This February, every day will be Valentine’s Day in New Jersey Wine Country when the Garden State Wine Growers Association presents the Wine and Chocolate Celebration at participating wineries throughout the state.
With Valentine’s weekend Feb 12-14 highlighting the month-long celebration, consumers will be able to visit wineries throughout February and experience wine and chocolate pairings, special dinners, samplings and tastings, live music and other activities, all under the protective health guidelines wineries are providing during the current pandemic.
“Knowing our wineries have limitations on indoor occupancy we wanted to give consumers an opportunity to have a unique Wine and Chocolate Celebration throughout the month,” said Tom Cosentino, Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.
“While we encourage those that are willing to come out and enjoy our wineries to make plans now, we also invite those at home to have NJ wine shipped as gifts or to order and pick up their favorite wines curbside at our wineries.”
Events for the Wine and Chocolate Celebration will be added regularly and can be found online at https://www.newjerseywines.com/valentines-day-all-february/.Please remember most wineries require reservations so patrons are encouraged to check with the winery on their policies before scheduling a visit.
Current highlights of the Wine and Chocolate Celebration include:
Amalthea Cellars, Atco – open for tastings
Auburn Road Vineyards, Pilesgrove – Available all February is Wine and Chocolate featuring four different flavors of 1892 premium organic dark chocolates perfectly paired with four Auburn Road wines. For reservations, visit www.auburnroadvineyards.com. On Valentine’s Weekend, Feb 12-14 celebrate with a Valentine Dessert Charcuterie box for 2.It includes an assortment of mini desserts to share with a friend or that someone special.
Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown – Valentine’s Wine Pairing Dinner on Feb 13 from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. The meal includes 3 -4oz glasses of wine paired with your choice of appetizer, main course, and dessert. Mary’s Mobile Diner will be preparing the food on the premises. The cost of this event is $60 per person and gratuity is included.The winery is also serving a variety of flights throughout the month for your tasting pleasure and fire pits to keep you warm and toasty while you enjoy them.
Bellview Winery, Landisville – Valentine’s Day Weekends February 6th, 7th and 13th, 14th: All weekend long we will have “Love Potion.” Red Wine Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Charcuterie boards and specialty drinks as well as the release of our Merlot 2018 for tasting and purchase. Indoor seating and wine flights are available and reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Outdoor fire pit reservations for Saturdays and Sundays start at just $10, with additional firewood available for $5 per bushel. Visit Open Table or give us a call at 856-697-7172 to make your reservation.
Beneduce Vineyards, Pittstown
To celebrate Valentine’s Day our special Sweetheart Tasting will begin with the newly released 2019 ‘Tuxedo’ White Pinot Noir, which was awarded back to back Governor’s Cup Awards, followed by 5 perfectly aged library wines selected by our winemaker that date back to our debut 2011 vintage. These mature wines are not normally available to the public and will be thoughtfully paired with locally made artisanal cheese and chocolates.
$50/person, limited reservations available now at BeneduceVineyards.com
Brook Hollow Winery, Columbia – chocolate truffles and jewelry for sale every Saturday; Valentine’s lunch and dinner on Valentine’s weekend. Make reservations at www.brookhollowwinery.com.
Cape May Winery – Tapas & Flights. Book a winery experience
Cedar Rose Vineyards, Millville – Valentine’s Dinner, Feb 13 & 14 – Great food is being paired with great wine at this winery in South Jersey. The first course is a citrus and wine poached shrimp (paired with a 2019 Silica wine), second course is a grilled filet of beef (with a 2017 Capello Cabernet Franc), and dessert is a triple chocolate mousse (served with Driftwood Edition #2). Tickets can be purchased online and are $105 per couple. Three seating times are available: Saturday, February 13 at 5:30 pm, and Sunday February 14 at 1 pm and 5:30 pm
Cedarvale Winery, Logan Twp
Celebrate wine and chocolate every weekend during February. $10 per person includes a wine tasting, individually wrapped chocolates and a souvenir wine glass. Reservations not necessary but recommended on Saturdays. Call 856-467-3088 or 856-278-2794. Indoor seating is limited. Dress warm for outdoor seating.
Coda Rossa Winery, Franklinville – Tastings. Open Friday thru Sunday
Cream Ridge Winery, Cream Ridge – Curbside sales & Lawn Sitting Th-Sun
DiBella Winery, Woolwich Twp – We are CLOSED for outdoor and indoor service for the winter. We are still offering curb-side sales every day. Please text 609-221-6201 with your order and to setup a pickup time.
