Holiday Wine Trail Weekend 2019

When Thanksgiving ends, the holiday season begins in New Jersey Wine Country when the Garden State Wine Growers Association hosts its annual Holiday Wine Trail Weekend Friday, Nov. 29th through Sunday, December 1st at participating wineries throughout the state!

Enjoy wine tastings, new wine releases, special entertainment and food pairings and receive free ornaments and grapevine wreaths at stops along the way. The Holiday Wine Trail Weekend is designed for you to visit multiple wineries in a day or weekend and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. There you can stock up on NJ wine for the holiday table and for your gift list. If you are participating in the Garden State Wine Growers Association Wine Trail weekend, you should receive a wreath and ornament at the first winery you visit, and then collect an ornament at each winery you visit afterwards.

Visit www.newjerseywines.com and plan your visit on the Trail Weekend. You can find wineries by the County and see which one’s you want to visit. Updated listings of winery activities will be posted on the site as well. Please note that wreaths and ornaments are available on a limited basis while supplies last.

Below is a list of many of the participating wineries and their events for the weekend, make sure to check back for updates and additions closer to the holiday weekend!


4JGs Winery
February 14 & 15 | Times Vary
127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck

4JGs Winery in Colts Neck will be open for Valentine’s Day! Celebrate on Friday, February 14 from 6pm-10pm and Saturday, February 15 from 12pm-5pm. Sample award-winning wines with all things chocolate, and enjoy live music.



Amalthea Cellars
November 29 – December 1 | 11 AM – 5 PM
209 Vineyard Rd., Atco

To celebrate the holidays, you will be sampling a wide array of wines across Amalthea’s entire portfolio! Their current tasting selections will be sampled in the winery and, as always, you will be able to enjoy featured samples and rare wines in Debbie’s sit-down VIP tasting. Tickets will be sold at the door, no reservations necessary.


Auburn Road Vineyards
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 12 PM – 5 PM
117 Sharptown Road, Pilesgrove

Auburn Road Vineyards in Pilesgrove is celebrating Wine and Chocolate all month long. On both Wine and Chocolate weekends try an 1892 chocolate and wine pairing of five wines and five chocolates for just $15.00.


Autumn Lake Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 11 AM – 6 PM
870 W Malaga Road, Williamstown


Come out for a special wine and chocolate pairing event! Bring your sweetie and/or your friends! Autumn Lake Winery will provide 6 wines paired with 6 chocolate treats for $12 per person! Great care and consideration has gone into these candy and wine choices. Enjoy some sweet tunes while you satisfy that sweet tooth!


Balic Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 12 PM – 4 PM
6623 Harding Highway, Mays Landing


At Balic Winery in Mays Landing you can enjoy Beth Tinnon live on the 8th & 9th (voted best by Atlantic City NightLife Awards) and Susan Salmon live on the 15th & 16th. Ladies will receive a lovely rose as well as delicious chocolates along with free wine tastings of their best wines.


Blue Cork Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 12 PM – 7 PM
1093 Blue Bell Road, Williamstown, NJ


Head on over to Blue Cork both weekends during wine trail weekend. Enjoy a free bag of chocolate with the purchase of a tasting! Enjoy live music on both Sundays from 2-5pm. Click here for weekend 2 details!


Cape May Winery: Port Wine & Chocolate Pairing
February 15 & 16 | 12 PM – 5 PM
711 Townbank Road, Cape May, NJ


Cape May Winery is hosting a Port Wine & Chocolate Pairing on Sat Feb. 15th & Sun Feb. 16th. Enjoy a flight of 4 vintages, each specially paired with a sample of dark chocolate. Seating is limited for this exclusive educational tasting. Spots can be reserved on capemaywinery.com. Ticket Price is $25 per person and tasting times are: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30 pm.


Cedar Rose Vineyards
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | Times Vary
431 Kenyon Avenue, Millville


Cedar Rose Vineyards will be offering wine and chocolate tastings all day for both weekends: $10 for 5 wines paired with 5 locally made chocolates (featuring Barbera’s of Vineland, NJ). All dates include live music; however, the second weekend will feature the Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine food truck as well!


Cedarvale Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 12 PM – 5 PM
205 Repaupo Station Road, Swedesboro


Join Cedarvale Winery for their Wine & Chocolate Trail celebrations! They’re going all out pairing chocolate morsels with everyone’s favorite Cedarvale wines. Sip, sample, and savor a tasting at Cedarvale Winery this February.


Chestnut Run Farm
February 8 & 9 | 12 PM – 5 PM
66 Stewart Road, Pilesgrove


Chestnut Run Farm in Pilesgrove only opens their doors a few times a year, but they will be open for weekend 1 of the Wine & Chocolate Trail! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy tastings of their Asian Pear wines!


