What is Wine Week?

wine-week-vineyard-growersmap-wine-growers-4New Jersey Wine Week is a statewide celebration of Garden State wine making and grape growing. The budding New Jersey wine industry represents the fastest growing segment of New Jersey agriculture, and now boasts over fifty licensed wineries from Sussex County to Cape May. Celebrating New Jersey Wine means celebrating local- local business and local farming, and the vast array of benefits that these represent.

Special events include a private reception on November 16 at the Governor’s Mansion where Governor Murphy will give out the Governor’s Cup and Best of Show Awards for the NJ Wine Competition.

On November 14 in Washington D.C. at the UPS Townhouse, Congressional staff members will participate in the Wine Challenge! New York vs New Jersey sponsored by the New Jersey State Society & New York State Society.

And, NJ Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fischer will visit Beneduce Vineyards on November 15 to commemorate New Jersey Wine Week.

We hope you will raise a glass with us during a New Jersey Wine Week event at the many wineries, restaurants, liquor stores, bars, and other participating businesses. Below are a listing of New Jersey Wine Week events and promotions categorized regionally- north, central, and south, across the state.

So put November 12 – 18th on your calendar and join us in support of New Jersey’s week long celebration.

North Events | Central Events | Southern Events

North Events

Four Sisters Winery, 783 North Bridgeville Road, Belvidere, 07823

Murder Mystery Dinner, Sunday, November 11, 2018 3-6 pm

The murders continue at Four Sisters Winery!  It’s just for fun during our Murder Mystery Dinners.  The event begins with a formal wine tasting, followed by a delicious dinner of Baked Ziti, Meatballs, Garden Salad, Bread & Dessert.  And, now it’s time for an unraveling plot, a victim, a murderer, and a cast of characters.  Let’s not forget the detectives!  The cast of characters are selected and the mayhem begins.  Through the process;  great fun and a twisted story line leaves everyone guessing.  Let’s add a little spice to the event, you can embellish to your hearts content.  Complimentary wine glass included  $37 pp, tax included Tickets are available by calling 908-475-3671 .  Awards: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Detective! We Bring the Best to our Customers with COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS!

www.foursisterswinery.com

Villa Milagro Vineyards,  33 County Road 627, Historic Pohatcong, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Holiday Wine Release, Sat-Sun, Nov 10-11, noon-5 pm

Once per year we bottle “Gracias” our refreshing and balanced white wine for Thanksgiving and “Feliz Navidad” our spiced Christmas wine.  We have also just bottled a batch of our honey wine, Mi Carino to help you prepare you for holiday hosting and gift giving.  Come taste them all in addition to our standards.  Small bites will accompany your tasting. $10 wine tastings, small bites and gift glass to keep.  www.VillaMilagroVineyards.com/holiday-wine-release

Holiday Appetizer Party, November 17-18, noon-5pm

It’s that time of year.  Guests dropping in unexpectedly, office and school events to which you need to bring something.  And you have no time!  Come on out to sample delicious recipes from the Vineyard’s appetizer cookbook.  They are quick & easy to make for the holidays from ingredients you have on hand.  Taste our Holiday wines: Gracias, Feliz Navidad & our mead, Mi Cariño.  Wine & appetizer tasting $10 per person.  www.VillaMilagroVineyards.com/holiday-appetizers

Central Events

NJ Agriculture Secretary to Visit Beneduce Vineyards

Nov. 15 at 1.30 pm – Douglas Fisher, New Jersey’s Secretary of Agriculture will visit Beneduce Vineyards in Pittstown to officially commemorate New Jersey Wine Week.

Hopewell Valley Vineyards,  46 Yard Road, Pennington, NJ 08524

Friendsgiving, November 18—2:00 pm – November 18—4:00 pm

Sunday November 18th $38 per person + Tax (includes gratuity) wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase

www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

4 JG’s Winery, 127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 

Nov. 17-18 from 12pm to 5 pm –  Soup and Sip.

Get ready for the winter chill and sip some delicious soups perfectly paired with our wines. Enjoy the firepit or sit indoors!  We will be open for sipping and slurping from 12 to 5pm

www,4jgswinery.com

Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551

Soup & Wine Pairing

Sat, Nov 17, 2017 – Sun, Nov 18, 2017 1 & 3 pm

Join us in our Vintner’s Tank Room for a seated sampling of hot soups paired with our award winning wines. We are all trying to stay warm, so we thought it would be fun to spice things up by pairing wine with some creative options you might want to try this soup season. Space is limed to 10 guests per seating so reserve now to ensure your spot!

www.oldyorkcellars.com

Unionville Vineyards, 9 Roctown Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551

Autumn Artisan Market, November 17—12:00 pm – November 18—5:00 pm

Join us for a fun weekend filled with fine food, wine, music and local artisan craft vendors. Wine tastings, wines by the glass and bottle available for purchase.

www.unionvillevineyards.com

Southern Events

Cape May Winery & Vineyard, 711 Townbank Road, Cape May 08204 (609) 884-1169

Vines to Wines Tour Saturdays @2pm- A behind the scenes look at our production process all the while tasting a variety of our award-winning wines. $25 per person. Call 609.884.1169 or email manager@capemaywinery.com to book.

www.capemaywinery.com

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery 600 South Railroad Ave., Rio Grande, NJ 08242 (609) 846-7347

Vineyard & Winery Tour, Saturday, 1pm – Taste through our wines as your guide leads you through every step of the wine making process from the vineyard to the vast steel tanks and French oak barrels. Discover what makes each wine unique and how our wine maker achieves every flavor and aroma. Learn the history of Hawk Haven while you sip. The tour concludes with a selection of gourmet cheeses to enjoy on the vineyard view crush pad.  Go online at hawkhavenvineyard.com or call (609) 846-7347 for reservations. $25 per person includes tour, wine tasting, cheese, and souvenir glass.

www.hawkhavenvineyard.com

Natali Vineyards, 221 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

A TASTE OF NATALI, November 10—5:00 pm – November 10—8:00 pm

Natali Vineyards is hosting a five course tasting menu with wine pairings. Tasting menu will include salad, gnocchi, salmon, meatball slider and chocolate cake prepared by Chef Stephanie Capone, paired with 5 of our award winning wines. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please stop by the tasting room or call 609-465-0075 for tickets.

http://natalivineyards.com