Saturday, October 01, 2011

Wine Festivals Throught NJ for Fall 2011

Other events in the Garden State:

Colts Neck, NJ

Harvest Weekend
October 2, 2011
Noon to 5:00 pm
We are pleased to announce a one-of-a-kind afternoon with Chef Nicholas Harary of the famed Restaurant Nicholas will join us at Four JG’s Orchhards and Vineyards for a cooking demo and book signing. Enjoy a perfect afternoon enjoying harvest foods and wine on an 18th century farm with a vineyard backdrop. Since 2001, Executive Chef and Co-Owner Nicholas Harary has made Restaurant Nicholas one of the premiere restaurant destinations in America. Located in Red Bank, NJ, Nicholas has garnered some of the highest praises from all avenues of the food industry including; four stars from the New York Times and a 29/30 in both food and service from the Zagat Survey (2005-2011). In 2008, AOL named Restaurant Nicholas one of the top 11 restaurants in the country. In 2011, Restaurant Nicholas was included in Gayot’s list of the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and Open Table’s Top 50 “Best Service” in the US. Reserve your seat now as space is limited - by email - $10 cover charge includes etched-logo wine glass, wine tasting, cooking demo.

Beginning Saturday October 22nd thru Sunday, December 18th, Four JG's will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-5pm. Come celebrate Fall with us!

Landisville, NJ

Italian Festival
October 22 & 23, 2011
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission $10 per person, kids free
Salut! Honoring our Italian heritage, we bring you a celebration of great Italian foods and live Italian music, wine tasting, winery and vineyard tours, crafters, bocce ball, an Italian Market and more. Bring your lawn chairs and be ready to mangia!

Third Annual Vampire Sprint 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run
October 29, 2011 (Rain or Shine)
Participants pay $20.00 pre-registration, $25.00 day of race - Friends and family free
A 5K Run/Walk through our vineyards to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Race time 9:00am. Refreshments, music. Register from 7:30 to 8:45am day of race at the winery, or pre-register online by 10/27 at Costume parade at 10:30, awards to follow.

Costume Party
October 29, 2011
11:00 am to 5:00 pm, immediately following the Vampire Sprint
Admission $5.00 per person, kids free
Eat, drink and be scary! Wear your best costume and compete for prizes. Food, wine tasting and Halloween fun for a great afternoon. For directions, or call 856-697-7172. Open daily 10am to 5pm.

Hamburg, NJ

Thirsty Thursday Social Happy Hour
Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm.
Admission: $10 cover fee includes Italian tapas buffet
$5.00 glass of wine

Fall into Cava Weekend
October 1 & 2, 2011
Noon to 6:00 pm
It is officially FALL. Join the Cava team to celebrate the season. Come enjoy our beautiful view of the mountains with a glass of our award-winning wines. We will be serving home-made pumpkin bread.

Cava Harvest Festival
October 8 & 9, 2011
Noon to 6:00 pm
Come join us for an outside cookout. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. “No outside food or alcohol allowed”. We will have live entertainment on both days.

A Toast to the Ta-Ta’s Weekend
October 15 & 16, 2011
Noon to 6:00 pm
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Cava would like to support this awareness and encourage our customers to wear pink to the winery. 10% of all wine sales will be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Happy Pumpkin Weekend
October 22 & 23, 2011
Noon to 6:00 pm (Promoting with Sussex Wineries)
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. We will be serving a cup of Homemade Pumpkin Soup with a wine flight purchase.

Halloween Costume Weekend
October 29 & 30, 2011
Noon to 6:00 pm
Wear your Halloween costume to the winery and you will receive a free glass of wine. Also compete for best costume & most unusual costume, each will receive a Cava $50 gift certificate. Winners and pictures will be posted the following Monday on our Facebook Page.

Franklinville, NJ

Friday Night Movie at the Vineyard
Admission: Free
Every Friday starting at 7:00 pm
Come enjoy a relaxing evening at our vineyard with a glass of wine, popcorn and a movie. Wine for sale by the bottle or the Glass! Check our website for movie schedule and updates.
New Hours for Tasting Room - Friday 5:00-9:00. Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00

Pennington, NJ

Music and Wine Fridays
Every Friday Night
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Admission: Free
Live Music
September 30: Hopewell Valley Vineyards' Jazz Ensemble playing jazz
October 7: Eric Dabb playing jazz
October 14: Jung Wombats playing classic rock
October 21: Chris Baurer playing jazz
October 28: Hopewell Valley Vineyards' Jazz Ensemble playing jazz
Wine by glass or bottle available for purchase. Brick oven pizza available for purchase.

