New Jersey Wine Festivals

Upcoming Wine Festivals:

January Wine and Jazz Weekend - Jan 30 – Feb 1

Join us for a whole weekend of incredible talent. Featuring Jazz Legends, The Michael Pedicin quintet, The Gina Roche Trio, The Geno White Trio, Jeffrey Hebron & George Karavan.

Dates: January 30th – February 1st, 2015
Address: Willow Creek Winery; 160-168 Stevens Street,West Cape May
Cost: $35 per person in advance, $45 at the door
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Kick the Winter Blues - Jan 31

Join us on January 31st from 12-5pm for our 7th Annual Kick the Winter Blues Wine Event. It’s winter time and the vineyard is sleeping. The winery, however, is alive with the music of Bill Caterini. Local crafts and food specialties will be on display. Enjoy our wine by the glass or bottle, have a heated Sangria or do a tasting of 5 of our wines, and sway to the music under our heated tents. Our Events are always rain or shine and free admission.

Date: January 31st, 2015
Address: Natali Vineyards; 221 North Delsea Dr, Cape May Courthouse
Cost: Free Admission
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Haddonfield Uncorked – Feb 7

‘Haddonfield Uncorked’ is an opportunity to sample and purchase New Jersey wines while browsing the Downtown shops, which will also be offering in-store specials and discounts – just in time for Valentine’s Day. So whether you seek traditional gifts like wine, chocolates and flowers; a romantic spot for dinner and wine for two; or unique gifts that are a little less traditional, it can all be found in Downtown Haddonfield – during ‘Haddonfield Uncorked’. Participating merchants along Kings Highway and our charming side streets – which include Mechanic, Ellis and Tanner Streets, Haddy Lane, Kings Court and Haddon Avenue – invite you to enjoy this sip and sample shopping opportunity in the Downtown.

Date: Saturday, February 7th, 2015; 1- 4pm
Address: Downtown Haddonfield, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Chocolate and Wine Festival – Feb 7

On February 7th enjoy the sweeter side of life at Greater Media’s first Chocolate and Wine Festival. A perfect time to indulge in chocolate and enchant your palate with wine, this event is open to anyone who is looking to make their Saturday a little sweeter! With Valentine’s Day only a week away, you can also get some great ideas and do some shopping while you are there. Our vendors are also offering great giveaways and specials for anyone that attends the event.The Chocolate and Wine festival will feature a variety of chocolatiers and wineries as well as bakeries, ice cream and specialty foods. With your ticket, you will get the chance to sample it all as well as purchase what you crave.

Date: Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Address: Branches; 123 Monmouth Rd , West Long Branch, NJ
Cost: $12, Get tickets Here
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Laurita Winery’s Mardi Gras Weekend – Feb 7 & 8

Who needs Bourbon Street when you’ve got Laurita Winery! Come celebrate Mardi Gras — New Orleans style – at Laurita and enjoy a weekend full of fun, laughter and wonderful memories! Break out your costumes, dust off your masks, and get your dancing shoes on because that’s what you’ll be doing with live music on Saturday and Sunday. Kick back and enjoy Laurita’s award-winning wines with family and friends and don’t forget to check out the special Cajun-inspired dishes and other tasty offerings at The Marketplace. Celebrate Mardi Gras at Laurita Winery and get ready to party!

Dates: February 7th & 8th, 2015
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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GSWGA’s Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend - Feb 7 & 8, 14 & 15

Join New Jersey wineries from Sussex to Cape May, and everywhere in between across New Jersey for two weekends of your favorite pairing- wine and chocolate! Each winery will have its own features for the trail weekend, but most will have something CHOCOLATE related to enjoy! You’ll find special wine tastings and new releases, pairings, entertainment, specials and sales. Be sure to grab something special for your squeeze. Held over two weekends, rain, snow, or shine. Check with each winery for hours. The events calendar will have each wineries listing as well.

