Just as the harvest season winds down this fall, the 2nd Annual After the Harvest Wine & Food Event, is set to return to the Culinary Arts Institute at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City on Saturday, October 27 from 1-5 p.m. when member wineries of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and the Culinary Arts Institute and Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development team up for this fall event.
Unlike many of the outdoor festivals in the state, the After the Harvest event will be an intimate experience, allowing for engagement with winery representatives to discuss the wines being sampled. Educational wine tutorials will also be held. Musical entertainment, vendors and other refreshments will be on the docket as guests sample small bites prepared by student chefs paired with NJ wines.
Participating wineries are: Amalthea Cellars, Cedar Rose Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery and Villa Milagro Vineyards.
There will be a maximum of 300 tickets sold for this event. Each ticket is $25 and entitles you to tastings, wine seminars and a FREE wine glass, which you will pick up on the day of the event (proper ID required). There is also a non-drinker ticket priced at $10 available. All attendees must be at least 21 years old. Advance sales are encouraged as there will only be a limited supply of tickets sold the day of the event for the price of $30. Attendees will be admitted at 12.30 pm and wine tasting will begin at 1 pm.