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!

Cocktails for a Cause: Valentine’s Wine and Beer Tasting – Feb 5

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The Marine Mammal Stranding Center will be holding its 2nd wine and beer tasting fundraiser. This event will be from 6 – 9 pm. Circle Liquor of Somers Point will be hosting a selection of over 50 beers and wines to sample. There will also be food, entertainment and great atmosphere! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Marine Mammal Stranding Center so please come out to support New Jerseys marine life!

Date: Friday, February 5th, 2016; 6pm to 9pm
Address: 908 Shore Rd., Somers Point, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Sharrott Winery’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend – Feb 6, 7 and 12,13, 14

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Wine tasting is $10 per person and includes 6 samples of our award-winning wines and a souvenir glass. Groups of 8 or more are $12 per person and must have a reservation. Wine Club members taste for FREE.

Additionally, on Feb 12 & 13, 2016 6pm – 9pm: Enjoy Live Music featuring Chris Huff (Friday) and Patrick Stoner (Saturday) in their candlelit Barrel Room with that special someone. FREE. Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Dates: February 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, 2016
Address: 370 South Egg Harbor Road, Winslow Township, NJ
Cost: $10
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Alba Vineyard’s Wine and Chocolate Weekends – February 6 & 7 and 13 & 14

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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 and wonderful culinary treats!

We will feature Crave Caterers, a premier off-premise catering division of Landmark Hospitality, in the New York metro area. They will offer samples of amazing food specialities to pair with our wines.

Jean-Paul (“JP”) Hepp, founder and co-owner of Chocodiem, Clinton, NJ, will join us. Chocodiem strives to bring Old World Belgian quality to the U.S., handmaking the finest artisan chocolates with distinctive flavors and designs that will redefine the gourmet standard. JP will offer samples of his unique artisan chocolates to pair with Alba’s dessert wines. A collection of assorted pralines, truffles, and other chocolate treats will be available for sale.

Dates: February 6th & 7th and 13th & 14th, 2016
Address: Alba Vineyard & Winery; 269 Route 627, Milford, New Jersey
Cost: The tasting experience is $20 per person (21 and older), which includes samples of Alba’s award winning wines, chocolates, food pairings, artisan cheeses, cellar tours, and an etched Alba wine glass.
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Sharrott Winery Romantic Barrel Room Wine Tasting & Food Pairing – Feb 13-14

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Our main event for Valentine’s Day is our Seated Tasting and Food Pairing in our candlelit Barrel Room, transformed just for this holiday. We are again partnering with Kitchen 19 right here in Hammonton 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!

Seatings are at 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14. Space is limited. Advance tickets are required. Call the winery at 609-567-9463 or Buy Online (click “Event Tickets” on menu) to reserve your tickets.

Dates: February 13 & 14, 2016
Address: 370 South Egg Harbor Road, Winslow Township, NJ
Cost: $25 per person; $20 for Wine Club Members (limit 2 tickets at Wine Club Member price).
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GSWGA’s Wine and Chocolate Trail Weekend – Feb 13 & 14

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Join participating wineries statewide for two days of wine, chocolate, sweets, and treats during the annual Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend! Each winery puts its own special touch on the weekend, check the calendar soon to see what NJ wineries have in store for this year’s trail weekend!

Dates: February 13th & 14th, 2016
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Wine and Chocolate Weekend at Bellview Winery – Feb 13 & 14

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There might not be a true language of love, but wine and chocolate are probably as close as it gets! Celebrate St. Valentine and all his delights with your valentine at Bellview Winery.As part of the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Chocolate & Wine Trail Weekend they will be accompanying their wines with delectable chocolates from Le Qualite, an amazing local chocolatier. Also, an acoustic guitarist will be setting the mood for you and your special someone. Wine and chocolate along with an acoustic guitarist? Your Valentine’s Day just got a lot easier! If the weather is nice they will have some toasty outdoor fire pits rolling for you and your date to cuddle up around, if you’re feeling so bold. So come out, enjoy some wine, have some delicious chocolate, enjoy some tunes and indulge in all that New Jersey has to offer.

Dates: February 13th & 14th, 2016; 10am to 5pm
Address: Bellview Winery; 150 Atlantic St. Landisville, New Jersey
Cost:  Free admission. Wine tasting is optional at $5 for 8 tastes and a souvenir glass to bring home.
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Intro to Winemaking – Feb 8, 22, Mar 7, 21 & April 4

This is a two hour hands on interactive event that meets bimonthly on Mondays. The event includes a winetasting and provides a general overview of the winemaking process. During the evening you will participate in three steps that are part of winemaking – Fermenting, Racking and Bottling. Each evening we will start making (Initial fermenting) a new wine, racking a wine which has already undergone fermentation and bottling a wine that has already completed fermentation and has been racked. Each participant will take home two bottles of wine which they have helped bottle. This event will also provide a tasting of several wines previously made. RSVP. Space is limited! Cost is $25.00 per person.

