New Jersey Winter Wine Festivals to Cure Your Winter Blues!

Brrr it’s cold! Why not warm up with wine? This season is a perfect time to visit and support your local vineyards and wineries. There are plenty of fun events going on from this weekend throughout the rest of Winter. Be sure to put these New Jersey Winter Wine Festivals and Events on your Calendar!

Barefoot Grape Stomp at Four Sisters Winery – January 20th
It’s Stomping Time! Yes, it’s Barefoot Grape Stomping! A bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, something to do with friends for a special time! Formal wine tasting, Italian spaghetti with meatballs, garden salad, bread, dessert, coffee, tea and sweet tea. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping. Complimentary wine glass included $35 pp, plus tax & service fee.
Date: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 2-5 pm
Address: 783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519) Belvidere NJ
Cost: $35; Tickets required by calling 908-475-3671

Bellview Winery’s Winter Wine Weekend – January 20th & 21st
On January 20th and 21st Bellview Winery will be ringing in the new year with their annual Winter Wine Weekend. Beat cabin fever with wine tasting, special platters just for the weekend, the sounds of acoustic guitar in the tasting room and a toasty bonfire to get rid of that winter chill! Think about bringing friends and family along, because attending this event is free! Wine tasting is optional at $6 for 8 tastes and a souvenir glass to bring home.
Dates: January 20th & 21st, 2018; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Bellview Winery; 150 Atlantic St, Landisville, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Valenzano Winery’s 4th Annual Cake Off – January 20th & 21st
The holiday season slips by, leaving many of us recuperating and rebounding from heavy schedules and endless errands. Cake Off 2018 will offer a variety of familiar favorites that hit the spot and bind to the wine just right – as well as a few new recipes for friends, family, and guests. Gather round for a sip and a nip, and prepare to indulge in a perfect symphony of beautiful baked goodness.
Dates: January 20th & 21st, 2018; 11am to 3pm
Address: 1090 Route 206, Shamong, New Jersey
Cost: $10

Laurita Winter Fest! – January 27th & 28th
Admission includes:
– Free Parking!
– Free Scenic Shuttle Service to and from the parking area to the Vineyard Festival Grounds!
– Free Souvenir Laurita Wine Glass!
– Free Sledding – Weather dependent! (No need to bring a sled as we provide them!)
– Free Mini-snowmobiles – Weather dependent! (Age and size restrictions apply!)
– Free Kids playgrounds!
– Free Fireworks Display (Saturday Only)!
– Free Firewood for our 40 fire pits
– Access to some of the best Gourmet Food Trucks! (Food pricing set by the individual food trucks!)
– Access to over 6 Wine Bars (inside and out) and 2 Tasting Tent Areas (available during non-peak hours of the festival)!
– Access to some of the most scenic views in New Jersey!
Dates: January 27, 2018 – Jan 28, 2018
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey
Cost: $8, $5 kids in advance

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery – January 28th
The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery! It’s just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners. The event begins with a formal wine tasting, followed by a delicious dinner of Baked Ziti, Meatballs, Garden Salad, Bread & Dessert. And, now it’s time for an unraveling plot, a victim, a murderer, and a cast of characters. Let’s not forget the detectives! The cast of characters are selected and the mayhem begins. Through the process; great fun and a twisted story line leaves everyone guessing. Let’s add a little spice to the event, you can embellish to your hearts content. Complimentary wine glass included $35 pp, plus tax & service fee.
Date: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 2-5 pm
Address: 783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519) Belvidere NJ
Cost: $35; Tickets are available by calling 908-475-3671

Renew Your Vows at Laurita Winery – February 10th
Show them your happily-ever-after is still going strong!! Renew your wedding vows at Laurita Winery! “Say: ‘I Do’, Again” is a non-denominational service performed by Wedding Officiant Dave Turner. Arrive by 1pm to check in, receive your carnation for the ladies and shot of Chocolate Therapy for the gentlemen, and relax. Music begins at 1:30 pm, with the ceremony beginning promptly at 2pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by Feb. 9th!
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey
Cost: Free, but must register in advance

NJSWA’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend – February 10th & 11th
Take that special someone out for a real treat in advance of Valentine’s Day at NJSWA’s member wineries where wine tasting, special chocolate pairings and more will be on the docket as part of the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s annual Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend Feb 10 and 11 throughout New Jersey from noon to 5 p.m.
Dates: February 10th & 11th, 2018
Address: At Participating Wineries and Vineayrds
Cost: Varies Depending on Location

Cheers Bergen: A Craft Beer & Wine Festival – February 17th
Featuring over 100 Craft Brews & Wines with Unlimited Samplings, Great Food & Live Music
Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018; 2 Sessions
Address: Westfield Garden State Plaza Event Space; 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
Cost: Tickets Get $20 off with code NEWJERSEYISNTBORING

Jersey Shore Wine Weekend – February 23rd & 24th
Sponsored by Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, this is a weekend event featuring wine at different restaurants and hotels in the Jersey shore area.
Dates: February 23 – February 24, 2018
Address: Different locations in the Jersey Shore
Cost: Varies per event

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