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 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.

Classifications have been implemented by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) designating American Viticultural Areas (AVA) as a specified grape-growing area with distinct geographic features, and labeling requirements.
In order to use the designation of an AVA on the label at least 85% of the grapes must come from that region.

New Jersey has three federally designated American Viticultural Areas with operating wineries: The Outer Coastal Plains, Cape May Peninsula, and Warren Hills. However, a fourth AVA the Central Delaware Valley AVA (covering parts of Mercer and Hunterdon counties near the Delaware River exists with no NJ operating wineries).

The three New Jersey AVAs with operating wineries include:

  • 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 in this area and produce some of the best red wines in NJ.
  • Cape May Peninsula is entirely contained within the larger Outer Coastal Plain AVA but is distinguished from it primarily by a more moderate temperature, providing for a longer growing season.
  • 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 in 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

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: 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.

Upcoming  Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events,
and Vineyard Tours

Sip in Autumn Wine Festival
November 11th & 12th, 2023; 12-5pm
Veterans Park Bayville
489 Bill Zimmerman Jr Way
Bayville, NJ
Cost: $20 Advance, $25 Gate Price (cash only)
Veterans Discount $15 Gate Price (cash only)
Sampler Admission includes wine glass, sampling & sales of many New Jersey wines.
Wine 'n' Shine Car Show is on Sunday, November 12th.

New Jersey Wine Week

November 13 – 19, 2023
Takes place at more than sixty NJ Wineries
Find a winery near you
This event is statewide celebration of Garden State winemaking and grape growing! The New Jersey wine industry represents the fastest-growing segment of agriculture and now boasts of more than sixty wineries and vineyards from Sussex County to Cape May.
Celebrating New Jersey Wine means celebrating all things local – local businesses, local farmers, and the vast array of benefits in between the vines!

Laurita Winery Final Food Truck Festival
Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th, 2023
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Eqypt, NJ 08533
This event features an outdoor, fun filled day of relaxing fun on the grounds of Laurita Winery -- a great place to enjoy outstanding wines with friends and family. Pair their delicious wines with the many delicious food offerings available from onsite food trucks. Wine and dine while listening to top live musical artists.

New Jersey Wineries

Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road
Milford NJ

Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326

Cape May Winery & Vineyard
711 Townbank Road
Cape May, NJ 08204

Coda Rossa Winery
1526 Dutch Mill Road
Franklinville, NJ 08322

Cream Ridge Winery
145 Rt 539
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Four Sisters Winery
783 N. Bridgeville Rd
Belvidere, NJ 07823

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 South Railroad Ave
Rio Grande, NJ 08246

Heritage Vineyards
480 Mullica Hill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Road
Pennington NJ 08534

Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Rd
Columbus, NJ

Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533

Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551

Plagido's Winery
570 N. First Rd.,
Hammonton, NJ

Renault Winery
72 N. Breman Avenue
Egg Harbor/Galloway, NJ 08215

Sharrott Winery
370 South Egg Harbor Rd
Hammonton, NJ

Southwind Winery
385 Lebanon Rd
Millville, New Jersey

Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tomasello Winery
225 N. White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Unionville Vineyards

9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ, 08551

Valenzano Winery
1090 Route 206
Shamong, NJ 08088

Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen Road
Finnesville, NJ

Westfall Winery
141 Clove Road
Montague, NJ 07827

Willow Creek Farm & Winery
168 Stevens St.,
West Cape May, NJ

4JG's Vineyard
127 Hillsdale Road
Colts Neck, NJ