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.

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..

Demarest Farms NJ Wine Festival
August 10 & 11, 2019; noon - 6pm, Rain or shine
Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Rd
Hillsdale, NJ
Website
Cost: $10 person over 21, $5 under 21
The annual NJ Wine Tasting event features many of the top, award-winning wineries in the region, who grow distinctive varietals and hybrid grape varieties, age them carefully at precise temperatures, and allow them to mature slowly in their own cellars. Come and meet the winemakers. Great food, wine, and entertainment by: Kover Up.

Powerhouse Arts and Wine Festival
August 10, 2019: 11AM – 8PM
Powerhouse Arts District
322 Warren St
Jersey City, NJ
Website
Cost: Free+ $5 donation, VIP tickets $49.
Celebrate in the lively Powerhouse Arts district of Jersey City while you drink wine & beer, listen to live music, indulge in BBQ bites, and discover new and emerging local artists. This is a family-friendly event and 100% of proceeds made from the festival will go to Nimbus Dance to help complete the long awaited Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively, featuring a 150 seat black box theater.
The VIP experience includes -VIP Seating & Lounge with view of the main stage -10 beer, wine, and dish tastings included -Private cooking demonstration and tasting by Italian Products and a Chocolate Tasting with Vintage Plantations -CaiCai, Private Showcase in Collaboration with Vintage Plantations (Artist,Shuling, will be showcasing her Caicai collection for all VIPs, which will be featured on Vintage Plantations' newest chocolate line.) Biodynamic wine tasting with Chateau Maris - Tasting with Aaron Burr Cider -Saint George Spirits Tasting -Exclusive bathrooms (skip those long lines!)

Seafood Festival
August 10th and 11th, 2019: 12 PM to 5 PM
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ
Website
856-697-7172
Cost: Tickets to the event are $20 for adults or $15 for designated drivers and will be available at the admission gate either day of the event.
This event will showcase local seafood vendors, live music, wine tasting, sangria, and craft vendors. The Seafood Festival is a great way to unwind with family and friends. One of the best parts about this event is pairing our wines with some of the great seafood dishes that will be served. Last year's event featured dishes such as Crab cakes, Lobster Roll, Fried Shrimp, Mahi Fish Tacos, Scallop Kabobs and Clam Strips. Take a bite of that and wash it down with some chilled white wine. In case you're one of the unlucky ones that can't have seafood, the food vendors will also serve several non seafood options so that you join the party, too. Last but not least, the Seafood Festival features a range of local craft vendors, many of which make their wares by hand. Check them out while you enjoy a glass of wine, or cruise over to the Hot Ash Cigar tent to enjoy a stogie in their lounge area. Also, there is no festival entry fee for those under the age of 21! So bring those little demons out for a day of family fun, and let them burn off some steam while you enjoy some wine, music and food.

Edison Food, Wine, and Beer Festival
August 17, 2019; 12PM – 8PM
Lake Papainni Park
Edison, NJ
Website
732-738-9482
Cost: $5, Kids under 10 are Free
This annual family event features Wine & Craft Brewers including Edison's Cypress Brewery, face painting and activities for the kids, live entertainment, local vendors, artists and retailers.

Savor Summer Wine Festival
August 17, 18, 2019; Noon to 6pm
Cedar Rose Vineyards
431 Kenyon Ave
Millville, NJ
Web Site
Contact: Katie Tarpine, Phone: 856-221-3131, Email: info@cedarrosevineyards.com
Event Cost: $10 advance; $15 day of; $5 DDs; free under 21
Cedar Rose is planning their first festival since opening, and are excited to be celebrating summer and the little bit of peace before harvest begins! They’ll have live music, food trucks, yard games, and local craft vendors, so bring the family, the lawn chairs, and head on over! There will be:
Food trucks (both days), with live music, Saturday: Grass n’ Gravel, 2pm-5pm & Sunday: Jennifer Fritz Trio (quartet), 2pm-5pm

Rosé Soirée: An End of Summer Celebration
August 23, 2019; 7PM – 9PM
Tomasello Winery & Banquet Hall
225 North White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
Website
1-800-666-9463.
Cost: 15.99
Sample all of Tomasello's outstanding Rosé wines and indulge in a perfectly paired small plate buffet. All of the wines will be available for separate purchase by the glass and bottle, so say goodbye to Summer by stocking up on your favorite blush! Ticket includes admission, buffet and wine samples. Tickets are required for entry. Admission price is subject to change when purchased at the door.

