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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 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.






In compliance with COVID-19 mandates, and until further notice, New Jersey wineries will be open to customers to enjoy the full vineyard experience. Wineries will be open for outside events and service only, providing customers with tastings, wine by the glass and bottle sales.


Multi-Date Wine Tasting Events and Vineyard Tours

Vineyard Vibes - Music Series on the Lawn
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd
New Eqypt, NJ 08533
609.752.0200
Website/Schedule/Tickets
Admission: $15.99 - $25
Schedule:
November 6th, 2020 -Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns
R. E. D.'s Pizza Express Food Truck will be on-site. Bring lawn chairs & blankets

Barefoot Grape Stomping
November 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, December 12th & 13th, 2020; 4-7pm
Four Sisters Winery
783 N. Bridgeville Rd
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Website
Cost: $42 per person includes tax. & a wine glass to take home
This is the perfect opportunity to embrace any season with their barefoot grape stomping events held on select dates throughout the year!
Kick off your shoes and get ready for an unforgettable experience with some barefoot grape stomping fun! Spend the afternoon enjoying good company and of course, some delicious wine! Yes, take off those shoes and socks and roll up your pants and get ready to do some barefoot grape stomping. Bring out the Lucy in you while you stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toe's. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have some real fun using only your feet. Formal wine tasting, delicious Chicken Parmesean dinner with pasta, Caesar salad and bread, wine cellar tour and ending with a tasting of our dessert wines. The day is sure to leave you satisfied with award winning wines from the list of over 25 varieties produced at the winery. But the fun isn't over yet, it's time to step into a barrel and feel the grapes between your toes which never fails to be the perfect photo op! The afternoon concludes with an educational wine cellar tour and a chance to sample the specialty dessert wines & one of our after dinner port-style wines.





November 2020 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Five Course Wine Dinner - Hosted by Meredith, Level 3 Sommelier
Tuesday, November 10, 2020; 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Bourre
201 South New York Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Reservation
Cost: $50 plus a 20% gratuity for the services and you will be billed at the conclusion of dinner.
This evening featurers a night hosted by Meredith with a wine dinner of 5 courses expertly paired with wines from around the world. Enjoy a refined night out and a unique learning experience about the rich culture of wine

Wine & Whiskey Country Jam
Sunday, November 15, 2020; 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Renault Winery Resort
72 N Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
Tickets - $39.99
Get ready for a fun filled day of Whiskey, Wine & Beer Flights, mechanical bull riding, BBQ Food Trucks and great country music. There will also be educational sessions at our tasting booths with a myriad of fun beverage making topics. The area's #1 Country Cover Band Triple Rail Turn headlines the festivities with special guest performances from AJ Jesson and Nashville recording star Warren Montgomery. South Jersey's own DJ DanceMaur will play in between breaks and teach all your favorite "socially distanced" Country Line Dances.
Tickets include: 2 hours of Wine, Beer & Whiskey Flights from 12PM-2PM!, 15+ varieties from Jim Beam, Renault, Makers Mark, Pendleton, Hidden Sands & more!, Mechanical Bull Riding, Triple Rail Turn, AJ Jesson & Warren Montgomery perform Live, DJ & Country Line Dance Instruction, Authentic BBQ Food Trucks, Prizes, Giveaways & more!

Jersey City Wine Fest
(Canceled) - Saturday, November 21, 2020; 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Harborside Atrium
210 Hudson St
Jersey City, NJ 07311
Website/Tickets
Wine Fest is your all access pass 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.





April 2021 Wine Festivals, Wine Tasting Events, and Vineyard Tours

Waretown Wine Festival
Saturday, April 24, 25, 2021: 12 noon to 5 p.m. (rain or shine)
Waretown Recreation and Lake Area
182 Wells Mill Road
Waretown, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $20 until the day of the event when it is $25. Designated drivers and festival attendees are $5.00 and Children Under 12 are FREE.
This annual event features a tasting of wines from many of the state's most prized wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, and food vendors all overlooking a beautiful lake situated under magnificent shade trees





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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