New Jersey Wine Festivals & Events

Upcoming Wine Festivals:

Grape Stomping Festival – Aug 30


Jazz it Up Festival – Sept 5 & 6


The 2015 Jazz it Up Wine Festival will tickle your palate while the jazz man tickles the ivories. Move your soul with tastings of hundreds of wines from 17 premier New Jersey wineries and some of the finest jazz acts on the east coast. Held over Labor Day Weekend within stunning Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, it’s the perfect way to beat the shore crowds while still enjoying the outdoors in September. Enjoy 2 days over Labor Day weekend, September 5th & 6th (Monday will be an extreme weather rain date) of delicious local wine sampling, fantastic foods, live jazz, crafters, kids’ activities, and more! This is one of the GSWGA’s longest running and biggest wine festivals across the state!

Dates: September 5th & 6th, 2015;12pm to 5pm
Address: Allaire State Park; 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township
Cost: One Day GA- $20′ Two Day GA – $40. Tickets Here

Laurita Grape Stomping – Sept 5 & 6


Why not get the actual feel of the New Jersey wine making process with the tradition of grape stomping? Plan to kick off those shoes and experience with your bare feet the grape stomping fun!Ladies, we encourage you to dress up like Lucy so your family can take memorable pictures. Other activities will be available for kids and adults making your day at the winery a full family FUN event!! Admission price includes parking, shuttle service, live entertainment, and a Laurita souvenir glass!

Dates: September 5th & 6th, 2015
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt
Cost: $5

Wine on the Beach Festival – Sept 12 & 13
The Wine On The Beach Festival will be held on the sugar sand beach of Seaside Heights. This upscale event will host ten New Jersey wineries and numerous food venues. Musical entertainment is scheduled for both days of the festival. In addition, guests will be able to attend numerous wine related seminars and presentations.

Dates: September 12th, 2015 – September 13th, 2015
Address: South Beach; Blaine Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: 15 in advance, $20 at the gate; $10 for all Military & First Responders w/ ID

Bellview Harvest Party Weekend – Sept 12 & 13


The harvest season is upon us. As a winery, the harvest is one of the most important steps in the winemaking process. As the annual grape harvest gets into full swing, it’s only fitting to celebrate the hard work that everyone has put in to make this such a great year! Year after year, Bellview Winery has celebrated its new harvest with a party, and they invite all who can, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Customers are invited to come out to join us in a day of wine tasting and festivities. “The Dirk Quinn Band” will once again be playing music all weekend long, set to the backdrop of our winery and vineyard. Those who attend are invited to take part in activities like grape stomping and vineyard tours, or just hang out to enjoy the afternoon. In addition, food and craft vendors will be showcasing their goods for purchase.

Dates: September 12th & 13th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Bellview Winery; 150 Atlantic St, Landisville
Cost: $10 per person at the gate

Fall Harvest Festival – Sept 19 & 20


Live Music, Food Trucks, Winemaker Tours, Art and Craft Vendors, Live Art, Kids Activities and Much More

Dates: September 19th & 20th, 2015
Address: Old York Cellars; 80 Old York Rd. Ringoes, NJ
Cost: $15 at door, $10 in advance. Buy Here

Annual Heritage Vineyards Wine Festival – Sept 19 & 20

Save the Date! Join us for our largest event of the season:
Specialty Food Vendors
Artisan Craft Vendors
Live Music
And so much more……

Dates: September 19th & 20th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Festival Field, 480 Mullica Hill Road, Mullica Hill
Cost: $19+, Get them Here

Valenzano Wine Fest – Sept 19 & 20

WineFest 2015 is scheduled for September 19 & 20, 2015. We have made a few more changes this year which will provide more room for our guests along with more restaurants and wineries and entertainment. New this year: Hayrides to V&V Adventure Farm. Pumpkin picking, corn maze (additional charge) Restaurants: Pic-A-Lilli, Uppercrust, Mighty Joes Grill, Star of the Sea Seafood, Tony & Dom’s Crabby Fries, Food Trucks of all varieties and more…

Dates: September 19th & 20th, 2015
Address: Valenzano Winery; 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate

Back to School Laurita Food Trucks – Sept 19 & 20


Admission includes; parking, shuttle service, entrance to the event and a FREE Laurita Wine Glass! No entrance fee charge for our Laurita Winery Preferred Members! Food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Pits weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine and enjoying a seat by a Campfire! Live music and good friends will make this day special!

