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
Tickets
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


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

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner with Music & Merlot
Thursday, June 21, 2018; 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534
Website
Phone: 609-737-4465, Email: wine@hopewellvalleyvineyards.com
Event Cost: $14.95 - Advanced purchase not required but available online.
This special event features a Spaghetti & Meatball dinner during their usual Music & Merlot and Thursday Night Game Night!
Come enjoy a tasty and filling dinner with friends and family while sipping our award winning wines and listening to local musicians share their talents on stage. Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread and dessert.

Summer Wine Festival
Saturday, June 23, 2018 (rain or shine)
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Website
VIP: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm * GA: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, $75 VIP Ticket: includes admission, VIP Lounge, special VIP food buffet, tasting glass, Exclusive VIP tastings and 1 additional hour of sampling (limited to 200)
This event features more then 25 local NY & NJ wineries, Live Music, Live horse racing

Washington Lake Park Wine Festival
June 23rd & 24th, 2018; Noon - 5pm
Washington Lake Park
626 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
Website
Event Contact: Katie Cruz. Email: katie@gpsinc.net
Cost: $15 In Advance. $20 Samplers (21+) At the Gate Only (CASH), Non-Samplers (21+) are $5 At the Gate Only (CASH)
This 2-day festival will feature, delicious eats from the always loved food trucks, artisan crafters, entertaining live music, and 13 NJ Wineries for sampling, and purchase. Sampling Admission includes a Souvenir Wine Glass, Sampling, and Sales of over 300 New Jersey Wines




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

Wine & Comedy Night
July 7, 2018; 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Cost: $25
Website & Tickets
Hosted by Award Winning Comedian, Helene Angley, Wine & Comedy brings a top-notch lineup with headliner Dan Wilson. The show features a mix of fresh talent and established comedians. You may recognize many who have appeared in TV shows, late night entertainment, and their own stand-up specials. Experience for yourself why wine and comedy is the perfect combination that leaves guests rolling out of their seats and coming back for more. Reserve now to ensure your spot as shows often sell out early.

Cheers in Chester Beer & Wine Fest

Saturday, July 21, 2018; 3 PM - 7 PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Cost: $55+
Website
This event takes place in Historic Chester Borough and features a 4 hour Session with over 100 styles of craft beer & wine, fantastic music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Plus it's a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad!



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

Wine & Comedy Night
August 4, 2018; 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Cost: $25
Website & Tickets
Hosted by Award Winning Comedian, Helene Angley, Wine & Comedy brings a top-notch lineup with headliner Maureen Langan. The show features a mix of fresh talent and established comedians. You may recognize many who have appeared in TV shows, late night entertainment, and their own stand-up specials. Experience for yourself why wine and comedy is the perfect combination that leaves guests rolling out of their seats and coming back for more. Reserve now to ensure your spot as shows often sell out early.

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

5th Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
September 27, 2018; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Nicole McVeigh, Phone: 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.
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.

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

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