More than Just Wine on the Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail – November 11—12:00 pm – November 12—5:00 pm
Visitors to New Jersey’s northwest counties are often impressed with how much it looks like Napa in California, the Piedmont in Italy or the Rhone in France. Rolling hills, rivers and streams make this an ideal area for growing some of the state’s best grapes.
During the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, November 11-12, whether you start in the north most winery of Sussex County or the south most winery in Mercer, you can immerse yourself in wine country as you in join in Vintage North Jersey’s “More than Just Wine” weekend.
Begin the weekend in Sussex County. Enjoy a Taste of Italy at Cava Winery in Hamburg. A tasting of pasta along with a wine tasting. They will have the Bottle Cap Rockets performing on November 11th from 4-8pm
Move on to Warren County’s Brook Hollow Winery where you can enjoy their signature dry table wines. They will be serving their Triple Chocolate Chambourcin cake and White Riesling cake and providing the recipe for each.
Four Sisters Winery also in Warren County will offer dessert samples with wine. Pick up some of their special fruit wines for holiday entertaining Robin’s Raspberry, Sadie’s Apple and Spicy Sisters are all holiday hits.
Villa Milagro Vineyards, also Warren County, will offer tastings by Renata, owner of Kraskus Polish Deli in Phillipsburg. back by popular demand with her pillow-light & fluffy pierogis and polish sausages for you to sample and enjoy. She will offer small plates to enjoy on premises as well as items for you to purchase for home. They will also pour their holiday wines, Gracias, Feliz Navidad and Mi Carino, for you to enjoy as you peruse a gallery display, “A Year in the Life of a Vineyard” by local artist Ed Norman. Bring a food donation for NORWESCAP and receive a gift for yourself.
In Hunterdon County, Antimo’s of Hopewell will be doing a fun pairing with Unionville Vineyards single vineyard pinot releases over the weekend. Learn how Unionville makes its award winning wines on a 2:30 tour daily.
You can also start in the south and move north. South most of Vintage North Jersey wineries in Mercer County are Terhune Orchards and Winery and Hopewell Valley Vineyards.
Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery will offer a cup of their hot mulled wine as well as samples of wines made from fruits from their vineyard and orchard. They will also be pairing wines with locally produced specialty foods that are included in their gift baskets and boxes along with their wines. While there, visit their own farm store to sample pies. Over 20 pies and crisps are available for the holiday.
Slightly north in Mercer County is Hopewell Valley Vineyards. With their own kitchen and chefs, Hopewell will offer food samples paired with their finely crafted wines. Italian born owner, Sergio Neri, says, “Join Vintage North Jersey members for this weekend of Fun, Food & Vino!”
Visit the individual winery websites for hours and tasting fees that may apply.