Dates: September 19th & 20th, 2015
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt
Cost: $8

Unionville Vineyard’s Fall Festival – Sept 26


Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Address: Unionville Vineyard; 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes
Cost: $20 at door, $15 advance. Buy Here

South Jersey Wine & Food Festival – Sept 26 & 27

Come on out to the beautiful Lake Lenape Park East and enjoy wine tasting of wines from South Jersey, California ,Chile, Argentina and beyond. Live entertainment … soothing sounds of steel drums and the award winning Beth Tinnon trio. Upscale crafters & gourmet food vendors including the famous The Palm Restaurant. If you are an amateur wine make – enter your wine in our competition. White wines on Saturday – Red wines on Sunday. Take part in one of our seminars and/or culinary demonstrations. Purchase your favorite wine to enjoy in the wine garden. Special case rates available, great for holiday gift giving and entertaining.

Dates: September 26th & 27th, 2015; Noon to 6pm
Address: Lake Lenape Park East, 753 Park Rd., Mays Landing
Cost: $15; Tickets Here

Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival – September 26 & 27

slider1Sponsored by Alba Vineyard to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, the Garden State’s best wineries will join forces with the state’s premium wine wholesalers to pour their finest estate wines on September 26 and 27 at Alba Vineyard. The festival is the vineyard’s largest charitable event with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foodshed Alliance, an organization dedicated to integrating local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands, and builds a resilient food economy.In staying true to the Foodshed Alliance’s mission, the event will feature and unparalleled line up of some of New Jersey’s most reputable chefs who will be presenting cooking demonstrations, lectures and samples. The line up continues with local celebrity cookbook authors as well as farmers who will all be on hand in our demo tent presenting information related to locally produced food and farming in Northern New Jersey. Agriculturally related vendors will be on hand as well.

Dates: September 26th & 27th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyard; 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ
Cost: $25, $10 Non-Drinker. Tickets Here

Jersey Fresh Wine Festival – Sept 26 & 27


The wines however are aged to perfection. Sample hundreds of locally-produced wines from 20 of New Jersey’s premier wineries. Soak up the Autumn sun at the historic Burlington County Fairgrounds in Columbus, NJ, over a weekend of delicious wine, live bands, food trucks, and family fun. As a special new feature this year, we are expanding upon the Jersey Fresh theme by holding an NJ Farmer’s Market at the festival! Enjoy the late season bounty, and celebrate all thing agriculture in the Garden State.

Dates: September 26th & 27th, 2015
Address: Burlington County Fairgrounds; 1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd, Columbus
Cost: $20

Monroeville Vineyard’s Cheese Festival – Sept 26 & 27

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Cheese Festival! Featuring over 25 Di Bruno Brothers products. This is a great event! We are offering two time slots for Saturday. 12pm – 4pm is open to any guest. 5pm-9pm is for 21 years or older. Sample over 25 varieties of Cheeses, Sopressatas, Spreads, Antipasta, crackers and more! Wine Tasting is included! This is an outdoor event with seating, Tents and Live Music with Gregg Parker. If you still have room there will be food available for an additional charge. Ticket price includes all Samples, Wine Tasting and Live Music !

