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.

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

Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: 973-535-1181, Email: seintern@arcessex.org
Event Cost: $100
This fundraiser features a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program, and a silent auction. There will be 25+ craft beers, & ciders, 45+ Wines, and 15+ Sprits & cocktails with 50+ food samplings.
All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s programs and services that support individuals with Down syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. The Arc of Essex County is the largest service provider to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Essex County, New Jersey.

Cape May Wine Trail
October 5, 2019, 11AM – 5PM
Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ
Website/ Tickets
Cost: $75
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.

Central Jersey Beer & Wine Fest

October 12, 2019; 12PM – 6PM (Rain or shine)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
1638 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
Website
Cost: $10 – $45
Sample over 175 beers and wines for 4 hours (1:00 -5:00). Listen to Live Music, Meet Brewers, Enjoy Food Vendors from 1 til 6pm.

Wine Tasting on the Musky
Saturday, October 12, 2019: 2:00 - 5:00 pm (rain date: October 13)
Pavilion at Warren County Rod & Gun Club
279 Asbury Bloomsbury Road
Asbury, NJ 08802
Website/Tickets
This event is a relaxing fall afternoon on the banks of the Wild & Scenic Musconetcong River. Guests will enjoy dozens of fine wines as well as a curated selection of craft beer and ciders. The tasting will include selections from local producers as well as an interesting assortment from around the world. To complement your tasting, we will have smoked trout courtesy of the Musky Trout and Fish Hatchery and light appetizers.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

October 12, 13, 2019; Noon - 5pm
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Rd.
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Website/Tickets
Cost: $5 – $25
This 2-day family festival will feature food trucks, artisan crafters, entertaining live music and that's not all; we'll have 12 of New Jersey's BEST Wineries for you to sample and purchase wine from! Grab your family and friends, layer-up in your favorite cozy sweater, and have your glass-holding-hand ready, because we're celebrating the trendiest time of year with the tastiest wines. You're bound to "fall" for this event. Make sure to catch live music from Stealing Savanah performing Saturday, and Zaire Band, performing their set on Sunday. Shop artisan crafter's works, as well as eat some of the delicious treats served up by some of our favorite food trucks. Need activities for the kids? Make it a family day because we'll have a moon bounce, various arts and crafts, sand art, and hair wraps, some at an additional cost. Take your taste buds on a bountiful journey, as you sample and purchase over 200 of New Jersey's most delightful wines. Pumpkin spice coffee, apple cider, and hot cocoa are great and all, but nothing compares to a lovely fall afternoon surrounded by great people and even greater wineries.

Bellview Winery Italian Festival
October 19, 20, 2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St.
Landisville, NJ 08326
Website/Tickets
856-697-7172
Cost: $15.00
This family event is a celebration of Italian heritage with traditional music, plus a spread of local Italian food, and a sampling some of their wines from the tasting tent. Whether you're Italian or not, come be Italian for the day at Bellview Winery.
You are encouraged you to bring your own chairs or blanket on their lawn as provided seating is limited. Shade tents are permitted only in certain areas of the festival grounds. Outside food and picnics are allowed, however we reserve the right to check coolers for alcohol which is not permitted into the event. No outside alcohol is allowed.


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

GSJ Fall Fest 2019, Wine in the Pines
November 2, 2019; 10AM (Rain or Shine!)
Miller Farms
134 North Grove Street
Berlin, NJ 08009
Website / Registration
Cost: $30
This family event will features Jeep vendors, craft vendors, a selection of wineries on hand for tasting and purchasing, beer for purchase, a variety of food trucks, live entertainment, as well as a family fun area.
Registration is limited to 600 Jeeps for the show. Each registration will receive 1 complimentary wine tasting ticket, an event T-shirt & glass from GSJ. To participate in the show all registrants must be parked in their designated class location by 12PM, judging will begin at 12:30pm. Trophies will be awarded for each class
This year all proceeds will again benefit Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey! They will also be on site collecting donations for care packages to send to our troops overseas!

Grape Adventure
November 2, 3, 2019; 10:30AM – 5PM
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $22.99 plus tax +
Online Festival tickets include access to the festival, Grape Adventure tasting glass, Free Parking, and unlimited samples from all participating wineries from 12-5 p.m. on either November 2 or 3, 2019.
What better way to span the gap between Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park?
The wine festival features 14 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

Fall Artisan Market

November 9, 10, 2019; Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Web Site
Contact: Tiffany Baldino, Email: tbaldino@unionvillevineyards.com
Event Cost: Free to attend, Tastings $10
Enjoy a weekend of live artisans with handmade artisan products, crafters, gourmet food producers, live music, and delicious wine!

Laurita Veteran's BBQ & Chili Weekend with Food Trucks & Fire Pits Too!
November 9 & 10, 2019: Saturday 11AM – 9:45PM and Sunday 11AM – 8PM
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Egypt, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: 20 and under Free, $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Laurita Veteran's BBQ & Chili Weekend with Food Trucks & Fire Pits Too. Food and wine lovers will converge at Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Works weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine and enjoying a seat to watch the Fire Works! Live music and good friends will make this day special!

Laurita Veteran's Friendsgiving Weekend
November 16 & 17, 2019; Saturday 11AM – 9:45PM and Sunday 11AM – 8PM
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Egypt, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: 20 and under Free, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Military discounts are available
This event features a gathering of friends, food, and wine lovers all converging to enjoy a Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Works weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine and enjoying a seat to watch the Fire Works! Live music and good friends will make this day special!

Jersey City Wine Fest

November 23, 2019; 7PM – 10:30PM
Harborside Atrium
Entrance on Christopher Columbus Dr - Hudson River Waterfront walkway next to PATH station
Jersey City, NJ
Website/Tickets
This event features an opportunity 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.

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

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.

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.

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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