Music and Wine Saturdays
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Admission: Free
Live Music
October 1: Black Cat Habitat playing acoustic indie/pop
October 8: A&R Band playing vintage pop/jazz
October 15: Russell Norkevich & Kim Yarson playing original music
October 22: The Hiodbrandt Duo playing jazz
October 29: John & Carm playing classic rock
Wine by glass or bottle available for purchase. Brick oven pizza available for purchase.

New Egypt, NJ

Sunday Brunch at Laurita Winery
Every Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join us at Laurita Winery for our Sunday Branches Catering. Click here to view the Sunday Brunch Menu (varies slightly each week). Email reservation requests to or call 732-542-5050

Laurita IDOL Contest
Starting Thursday October 6, 2011, 7:00 pm
Laurita Winery welcomes talented musicians to an “American Idol Contest – Laurita Winery Style.” The top prize is $1,000.00 and attractive 2nd and 3rd prizes will also be offered. The three top finalists will be featured musical guests at an upcoming Laurita Winery entertainment event.

Movie Night at Laurita Winery
October 7, 2011, 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Admission: Tickets are $5.00 pre-registration and $7.00 at the door
Featured Movie: Sleepless in Seattle
It's Christmas Eve and radio talk show psychologist Marcia Fieldstone has asked her listening audience what they are wishing and dreaming of during this season of hope. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing for cooler weather. Only Laurita wines and foods are to be consumed at these events. Sorry, no pets allowed. Adults Only. Tickets can be purchased in advance, Click Here

Ringoes, NJ

Wine and Music Under the Stars
October 7, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Our wine and music series continues as we welcome Gregg Parker back to the stage for an evening of great wine and music. Wines will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle, and you are encouraged to bring some food and friends for a fun night out. Reservations Suggested to guarantee seating. For more information or to reserve a table, call 908.284.9463 or visit

Wine and Art Series
October 7, 2011 (Opening Night 6-9pm)
Runs entire month
Old York Cellars is proud to announce that Photographer, Karin Belgrave will be our October artist in residence for our Wine and Art Series. Check our website for more details on our October artist as well as the series,

Master Chef Series
Jonas Gold of 55 Main in Flemington, NJ
October 9, 2011
We are proud to announce Jonas Gold of 55 Main in Flemington, NJ as our Master Chef for October. Jonas will be preparing a special menu just for our guests to highlight Old York Cellars’ wines. Check our website for more details and the menu. Reservations Required, and seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a table, call 908.284.9463 or visit

Delaware River Valley Wine Trail
October 15 & 16, 2011
Noon to 5:00 pm
Looking for a great day out? Then hit the trail. Visit Old York Cellars, Terhune Orchards and Winery, Hopewell Valley Vineyards and Unionville Vineyards for our Wine Trail Weekend. Each winery will have something special going on for the weekend. Contact each winery for details. For more information call 908.284.9463 or visit

Wine and Music Under the Stars
October 21, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Our wine and music series continues with Victor Fiore. Wines will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle, and you are encouraged to bring some food and friends for a fun night out. Reservations are not required, but suggested to guarantee seating. For more information or to reserve a table, call 908.284.9463 or visit

Anniversary Weekend
October 22 & 23, 2011
Noon to 5:00 pm
Come help celebrate our One Year Anniversary! We will have fun things going on for the whole family, plus a free gift to the first 50 people each day. Music, food vendors, winery tours, wine tasting, art exhibits, pumpkin painting, hayrides and much more. For more information call 908.284.9463 or visit

Jazz and Wine Brunch
October 30, 2011
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Join Old York Cellars and Iron City Jazz for our Jazz and Wine Brunch. Pack up your favorite brunch delights and spend the afternoon at the winery. In addition to our tastings, wines will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle. For more information call 908.284.9463 or visit

Blue Anchor, NJ

Wine Down Fridays
Noon to 6:00 pm
We feature $5 glasses of wine along with relaxing music to help end your week. Every Friday until closing.

Fall Harvest Festival
October 1 & 2, 2011
Noon to 5:00
Free admission. Wine tastings are $10 ($8 in advance) with souvenir glass
Join us for our Harvest Festival in the Vineyard to celebrate the coming harvest at one of the Outer Coastal Plain’s most highly regarded wineries. * Bring the family, a blanket and lawn chairs * Live music * Face painter and bounce house by Party Express for the kids * Local food and Crafts . Case Club members taste for free. Discounted advance tickets may be purchased by calling the winery at 609-567-WINE (9463) or buy online at No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

Live Music Series Moves to Sunday afternoons in October!
2:00 to 5:00 pm
October 9: Eryn Shewell
October 16: Brian & Mindy
October 23: Laura Shay
October 30: Frank Cervantes
Admission – Free. Wine tasting $5.00 per person. Includes a Sharrott winery etched wine glass and samples of award-winning Sharrott wine.
Come enjoy live music every Sunday afternoon in October. Join us for a wine tasting then purchase a bottle to savor during the performance. Live music will be on our patio and lawn overlooking our vineyard. A nice selection of gourmet foods and cheeses are available for purchase in the tasting room. You are welcome to bring appetizers or a picnic dinner. Music is held weather permitting. Admission is free and wine tasting is $5.00 per person. The tasting includes a Sharrott Winery etched wine glass and award winning samples of Sharrott wine. No BYOB. By law only Sharrott wines can be consumed on the property.

