The Vintage North Jersey Trail is made up of a collaboration of 9 northern New Jersey wineries in Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties. The wineries produce a couple of trail events each year and cross promote each other.
March Winery Event Highlights
Beneduce Vineyards in 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). 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
Brook Hollow Winery, Columbia
Free Live Music and $5 Friday Meal Deal, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
March 1 – Music from Marty Koppel and $5 Pork Loin, Mixed Veggies, and Applesauce
March 15 – Music From Late Night Kennel Club and $5 Seafood Medley
March 29 – Music from SAGE and $5 Tortellini Alfredo
Wurst Night At The Winery, March 2—7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join us as we celebrate delicious German meats and cheeses (provided by Alpine Meats in Blairstown), wine, and live music.
Trivia Night and Food, March 8—7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Go Green , March 16—7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Join your favorite Leprechaun and our favorite Irish Bartender as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We are providing you with delicious Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Soda Bread, and a glass of your favorite Brook Hollow Wine to enjoy when you stop in St. Patrick’s Day! Live music will be provided between 7-9pm, who knows maybe you’ll hear your favorite Irish jig! Take part in the festivities, during normal business hours, for just $20! Reserve your spot today! THERE ARE NO PAPER TICKETS MAILED YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL IS YOUR TICKET
Comedy Night at the Winery, March 22—6:00 pm – March 22—10:00 pm -Friday March 22nd | Snow Date: March 23rd Comedy Starts at 8pm | Doors Open at 6pm Ticket price does not include food or wine. Light snacks will be provided, food can be brought in, and wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle at retail value. *Show includes adult humor* * No outside alcohol allowed* Headliners: Steve Marshall Peter Sasso Joseph Anthony THERE ARE NO PAPER TICKETS MAILED YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL IS YOUR TICKET
Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere
Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery
Saturday, March 9, 2019 4-7 pm
A bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, something to do with friends for a special time! Formal wine tasting, Italian spaghetti with meatballs, garden salad, bread, dessert, coffee, tea and sweet tea. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping. Complimentary wine glass included $37.00 per person, tax included. Tickets required by calling 908-475-3671. Complimentary wine tasting.
Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery, March 17—1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – There’s a mysterious event at the winery with an unraveling plot, a victim, a murderer, and a cast of characters. The evening begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious dinner of Baked Ziti, garden salad, bread & dessert. The cast of characters are selected and the evening mayhem begins. Through the process, an evening of fun and twisted storyline leaves everyone guessing. Awards: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Detective! $37 pp plus tax. Tickets are available by calling 908-475-3671
Hopewell Valley Vineyards -Live Music– Our entertainers play from 6-9 PM on Thursday-Saturdays and 2 – 5 PM on Sundays. Check out our website and click on the calendar tab to see who is playing. www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com
Spaghetti Dinner, March 14 (5:30-9:00) $14.95 + tax
We are hosting a Spaghetti & Meatball dinner during Music & Merlot! Come enjoy a tasty and filling dinner with friends and family while sipping our award winning wines and listening to local musicians share their talents on stage. Wine sold separately
St. Patrick’s Day ‘Music & Merlot’, March 16 – We are celebrating St. Patrick’s day with festive light fare menu additions: Shepard’s Pie, Chocolate Stout Cupcakes and special drink Black Velvet. Come wearing green and enjoy local wine and local music. 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Sangria Making, March 17 – Enjoy an afternoon at the vineyard learning about and making sangria. Afterwards do a tasting or enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Participants get to take home a jar of the final product. Must be 21 years old. Starts at 12:00pm – Tickets
Yoga & Wine, March 28 – Come join us for a one-hour, all-level yoga class followed by a glass of HVV wine. The practice of yoga has many benefits, including stress reduction, increased flexibility, improved cardio and circulatory health – and now that we think about it – wine does too!!! Practice yoga and sip award winning wine in the beautiful and serene setting of the vineyard. Bring your own yoga mat, and your BFFs. 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Tickets
Old York Cellars in 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)
Terhune Orchards –
Winery Sunday Music Series – Through May, 12 pm to 5pm – Come join us in our wine production barn for Terhune wine, light fare, relaxing music, and friend-filled afternoons every Sunday this winter and spring. Grab a glass of one of our award-winning wines, sit back, relax and enjoy live music from local artists each week. Styles range from jazz and blues to folk and rock. Music from 1pm to 4pm. Wine and light fare including cheese platters and chips and homemade salsa are available. It’s the perfect way to round off your weekend! It is a rain or shine event, there is no cover charge. Families are welcome; please no outside food.
Mar 3 – Brooke Dicaro
Mar 10 – Jerry Steele
Mar 17 – Jim Matlack & Jerry Monk
Mar 24 – Kingston Ridge
Mar 31 – Bill O’Neal & Andy Koontz
Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend –
Sat & Sun, March & 31, 12-5pm – What goes better than wine and chocolate. For this weekend, we are offering a special wine and chocolate pairing with locally made Pierre’s Chocolates and Terhune wines. Enjoy chocolate baked goods homemade from Terhune’s own bakery paired with our award-winning wines. Bring your loved one, friends and family to enjoy sweet treats and a break from cabin fever. Inside the new wine barn, enjoy our 14 wine varieties and light fare.
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.
Ventimiglia Vineyards in Wantage Closed during month of March
Villa Milagro Vineyards in Finesville
“Boot Camp for your Tastebuds®”, Saturday, March 2, 16, 23 and 30th 1:00pm
Can’t tell a Chardonnay from a Riesling? Can’t taste the “leather, prunes, raspberry” or other flavor notes that other’s claim to taste? We will train your tastebuds! Learn how to discern the subtle flavors that make wine the complex and fascinating beverage that it is. Admission: $30 Details at: www.VillaMilagroVineyards.com\bootcamp-classes
Wine & Art, March 9-10, noon-5pm
A dramatic image can powerfully tell a story, touch us deeply, transport us to another time or place and alter our understanding of ourselves and our world. Artists will display and sell their works at this 2 day gallery display. $10 admission includes art show, wine tasting, cheese tasting with Flinthill Dairy, gift glass to keep. www.villamilagrovineyards.com/wine-art
The wineries that makeup Vintage North Jersey are:
- Beneduce Vineyards 908-996-3823 One Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown, NJ 08867
- Brook Hollow Winery 908 496-4577594 State Hwy. 94, Columbia, NJ 07832
- Four Sisters Winery 908 475-3671 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823
- Hopewell Valley Vineyards 609- 737-4465 46 Yard Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
- Old York Cellars 908-284-9463 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551
- Terhune Orchards & Winery 609-924-2310 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
- Unionville Vineyards 908-788-0400 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, New Jersey 08551
- Ventimiglia Vineyard973-875-4333101 Layton Road, Wantage, NJ 07461
- Villa Milagro Vineyards 908.995.2072 33 County Road 627, Historic Pohatcong Phillipsburg, NJ 08865