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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.




Beginning June 15th, and until further notice, New Jersey wineries will be open to customers to enjoy the full vineyard experience. Wineries will be open for outside service only, providing customers with tastings, wine by the glass and bottle sales.


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

LOL Comedy Night
July 31, 2020; 6pm (note: Previously scheduled forSaturday, April 4, 2020)
Valenzano Winery
1090 Route 206
Shamong, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: General Admission: $60.00 plus Service fee: $12.00 Tax: $3.98 - Assigned banquet style seating of 8-12 guests per table
LOL Comedy Night is back with a packed lineup of comedians. In addition to one of the best shows in south Jersey, tickets include a buffet dinner, dessert, and coffee along with amazing service and the beautiful setting of the Winemaker's Ballroom. DJ Bryan Basara will be spinning tunes after the show as the dance floor is cleared for dancing until 10pm. Valenzano wines can be purchased by the bottle or glass.
The line up will feature comedians: Tom McTiernan, Kerri Louise, & Dan Wilson

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

Demarest Farms Annual Wine Festival
August 13, 14, 2020: 12 - 6PM (Rain or Shine)
Demarest Farms
244 Wierimus Road
Hillsdale NJ
Website
Cost: $10 per person (21 and over), includes wine tasting glass, sampling of wines from all wineries, and admission to all band performances.
$5 per person (under 21), admission only
This 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. Attendees wiil have the opportunity to meet the winemakers ande enjoy great food, wine, and live entertainment!

Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday, August 15, 2020; 3PM – 7PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Website
Cost: $15 – $55
This event features over 100 styles of craft beer & wine, fantastic live music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Plus it's a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad!

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

South Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, September 19, Sunday, September 20, 2020
Lake Lenape Park East
753 Park Road
Mays Landing, NJ
Tickets
Attendees will get to meet some of South Jersey's best winemakers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations!

Waretown Wine Festival

Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13, 2020: 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

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

10th Annual Jersey Shore Wine & Food Truck Festival
October 3, 2020: Noon – 5pm ( Rain Date Oct. 4th)
Interior of FirstEnergy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ
Website
This event features a sampling of 10 New Jersey wineries. The event includes food trucks, crafters, and live entertainment.

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival
October 3, 4, 2020; 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday
Byrne Plaza
Downtown Wildwood, NJ
Website
This event, postponed from May, features 8 of New Jersey's best wineries. Attendees are urged to grab a cozy lounge chair, gather friends and family, and have your souvenir wine glass ready, because the sippin' starts now! At the Pour Into Summer Wine Festival attendees can relax while enjoying the sampling and purchasing of over 150 refreshing NJ wines. Spend the day listening to great live music, hop artisan crafter's works, and indulge in delicious eats and treats served up by some of NJ's favorite food trucks.

UCPAC's Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Party
Friday, October 9, 2020: @ 5:30PM (rain or shine)
UCPAC Main Stage
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
Website/Tickets
This event features lots of things to do and samples to try throughout the Main Stage.
Sample wines from multiple vendors, munch on delicious cheeses from around the world, and indulge in decadent chocolates!

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

Jersey City Wine Fest
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.

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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