk-around tasting of craft beer, distilled spirits and fine wine will take place in the unique setting of The Center's fine art galleries and professional art studios accompanied by delicious food provided by Metropolitan Seafood and great music! All proceeds from "Good Libations" will support The Center's art classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults, art exhibitions, and vital community outreach programs that serve children with autism, at-risk youth, adults with disabilities, people affected by cancer and seniors.

Eighth-annual Grape Adventure Wine and Food Festival

November 4 and 5, 2017; 11:30am - 5pm
Six Flags Great Adventure
 1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ 08527
Website & Tickets
This event features features New Jersey vineyards with locally-produced wines for sampling, handcrafted gifts from local artisans, and delicious food.
Visitors can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, a special wine tasting at Camp Aventura with a view of African plains animals including giraffes, zebras, Ankoli cattle, kudu, springbuck, gnu and more plus an unforgettable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience

Morristown Wine Fest
Saturday, November 4th, 2017; 6 - 9:30pm
Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave
Morristown, New Jersey
Website & Tickets
Cost: General Admission $55 Includes 6 ounce sample cup, unlimited samples of wine, great music and access to delicious food, vendors & merchandise. Desiginated Driver Includes festival entry, 1 bottle of water, great music and access to delicious food, vendors & merchandise
Wine Fest is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Travel the world of wine at the Morristown Armory. Guests will enjoy unlimited wine samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, food (for purchase) and interactive games. Easy to get to, minutes form the Morristown Train Station and a FREE large parking lot. Several local New Jersey Breweries in attendance too!

Wine & Comedy Night
November 4, 2017; 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Contact: Narendra Haynes, Phone: 908-284-9463, Email: narendra@oldyorkcellars.com
Website & Tickets
$25 Admission ($20 Vintner's Club)
Headliner: Taylor Mason
Opener: Katherine Williams Featuring John Clark, Host: Helene Angley
There are no walk-in tickets available for this event.

Wine Women & Shoes
Thursday,November 9, 2017; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Birchwood Manor
111 N Jefferson Rd,
Whippany, New Jersey
Website
Cost: $125
This event is a fabulous fundraiser. Attendees wiil get to enjoy a fun, festive, and full of feminine soul evening with community celebrations that bring women together around fine wine, great style, and all for a cause. Having fun never felt so good! The event will include a live and silent auction, an incredible DJ, plenty of food and drink, marvelous merchant vendors and fabulous fashion show.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Max Cure Foundation, inc. A National 501(c)(3) childhood cancer foundation whose mission is to fund research, support low-income and military families in need who have a child battling cancer, and advocate by relentlessly pursing legislative and regulatory changes seeking to benefit children with cancer and at the same time, raise awareness to the needs of those fighting pediatric cancers.

Twilight Tour & Tasting
Saturday, November 18th, 2017; 4:30pm
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ
Website & Tickets
Cost: $20/Person ($15 Vintner's Club)
This event features an in-depth tour of the vineyard (weather permitting) & winery to learn how grapes are grown and made into award winning wines, then enjoy a sampling of wine! Learn about winemaking and tasting through this guided experience in a truly stunning landscape!

2017 Holiday Wine Trail Weekend
Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26, 2017
Schedule of participating wineries
Cost: Varies, priced Per Location
This annual multi-winery event, starting Black Friday and continuing throughout the weekend, features wineries from Sussex County to Cape May hosting their own special entertainment inside their tasting rooms. Once again, participating wineries will give away holiday grapevine wreaths and decorative ornaments to dress the wreath with. Wine trail travelers will receive a wreath and ornament at their first winery stop of the weekend, and then additional ornaments from each participating winery visited thereafter Friday through Sunday. Wreaths and ornaments are available only at participating wineries and a limited supply exists.
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December 2017 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Wine & Comedy Night
December 2, 2017; 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Narendra Haynes, Phone: 908-284-9463, Email: narendra@oldyorkcellars.com
Event Cost: $25 Admission ($20 Vintner's Club)
Headliner - Mark Riccadonna
Opener: Erin Maguire
Feature: Eric Haft
Host: Helene Angley
There are no walk-in tickets available for this event.

Uncork Christmas
Saturday, December 9th, 2017; Noon - 5pm
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S Railroad Ave.
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
609-846-7347
Website & Tickets
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.

Holly Jolly Weekend
December 16th & 17th, 2017; 11am to 5pm
Valenzano Winery
1090 Route 206
Shamong, NJ
Website
Cost: $10
They'll be decking the halls and prepping the punch for a weekend of fresh baked Christmas sweets, holiday music and an array of artisan vendors who all hope to offer that perfect last minute addition to your list.
Admission includes wine tasting, access to the vendors, and an opportunity to grab a table and your favorite bottle of wine and take in the afternoon's seasonal joy.



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

Winter Wine Weekend
January 20th, 21st, 2018
Bellview Winery
160 Atlantic St.
Landisville, NJ
856-697-7172
Website
They will be hosting their annual Winter Wine Weekend with new wine releases, special platters just for the weekend, an acoustic guitarist playing tunes in our tasting room and a toasty bonfire to get rid of that winter chill! Beat cabin fever and join us for wine and fun with friends.
Admission to our Winter Wine Weekend is free. Wine tasting is optional at $5 for 8 tastes and a souvenir glass to bring home..





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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