Dates: February 7th & 8th, 4th & 15th, 2015
*At Participating Vineyards
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Alba Winery’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend – Feb 7&8, 14 &15

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by spending it with someone special at Alba Vineyard. Treat your valentine to samples of award winning wines paired with exquisite chocolates, artisan cheeses, and wonderful culinary treats! We will feature small bites prepared by our preferred caterers. Each caterer will offer samples of their amazing food specialties to pair with our wines. Master Chocolatier, Diane Pinder, owner of Donna & Company, will join us. Diane will offer samples of her unique artisan chocolates to pair with Alba’s dessert wines. A collection of assorted truffles and other chocolate treats will be available for sale. Joining us for the first time this year is Fourchette of Clinton, NJ. You will be able to sample and purchase their artisan cheeses. The tasting experience is $20 per person (21 and older). Reservations are not required.

Dates: February 14th – 15th, 2015; 11am to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyards; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Cost: $20 for Wine and Food Tasting
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Valentine’s Day Weekend at Sharrott Winery – Feb 14 & 15

Love is in the air at Sharrott Winery! Treat your Valentine to a special seated wine tasting and food pairing in our candlelit Barrel Room, transformed just for this romantic holiday. This year we have partnered with Kitchen 19 right here in Hammonton, New Jersey, to bring you a truly unique wine experience. Enjoy 5 courses, served small-plate style, expertly paired with Sharrott’s award-winning wines. A one-of-a-kind, very romantic experience!

Space is limited. Seatings are available at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15. Reservations and advance tickets are required. Call the winery today to reserve your seating, 609-567-WINE (9463).

Dates: February 14th & 15th, 2015
Address: Sharrott Winery; 370 S Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton
Cost: $20 per person; $16 for Wine Club Members
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Cream Ridge Winery’s Wine and Cheesecake Weekend - Feb 14 & 15

We will be celebrating the joys of wine and cheesecake on February 14th and 15th – Live Music, Wine Tasting, New Wine Releases, Special Cheesecake Pairings, Cheesecake treats and more! Entry free, $5 tasting for up to 10 wine tastes.

11-6pm Saturday, February 7th – Music 1:30-4:30pm
11-5pm Sunday February 8th – Music 1pm-4pm

Dates: February 14th & 15th, 2015
Address: Cream Ridge Winery; 145 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ
Cost: $5 for Tasting
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Belleview Winery’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend – Feb 14 & 15

If there really is a true language of love, it is most certainly forged in wine and chocolate. Celebrate St. Valentine and all his delights with a weekend of local wine! As part of the Garden State Wine Grower’s Association Valentine’s Wine Trail Weekend, Bellview will be hosting its Wine and Chocolate weekend. So come out, enjoy some wine, eat some delicious chocolate, and indulge in all that New Jersey wine has to offer.

Dates: February 14 & 15, 2015; 11am to 5pm
Address: Belleview Winery; 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville, NJ
Cost: Admission for this event is free and wine tasting is $5 per person.
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New Jersey Winter Wine Festival – Feb 20

Taste the night away and enjoy an amazing array of 150+ wines selected by the Wine Library! Enjoy full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, many specialty wines — great wines for mid-winter!Join us from 7-10pm, hang out and meet up with other wine lovers while enjoying live jazz  Our 3rd Annual Winter Wine Festival promises to be yet another great night of wine and merriment to remember.

Date: Friday, February 20th, 2015; 7-10pm
Address: Hilton Short Hills Hotel; 41 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, NJ
Cost: Buy Tickets HERE
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Wine and Cheese Tasting - Feb 21 & 22

An introduction to fine imported and domestic cheeses and how to pair them with wine. Sample selections of cheeses made locally as well as imported. Pair the cheeses with the perfect wine, add a loaf of bread and you have the Holy Trinity of food!

Dates: February 21st – February 22nd, 2015
Address: Villa Milagro Vineyards; 33 CR-627, Phillipsburg, NJ
Cost: $10
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Laurita Ice Sculpture Festival - Feb 20 & 21

A family-friendly, winter wonderland event for all ages highlighted by ice sculptures, classic winter activities, upbeat entertainment and a variety of themed food and beverages!! Sculpture displays by World-Famous, Guinness Book Of World Records Holder Ed Jarrett, will include a Fire & Ice truck where you can sit in the driver’s seat, a fire-breathing dragon luge, a “Warm Hug” field of Snowmen, an ice sculpting demo stage and a frosty photo booth!! Enjoy our award winning wines, legendary sangria, spiked hot chocolate, hot apple wine ciders and a beautiful lighting ceremony at dusk!! Oh…and FIREWORKS Saturday Night!!! Don’t miss this unique, annual event!! Watch our estate winery transform into a vineyard ski lodge for this special weekend!!

