Upcoming Wine Festivals:
Cape May Food and Wine Festival – Now – Sept 21
Indulge in good food, fine wine, and all types of culinary delights and events during the 18th Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Tickle your taste buds while sampling the best of the best and find out why the New York Times has dubbed Cape May “the restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Visitors can enjoy winery tours and tastings, a beer tasting dinner, a Harvest Food & Wine Tasting, luncheons at some of Cape May’s best restaurants, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, and more. Most festival events cannot accommodate children.
Dates: Sept 13th – 21st, 2014
Address: Tastings and Tours all over Cape May
Cost: Depends on location. Download Brochure Here
Summit Wine and Food Fest - Sept 19 – 21
The Summit Wine and Food Festival brings together leading chefs and wine makers from around the country to celebrate and advance public knowledge of and appreciation for great wine and food, while supporting charitable organizations. The Festival provides a diverse range of interactive and educational epicurean experiences while showcasing the area’s unique and rich culture and history, and promoting local businesses
Dates: September 19th – 21st, 2014. For a full schedule click HERE
Address: Various places in Summit. See website
Cost: $45+. Get tickets HERE
Valenzano Wine Fest – Sept 20 & 21
Dates: Sept 20 & 21, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Valenzano Winery, Shamong
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at gate. Buy Tickets Here
Grand Harvest Wine & Music Fest – Sept 21
The 7th annual Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival offers guests an opportunity to TASTE AND LEARN: Sample and learn more about outstanding, award-winning wines produced by Four Sisters Winery and those of our invited guest, Brook Hollow Winery. Tour the grounds and enjoy the music of Electric Gumbo, Michael Long, Steve Kirchuk, and WNTI Public Radio’s Nine of a Kind – guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing in the field! BREAKING NEWS! We are pleased to announce a special appearance by The Devyl Nellys! Rain or shine!
Date: Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 12 to 5pm
Address: Four Sisters Winery; 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy Tickets Here
Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival - Sept 27 & 28
Sponsored by Alba Vineyard and Wegmans 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 at the first annual Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival at Alba Vineyard on September 27 and 28, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m..
The festival is the vineyard’s largest charitable event of the year with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foodshed Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands, and build a resilient food economy.
In staying true to the Foodshed Alliance’s mission, the festival will feature:
- New Jersey’s most reputable chefs who will present cooking demonstrations, lectures and samples.
- Local celebrity cookbook authors as well as farmers will also share tips and strategies on how to best prepare, preserve and enjoy food locally produced in New Jersey.
- Tours of the vineyard will be ongoing throughout the even
Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; 12 to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyard, Milford NJ
Cost: $25 in advance, $25 at door. Buy Tickets Here
Waterfront Wine and Food Festival – Sept 27 & 28
The festival will feature multiple tastings from nine wineries: Renault, Natali, Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa, Di Matteo Vineyard, Plagidos, Sharrot and Wagonhouse.
Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Lake Lenape Park East; 753 Park Road, Mays Landing, New Jersey
Cost: $20 – $40. Buy Tickets Here
Grand Harvest Wine Festival - Oct 4 & 5
20 New Jersey wineries will take a break from the intensity of the Autumn harvest to celebrate the latest and greatest vintages of New Jersey wine at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris County. Bands, food trucks, arts and crafts all will highlight a terrific family friendly event.
Dates: October 4 & 5, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $20 (additional service charge applies; $25 at the Gate. Two Day Pass – $40 (21 or older). Buy tickets Here
Fall Harvest and Wine Festival – Oct 9
SAVE THE DATE for the Camden Children’s Garden First Annual Fall Harvest & Wine Festival. Taste over 15 wines from Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, enjoy live music, sample hors d’oeuvres showcasing seasonal ingredients from local eateries, and browse hand-made crafts all while taking in the fall scenery at the Garden. For guests 21+ only.
Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014; 6pm to 9pm
Address: Camden’s Children Garden; 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Cost: $35 per person, $60 a couple. To purchase tickets, please call: 856-365-8733.
Cape May Wine Festival – Oct 11 & 12
Held adjacent to the classic Cape May Winery & Vineyard, cherish the last whisper of the summer shore season with 20 premier New Jersey wineries, delicious shore-inspired foods, and terrific live music. $25 per person, $20 in advance if purchased online
Dates: October 11 & 12, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Cape May Winery; 711 Townbank Rd, North Cape May, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at gate. Buy tickets Here
Grape Gallop – Oct 18
Enjoy Running? Love Wine? Pair Both! Join us Saturday, October 18th for Grape Gallop, the event that pairs exercise and wine tasting! Located at picturesque Alba Vineyard & Winery, Grape Gallop allows you to choose to run or walk the challenging 2-mile course, or take a second turn and make it a 4-miler! After crossing the finish line, stimulate your taste buds with Alba’s award winning wines and relax with your fellow participants.See you at the Start! For further information and to register please visit the website.
Dates: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Address: Alba Vineyard; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, Milford, NJ
Cost: Regular Pre-Registration (by October 14) $55, Race Day $60 Designated Driver (No Tasting) Pre-Registration (by October 14) $35
Stafford Fall Wine Festival – Oct 18 & 19
The Stafford Township Fall Harvest Wine Festival at Manhawkin Lake Park will be held October 18th and 19th, 12 noon to 5 pm, rain or shine. The festival features wine tasting by New Jersey wineries, along with food, crafters, vendors, and live music. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit and enjoy the music. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the gate for adults 21 years and older. Under 21 years of age or designated drivers are free. Advance tickets can be purchased, visit website. The Stafford Township Fall Wine Festival is sponsored by TD Bank and WJRZ 100.1. The festival will offer sampling from some of New Jersey’s leading wineries, participating are Cava Winery, DiMatteo Winery, Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Southwind Vineyard & Winery, Tomasello Winery, and Valenzano Winery. Dozens of varieties of wines will be available; each paid admission includes a commemorative wine glass.