DiMatteo Vineyard, Hammonton – musical entertainment Valentine’s weekend
Feb 13 – Vic Rubino will be providing entertainment between 1pm – 5pm.
Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Jonie Scheider will be providing entertainment between 1pm – 5pm.
Attendance is strictly limited per NJCOVID regulations. Reservations are required. Admission is $120 per table and will seat 8 people from 1pm to 5pm on the day of your choice. Included with admission is entertainment along with a 20% discount for the length of the event.
4JGs Winery, Colts Neck – will open for a Valentine’s Special Weekend offering Feb 13 and 14th. Details to be announced soon at www.4jgswinery.com.
Federal Twist Vineyard, Stockton – call or email for curbside pickup
Four Sisters Winery, Belvidere – will present Cupid’s Chocolate & Wine Saturdays each Saturday in February. Bring someone special with you and enjoy a wine tasting of up to 9 wines featuring a pairing of chocolate with three of the wines. Cost: $10 pp. Other offerings include Chocolate Wine – glass $8 Warmed spiced red wine (Holiday Seasoned) – Irish Mug included $10. On Valentine’s Day seating’s are available in our Vintner’s Room with open beams and a rustic atmosphere. Treat your special someone with a decadent array of chocolate treats and a tasting of up to 9 wines. A special pairing of chocolate and wine will highlight the afternoon followed with a cheese plate, chocolate treats and a glass of wine: $25pp, plus tax.
Fox Hollow Vineyards, Holmdel – will feature the Sherri Pie Duo Valentines Show on Feb 12. Live music also scheduled Feb 5 and 19th.
Our Valentine’s Day Gourmet Chocolate & Wine Pairing is available today through Feb 28th! This special Valentine’s Day pairing offers hand crafted gourmet chocolates by Chocolate Legends. No reservation needed. Chocolate & Wine Pairing includes; 4 gourmet chocolates paired with 4 award winning wines plus a special FHV Derby White Wine Gourmet Chocolate palate cleanser to finish & a souvenir glass.
$20 per guest
Frightened Turtle Winery, Bridgeton – Bottle sales and curbside sales
Hawk Haven Vineyard, Cape May – daily wine and chocolate tasting; only 21+ allowed; all seating for February is reserved for Wine & Chocolate Tasting only; All guests must pre-reserve and pre-pay for the tasting; Each reservation is 1 hour & 15 minutes.
Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
02/12 FRIDAY 4-7 PM DCDuo, Rock/pop/country/blues
02/13 SATURDAY 4-7 PM FOGLight, Pop/rock/country/standards
02/14 SUNDAY 1-4 PM Jillian Ashcraft Trio, Jazz w/vocals
Iron Plow Vineyards, Columbus – Outdoor flights, bottles and wine by the glass. We have fire pits (with complimentary fire log)
Jessie Creek Winery, Cape May – Chocolate and wine pairing on Valentine’s Weekend
Join us on February 12-14th, for a Chocolate and Wine Pairing. We have partnered with Bumblebee Sweets, who specialize in handmade chocolates and confections, to offer this sweet Valentine’s Day experience. We put in the man hours to perfectly pair 5 of our wines with 5 of Bumblebee Sweets’ treats! Tickets are $25 per person, and reservations are required. Reservations can be made for February 12th, 13th, and 14th between 12pm and 4:30pm. Once tickets are purchased on our website, you will be contacted to select your reservation date and time. If you have any questions, please contact Haley at email@example.com! Due to Covid we are selling a VERY limited number of tickets for this pairing
Laurita Winery, New Egypt – Dinners Feb 12, 13 and Valentine’s brunch on Feb 14
Monroeville Winery, Monroeville – two weekends of music and chocolate, Feb 6-7 and Feb 13-14
Two Weekends Only! Live Music and Chocolate! February 6th and 7th & February 13th and 14th Complimentary sampler box of Chocolates or Gourmet Popcorn sleeve with a Wine Tasting or $12 wine purchase. One offer per customer. Outside seating with heated porch or fire pits. Dress Warm! Some indoor seating available for 30 minute wine tastings only. Live Music 1pm to 4pm all days Jimmy Dunn 2/6, 2/7 and 2/13 Medicine Man 2/14 Free Admission
Natali Vineyards, Cape May Courthouse
Outdoor patio service. Wine by the glass, bottle & Tapas Friday, Saturday & Sunday in January. We are closed Monday thru Thursday for Winter. We have “high hats” and chimney stack firepit for heating. Patio has three sides and a roof. Watch for Pop-Up Wine Pairing dinner Announcements on Facebook.
