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New Jersey Wine Festivals – 12 Fabulous Summer Wine Events

Sip Your Way Through Summer
at New Jersey Wine Festivals

Did you know that New Jersey is home to more than three dozen wineries? Or that New Jersey wineries produce over 1.6 million gallons of wine every year? Not only does the Garden State produce A LOT of wine, but it’s also really GOOD wine!!! In fact, New Jersey wines are consistently top performers in major wine competitions, including gold and double gold wins for multiple New Jersey wineries at the 2017 Finger Lakes International and San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitions! If you’d like to taste some of these fantastic New Jersey wines, be sure to check out some of these summer wine festivals in New Jersey! You’ll have the opportunity to taste and purchase award-winning wine from the Garden State, as well as enjoy delicious food, fabulous live entertainment, and other fun activities. Read on for our guide to New Jersey wine festivals happening this summer…

New Jersey Wine Festivals – Summer 2017

Jersey Fest

July 8 2017
5:00pm – 10:00pm

Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
Ringoes NJ

Jersey Fest features great wine from Old York Cellars, fantastic musicians, artists, comedians, an agricultural expert, a screening by the state’s premier film festival, AND it supports a number of local charities!

Garden State Wine Growers Associations’s
Barrel Trail Weekend

July 15 & 16 2017

Various New Jersey wineries

Get a first-hand look inside the barrel room at your favorite New Jersey winery and taste future vintages right from the barrel as winemakers explain the wine making process. A great behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about wine making from the men and women making New Jersey’s award-winning wines. Participating wineries include Bellview Winery, Chestnut Run Farm, Hopewell Valley, Laurita Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery, and Working Dog Winery.

Laurita Winery Red, White & Blue and Food Trucks Too

July 15 2017 | 11:00am – 9:30pm
July 16 2017 | 11:00am – 7:00pm

Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road
New Egypt NJ

Get ready for the Laurita Winery Red, White & Blue and Food Trucks Too Festival! This summer event is a perennial favorite featuring live entertainment, vineyard tours, kids’ activities, wine tastings, delicious food from more than a dozen local food trucks, and a spectacular Saturday night fireworks display! Ticket includes parking, shuttle service, and a souvenir Laurita wine glass.

Unionville Vineyard’s Lobster Bake

July 22 2017

Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes NJ

Watch the sun set over the vineyard while feasting on Maine lobster, raw bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and Unionville wines. Live music by the Barry Spatz Jazz Trio. Guests will also enjoy a special tasting of not-yet-released Unionville Vineyards single vineyard Chardonnays, and the opportunity to buy wines at deep volume discount. Ticket price includes an open bar selection of Unionville wines. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended as this event sells out every year.

Wine & Wings Festival at Cava Winery & Vineyard

July 29 & 30 2017

Cava Winery & Vineyard
3619 Route 94
Hamburg NJ

Cava Winery & Vineyard’s Wine & Wings Festival is a two day festival featuring fine wine from three New Jersey wineries, fabulous live entertainment, and great food from local food trucks and Cava’s bistro kitchen. Entertainment includes the Bryan Hansen Band and Cranked Up Country (Saturday) and Luke & the Troublemakers and Smoothology (Sunday). Food offerings include Cava’s famous wings and delicious items from Cheezen, Good Food Good Mood, and Luke’s Lobster. Participating wineries include Cava Winery & Vineyard, DiMatteo Vineyards & Winery, and Villari Vineyards. Ticket price includes a Cava wine glass, wine samplings from all three wineries, and live entertainment

Bellview Winery’s Seafood Festival

August 12 & 13 2017

Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville NJ

Cast your line and sip some wine at the Bellview Winery annual Seafood Festival! The festival will feature a wide selection of seafood delights from some of the best gourmet seafood producers in the area. Wine tasting and Sangria will be available outside with chilled bottles inside for purchase. Live music by To the Maxx will be playing throughout the day.

Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival

August 19 & 20 2017

Four Sisters Winery
83 Route 519
Belvidere NJ

Rolling along the northwest corner the Garden State is terrain similar to parts of France, Spain, Italy, and Germany, where Vintage North Jersey wineries produce an array of wine types to please every palate. Come on out to the Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Four Sisters Winery, where ten member wineries will showcase their finest vintages. Ticket price included a souvenir glass for your tasting.

Wine Down Summer at the Riverwinds

August 26 & 27 2017
1:00pm to 7:00pm

Great Lawn at Riverwinds Community Center
1000 Riverwinds Drive
West Deptford NJ

Come out and “wine down” summer while enjoying wines from 12 fabulous New Jersey wineries! There will also be great live music, the opportunity to shop the wares of local artisans and crafters, and delicious food from several fantastic eateries Ticket includes souvenir wine glass and sampling of over 250 New Jersey wines.

Wine on the Beach Festival

September 9 & 10 2017

Blaine Avenue Beach
Seaside Heights NJ

This upscale New Jersey wine event takes place on the sugar white sand of Seaside Heights’ South Beach and will feature fabulous wine and delicious food from a dozen New Jersey wineries and numerous food venues. The Wine on the Beach Festival will also feature artisan crafters, wine and food related seminars and presentations, fun kids’ activities, and live entertainment by Eaglemania (Saturday) and the NY Bee Gees (Sunday).

Valenzano Wine Fest

September 16 & 17 2017
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Valenzano Winery
1090 Route 206
Shamong NJ

Valenzano Winery’s Wine Fest gets bigger and better every year. Now in its 16th year, this year’s event will feature wine tasting from ten of New Jersey’s favorite wineries, over 70 local crafters and vendors, endless food options from local restaurants, pony rides and a kids’ concert, the Semper Fido Beer Garden featuring Brotherton Brewery, four stages of music and entertainment by Don’t Call Me Francis, The Heartbeats, GoodMan Fiske and many more of New Jersey’s hottest entertainers, and much more!

South Jersey Wine & Food Festival

September 23 & 24 2017
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Lake Lenape Park East
753 Park Road
Mays Landing NJ

Come out to the South Jersey Wine & Food Festival and meet some of South Jersey’s best wine makers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations! The event will also feature live music, culinary demonstrations, shopping with local craft and novelty vendors, and an adult game zone featuring corn hole, Yardzee, giant “wine pong”, Connect 4, life-sized Jenga, lawn chess and checkers, dominoes, Foosball and good old ping pong!

Heritage Wine Festival

September 23 & 24 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Heritage Vineyards
480 Mullica Hill Road
Mullica Hill NJ

Enjoy wine tastings from the top rated New Jersey wineries, delcious gourmet food truck fare for purchase, shopping with premium craft vendors, fabulous live music by Mike Dugan and the Greg Jones Project, and much more!

Once you visit these New Jersey wine festivals, you’ll want to explore even more of the Garden State’s wineries so be sure to check out our guide to New Jersey wineries HERE!

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