Thank you for participating in this year’s Down and Derby Wine Weekend!
Visit South Jersey, in partnership with The Camden County Board of Commissioners and Audacy, invites you to Down and Derby Wine Weekend from May 1-2, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular Down and Derby Wine Festival will not be held this year, but that’s not stopping us from celebrating the Kentucky Derby and our region’s award-wining wine!
This year, we invite festival goers to put on their best derby outfits, and make reservations at one of our participating wineries to celebrate the race. The goal is to support our wonderful wine region, while keeping the Down and Derby event top of mind to come back strong in 2022. Please make your reservations directly with each winery (Guests must follow proper COVID-10 protocol established per location. Limited reservations will be available at each winery).
Not able to visit a winery during the weekend? Place an order of your favorite wines and have them delivered to your home – you can still put on your derby outfit and hashtag us to win prizes! Check out our participating wineries below and place your online orders today.
Take a Selfie to Win Prizes!
Whether you visit a participating winery on May 1-2 or decide to enjoy the weekend at home with friends and family, make sure to share a photo with your South Jersey Wine of choice! Post on Facebook or Instagram with the following hashtags for an opportunity to win a prize from Visit South Jersey!
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Auburn Road Vineyards
117 Sharptown-Auburn Road , Pilesgrove NJ
We are the Garden State’s foremost purveyors of Good Karma, terrific wine, peace and well being. By sharing our Vineyard, Winery and Enoteca with you, we hope to deliver a reminder that it is important to focus on the good things in life, not just once in a while, but as often as possible.
Dry Provencal-style rosé made principally from the Sangiovese grape. A beautiful light, pink color, this rosé has lovely citrus and strawberry flavors and a pleasingly long and dry finish.
A refreshing semi-dry white wine with a touch of effervescence – what we might call a “Frizzante.” Made from the Vidal Blanc grape. Stainless steel fermented and aged. Similar to semi-dry Rieslings.
Autumn Lake Winery
870 West Malaga Road, Williamstown NJ, 08094
With vineyards established in 2012 and the small winery that followed, Autumn Lake Winery was born with the singular ambition of creating wines of superior quality from grapes grown on their own cultivation. Their clay and gravel-laced soils provide the ultimate conditions for wine grapes. Grown above the lakes where little else can flourish, all of their vines enjoy a view of the water.
Autumn Lake is having a special ticketed event on May 1st for the Kentucky Derby. Check here for more info
Cedar Rose Vineyards
431 Kenyon Avenue, Millville NJ, 08332
At Cedar Rose we strive to achieve excellence in each of our wines through a gentle, but thorough hands-on approach to growing grapes. Our grapes are never imported, but instead come 100% from New Jersey, with about 85% coming from our own estate. We take pride in supporting local viticulture, and assisting in the mission to show the world that Jersey wines are something worth talking (and drinking) about.
Cedar Rose will be celebrating with live music, and Kentucky Derby themed drinks, food, and dress!
320 South Egg Harbor Road, Blue Anchor, NJ
Sharrott Winery a year-round destination for live music and great wine! Their Live Music Series continues every Friday and Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm, and Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm through the Fall and Winter seasons. Live music is held in Sharrott’s new tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating.
Expect Kentucky-inspired food and wine specials, plus Live Music, and more! Reservations are highly recommended.
225 White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Founded over 78 years ago by our grandfather, we are the third generation of Tomasellos to build upon his great vision. Not only through dedicating our lives to growing and producing excellent wines that are a true expression of the Outer Coastal Plain –a historically celebrated American wine growing region, but by bringing our wines closer to your families with four elegant tasting rooms and gift shops throughout the great Garden State.
Wagonhouse Winery is located in South Harrison Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Wagonhouse’s original vineyard was first planted in Mickleton in 2004. The winery began sales of its wine in 2005, and opened a tasting room in South Harrison in 2011. Wagonhouse has 10 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 7,000 cases of wine per year. The winery is named after an old wagon house on their farm.
White Horse Winery
106 Hall Street, Hammonton NJ, 08037
Situated on a beautiful and bucolic 58 acre farm, White Horse Winery combines the most refined techniques of new and old world style wines. Our spectacular tasting room with its unique architecture and attention
to detail will take your breath away!
Guests that come dressed in Derby attire receive 10% off their purchase.
Live Music and Food trucks are as follows:
Saturday- Music: TJ Fry 1:00-3:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm; Food Truck: Spirit of San Juan 12:00-6:00pm
Sunday- Music: Camille Peruto 1:00-4:00pm; Food Truck (kind of): King of Pops Posicles 1:00-4:00pm
Painted Rosé- A dry rosé made from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of passion fruit and pink guava on the nose. The palate exhibits flavors of fresh strawberry and starfruit.
Painted White- A dry white blend of Cayuga, Traminette, and Vidal Blanc. This light, refreshing wine has notes of honeydew and white peach. Perfect for Spring!
Guests that buy both bottles receive $5 off.
William Heritage Winery
480 Mullica Hill Road, Mullica Hill, NJ
Haddonfield Tasting Room
127 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ
William Heritage Winery is a family owned and operated estate vineyard and winery located in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, in the heart of the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area (AVA), which covers over 2.25 million acres in Southeastern New Jersey. Winner of New Jersey’s “Winery of the Year” by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, Heritage has begun cementing itself as a benchmark producer in New Jersey’s largest wine growing region.
Join William Heritage Winery both Saturday and Sunday at the Mullica Hill Tasting Room for music with Greg Jones.
2020 William Heritage Estate Pinot Gris