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.

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

Uncork Spring Wine Festival
Saturday April 27, Sunday April 28, 2019: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
West Windsor, NJ
Website
Cost: Samplers (Must be 21+): $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Non-Samplers (21+): $5 at the gate only.
This 2-day festival will feature sampling from some of New Jersey's wineries, food trucks, artisan crafters, live music and kids activities.
Sampling Admission includes souvenir wine glass, sampling and sales of over 150 New Jersey Wines

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.

Spring Artisan Market
April 27, 28, 2019
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Web Site
Contact: Tiffany Baldino, Phone: 908-788-0400, Email: tbaldino@unionvillevineyards.com
Event Cost: Free to attend, $10 wine tastings
Unionville vineyards features a weekend of delicious foods, wine, art, and handcrafted artisan products from a broad array of vendors. Live music and a food truck will round out the two day event. Wine is available by the glass, bottle, or case.

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

Sip, Savor & Support
May 4, 2019; 6pm - 9pm
Brook Hollow Winery
594 State Route 94
Columbia, NJ 07832
Web Site
Contact: Lauren Armenia, Phone: 973-805-6686, Email: LArmenia@mkclaw.us.com
Event Cost: $65.00 per single ticket, $62.50 for 2+ Tickets
Sip, Savor, and Support is a special night that will include wine and food pairings, a catered dinner, live music, and raffle/auction items.
Proceeds from this event will support Nothing is Impossible, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since the start of the New Year, Nothing Is Impossible has assisted in paying for car repairs, heating utilities, and temporary medical expenses.
In New Jersey, 1 out of every 4 families is struggling to get by. That is 1.2 million families who are living paycheck to paycheck, or at or below the poverty line. One catastrophic event can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families. Please join us as we raise funds for those who need help filling a temporary gap.

Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest
Sunday, May 5, 2019; 12PM – 7PM
White Street Parking Lot
Red Bank, NJ
Website
Cost: $5 Donation for anyone over 10
The Annual Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Festival is a family friendly, outdoor celebration of International food, music, wine and beer! Twenty of Red Banks finest eateries will be selling specialty International menu items from tented areas throughout the festival! International wines and beers will also be available for purchase. The festival features unique vendors and great live music on multiple stages, a kids area, and family fun,

Vine to Wine Spring Festival
May 5, 2019; 12pm - 6pm
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, New Jersy 08551
Web Site
Narendra Haynes
Phone: 908-284-9463, Email: narendra@oldyorkcellars.com
Event Cost: $15 Admission: includes wine tasting and souvenir glass
Our annual Spring Festival celebrates the beautiful budding vineyard with a weekend of fun for the whole family. Enjoy live music, food trucks, winery tours, beekeeper tours, tank and barrel tastings, wine slushies, arts and crafts vendors, and more.

Run - Walk- Taste
May 11, 2-019: 8:30AM – 12PM
Alba Vineyard
269 County Rd 627
Milford, NJ
Website
Cost: $35 – $65
Treat Mom to a morning of exercise (walk or run), afterwards enjoy a wine tasting. Breakfast items will be available for purchase.
Event Shirt, Grape Gallop Tote Bag, and a Wine Sampling* & Grape Gallop Wine Glass* are *included with Wine Tasting participants only.

Mother's Day Weekend Celebration
Saturday May 11, 12, 2019: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Brook Hollow Winery
594 SR 94
Columbia NJ 7832
Website
What better way to give thanks to the wonderful women in your life than giving them the gift of wine? Brook Hollow Winery has put together the perfect package, to be waiting at the winery, either Saturday May 12th or Sunday May 13th. The Package 1. Complete wine tasting of all of our wines with a custom etched Brook Hollow Winery Wine glass 2. A single rose to express your love and her beauty 3. Wine bottle of your(her) choice with custom label with personalized message.

Mother's Day Brunch at Laurita!
Sunday, May 12, 2019; Three seatings: 10-10:15am, 12:30-12:45pm, & 2:45-3pm
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Website
Call Branches Catering at 732-542-5050 for reservations!
Includes a full brunch with a carving and omelette station, and a complimentary Mimosa cocktail

Spring Wine & Music Festival
Sunday, May 12, 2019: @noon
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Web Site
Enjoy a day of tasting their estate-grown wines with six hours of live music, guided tours of the winery and vineyard, and all 89 acres of their preserved farm property. Guests can purchase lunch, and early dinner, and dessert from three food trucks, and other artisan-produced specialties.
Music Performances by: Brittany Ramaglia- singer/songwriter acoustic guitar 12-2:15 Adam Shaber- one man band playing covers from all decades 2:15-4 Barbie Tatum- soul/funk trio 2:45-6

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 discounts.

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.

Downtown Wildwood Inaugural Seafood & Wine Festival
June 15 & 16, 2019
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend
Website
Each day of the festival will bring you some of the Best Food Trucks from the tri-state area along with some far and near Artisan & Seafood Related Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities (to include but not limited to Corn Hole, Kam Jam, Lawn Jenga, Connect Four, and Face Painting and Bounce House for the kids). There will be Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & sale in Garden/Tent area. Live Band and DJ Music throughout the day.

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's Summer Wine Festival
June 29, 2019: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
Tickets
Contact: Rachel Ryan, Phone: 201-842-5015, Email: raryan@playmeadowlands.com
Event Cost: $75 VIP, $35 GA before 5/17; $45 GA at the door
This event features an evening of great wines from around the world, live-harness racing, music and food. Over 30 wineries are participating including ones from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, New Jersey, California, South Africa and Oregon. Festival goers will be sampling Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Champagne, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Rosè, Sangrias, Merlots, Cabernet and much more.

South Jersey 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

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

Monmouth Park's Italian Festival & Wine Tasting
August 3, 2019; 11AM – 5PM
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave
Oceanport, NJ
Website
Cost: General parking $5, Grandstand admission $5, Children 12 and under Free
Bring your family and friends to savor delicious Italian food, listen to live music, visit Italian crafters, and enjoy a day of racing! Stop by one of bocce courts and have a family-friendly game.

Downtown Wildwood Wine & Jazz Festival
August 9 – 11, 2019
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Website
Cost: Free
There will be Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & sale in Garden/Tent area, some local Jazz talent, band & music, Food Trucks & local Tent vendors, Artisan Vendors with many free family activities including Corn Hole, Kam Jam, Lawn Jenga, Connect Four, and Face Painting and Bounce House for the kids..

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

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.

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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