The Best NJ Wine Festivals And Events

2018 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 Events

The Wine Train
Trips run May 5th to October 28th, 2018
Trips leave 11am with additional trips added at 12:30 and 2pm In September & October upon demand
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 CR-627
Phillipsburg, NJ
Cost: $35.00
Romance the rails as you travel along the banks of the beautiful Delaware River pulled by historic steam Engine #142 enroute to a vineyard and winery tour and tasting at Villa Milagro Vineyards. Wine tasting with hot hors d'oeuvres. A memorable day out on the train. Train runs until end of October

October 2018 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Bellview Winery’s Italian Festival
 October 20th & 21st, 2018: 12pm to 5pm
 Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ
Cost: ickets can be purchased the day of the festival for $20 each
This annual weekend event celebrates Bellview Winery’s Italian heritage with an Italian Festival. With the sounds of traditional music, plus a spread of local Italian food, they’re ready to celebrate in true form! Top it all off by sampling some of their wines from the tasting tent, or checking out the numerous vendors that will be showcasing their wares. Whether you’re Italian or not, come be Italian for the day at Bellview Winery!

Harvest Food Truck & Wine Festival
Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 2st, 2018; 12pm to 5pm
Alba Vineyard
269 Route 627
Village of Finesville
Milford, NJ
Cost: $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children 12 and under free
Attendees will get to enjoy entertainment by the "big man" Andy of The VooDUDES, who will perform one more time this year at our Harvest Food Truck & Wine extravaganza. This event will feature cuisine from the region's most award-winning food trucks, Alba's estate wines, and live music. Food prices vary by truck. So put on a comfy sweater and gather your wine, food, and music loving friends for a great time!

OktoberFest with Food Trucks & Fire Pits!
Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Egypt, New Jersey
Website & Tickets
Cost: $8 per person Saturday or Sunday on-line. $10 at the gate. Guests under 210are free, children are welcome!
Admission includes: Parking, shuttle service to and from the event, Souvenir Laurita Wine Glass, entrance to the vent featuring live entertainment, country line dance area, vineyard tours, and of course the Food Trucks! There will also be kids activities including our huge playground, bounce house, face painting, and Fireworks Saturday Night!!

Red Bank, Food, and Wine Walk
Sunday, October 21, 2018; 2 to 5 p.m.
Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $35 on-line; Day of event tickets may also be available at the door while supplies last, until 2:30 p.m
This event features three hours of top tastings at some of Red Bank's upscale restaurants and casual eateries. Enjoy the walkable downtown district an explore picturesque Red Bank while enjoying food and/or beverage samples from participating restaurants, bars & eateries.

November 2018 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Grape Adventure
November 3rd & 4th, 2018; 10:30am to 5pm
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, NJ
What better way to span the gap between Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park? The wine festival takes place November 3 and 4 and 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

Cheers Morristown
Saturday, November 10th, 2018: 6pm to 9:30pm
Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave
Morristown, NJ
Cost: $15, $60, $65, & $70
Cheers Morristown will feature craft beer, wine & spirits with over 150 styles to sample. Meet the Brewers, Distillers and Wineries and mingle with the experts who will be in attendance. Guests will enjoy samples for the entire evening paired with Live entertainment, delicious food (for purchase), games & vendors.

Laurita Veteran's BBQ & Chili Weekend with Food Trucks & Fire Pits Too!

November 10, 11, 2018; Saturday 11:00 am - 9:45 pm & Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd,
New Egypt, NJ
Website/Tickets; Admission fee $8 per person Saturday or Sunday, on-line. Day of tickets will be $10 per person at the gate.
Food and wine lovers will converge to enjoy food trucks, wine, live music, and fire works. 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. There will be, Country Line Dancing, activirties for kids, and

Fireworks Saturday Night at 8:30pm.

Barefoot Grape Stomp at Four Sisters Winery
Sunday, November 11th, 2018: 5pm to 8pm
783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519)
Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $37 per person plus tax. Reservations Required; Get tickets by calling 908-475-3671.
Complimentary wine glass included
Yes, it's Barefoot Grape Stomping time with a bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, something to do with friends for a special time. Includes a formal wine tasting, Italian spaghetti with meatballs, garden salad, bread, dessert, coffee, tea and sweet tea. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping.

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

Cava Winery and Vineyard
3619 New Jersey 94
Hamburg, NJ 07419

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

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