Tuesday, September 25, 2012

JERSEY FRESH WINE FESTIVAL SEPT 29, 1012

JERSEY FRESH WINE FESTIVAL SET FOR BURLINGTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON SEPT 29 THRU 30th 2012

The beautiful Burlington County Fairgrounds, located on the easily accessible Route 206 in Springfield Township, will be the setting for the Jersey Fresh Wine Festival, the newest fall wine festival promoted by the GSWGA on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30 from noon to 5 p.m.

The Burlington County Fairgrounds, preserved in 2004, encompasses 640 acres and is now the home of the Burlington County Farm Fair. With the summer season over, we have now entered the Fall Harvest season in New Jersey and that means apple, pumpkins, squash and other great Jersey Fresh products are ripe to be picked, including award-winning grapes from wineries throughout the state. Representing the essence of Jersey Fresh,

18 GSWGA wineries will be on hand to provide sampling of more than 250 locally-produced wines at the event, which will also feature live music, crafts and food vendors. Tickets for the festival are $25 a person at the gate. Advance discount tickets for $20 can be purchased only at the association website www.newjerseywines.com. All ticket purchases on-site are cash only. Large groups and bus groups can call 609-588-0085 for more information. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass. A highlight of the weekend will be live musical entertainment. The featured performers for the Jersey Fresh Wine Festival are Steve Reilly Band on September 29 and Gas House Gorillas on September 30. Garden State Wine Growers Association wineries participating at the event are:
Amalthea Cellars, Atco
Auburn Road Vineyards, Pilesgrove
Bellview Winery, Landisville
Cava Winery & Vineyard, Hamburg
Chestnut Run Farm, Pilesgrove
Coda Rossa Winery, Franklinville
Cream Ridge Winery, Cream Ridge
DiMatteo Vineyards, Hammonton
Four Sisters Winery at Mattarazzo Farms, Belvidere
Heritage Vineyards, Mullica Hill
Old York Cellars, Ringoes
Plagido’s Winery, Hammonton
Renault Winery, Egg Harbor
Sharrott Winery, Blue Anchor
Tomasello Winery, Hammonton
Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes
Valenzano Winery, Shamong
Wagonhouse Winery, Swedesboro

For more information on the Garden State Wine Growers Association, visit www.newjerseywines.com.