New Jersey Wine Events and Festivals

Click on the title of the events for direct links to information. New Jersey Wine Events are listed in date order. *Note, I am not personally affiliated with any of these events. If you have questions, please contact the event directly. Thank you!

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: $20 advance, $25 at the door.  $5 non-drinker over 21, under 21 Free. Tickets Here

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, $25 kids. Tickets Here

Old York Cellar’s Anniversary Weekend – Oct 17 & 18


Come celebrate our five-year anniversary with us! We will be offering $5 tastings and glasses of wine for the occasion. Tag along on a vineyard/winery tour or beekeeping tour, or just hangout on our patio and listen to live music while you enjoy your wine. If you are feeling up to it, jump in the What Exit Wines’ photo booth and have a fun picture taken, which can be created into your very own customized wine label.

Dates: October 10th & 11th, 2015
Address: Old York Cellars; 80 Old York Rd., Ringoes
Cost: Free to attend, $5 Wine Tasting

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. Tickets Here

Stafford Twp Fall Wine Fest – Oct 17 & 18


It’s a celebration of fall at the Jersey Shore! Sample dozens of wines from some of New Jersey’s leading wineries, at the Stafford Fall Wine Festival, Oct. 17 & 18. Listen to live music and enjoy the beautiful lake-front setting while sampling wines, browsing crafters, vendors and having a bite to eat. Festival is rain or shine.

Dates: October 17th & 18th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Manahawkin Lake Park; 31 N. Main St., Manahawkin, NJ
Cost: Tickets are $12* in advance, $15 at the gate; Under 21 years of age and designated drivers are free.

Bellview Winery Annual Italian Festival – Oct 17 & 18


The Annual Italian Festival celebrates the Bellview Winery Italian heritage with with the sounds of traditional music, plus a spread of local Italian food and sampling some wines from the Bellview Winery tasting tent. Their will also be a number of vendors including specialty sangrias on site.

Date: October 17th and 18th, 2015; Noon to 5 pm
Address: Bellview Winery;150 Atlantic Street, Landisville, NJ 08326
Cost: Tickets at the gate will be $15 Per Person. $10 Pre-sale tickets will be available starting on September 20th. Ticket price includes wine tasting, admission, parking, music and a souvenir glass to take home! ($10 for Designated Driver, No charge for those 20 and Under)

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

Grand Harvest Wine Festival – Oct 24 & 25


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. *this event was rescheduled

Dates: October 24 & 25, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm; 73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown
Cost: $25 at the gate, $20 in advance. Buy Here

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: $12 in advance, $15 day of. Tickets Here

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

Homes of Hope Nepal Fundraising Wine Tasting – Nov 1


The event will take place on Sunday, November 1 from 1 – 4 at 80 Old York Road, Ringoes. This fundraiser will feature the a tasting of 6 wines, a tour of the winery by Tasting Room Manager, Christopher Principato, traditional Nepali snacks, and live music by the Irvin Comanda Group. During the event, you will have the opportunity to help design and create prayer flags that will be displayed in a Nepali library that will be built as part of the Homes of Hope Nepal project. The Homes of Hope Nepal project is a Somerset County (NJ)-based program with the goal to re-build 1,000 homes and provide $50,000 micro-credit loans to help rebuild Nepal after the April 2015 earthquakes. The event is $20, with all proceedings going to the Homes of Hope Nepal Project. For more information about the event or Homes of Hope Nepal, please contact Anil Maharjan ( or check out

Date: Sunday, November 1st, 2015; 1pm to 4pm
Address: Old York Cellars — 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes, New Jersey
Cost: $20

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

Grape Adventure – Nov 7 & 8


The wine festival takes place November 7 and 8 and features 14 New Jersey vineyards with nearly 150 locally-produced wines for sampling, handcrafted gifts from local artisans and an array of dishes from specialty food truck vendors. Visitors can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, a special wine tasting at Camp Aventura with a view of African plains animals including giraffes, zebras, Ankoli cattle, kudu, springbuck, gnu and more plus an unforgettable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience*.

Grape Adventure takes place 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday and the Safari Off Road Adventure tours will run from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days.

Dates: November 7th & 8th, 2015; 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m
Address: Six Flags Great Adventure; 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ
Cost:$20.99, $39.99 with safari. 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:

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