Date: September 26th & 27th, 2016
Address: Monroe Vineyard; 314 Richwood Rd, Mornoeville;
Cost: $15. Get tickets HERE

Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival – Sept 27


Now in its 7th year, Grand Harvest finds its new and permanent home on the grounds of beautiful and historic Rutherfurd Hall, with a lake view befitting an easy and elegant afternoon in the country. Enjoy some of New Jersey’s finest wineries and craft beers, gourmet food trucks, and outstanding live music – all while supporting The Arc of Warren County and NORWESCAP, two fine organizations serving people in need.

Date: Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Address: Rutherfurd Hall; 1686 Rte. 517, Allamuchy, NJ
Cost: $20 advance (until Sept 20), $25 at the Gate. Buy Here

Uncorked: A Music, Wine and Arts Festival -Oct 3

FestivalLogoWebsiteNEWJoin Appel Farm as we celebrate regional artists, musicians and wineries from noon – 6 pm. Create wine-inspired art while sipping on a variety of vino from the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region, listen to acclaimed musicians from the Delaware Valley, play in our Kid Zone and enjoy food from local culinary artists. Visitors can also choose to stay overnight in our indoor accommodations or campout in a tent. It is sure to be a fun-filled, family-friendly day of wine tasting, art making, and live music!

Date: October 3rd, 2015; 12pm to 6pm
Address: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center; 457 Shirley Rd., Elmer, NJ
Cost: $30+. Buy them Here

Grand Harvest Wine Festival – Oct 3 & 4


Raise a glass with us at the Grand Harvest Wine Festival in Morristown, New Jersey. Across New Jersey, we’ve spent the last six weeks picking, carrying, destemming, crushing, fermenting…making the latest fantastic vintage of New Jersey wine! NJ winemakers will eagerly take a break to celebrate with you. Enjoy tastings from 20 premier New Jersey wineries, live bands, great foods, craft vendors, kids’ activities, and a two day slate of food and wine talks given by guest speakers from around the state.

Dates: October 3rd & 4th, 2015
Address: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm; 73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown
Cost: $25 at the gate, $20 in advance. Buy Here

Laurita Harvest Festival – Oct 3 & 4


An event you do not want to miss! Join us to celebrate the ongoing harvest at one of the Outer Coastal Plain’s most highly regarded wineries. Bring your family and friends. Enjoy live music, fine wines, great food, and shopping for antiques from our Farm Treasures plus handmade items from over 50 different artisans! Kids will enjoy pony rides, REX the pumpkin eating dinosaur and the playground. Vineyard wagon tours starting at 1:00pm!

Dates: October 3rd & 4th, 2015
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt
Cost: TBD

Grape Gallop – Oct 10


Participant Benefits
-Participation in the race
-Tasting of Alba Vineyard’s Award-Winning Wines
-Grape Gallop Exclusive Tote Bag
-Grape Gallop Stemless Wine Glass
-Race Shirt

Date: Saturday, Oct 10th, 2015; Begins at 8:30am
Address: Alba Vineyard, 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford
Cost: $35+. Register in Advance HERE

Cape May Wine Festival – Oct 10 & 11


The Cape May Wine Festival moves to a new location, bringing hundreds of local wines to our most unique, original location yet- the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the historic Hanger #1 in the Cape May Airport! Lower your landing gear with us during Cape May’s Victorian Weekend with Cape May airport airplanes on display surrounding the festival grounds! We will welcome gourmet food trucks and regional musical acts to this incredible setting that is sure to be the most interesting festival grounds yet for the GSWGA!

Dates: October 10th & 11th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May, NJ
Cost: TBD

VIP FALL HARVEST WINE DINNER @ The River Palm Terrace – Oct 13


Indulge in an evening celebrating fall, wine, food & people! Join us as we taste five extraordinary wines hand selected by our Sommelier, Joe Iurato. The wines will be paired with an outstanding 5-course dinner prepared by our award winning chefs. Savor the tastes of autumn at this VIP event not to be missed!

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015; 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Address: The River Palm Terrace; 1416 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ
Cost: $140 per person, plus tax & gratuity Limited seating.
*Pre-paid reservations required. Call Cynthia Aybar at (201) 224-2013 to make your reservation and for menu details.

