The Best NJ Wine Festivals And Events

2019 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 Tasting Events and Vineyard Tours

Sunday Music Series At The Winery
Every Sunday, this winter and spring, until May 26, 2019; 1PM – 4PM
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ
Cost: No Cover Charge
Website
Join in at their new wine production barn for Terhune wine, light fare, relaxing music, and friend-filled afternoons. Grab a glass of one of our 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. Music from 1pm to 4pm. Wine and light fare including cheese platters and chips and homemade salsa are available. It's the perfect way to round off your weekend! It is a rain or shine event. Families are welcome; please no outside food. See website for artist schedule.

Music & Merlot
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in January, February, and March, 2019; 6PM - 9PM
Hopewell Valley Vineyard
46 Yard Road
Pennington NJ
Website
Free Admission
Live music every Saturday night with no cover. Wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase. Brick oven pizza and light fare menu available for purchase., Band takes the stage at 6pm

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

Winter Live Music Series
February 28, 2019; 5 : 00 PM - 8 : 00 PM
White Horse Winery
106 Hall Street
Hammonton, New Jersey
Website
Free Event
The hottest new food truck in the area specializing in Puerto Rican dishes. Hope your taste buds are ready for some truly rich flavors! A twist on your favorite Puerto Rican foods but still keeping it genuine! Our live music performances take place on our outdoor patio, or inside our rustic Tasting Room (depending upon the weather)! There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, plus standing room around our spacious tasting bar.

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

Jersey City Wine Fest
March 1, 2019; 7PM - 10:30PM
Harborside Atrium
153 Exchange Pl
Jersey City, NJ
Website
Cost: $15 – $70
This event is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Travel the world of wine at Harborside's waterfront property. Guests will enjoy wine samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.

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.

5th Annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival
Saturday, April 27th through Sunday, April 28th, 2019; 12 p.m. noon to 5 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Waretown Recreation and Lake Area
182 Wells Mill Road
Waretown, N. J.
732-946-2711
Tickets
$20 if purchased by April 26, after that they are $30. There is a two-day ticket for $30 when pre-purchased or $40 on the day of the event.
This two-day event features an array of samplings from a spectrum of award-winning wineries from throughout the Garden State. Some of the wineries that have participated in the past include Plagido's Winery, DiMatteo Winery, Monroeville Vineyard, Wagonhouse Winery and Valenzano Winery. In addition to premier wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food vendors, and a children's play area.

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, April 28, 2019; 11AM - 5PM
Trolley leaves from the Physick Estate at 11am and returns approx. 5 pm.
Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ
Website
Cost: $75 per person
Includes lunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom at the Physick Estate, a brief tour and wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and a wine tasting, cheese and crackers and a souvenir glass at Natali Vineyards.
Trolley leaves the Physick Estate at 11am and returns approx. 5 pm.

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

Mother's Day Picnic 2019
May 12, 2019: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Valenzano Vintner's Pavilion
1320 Old Indian Mills Rd
Shamong, NJ
Website
Take mom out to our vineyards for our annual Mother’s Day Picnic.  Enjoy great entertainment, wine tasting, food trucks and crafters.  This event sells out quickly every year, be sure to get your tickets early.  This year we will have a large selection of food trucks and crafters, along with all of our newly released wines available for sampling.  Limited ticket sales to this event ensure visitors have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the festival grounds with their family.  The limited tickets also ensure there are no lines for food trucks and never a wait for wine tastings.  All of Valenzano Winery’s wines will be available for sale by the bottle along with case

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

8th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival
June 9th & 10th, 2019; 12 - 5 PM (rain or shine)
FirstEnergy Park,
Lakewood, NJ.
Website
(732) 946-2711
The centerpiece of the festival will be wine tasting by New Jersey wineries from around the state; the event will also feature live musical entertainment, food, crafters and the BlueClaws play area for children to enjoy!
No food or beverages allowed in the event (no coolers); bring your own chairs; designated drivers are free.
A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit Sylvia's Children, a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting children in Uganda.

Unexpected Farm NJ Wine & Music Festival

June 29 & 30, 2019; 12PM - 5PM
1394 Piney Hollow Road
Newfield, NJ
Website
Cost: $15 – $45, Kids under 18 are Free, 2 day ticket $45.00
Join in on the fun and and enjoy the day on this growing farm, sampling wine from locals and listening to local musicians. Food Trucks, Vendors, Kids Activities.
Leashed pets, RV's & Outside food welcome

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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