Wine & Chocolate – Feb 6&7, Feb 13 – wine by the glass or bottle on the outside patio with complimentary chocolates
Old York Cellars, Ringoes – you can make a reservation for their Winter Wonderland Village with fire pit and cabana seating all month long. On Valentine’s weekend reserve a spot for the Valentine’s Sparkling & Tapas Experience. Enjoy Chef José’s Spanish inspired specialties – a Cheese and Charcuterie Board, two of his most popular tapas: Tortilla Espanola and Bacon Wrapped Dates, plus Wine-infused Red Velvet Cupcakes created by BAM Desserts of Somerset and hand-crafted Truffles from Laurie’s Chocolates of Doylestown. The package includes a bottle of Sparkling Wine. Price is $100/couple ($90/couple for Club Members). Limited socially- distant indoor seating or Cabana seating for couples or up to eight people. Vegetarian Option Available.
Also on on the docket is the Valentine’s Sparking Wine & Truffles Experience offering tastings of Sparkling, Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling Blueberry Wines, paired with hand-crafted Truffles from Laurie’s Chocolates of Doylestown, plus Wine-infused Red Velvet Cupcakes by BAM Desserts of Somerset. Price is $60/couple. ($30/couple for Club Members) $30/person.
Plagido’s Winery, Hammonton – Enjoy Wine Night Out Feb 12-13. Cost is $25 per guest and features tasting flights of 5 wines, with a personal cheese & chocolate plate served in candlelight. Weekend wine and chocolate specials will be on the menu all month long.
Renault Winery, Egg Harbor Twp
Ice Rink open daily. Live Music:
2/6 Saturday Goodman Fiske 12-4 PM, Split Decision Duo 6-10 PM Outside Garden | Philly Keys Dueling Piano 6-10 Inside Tasting Room
2/7 Country Sundays Superbowl Sunday: Triple Rail Turn 12-4 PM
2/12 Valentines Weekend Friday Dueling Pianos 5-9 PM
2/13 Valentines Weekend Saturday Dino & Frank 12-4 PM, Don’t Call Me Francis 12-4 PM, Sinatra Band 6-10 PM Outside Garden | Philly Keys Dueling Piano 6-10 Inside Tasting Room
2/14 Valentines Weekend Sunday Shot of Southern 12-4 PM Outside Garden | Dino & Frank 12-4 PM Inside Tasting Room
2/15 Presidents Day Monday Journee To Destinee Duo 12-4 PM Inside Tasting Room
Salem Oak Vineyards, Pedricktown – Valentine’s Dinner for dine-in, delivery, or to-go February 13 & 14 2-8pm. We have a wonderful four course meal featuring entrees like Roasted Pork Loin from Lapps Dutch Market, Creamy Crab Lobster Ravioli, and Mushroom & Pea Ravioli! The fourth course is dessert from Sweet Mary’s Exceptional Chocolates and Deeb’s Bread. Order online at www.salemoakvineyards.com or call us at (856) 889-2121 for reservations. The meal is $75 per couple.
Sharrott Winery, Hammonton – Wine Hot Chocolate Weekend – January 30-31, Feb 6-7 & 13-14 featuring Sharrott red wine mixed with rich hot chocolate; a la carte menu of specialty dishes and wine bar favorites on Valentine’s weekend; live music every weekend in February.
Valentine’s Weekend 2021 – February 13 & 14
Treat your Valentine to a romantic date at Sharrott Winery!
Our chefs have created for you an elegant a la carte menu of specialty dishes and wine bar favorites – made to pair perfectly with our wines.
Plus try our Lover’s Wine & Chocolate Flight for Two (while supplies last)
– Your choice of 3 wines (2 oz each) for two
– Gift box of 6 chocolates from local chocolatier Brooks Collins Chocolates – perfect for sharing!
– Keepsake hand-crafted wooden rose
– Just $34.99 And Live Music all weekend long!
Reservations are required. Visit our website to secure your table ONLINE.
