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 2018 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Santa and Mrs Claus December Weekends at Laurita Winery
December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23,  2018; 1PM – 4PM
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Egypt, NJ
Website
Cost: Free to Attend
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be listening to children’s holiday wishesEnjoy hot cocoa and cookies during the visit. Imagine the look on the children’s faces! Cameras are encouraged to capture these unforgettable memories.

Uncork Christmas
Saturday, December 8th, 2018; 11am - 6pm
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S Railroad Ave.
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
609-846-7347
Website & Tickets
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.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery
Sunday, December 9th, 2018; @t 4pm
783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519)
Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $37.50 per person plus tax. Reservations Required
Please call the winery at 908-475-3671 for tickets.
Website
It's not a typical who done it….It's the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line. As the plot thickens, the victim falls prey and the detectives investigate with deductive reasoning to reveal the murderer. Formal wine tasting, buffet style dinner of salad, pasta dinner with meatballs bread and dessert. Dessert wines will be served back in the winery after an educational tour of the wine cellar.

Paws & Pinot
December 16, 2018; 11AM – 3PM
Willow Creek Farm & Winery
168 Stevens St.
West Cape May, NJ
6097708782
Website
Cosat: Free
This event features a fundraiser to help rescue animals while sipping some wine and listening to the sweet sounds of Nancy Malcun Music. This is a pet friendly multi-rescue event so bring your furry family out for pictures with Santa Paws.

New Years Dinner and Dance at the Vinyard
December 31, 2018: 8pm - 1am
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Road
Pennington NJ
609-737-4465
Website
Cost: $70 plus 20% gratuity added per person
Bid 2018 farewell, and ring in 2019 with dinner and dancing at the vineyard. Open seating with multiple food stations serving: Gourmet cheeses and mixed appetizers grilled and baked meat, chicken, and fish, fresh pasta with regional Italian sauces, salads, vegetables and rice, dessert and coffee. Complimentary Spumante Secco toast. Additional wine sold separately. Make/acquire a festive hat to participate in the most festive New Year's hat competition; compete for a prize.

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

Cheers Morristown - A Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest
Saturday, January 19th, 2019: 6pm to 9:30pm
Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave
Morristown, NJ
Website
Cost: $15, $60, $65, & $70
Cheers Morristown will feature craft beer, wine & spirits with over 150 styles to sample. Meet the Brewers, Distillers and Wineries and mingle with the experts who will be in attendance. Guests will enjoy samples for the entire evening paired with Live entertainment from Luke & The Troublemakers, delicious food (for purchase), games & vendors.

Flights & Bites Tour
Sunday, January 20, 2019: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cape May Winery & Vineyard
711 Townbank Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-1169
Website
Cost: $45 plus NJ sales tax per person, reservations required
A guided tour of their vineyard and production facilities highlighted by a visit from our Winemaker or Proprietor. A flight of 3, 2 oz pours & 1 glass of wine to enjoy with a Selection of our Chef's seasonal bites.

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

The 11th Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival
April 12 - 14, 2019
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ 07419
855.977.6473
Website
This annual event is a celebration of the world's best wines and renowned local and national chefs. The weekend's events are designed to allow food and wine lovers to meet and mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers and fellow wine aficionados.

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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