Dates: October 18th & 19th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Manahawkin Lake Park; Rt. 9 & No. Lakeshore Dr., Manahawkin, NJ
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the gate. Get tickets HERE
Southwind Wine and Art Weekend – Oct 18 & 19
Dates: Oct 18 & 19, 2014′ 11am to 6pm
Address: Southwind Vineyard, 385 Lebanon Rd, Millville, New Jersey.
Cost: Free to attend
Laurita Winery Harvest Festival - Oct 18 & 19
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 winery. Bring the 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 18th & 19th, 2014
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Autumn Wine Festival - Oct 18 & 19
The Autumn Wine Festival is coming to the RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford this year. It takes place on Saturday, October 18th, and Sunday, October 19th from 12-5. Not only will this festival feature 12 local NJ wineries with over 200 different wines to taste, but also live music, food trucks, and fall activities for the kids, making it fun for the whole family.
Dates: October 18th & 19th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Riverwinds Community Center Grounds; 1000 RiverWinds Drive West, Deptford, NJ
Cost: Tickets are $20 at the gate, and $15 in advance. Get Tickets HERE
Autumn Festival at Jakes Branch Park- Oct 25 & 26
Toast your way into the fall season at New Jersey’s best new wine festival! The “Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park” will be taking place this Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 from 12 noon to 5pm daily in Beachwood, NJ. The Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park will feature 9 of New Jersey’s finest wineries including: Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Plagido’s Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Tomasello Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Wagonhouse Winery and Coda Rossa Winery. Wineries will be offering samples and sales of more than 150 wines, including their very best varietals and seasonal favorites.
Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Jakes Branch Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood NJ
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 (Cash only) at door. Tickets can be purchased HERE
Harvest Food Truck and Wine Festival – Nov 1 & 2
First ever Harvest Food Truck and Wine Festival. The event will feature cuisine from the region’s most award-winning food trucks and live music by The VooDUDES. Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. $10 for adults 21 and older, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children 12 and under are free. Reservations are not required.Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person, 21 and older, which includes eight samplings of our nationally award-winning wines in an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass.
Dates: November 1st and 2nd, 2014
Address: Village of Finesville; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Cost: $10 21+, $5 13 to 20, Free 12 and under. Wine Tasting additional $10
New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival – Nov 7
New Jersey Wine Festivals is thrilled to announce the 9th Annual Harvest Wine Festival on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Hilton Short Hills Hotel, the recipient of TripAdvisor’s acclaimed “Certificate of Excellence Award.” Cap off the fall season and sample 150+ wines picked by the Wine Library! Try full-bodied reds, crisp whites, and a variety of specialty wines from all over the world. Hone your wine tasting skills and get ready for the Holidays.Starting at 7-10pm, interact and meet up with other wine enthusiasts while listening to the sounds of live jazz. Our 9th Annual Harvest Wine Festival will be another great night of delicious wine, tasty food and good company.
Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014, 7pm to 10pm
Address:Hilton Short Hills Hotel; 41 John F Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills, NJ
Cost: $69+, Buy Tickets HERE
Grape Adventure - Nov 8 & 9
The 5th Annual Grape Adventure features 14 wineries & vineyards. The event features Live Music, Food and Craft Vendors. Limited Safari Packages are available for a special tasting of reserve wines at Camp Aventura in the African Plains!
Dates: November 8th & 9th, 2014, 12 to 5pm
Address: Great Adventure; 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ
Cost: $40 – $15. Get Tickets Here
Not Just Wine – Nov 8 & 9
Villa Milagro Vineyards will join ten winery members of Vintage North Jersey to celebrate wine and food pairing. Visit each winery to taste wines perfectly paired with foods that accentuate the wine. Foods will be prepared by local restaurants and coupons will be available for complimentary items at restaurants. $10 per person.
Dates: November 8th & 9th, 2014
Address: Villa Milagro Vineyards; 33 CR-627,Phillipsburg, NJ
Holiday Wine Trail Weekend - Nov 28 – 30
Come out and join us for a long weekend of wine, food, and merrymaking! We’re kicking off a spirited holiday season with a three-day weekend full of fun. You’ll find unique gifts, beautiful gift baskets, and plenty of wine themed holiday items, including our 2015 V.I.P passes perfectly suited for family and friends, or yourself! More details to follow.
Dates: November 28, 29 & 30, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: At participating wineries across the state
Cost: Depends on vineyard
Holiday Wine and Food Weekend -Nov 28 – 30
Join us for this celebration and enjoy wine tastings, specialty food pairings prepared by local restaurants, hand-crafted chocolates by Diane Pinder, and artisan cheeses from Fourchette. Be part of the experience; wine, food, and fun! Stock up on your favorite wines for yourself, family, or friends. Noon – 5 pm. Admission includes a wine tasting, food pairings, Alba wine glass, and cellar tour. Go to website for details.
Dates: November 28, 29 & 30, 2014; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyard; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, Milford, NJ