Hunterdon County is home to four wineries. They are Beneduce Vineyards and Mount Salem Vineyards in Pittstown and Old York Cellars and Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes. The wineries host a couple of theme-oriented weekend events during the year and cross promote each other.
In just 35 minutes of travel time you can visit 4 distinct vineyards that exemplify why Hunterdon is being called the ‘Napa Valley‘ of New Jersey.
March Winery Event Highlights
Beneduce Vineyards, Pittstown
Group Therapy – Join us every Saturday night and Sunday afternoon all year long. Live music is held on our beautiful stone patio surrounding a bonfire or in our unique, heated Tropical Oasis in the winter (or in the case of inclement weather). Feel free to bring a snack or dinner and let your troubles melt away as you sip and enjoy great wine, music and company. Saturday performances are from 6-9pm with a full band and $10 cover charge for all guests regardless of age. Seating for Group Therapy is first come, first served. If you would like to guarantee seats for your group, you can take advantage of our Preferred Seating option, which is $10/person and payable in advance. This fee DOES NOT include the cover charge, which is an additional $10/person and will be collected when you arrive at our farm. This amounts to a total of $20/person for Preferred Seating on Saturdays. To book Preferred Seating, please call (908) 996-DUCE or use our online booking system by clicking the button below. We look forward to hosting you!
3/2 – 90 Proof
3/3 – George Becker
3/9 – Zaire
3/10 – The Grouser Girls
3/16 – Crabdaddy
3/17 – Al Gross
3/23 – Rocky and Friends
3/24 – Rob Viola
3/30 – This Old Engine
3/31 – Gary Reed
Old York Cellars, Ringoes
Wine Release Weekend Fri, Mar 1, 2019 – Sun, Mar 3, 2019
Stop into any Old York Cellars location for the official release of our 2017 Syrah. This medium-bodied wine has a bright, red cherry notes, a hint of spice, balanced acidity, and a lingering finish. Pair it with Porterhouse steak, Portobello burgers, BBQ pork, and grilled peppered steak.
Reserved Tastings at Winery, Sat, Mar 2, 2019 – Sun, Mar 3, 2019; Sat Mar 9 and Sun Mar 10 and Sat Mar 16 and Sun Mar 17
Cheese, Chocolate & Wine Pairing Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 & 3:00pm – Join us in intimate setting of our Vintner’s Tank Room for a seated sampling of artisan cheeses and handcrafted chocolates, paired with a flight of our award winning wines. Seating is limited to a small group of guests so reserve early to ensure your spot.
Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Winery,Sat, Mar 23, 2019 – Sun, Mar 24, 2019 – Love wine and Girl Scout Cookies? This is the perfect experience for you! Join us for a seated tasting for a small group of guests in our Vintner’s Tank Room featuring our award winning wines paired with a selection of cookies. You will enjoy the pairings while learning why they taste so great together! Seating’s: Saturday (3/23) & Sunday (3/24) at 1:00 & 3:00 $30/Person ($25 Vintner’s Club)
Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes –
Open Mic Night with Brittany Ramaglia, Friday March 08, 2019 at 6:30PM to 10:00PM
Tina Margot, our regular open mic host is taking a month off, and our own ‘gal behind the bar’ Brittany Ramaglia will host our monthly music gathering. We serve wine by the glass or bottle; Latin Bites food truck will be cooking at the bottom of the Tasting Room stairs. This will also be the first chance to taste and enjoy our 2015 Counoise, as the open mic kicks off Release Weekend. There’s no cover charge, and we promise you a raucous, rocking…even riotous good time. Performers should arrive at the beginning of the evening to guarantee stage time.
Counoise Release Weekend – Saturday & Sunday March 09-10, 2019 at 12:00PM to 5:00PM – As far as we know, we’re the only winery on the east coast that makes Counoise. There might not be ten wineries that do it in the entire country! The grape is originally from the Rhone Valley where it’s used in the Chateauneuf du Pape blend. We grow it on the Amwell Ridge, our vineyard site across the street from the winery. Sometimes it goes into the Hunterdon Mistral Rose’, sometimes into the Hunterdon Mistral Rouge, and when it’s special we bottle it as a varietal wine. In 2015 we made just one barrel- less than 20 cases are available. Cherry Grove Farm will be sampling and selling their incredible cheeses, and we will have some fresh baked bread to enjoy with them as well. Tastings are $10 per person. Counoise tastings are complimentary all weekend, beginning with our Open Mic event Friday evening the 8th.
So plan a visit to our region’s wineries.
- Beneduce Vineyards 908-996-DUCE, One Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown, NJ 08867
- Mount Salem Vineyards 908-735-9359, 54 Mount Salem Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867
- Old York Cellars 908-284-WINE, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551
- Unionville Vineyards 908-788-0400, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, NJ 08088
Other nearby wineries: