When you think about wine producing states, New Jersey may not be the first to pop into your head. But the fact is New Jersey is one of the top ten wine producing states in the country. If you would like to try some of the Garden State’s finest chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons, here are some upcoming wine festivals taking place in New Jersey for 2010.
Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend- May 8-9
Take Mom on a trip to New Jersey wineries this Mother’s Day weekend. Some of the participating wineries include: Westfall Winery, Montague; Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery, Pilegrove; Sharrott Winery,Winslow; and Laurita Winery, New Egypt. Contact winery for specific times, prices, and details.
New Jersey Blues and Wine Festival-May 29-30, Somerset County
Kick off the unofficial start of summer in New Jersey with a dose of vino and R&B at Natirar Park in Peapack-Gladstone this Memorial Day weekend. Rain date: May 31st. For more information, call 609-588-0085.
Atlantic City Wine and Food Festival-July 29 through August 1
Harrah’s Entertainment and Food Network team up for this four day festival in the city with the world’s most famous boardwalk. Over forty individual events will take place in various venues throughout Atlantic City and many of the them are hosted by your favorite Food Network stars like Guy Fieri (Diner’s, Drive-Ins, and Dives) and Sandra Lee (Semi-Homemade.) For schedules and tickets, click here.
Jersey Fresh Wine & Food Festival- August 14-15, Mullica Hill
Jersey food and Jersey wine-perfect together! This year’s event takes place at Heritage Vineyards from 12-5pm. Sample hundreds of New Jersey’s best wines and locally produced foods. Call 856-589-4474 for more information.
Jazz It Up Festival-September 4-5, Farmingdale
It won’t feel like summer is coming to an end when you head to Allaire State Park for this annual event on Labor Day weekend. Children are welcome. Admission is $20 pp and there is a $5 parking fee. Specific schedule of activities has not yet been announced. Continue to check here for an update.
Cape May Wine and Food Festival- October 9-10, Cape May
Nothing can be more charming or romantic than sipping wine and strolling down streets lined with some of the most beautiful Victorian homes in America. The Cape May Wine and Food Festival takes place Columbus Day Weekend from 12-5pm. Activities include, winery tours, gourmet luncheons, and beer tastings.