On July 14th and 15th, get a first hand look inside the barrel room of your favorite New Jersey winery and taste future vintages right from the barrel as winemakers explain the wine making process. This is a great behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about wine making from the men and women making New Jersey’s award-winning wines. Wineries throughout the area will be hosting special events and offering promotions to celebrate the weekend. Below are just a few of the great events happening this weekend.

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Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown

Autumn Lake winer is offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience and sampling of wines right from the barrel. July 14th from 11-6pm and July 15th from 12-5pm, be the first to taste future vintages with the winemakers. For just $6 per person, meet their Albariño ’17, Chardonnay ’17, Blaufränkisch ’16, Cabernet Sauvignon ’16, along with the next batch of Port – with special 25% discounts on pre-ordered case lots. The current wine list will also be offered with 7 tastings for $6 and souvenir wine glass. Enjoy your favorite by the glass or bottle with live music (Sat 2-5 Jazz with Jude & Gary/Sun 1-4 Acoustic classics with John Rossi), and a freshly-made cheese plate. MORE >


Balic Winery, Mays Landing

Balic Winery will be holding their annual Summer Festival along with the Barrel Trail Weekend! There will plenty of exclusive wines to try, as well as live entertainment both days. They will also be serving food from their affiliated restaurant. MORE >


Bellview Winery, Landisville

Have you ever tried wine in progress? You’re in luck! On Barrel Tasting Weekend you can sample the upcoming 2017 vintage of Cabernet Franc straight out of the barrel. Along with this young wine Bellview will be sampling aged vintages of Cabernet Franc as a flight so that you can experience how this unique varietal develops over time. This will be the only release of the 2007 and 2012 Cabernet Franc to the public, while supplies last. These wines will only be available for tasting during Barrel Tasting Weekend for $6 per person. Along with an exclusive wine preview the vineyard tour trailer will be hooked up and rolling through the vineyard for your vine viewing pleasure. Trailer rides are free of charge, on a first come first served basis, and will be offered from 12pm-5pm. In addition to this special tasting they will also be pouring samples from the everyday wine list for $6 per person which includes a souvenir wine glass to take home. MORE >


Chestnut Run Farms, Pilesgrove

Chestnut Run Farms is only open a few times a year, so don’t miss your chance to visit them! They will be offering wine tastings from noon to 5pm each day. MORE >


Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery

Taste through Hawk Haven’s 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 the 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. MORE >


Iron Plow Vineyards, Columbus

Curious about what really happens in those barrels? Get a taste of what’s getting happy in Iron Plow’s Barrel Room during Barrel Trail Weekend! MORE >


Monroeville Winery, Monroeville

Make Monroeville Winery one of your stops this Barrel Trail Weekend! This event is always a favorite! The winery will be sampling from Barrels 2015, 2016, and 2017 vintages. MORE >


Plagido’s Winery, Hammonton

Plagido’s Winery prides themselves with not only being a family owned business that treats customers like family but also, by doing things right.  All grapes that are used in their wines are Estate Grown. They plant, trim, pick and nurture our grapes. Plagido’s wines are fermented on premise in Hammonton, NJ in either stainless steel or oak. Stop by during Barrel Trail Weekend and you will think that you were transported to a different place and time, where wine was an art form and when wine enthusiasts were educated by frequenting the source MORE >


Sharrott Winery, Hammonton

Join wine makers in the Barrel Room for a Q&A session and wine tastings right from the barrel! Visitors will be tasting and comparing dry red wines from the barrel with finished bottles of the same variety. Some of the wineries limited edition wines will be included.  This event includes a  tour of the wine making facility and souvenir glass. Barrel Tastings cost $12 and will take place at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM. The wineries standard tasting will also be offered anytime throughout the day.  MORE >


Tomasello Winery, Hammonton

Join Tomasello Winery for Barrel Trail Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, July 14th & 15th, from 1-5pm at Tomasello Winery in Hammonton. Enjoy 20% Off Palmaris wines, Specialty Cocktails made with Tomasello wines, martinis, beer, wine, light fare and Tapas. A la carte pricing. Tickets not required. Bring your friends and family for a casual, relaxing afternoon at Tomasello Winery! MORE >