Zombie Wine Run – Oct 17


Come one come all to enjoy some wine and run away from Zombies. What could be better on a beautiful fall day? Come dressed as a zombie with prizes to best costume- individual & team! More info on Facebook event

Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Address: Old York Cellars Winery; 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes
Cost: $35 adults, $35 kids. Tickets Here

Autumn Wine Festival at RiverWinds – Oct 17 & 18

The Autumn Wine Festival at RiverWinds is back for its 2nd year! Join us at the RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford, NJ for some of New Jersey’s best wineries offering tastings and sales of their award winning wines. Along with plenty of wine, there will be artisan crafters, gourmet food trucks, live music, and kids activities, making it fun for the whole family.

Dates: October 17th & 18th, 2 015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford, NJ
Cost: $15 advance, $20 day of.

Fall Laurita Food Trucks – Oct 17 & 18


Admission includes; parking, shuttle service, entrance to the event and a FREE Laurita Wine Glass! No entrance fee charge for our Laurita Winery Preferred Members! Food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Pits weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine and enjoying a seat by a Campfire! Live music and good friends will make this day special!

Dates: October 17th & 18th, 2015
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt
Cost: $8

Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park – Oct 24 & 25

Toast your way into fall at the Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park. Enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks, artisan crafters, and of course, wine samples from various New Jersey wineries. Celebrate autumn with good wine, good food, and plenty of fun at Jakes Branch Park on October 24th & 25th.

Dates: October 24th & 25th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Jakes Branch Park; 100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood,
Cost: TBD

Food Truck and Wine Festival – Oct 24 & 25


To be held in the upper field surrounded by the natural beauty of the mature vineyard with panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides. Featuring cuisine from the region’s most award-winning food trucks and live music by Jeff Bellfy and Co. Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person

Dates: Oct 24th & 25th, 2015
Address: Village of Finesville; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford
Cost: $10 adults, $5 Kids

New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival – Nov 6


New York Wine Events is pleased to invite you to the New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Hilton Short Hills Hotel, New Jersey’s Premier Urban Resort. Celebrate spring and enjoy an amazing array of 150+ expert picked wines! Enjoy full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, many specialty wines — awesome wines for fall! Join us from 7-10pm, hang out and meet up with other wine lovers while enjoying live jazz. Our New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival promises to be yet another great night of wine and merriment to remember.

Date: Friday, November 6th, 2015; 7-10pm
Address: Hilton Short Hills; 1 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, NJ
Cost: $59+. Buy tickets Here

Run the Vineyards – Nov 8

Join us on November 8, 2015 9:00 am for the second annual Valenzano Winery 5K race through the vineyards.  Starting line is just outside the Winemaker’s Ballroom, follow a path through our new vineyard of Ives grapes, around the solar panels that power 100% of our energy usage, round the property’s oldest vines of Cynthiana and exit the farm onto the scenic Forked Neck Road.  As you race past equestrian fields and panoramic farms you will turn into the Valenzano family’s oldest vineyards – the site where our winery was established 17 years past.  As you run through these vines you will see the maturity and roughness of 20+ year old vine; past this spectacular view and back through the road with the ‘forked neck’ and enter back to our new facility.  From here you will run through our back fields where the vineyards turn into a trail and the trail turns into a path through a scenic lake nestled in the heart of Wharton State Forest.  As you exit the forest you enter the finish line and you will have completed our second 5K!  Event Organized by Good Day For A Run 

Dates: November 8, 2015; 9am
Address: Valenzano Winery; 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong
Cost: $40 to Register

More Details to Come:

Tropicana’s Jersey Shore Wine Festival

Jersey Devil Gran Fonda – TBD

Six Flags Grape Adventure – Nov 7 & 8, 2015

More Than Just Wine Trail – Nov 7 & 8, 2015

Uncork Haddonfield – Nov 14

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