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Wine Festivals: Your Guide to the Popular New Jersey Wine Events

New Jersey Wine Festivals And Events

Discover New Jersey's Popular Wineries, Wine Festivals and Events With Samplings, Music, Food, and Vineyard Tours

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.






In compliance with COVID-19 mandates, and until further notice, New Jersey wineries will be open to customers to enjoy the full vineyard experience. Wineries will be open for outside events and service only, providing customers with tastings, wine by the glass and bottle sales.






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

South Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, September 19, Sunday, September 20, 2020
Lake Lenape Park East
753 Park Road
Mays Landing, NJ
Tickets
Attendees will get to meet some of South Jersey's best winemakers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations!

Wine & Comedy
Saturday, September 19, 2020; Check in begins at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Website
Cost: $25/personReservations required
An adults only event
Their outside socially distant tented, fresh air Comedy Night is Hosted by Award Winning Comedian, Helene Angley with opener Aaron Decker, Featured Coleman Green, and Headliner Joe Starr
Chef Jose's Winery food menu available until 9pm so you can leave that picnic basket at home.
If sold out, call the winery to be put on our waitlist

Sip into Autumn Wine Festival
September 26, 27, 2020; Festival is Rain or Shine
Gloucester County Fairgrounds
275 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Website/Tickets
Admission: On-Line Only- $25, includes wine glass
Sample & Sales of a wide variety of NJ wines from seasonal favorites to traditional varietals to boutique offerings
Featured Wineries:
Terra Nonno Winery The Vintner's Wife (featuring their unique Cream Collection) Salem Oak Vineyards (featuring homemade chocolate wine pairings by Sweet Mary's Exceptional Chocolates) Villari Vineyards Wagonhouse Winery
Eats & Treats for Everyone:
Carolina Blue Twisted Steak
Live Music:
Saturday, September 26th Big House Trio Sunday, September 27th Right Turn at 40
Artisan Crafters:
Bacon Jams, Touchstone Crystal, Gail Adams Jewelry, House of Cork, Cynful Bliss, Tastefully Simple, Chalk Couture, Keystone Farm Cheeses, Hats & Stuff, and Laurimar
COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced





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

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival
October 3, 4, 2020; 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday
Byrne Plaza
Downtown Wildwood, NJ
Website
This event, postponed from May, features 8 of New Jersey's best wineries. Attendees are urged to grab a cozy lounge chair, gather friends and family, and have your souvenir wine glass ready, because the sippin' starts now! At the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival attendees can relax while enjoying the sampling and purchasing of over 150 refreshing NJ wines. Spend the day listening to great live music, hop artisan crafter's works, and indulge in delicious eats and treats served up by some of NJ's favorite food trucks.

UCPAC's Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party
Friday, October 9, 2020: @ 5:30PM (rain or shine)
UCPAC Main Stage
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
Website/Tickets
This event features lots of things to do and samples to try throughout the Main Stage.
Sample wines from multiple vendors, munch on delicious cheeses from around the world, and indulge in decadent chocolates!

14th Annual Wine Tasting

October 16, 2020; 6-10pm
Battello Restaurant
Newport Yacht Club + Marina
502 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Website
This charity event features a sampling of more than 90 wines, hors d'œuvers, and sweets and treats gathered from the best purveyors in the metropolitan area. All proceeds will support CASA's mission to advocate on behalf of Hudson County's foster children while moving them toward a safe and permanent home.





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

Jersey City Wine Fest
Saturday, November 21, 2020; 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Harborside Atrium
210 Hudson St
Jersey City, NJ 07311
Website/Tickets
Wine Fest is your all access pass to try wines from both local and abroad. Travel the world of wine at Harborside's waterfront property. Guests will enjoy wine samples for the session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.





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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