February 8th – South African Pinotage
February 22nd – Chilean Chardonnay
March 7th – Argentine Malbec
March 21st – Italian Pinot Grigio
April 4th – Chilean Malbec/Syrah Blend

Address: 1050 Goffle Rd, Hawthorne, NJ
Cost: $25 includes 2 complimentary bottles of hand crafted wine
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NJ Winter Wine Festival – Feb 26

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New York Wine Events is pleased to invite you to the New Jersey Winter Wine Festival on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Hilton Short Hills Hotel, New Jersey’s Premier Urban Resort. Taste the night away and enjoy an amazing array of 150+ wines sourced from the world’s best wineries! Enjoy full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, many specialty wines — great wines for winter! Join us from 7-10pm, hang out and meet up with other wine lovers while enjoying live jazz. Our 4th Annual Winter Wine Festival promises to be yet another great night of wine and merriment to remember.

Date: Friday, February 26th, 2016; 7pm to 10pm
Address: Hilton Short Hills; 41 John F. Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, NJ
Cost: Get Tickets Here
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Tropicana Wine Festival – Feb 27 & 28

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Saturday, February 27 2PM – 8PM
Sunday, February 28 12PM – 5PM

OVER 150 OF NEW JERSEY’S FINEST WINES TO SAMPLE AND PURCHASE BY THE BOTTLE OR CASE.
FESTIVAL FEATURES ARTISAN CRAFTERS, HAND-PAINTED GLASS & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.
TICKET WILL INCLUDE TASTING GLASS, WINE SEMINARS, CHEESE & FRUIT PLATE

Dates: February 27th & 28th, 2016
Address: Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City; 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Tickets Here
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Hawk Haven Winery Premium Wine Tasting – Feb 28

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An experimental farmer, our wine maker takes chances and pushes the envelope. Our estate vines are his most prized asset. Those that rise to the challenge, producing what he considers worthy, earn the Signature Series label of his limited production, artisan wine collection.

Taste and purchase these wines, along with a few other limited production and cellared wines, during our Premium Wine Tasting at Hawk Haven Winery.

Date: Sunday, February 28th, 2016; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery; 600 S Railroad Ave, Rio Grande, NJ
Cost: Premium Wine Tastings are $16 per person. Regular Tasting $8
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Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery – Mar 5

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Take your shoes and socks off for some barefoot grape stomping. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs, wine cellar tour, and a tasting of dessert wines.

Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2016; 1:00 – 4:00
Address: 783 North Bridgeville Rd. (CR 519), Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $35 per person. Reservations required.
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The River Palm Terrace Presents An evening with David Rossi, Fulcrum Wines – Mar 8

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Meet awarding winning boutique wine maker David Rossi & RPT Sommelier Joe Iurato as they host a very special evening. Five distinctive Fulcrum wines will be presented, each paired with an incredible five-course tasting menu.
The event will take place upstairs in our private party room and is limited to 40 guests. It is suggested that you reserve early as this event is expected to sell out.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Address: 1416 River Road, Edgewater, NJ
Cost: $85 per person + tax/gratuity, Pre-paid reservations only. Call Cynthia Aybar (201) 224-2013
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St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Laurita Winery – Mar 19 & 20

This St. Patrick’s Day, get ready to don your festive green attire and have a blast at Laurita Winery! Whether you are celebrating your Irish pride or simply enjoy good times with family and friends, Laurita is the place to be!

The Laurita Winery MarketPlace will be open and serving up delicious Irish fare such as corned beef & cabbage and traditional Irish lamb stew. Don’t miss this last opportunity for a green-themed hurrah and spend St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Laurita. Sláinte!

Dates: March 19th & 20th, 2016
Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: Free to attend
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New Jersey Food and Wine Festival – April 1 – 3

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The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort is a celebration of the world’s best wines and renowned local and national chefs. The weekend’s events are designed to allow food and wine lovers to meet and mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers and fellow wine aficionados.

This year’s exciting line up of events will include The Grand Tasting, an Italian themed Wine Cellar Dinner with award-winning winemaker Sebastiano Rossa from Sassacaia & Biserno, Top Chefs & Top Wines Dinner, tastings of award-winning small production wines, and a variety of exciting seminars with chefs and winemakers from around the world.

