GSWGA Mother’s Day Blog 2024

Being a mother is one of the best and hardest jobs in the world, and the Garden State Wine Growers Association wants to help you celebrate mom in the style she deserves. The date that Mother’s Day falls changes every year, but it always falls on the second Sunday of May, and New Jersey wineries always pull out all the stops for moms.

While the mothers in your life will definitely appreciate the cards you craft, the salon gift certificates you shower her with, the chocolate, the candies and the phone calls—what mothers everywhere want is what they have tirelessly given over the years: time.

If you’re still scrambling for ideas on how and where to celebrate the mothers in your life, you’ve come to the right place. From May 10 through May 12, the much-anticipated Mother’s Day Wine Trail is here to roll out the red carpet for moms and their families.

Here is a sample of what wineries in the Garden State are planning, but spaces are filling up quickly, so make sure you call ahead and RSVP for your crew now.

Entertain Mom

Is mom a jazz hound? Head over to Federal Twist Vineyard on May 10 from 4-10 pm, and kick off Mother’s Day Weekend with Sunset & Jazz among the vines. The James Popik Duo will play. Bring chairs and blankets.

Keep it casual and fun with Hawk Haven’s Weekend Vineyard Vibes on Saturday and Sunday, with wine, live music and delicious bites from local food trucks from 1-4 pm.

If mom loves to hit the floor, put on your dancing shoes and head over to Federal Twist Vineyards from 12-8 pm and dance among the vines to the Sensational Soul Cruisers. Local harvest pizza and wine are on tap too—bring your own chairs and blanket.

A family-friendly celebration awaits on May 11-12 from 12-9 pm at Laurita Winery. Vineyard tours, food trucks, live music and great wine will be on the menu. Tickets are $15, and kids 16 and under are free.

Live Blues, Americana and Country music will fill the air May 11 for the 31st annual Spring Music Festival at Unionville Vineyards from 12-6 pm. Vineyard walks, winery tours, barrel and library tastings and more are available, along with kid-friendly activities, including basket-making and flowerpot painting. Enjoy bites from Ama Pizza and Gelato and Gustoso Food Truck & Catering.

Hit the deck at Four Sisters Winery with Rich Berry on May 11 from 12:30-5 pm. You’ll be able to pair wine with classic rock, British invasion, doo-wop, folk and more.

Treat mom to a day at Terhune Orchards. Flights will be $2 off all weekend for moms, with light fare, barnyard and farm store visits, and walks on the farm trail available. The winery is open 12-5 pm.

Wine & Dine Mom

Kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a bang on May 10 from 10 am-5 pm at Hawk Haven Vineyard. The Wine & Macaron Pairing Flight is a seasonal treat that will delight her senses. Pair Hawk Haven’s crisp whites, fruit rosés and sparkling wines with an array of sweet and savory macarons. The pairing party will continue on May 11 from 10 am-5 pm.

Take mom to Spain via the plate with Chef José’s 5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner from 6-9 pm at Old York Cellars Winery on May 11. Get ready for an incredible meal, starting with Old York Cellars Sparkling Rosé paired with brie and chorizo tapas. Tickets are $85.

Does mom love a lively brunch? Head over Bellview Winery on May 11 or 12 from 12-5 pm. The winery is offering delicious wine flights (including mimosa and fiesta sangria), a delicious lunch and live music—plus face painting and a bounce house for the younger members of your crew.

Sharrott Winery is gearing up for Mother’s Day with an epic brunch on Sunday, May 12 from 10 am-5 pm. Expect live music, brunch specials, wine flights and good times. A $10 deposit is required at the time of your reservation.

Is mom a crafts aficionado? Head over to Valenzano Family Winery Festival Grounds on May 12 from 11 am-4 pm. The Mother’s Day Picnic & Craft Fair is back by popular demand. Spend the day outside picnicking with food trucks, craft vendors and newly released Spring wines Tickets are $25. Kids under 3 are free.

Hopewell Valley Vineyards serves a special Mother’s Day Brunch starting at 11 am.

White Horse Winery offers Stuffed French Toast and other brunch faves courtesy of Red’s Rolling Food Truck on May 12 from 11 am-5 pm. Don’t miss the doughnuts from DonutNV! Moms will receive a complimentary wine glass and flower.

Brunch and tapas are available at Cape May Winery from 11 am-5 pm on May 12. Gordon Vincent will be there cranking out the tunes from 1-4 pm.

The red carpet awaits all moms during the Mother’s Day Trail Weekend!

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