Cancer Fund Raiser
October 7, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Tickets: $20 per person. Must be purchased in advance.
Sharrott Winery is proud to be hosting a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen 3 Day-Philadelphia supporting team “Lady Tata” ~ Jennifer Insua & Melissa Grasso. The event will be cocktail hour style including Wine tasting, Appetizer, and cash bar. To purchase tickets contact Jennifer Insua at or 856-404-3009.

Halloween Fun Weekend
October 29 to 30, 2011
Noon to 5:00
Celebrate Halloween this year by stopping by the tasting room in costume. All adults in costume will get free tastings this weekend. Of course our staff will all be in costume and we will have treats for the kids. Pick up your favorite wine for the other parties you may be going to this weekend.

Robbinsville, NJ

Happy Hallo-Wine
October 29, 2011 (Saturday)
Noon to 5:00 PM
$5 admission (complimentary glass, live music)
Spend a fun-filled afternoon at your favorite haunt, Silver Decoy Winery. No witch’s brew here, but you will surely enjoy award-winning, estate bottled wine! Mark will have special treat for you, a barrel sampling hourly, and you won’t even have to do a trick to get one. Brian will whip up some grilled delights for your snacking pleasure, and there will be cider and doughnuts to be enjoyed as well. Dan Sufalko will be back playing his beautiful music all afternoon. 2009 Cabernet Franc release special, one day only, $15.99/bottle and $180/case (cannot be used towards or with other discounts). If you can’t be there, call your cabernet order in and we will set it aside for you. Come in costume and receive a 20% off ticket to be used any one time that day. We can’t wait to see you then, should be a day to remember! If you need directions or further information you can call us at 609-371-6000 or look on our website, Hope to see you then! Don’t forget to come to our tent at the Cape May Festival, October 8 and 9!!

Hammonton, NJ

Harvest Opera Gala
October 2, 2011
2:00 pm
$65.00 per person
Tomasello Winery would like to thank everyone for making our 2011 Opera Galas a success. We invite you to experience another elegant afternoon of opera and dining with Tomasello Wines on October 2, 2011 for our Harvest Opera Gala. Advanced Payment is required when you reserve. For reservations and menu information, contact 1-800-MMM-WINE ~ 609-561-0567 or

Ringoes, NJ

Meet The Winemaker Dinner at The Crab House
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
6:00 pm
$29.95 per guest
For reservations, contact - The Crab House, 541 River Road, Edgewater, New Jersey 07020

Meet The Winemaker Dinner at Big Fish
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
6:00 pm
$29.95 per guest
Indulge the finest Jersey Farm Fresh Foods, Jersey Seafood and New Jersey's finest boutique winery. Reservations required, please contact Big Fish directly to make your reservation. Big Fish Seafood Bistro, Princeton Market Fair, 3535 US Route 1, Suite 370, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, 609-919-1179 For more information, visit:

Unionville Vineyards Wine Harvest Festival 2011
October 1, 2011
Noon to 5:00 pm
Stomp With Style at Unionville Vineyards! Grape Stomping A la Lucy throughout the day! Join us for a great day at one of NJ's finest wineries! The AJC Band is back for Unionville's 2011 Harvest Festival 1:30 & 3:30 Vineyard Tours/ 2:30 & 4:30 Winery Tours. Many activities for couples, friends, or families. Winery tours, tours of the vineyards, pumpkin painting for kids, great food, crafters, and of course live music, dancing, and fine wine! ­ For more information, visit:

Harvest NJ Farm to Table Dinner with Rats Restaurant at Unionville Vineyards
October 2, 2011
5:00 PM
$150 Per Guest.
Please call Rats Restaurant directly to make your reservation at 609-584-7800, For more information, visit:

Wine Harvest Day Camp, The Vine To The Glass All in a Day!
October 8
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
After a light breakfast of caffeine and sugar (coffee and donuts), we will enjoy a peaceful morning of harvesting grapes and bringing them in to be crushed for winemaking, we will taste the fruits of our labor in the form of freshly squeezed wine grape juice followed by a deli lunch and wine tasting. $25 per guest, reservation and pre-payment required. Please call the winery at 908-788-0400 to make your reservation.

Montague, NJ

IMPORTANT! Please note new tasting room address: 1401 Rt. 45 (Corner of Marl Road), Swedesboro, NJ 08085. (South Harrison Township)