Sky Acres Winery, Somerset – not open to public. Valentine’s Basket, 4 wines $60
1 Merlot, 1 Sauvignon Blanc, 1 Petite Syrah, 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Buy online
Summit City Winery, Glassboro – Valentine’s Day Specials in the Tasting Room, Friday through Sunday Valentine’s Weekend. Available through the end of Febryary. They will be pairing 6 of their wines with delicious chocolates, $12 per tasting.Reservations can be made via email @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terhune Orchards, Princeton – Join Terhune’s wine maker in special Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Virtual Tasting, offered 2/12 at 7pm, 2/13 at 3pm and 2/14 at 3pm. Valentine’s Weekend, Feb 13 & 14, enjoy outdoor fun on the farm. Socially distanced seating with heaters and fire pits will be available. Wine tasting flights, hot mulled wine and chocolate treats will be available along with light fare.
Valentine’s Weekend, Feb 13 & 14, enjoy outdoor fun on the farm. Socially distanced seating with heaters and firepits will be available. Wine tasting flights, hot mulled wine and chocolate treats will be available along with light fare. All can enjoy s’more and hot cocoa kits. Masks are required on premise unless seated and groups are limited to 6 guests. (weekend is weather dependent, please call ahead)
Terra Nonno Vineyard & Winery, Rosenhayn – Open Friday through Sunday 1-7pm. Live music on Saturday and Sunday and Buon Viaggio Fired Mobile Pizza on Sunday. Horse drawn carriage rides 1-4 ($40 per couple).
Tomasello Winery, Hammonton – is offering a Valentine’s Take Out dinner Feb 12; a Sweetheart dinner Feb 13 and Wine & Truffle Tasting Feb 14.
Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes
We continue to offer fireside seating reservations on the patio on Saturdays and Sundays, and we have tasting appointments inside Fridays through Mondays. Many of your favorites- Pinot Noir, Silver Lining Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and Dry Riesling will sell out or are changing vintages in the coming weekends. It’s always a good day to visit.
Valenzano Winery, Shamong – Spend Valentine’s weekend and treat your loved one to a fantastic dinner at Valenzano Winery’s Bari Wine Pub. Reservations available on OpenTable. On Feb 14 the Greg Farnese Quartet will play from 5-8pm.
Ventimiglia Vineyards, Wantage – open Sat & Sun for tastings
Villa Milagro Vineyards, Phillipsburg – Join us for a Valentine Virtual Wine & Chocolate Tasting on Saturday February 13 6:00-7:00pm. We will pair delectable handmade chocolates from two different chocolatiers with two different wines. Sign up for the event and we will ship your wine & chocolate selections to you. Your order will be delivered Thursday or Friday, February 11-12. You may also pick up at the winery after 2:00pm on Thursday, February 11. Make reservations at https://villamilagrovineyards.com
Wagonhouse Winery, Swedesboro
Reservations only. Valentine’s Day Special for Two: 2 Glasses of wine and a cheese board. Purchase tickets $35pp on website.
White Horse Winery, Hammonton – offering live music and food trucks Valentine’s Weekend. On Friday Zach Runfolo performs from 5:30-8:30pm with Garner’s Craft BBQ. On Saturday TJ Young provides the music 1-6pm with Buon Viaggio Wood-Fired Pizza on hand and Sunday features The Grouser Girls performing from 1-4pm and Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine 11-4pm, featuring a special menu with WHW Wine Pairing Suggestions. Reservations are not required but suggested. Call 609-270-1411 to make your reservation.
William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill – Our special Wine & Chocolate Tasting Experience will be available starting Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 28th. It includes 4-1.5 oz wine tastings and 3 hand-crafted truffles that have been paired with our wines for a most delightful tasting experience. Virtual Tasting – Wine & Chocolate Box – February 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Taste along with our winemaker (Kevin Bednar), assistant winemaker (Julie Pierre) and Erik Heritage on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 6:30pm on Instagram LIVE. Find out more »
Willow Creek Winery, West Cape May
Fire Pits on Fri & Sat Sat, Indoor & Outdoor dining
Valentine’s at the Vineyard, Feb 14 – 5 Course Wine Paired Dinner $100 per person (includes wine pairing – must be 21+). Vegetarian options available. Book online
Working Dog Winery, Hightstown – Live Music
Feb 13 – Williamsboy 1:00 pm-5:00pm
Feb 14 – Chris Giakas 1:00-5:00pm