Dates: April 1 – 3, 2016
Address: Crystal Springs Resort; 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ
Cost: Ticket Options Here
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Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery – April 2

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Take your shoes and socks off for some barefoot grape stomping. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs, wine cellar tour, and a tasting of dessert wines.

Date: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016; 1:00 – 4:00
Address: 783 North Bridgeville Rd. (CR 519), Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $35 per person. Reservations required.
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Hudson County CASA 10th Annual Wine Tasting – April 8

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Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), will hold its 10th Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser featuring world-class wines, foods and desserts, a premium spirits tasting, cork pull and silent auction will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Battello located at 502 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City. Proceeds from this event support CASA’s advocacy work on behalf of Hudson County foster children.

More than 90 wines selected by Cork Wine & Spirits will be featured at the tasting and accompanied by delicious foods and desserts by Battello. The night will also include a tasting of premium spirits, an exciting silent auction, cork pull, and free valet parking!

Hudson County CASA will honor Traci Telemaque, Esq., the Managing Attorney of New Jersey’s Office of Law Guardian’s Northern Region, several UPS foster families, and CASA volunteers John Sullivan and Carol Kobak at this year’s event. Silent auction items include a one-week stay in Martha’s Vineyard, an African safari and two tickets to Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof with dinner at Sardi’s.

Tickets may be purchased online for $100 or at the door on the night of the event for $125. A VIP upgrade for access to the premium spirits tasting are available online for an additional $100. Tickets may also be purchased at Cork Wine & Spirits at 1450 Washington Street in Hoboken. For tickets and more information, please visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016, 6-10pm
Address: Battello; 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City
Cost: $100 in advance or $125 at the door the night of the event. A VIP upgrade for access to the premium spirits tasting are available online for an additional $100.
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Bellview Winery Dandelion Release Weekend – April 23 & 24

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On April 23rd and 24th Bellview Winery will be releasing the 2015 vintage of Dandelion wine to the public, for tasting and sale. Alongside Bellview’s newest vintage, they will also be tasting their most recent vintages as well as some that have been aging in their cellar for quite some time! The 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2006 vintages of Dandelion wine will be available for tasting as a flight so you can taste the dramatic changes in flavor that occur over time with this unique wine.Throughout the day Bellview Winery will also be holding several trailer tours of the vineyard in the full swing of spring! With bud break happening and the vines just waking up from their deep winter sleep it is a great time of year to be in the vineyard. Tours will be held on a first come first serve basis at no charge. Dandelion flight tasting is separate at $5 and includes a taste of the 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2006 vintages of our Dandelion wine. Don’t miss an exciting chance to enjoy some Dandelion Wine and a beautiful spring vineyard, we will be!

Dates: April 23rd & 24th, 2016; 10am to 5pm
Address: Bellview Winery; 150 Atlantic St. Landisville, New Jersey
Cost: Free Admission. Standard wine tasting is available for $5, Dandelion Flight $5
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Waretown Wine Festival – April 23 & 24

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On Saturday, April 23, through Sunday, April 24, festival goers can look forward to sampling wines from a nice variety of award-winning Garden State wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food vendors, and a children’s play area. The festival will be held each day from 12 p.m. noon to 5 p.m. ET., rain or shine.

Dates: April 23rd & 24th, 2016; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Waretown Recreation and Lake Area; 182 Wells Mill Road, Waretown, NJ
Cost: 12 in advance or $15 at the gate for those over 21. 2-Day Tickets for $25
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Grape Gallop – May 7

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RUN.  WALK.  TASTE.  Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting. 5K run or walk through picturesque Alba Vineyard.  After the race, grab a glass and stimulate your taste buds by sampling Alba’s award-winning wines.

Participant benefits – Event T-Shirt, Grape Gallop Wine Glass, Tote Bag, and Wine Sampling.

Date: May 7th, 2016
Address: Alba Vineyard; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Cost: More Info Coming Soon
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Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery – May 14

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Take your shoes and socks off for some barefoot grape stomping. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs, wine cellar tour, and a tasting of dessert wines.

Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016; 1:00 – 4:00
Address: 783 North Bridgeville Rd. (CR 519), Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $35 per person. Reservations required.
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Jersey Shore Wine Festival – June 11 & 12

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The Lakewood BlueClaws and Sylvia’s Children invite you to participate in the 6th annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ. This exciting two day event will feature New Jersey wineries plus food, crafters, vendors and live music. The event is easily accessible to people from New York City, Philadelphia, Delaware and, of course, all the Jersey Shore towns.

Dates: June 11th & 12th, 2016; 12pm to 5pm
Address: FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ
Cost: TBD, Ticket info available Feb 19th

More Details Coming Soon!

Foodshed Alliance Wine & Food Festival – September 24 & 25
Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival – Oct TBD 2016

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