Dates: February 20th & 21st, 2015
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: General Admission $6
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The Grand Tasting - Feb 25

Taste over 30 wines from around the world. Enjoy world class hors d’ouevres from Gourmet Kitchens and cheeses from Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties. Live music.

Date: February 25th, 2015
Address: Ocean Place Resort & Spa; 1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch
Cost: $60
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Cork and Pork – March 28

pork and cork

12 New Jersey wineries will come together at the Renault Winery Resort & Golf. All the wineries will have new wines and the latest vintages for you to sip, savor and enjoy. Renault’s talented chef will have an array of pork inspired treats for you to purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.RenaultWinery.com

Dates: Saturday, March 28th, 2015; Noon to 4pm
Address: Renault Winery; 72 N. Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at Door.
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Adult Easter Egg Hunt @ Four Sisters Winery – Mar 28, 29; Apr 4

Two Seatings at 1pm and 3:30pm. There is a kid in all of us! Come and hunt for the eggs placed all around the farm and have some fun just like you use too. Each egg has a surprise, some with candy, some with a special prize and a few with tickets to one of our upcoming events. A formal wine tasting gets you in the mood for the hunt and a informative wine cellar tour concludes your day. Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating so reserve your tickets now.

Dates: March 28th, 29th and April 4th, 2015
Address: 783 County Route 519, Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $10 in advance by calling 908-475-3671, $20 at door
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Waretown Spring Wine Festival – April 25 & 26

The event will feature NJ Wineries, crafters, food truck and live entertainment. The event hours are Noon – 5 pm each day. Enjoy Live music while sampling New Jersey WInes! Tickets $12 in Advance ….$15 at the gate (designated drivers or under 21 years are free)

Dates: April 25th & 26th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Waretown Recreation and Lake Area; 182 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown
Cost: $12 in Advance, $15 at the gate (DDs or under 21 years are free)
Get Tickets HERE
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Westfall Winery’s Father’s Day Sangria Picnic Weekend - June 14 & 15

Join us to celebrate Dad’s special day! Pack up the kids, dogs, your favorite activities and head to Westfall for a day on the farm. Sample our award winning wines. Purchase a glass of wine or Sangria made from our award-winning Spanish Passion. Sip some wine or Sangria and enjoy your family and picnic on one of our scenic picnic spots.

Dates: June 14th & 15th, 2015; Noon to 5pm
Address: Westfall Winery; 141 Clove Road Montague, NJ
Cost: Free
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5th Annual Waterfront Wine & Food Festival – Sept 25 & 26

Come on out to the beautiful Lake Lenape Park East and enjoy wine tasting of wines from South Jersey, Californnia,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 famousThe Palm Restaurant. If you are an amatuer 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 25th & 26th, 2015; Noon to 6pm
Address: Lake Lenape Park East, 753 Park Rd., Mays Landing
Cost: $20

More Details to Come:

Vintage North Jersey: Wine & Art Trail – March 21 & 22, 2015

Two Bridges Wine Trail Spring Valley Tour – April 11 & 12th

Alba Vineyard’s Food Truck Event – April 25 & 26, July 11 & 12, and October 24 & 25

GSWGA Blues & Wine Festival – May TBD

Hammonton Wine Festival – May  TBD

Unionville Winery Spring Festival – May 9

Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend – May 9th & 10th, 2015

Grape Gallop – May 9 and date in October

Mother’s Day Festival – May 10, 2015

Sip Into Summer Wine Festival – June TBD

Lakewood Blueclaws Wine Festival – June 2015 TBD

Father’s Day Festival – June 19, 2015

Barrel Tasting Weekend – July 18th & 19th, 2015

Jersey Devil Gran Fondo – August 8, 2015

Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival – August 15 & 16, 2015

Belleview Harvest Party Weekend – Sept 12 & 13

Annual Heritage Vineyards Wine Festival – Sept 19 & 20

Six Flags Grape Adventure – Nov, 2015 TBD

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