NJ Wineries Holiday Wine Trail Weekend: Uncork the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with the Garden State Wine Growers Association Holiday Wine Trail Weekend, November 23rd-25th taking place at wineries throughout the state.
Beginning on Friday, November 23rd and continuing through Sunday, November 25th, the NJ Wineries Holiday Wine Trail Weekend will feature wineries from Sussex County to Cape May hosting their own special events, tastings, entertainment and much more!
Participating wineries will give away holiday grapevine wreaths and decorative ornaments to dress the wreath with. Wine trail travelers will receive a wreath and ornament at their first winery stop of the weekend, and can collect additional ornaments from each participating winery visited thereafter. Wreaths and ornaments are available only at participating wineries and supplies are limited.
DiBella Winery in Woolwich Township is offering a complimentary grape vine wreath and DiBella Winery ornament. During this wine trail weekend only, get $1 off a glass of wine or bottle purchase when you bring back a DiBella Winery glass to use on your visit. DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton will feature a Victorian choir dressed in period costumes singing old fashioned Christmas carols on Friday, November 23rd from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Bellview Winery in Landisville will be participating in the wreath giveaway as well as distributing their own homemade ornaments, while supplies last. Plagido’s Winery in Hammonton will have two wine tasting options, one featuring a chocolate truffle flight.
Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere will be open from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Friday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 25th. Visitors will receive a grapevine wreath, while supplies last. Cafe Vino, located at Four Sisters Winery, will be open from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Enjoy heated tents, gift baskets, custom wine labels and wine related gifts available for gift giving, as well as complimentary wine tastings.
Had your fill of turkey? Join Coda Rossa Winery in Franklinville for delicious homemade lasagna and a selection of both dry and sweet wines. They will also be offering a winter spice wine. Coda Rossa will be open Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Coda Rossa will also be one of the many wineries offering a grapevine wreath, while supplies last.
Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes will give away complimentary grapevine wreaths and holiday ornaments, while supplies last. A complimentary tour of the winery and vineyard walk (weather permitting) will be offered each day at 2:30 pm. Jonathan Savage will play acoustic rock covers in the tasting room on Sunday, November 25th from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. An assortment of artisan cheeses and crostini will be available for purchase. Holiday Wine Trail participants will be able to collect ornaments from Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown), Terhune Orchards (Lawrence), Old York Cellars (Ringoes), and Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Hopewell).
At Terhune Orchards in Princeton, enjoy a wine sampling and warm up with hot mulled wine, sample homemade baked goods, apple butter and more. On Sunday, enjoy live music from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Terhune Orchards is offering a special apple seed ornaments for your collection.
Ventimiglia Vineyards in Wantage in Sussex County will offer their traditional, complimentary holiday antipasti and finger snacks to accompany their wine tastings. Tasting fee is $10 per guest. Villa Milagro Vineyards in Finesville will offer a little Feliz Navidad. Luminarios will light the cantina where tiny tacos, buñuelos and other Mexican treats along with their holiday wines – Gracias, Feliz Navidad and Mi Carino will be served. Bring your wreath from GSWGA for a special ornament. This $10 tasting includes a gift glass.
Working Dog Winery in East Windsor will feature live music by Williamsboy on Friday, Austin Vuolo on Saturday, and Dave Kelly on Sunday. In addition, Tower Dogs food truck will be on-site on Saturday. Wreaths will also be given away while they last.
Natali Vineyards in Cape May Courthouse will give away a holiday wreath and ornament. They will also offer tours, tastings and wine by the glass or bottle. Complimentary gourmet cheese and crackers will be served all weekend. Jessie Creek Winery in Cape May Courthouse will also give away wreaths and ornaments. On Saturday November 24th, enjoy their Annual Makers Day + Small Business Saturday event featuring local artisans, crafters, makers, bakers and more.
4JGs Winery & Vineyard in Colts Neck will feature holiday shopping and sipping giving guests the chance to enjoy their award winning wines. Holmdel’s Fox Hollow Vineyards will be open for tastings Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am-6:30 pm.
Cape May Winery in Cape May will have their Tap Room Happy Hour on Friday from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm featuring live music, full tapas kitchen, tapas board and flight pairing special as well as a Vines to Wines tour on Saturday at 2:00 pm, a behind-the-scenes look at the production process and tasting of a variety of award-winning wines. Call 609-884-1169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Chestnut Run Farm in Pilesgrove, which is open only on trail weekends, will have their wine shop open on Friday and Saturday for the NJ Wineries Holiday Wine Trail Weekend.
At Hawk Haven Vineyard in Rio Grande in Cape May, relax by the cozy fireplace, peruse a selection of wine related gifts and accessories, and stock up on your favorite wines. Visit the wine bar for an educational tasting of a selection of their wines and current releases. Vineyard and winery tours will also be offered on Saturday. Insider tip: Ask for Hawk Haven’s special collectible holiday ornament. Hawk Haven Vineyard will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys and children’s outerwear. Each person who brings a donation will receive a free wine tasting.
White Horse Winery in Hammonton will be offering special Wine Trail Weekend tastings in their tasting room, live music all weekend, and delicious food truck fare. The first 50 guests each day will receive a special 2018 White Horse Winery ornament.
Summit City Winery in Glassboro will have live music from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. When visiting William Heritage Winery in Mullica Hill during the NJ Wineries Holiday Wine Trail Weekend, customers ordering 12 bottles of wine will receive a $25 gift card and 20% off their entire wine purchase. William Heritage will be offering holiday wreaths and a personalized ornament.
At Sharrott Winery in Hammonton, guests are encouraged to skip the mall this Black Friday and shop with them. Wine is the perfect holiday gift. Sharrott Winery gift cards and pre-made holiday gift baskets will also be available. After shopping, enjoy a wine tasting in their festive tasting room, then relax in their wine bar with live music, wine bar menu, wine by the glass or bottle, and new flights. Sharrott Winery will also participate in the holiday grape vine wreath and ornament giveaway (while supplies last).
Tomasello Winery in Hammonton will be giving out ornaments and wreaths and having a chocolate fountain Friday-Sunday. Valenzano Winery in Shamong is offering a buy one-case – get the 2nd case 50% off. The Valenzano Winery ‘Holiday Wine Trail Weekend’ will be filled with wine tasting, great live music performances and local craft vendors. Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington will give away wreaths while Old York Cellars in Ringoes will have live music and provide guests with a complimentary tree ornament while supplies last.
Iron Plow Vineyards in Columbus will have musical performances on Friday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Enjoy a wine flight, wine by the glass/bottle and an artisan cheese and charcuterie menu. Salem Oak Vineyards in Pedricktown will have wine tastings and wreaths.
The GSWGA is a coalition of over 50 wineries, grape growers and vineyard owners across the state dedicated to raising the quality and awareness of the New Jersey wine industry.
To get more information about the NJ Wineries Holiday Wine Trail Weekend, details of winery events and a listing of wreath/ornament giveaway locations, visit www.newjerseywines.com.