Vintage North Jersey’s Wine & Food Festival
August 23 & 24, 2018; noon - 5pm
Hosted by:
Four Sisters Winery, Villa Milagro Vineyards, Old York Cellars Winery, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Terhune Orchards, and Unionville Vineyards.
Website/Details/Tickets
Cost: $10 – $25
Vintage North Jersey is a collaboration of northern New Jersey wineries holding it's 6th annual event. Wineries representing Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties will offer their most premium wines. Food trucks and specialty food and craft vendors will have a variety of selections for guests to choose from. Enjoy great musical acts both days. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs to sprawl across the 89 acres of preserved farmland, and spend the afternoon enjoying the music and fine wine! Each ticket includes admission, souvenir glass for tastings, sampling of six wines from each winery and live music.
Wineries include Four Sisters Winery, Villa Milagro Vineyards, Old York Cellars Winery, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Terhune Orchards, and Unionville Vineyards.

International Winefest
Friday, August 23 & Saturday August 24, 2019: @7pm
Golden Nugget
Huron Avenue & Brigantine Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Tickets
Take a trip around the world, with wine!
Enjoy a summer evening under the stars with delicious international wines, live jazz music, award-winning cuisine and an impressive array of French champagne. Sample over 100 wines from eleven of the world's most prestigious wine producing countries. Enjoy sampling wines from Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Chile and Argentina.

Riverwinds Wine Festival
August 24 & 25, 2019; Noon - 5pm
Riverwinds Community Center
Great Lawn
West Deptford, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Under 21 are Free
Admission includes souvenir wine glass and sampling of over 250 New Jersey wines. Also enjoy the wares of local artisans and crafters, food from several eateries will be available for purchase, and live music.

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

Rollin' Rods Car Show
Sunday, September 1, 2019: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ
Website
856-697-7172
These cars are tuned, tested, and polished to a shine in hopes of going home with a first place trophy. During the car show there will be live music on stage, a Chinese auction with over 200 beautifully wrapped prizes, food vendors and of course wine tasting! Children and leashed pets are welcome, however pets will not be allowed near the cars. Outside alcohol however is prohibited and the only alcoholic beverages permitted on our grounds are Bellview wines. Pop up tents are permitted in designated areas.

Wine on the Beach Festival
September 7, 8, 2019; Noon to 5 PM
On the beach
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website
Cost: Advanced, on-line discount tickets: $15 only available until 11:59 pm on Sat, Sept 8. Service charges will apply.) Day-of tickets: $20 (available at Festival admission gate each day. Spectators & those under 21 are FREE.
Enjoy your favorite NJ wines on the sugar white sandy beaches of Seaside Heights with the sun & the sand, and a wine glass in your hand. This event bfeatures New Jersey Wineries with live musical performances on both days, skilled artisans & crafters, local restaurants and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Note: Sampling admission includes souvenir wine glass and opportunity to sample more than 200 NJ wines.

Cape May Wine Trail
September 13, & 20, 2019, 11AM – 5PM
Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ
Website/ Tickets
Cost: $85
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.

SJ Wine & Food Festival
September 21, 22, 2019; 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lake Lenape Park East
Mays Landing, NJ
Website
This family friendly fall festival with the picturesque lake and the historic lighthouse as the backdrop, features an opportunity for attendees to dine on a vast array of local culinary and sample Garden State wines, grown right in our own backyard!
In addition to the wine and food, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in live music, culinary demonstrations, as well as shop local craft and novelty vendors. The laid-back atmosphere of the South Jersey Wine and Food Festival sets the mood for a fantastic, relaxing day filled with food, wine, and fun for the entire family.

WineFest
September 21 & 22, 2019; Noon-5:00pm (Rain or Shine)
Valenzano Winery Festival Grounds,
1320 Old Indian Mills Rd
Shamong, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $15 – $25
This popular wine & music festival features Wine Tasting from 10 of NJ's favorite wineries, 4 stages of music & entertainment Don't Call Me Francis, Bullzeye Band, 5 Dollar Shakes, GoodMan Fiske, and many more of NJ's hottest entertainers.
Over 60 local crafters and vendors with endless food options from local restaurants Pony rides and kids concert.
Sample Valenzano Winery's special releases Taste ripened grapes right off the vines Semper Fido Beer Garden Featuring Brotherton Brewery and two of New York City's most mind-blowing street magicians.

The 8th annual Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2019; 12:00pm - 8:00pm
96th Street Shopping District
Stone Harbor, NJ
Website
This annual family event features food, wine, microbrews, art, music and a taste of culture from the Stone Harbor area. Activities include Oyster and clam shucking, carnival games, zoo animals and art activities for kids, a grape stomping competition and a café with fire pits for the evening live entertainment.

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.

Downtown Wildwood Hall-O-Wine Festival
October 25, 26, 27, 2019:
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Facebook Page
Cost: Free Admission
This family event features Food Trucks & local Tent vendors, Artisan Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities( to include but not limited to Corn Hole, Kam Jam, Lawn Jenga, & Connect Four)
On Saturday & Sunday, the Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & sale will be in the Garden/Tent area. On Saturday & Sunday, the Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & sale wil be in the Garden/Tent area.

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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