DiBella Winery
February 14 – 16 | Times Vary
229 Davidson Rd, Woolwich Township


DiBella Winery in Sewell will offer chocolate pairings with their wines on Friday, February 14th 3-8pm, Saturday and Sunday the 15th & 16th from 12-5pm. Tastings are just $5 and outside food/snacks are welcomed and encouraged.


DiMatteo Vineyards
November 29 – December 1 | 12 PM – 6 PM
951 8th Street, Hammonton


On Friday, enjoy Christmas Carolers from 1-3 pm. Santa will be at the winery on Saturday and guitarist Matt DiVenti will be performing Sunday from 2 pm – 4:30 pm.


Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 11 AM – 6 PM
600 S. Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande


Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Valentine’s? Stop by Hawk Haven’s Tasting Room to kick off the annual Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend! Surprise your special someone this Valentine’s Day weekend with a romantic trip through the Cape May Wine Trail. The Wine & Chocolate Tasting is $14 per person and includes 8 wines and 4 gourmet chocolate pairings.


Jessie Creek Winery
February 14 – 17 | 9 AM – 5 PM
1 North Delsea Drive, Cape May


Jessie Creek is once again participating in the Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekend. You can enjoy Wine & Chocolate pairings from February 14th through the 17th. For $25, guests can enjoy Jessie Creek’s Wine Spiral: 5 wines paired with a variety of locally made chocolates. They will also have live music on February 15th and 16th.


Iron Plow Vineyards
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | Times Vary

26750 Mt Pleasant Rd, Columbus

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone at Iron Plow this year on either of the wine & chocolate weekends! With your wine tasting we have complimentary artisan chocolates by the Farmer’s Daughter to pair along with your wine and live music. They will host this event at both the Columbus & Mount Holly locations.


Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt

February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | Times Vary

Laurita Winery will be participating in both chocolate weekends. They will have three vendors for Feb 8 & 9 and four chocolate vendors for Feb 15 & 16. They will also have a Valentine’s dinner on the 14th and a vow renewal on Feb 15th. Vendors to include: House of Cupcakes, Maddalenas, Rocky Mountain, ARC of Ocean County Sweet Shoppe (only Feb 15 & 16). Click here for details on Weekend #2!


Monroeville Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | Times Vary
314 Richwood Road, Monroeville


Monroeville Vineyard and Winery is ready for both Wine & Chocolate Weekends! A $10 per person charge includes a wine tasting, souvenir glass and complimentary chocolate samples. Live music on Saturdays from 2pm to 6pm, and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Wine Flights, assorted cheeses, and $5 personal pizzas will also be available. No reservations required.


Natali Vineyards
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 10 AM – 5 PM
221 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Courthouse


On both weekends, Natali Vineyards will offer complimentary gourmet chocolates and cheeses in the Tasting Bar and a Wine Pairing Dinner on February 8 from 6:30-9:00 pm with Chef Mark Kalla. This will be a five course dinner with wine served with each course. Call for reservations and menu.


Plagido’s Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16 | 11 AM – 5 PM
570 North 1st Road, Hammonton


Plagido’s Winery will celebrate “Be Mine with Chocolate & Wine” on both weekends. The wine and chocolate tasting is $10 per person and includes a full wine tasting experience, along with wine infused desserts. Reservations are required for parties of 6 or more.


Salem Oak Vineyards
November 29 – December 1 | 11 AM – 5 PM
60 N. Railroad Ave, Pedricktown


Salem Oak Vineyards will be open Friday and Saturday, 12-9 PM and Sunday 12-6 PM for tastings. Enjoy live music on Friday night with Stolen Moments, and Saturday night with Funk Perpetrators. Music starts at 6:30 PM both nights.


Sharrott Winery
February 8, 9, 15 & 16
| 12 PM – 5 PM
370 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton


Sharrott Winery will provide three different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Each weekend they will offer a chocolate and wine pairing for $15.99 consisting of six wine and chocolates. They also have a Prix Fixe Dinner on Valentine’s Day Night for $60 per person and a Food and Wine Flight on Feb 15-16 for $24.99 per person.


Summit City Winery
February 7 – 9 & 14 – 16 | Times Vary
500 University Blvd, Glassboro


Visit Summit City Winery and treat your sweetheart to the perfect wine pairing. They will be providing complimentary snacks to share all weekend as well as a variety of wine specials to choose from! Live music nights will go on as normal for these weekends as well!


Tomasello Winery
November 29 – December 1 | 11 AM – 4 PM
225 N. White Horse Pike, Hammonton


Join Tomasello Winery on Thanksgiving weekend for the Garden State Wine Growers’ annual Holiday Wine Trail Weekend! Enjoy complimentary cookies while sampling some of their finest selections. As one of the participating wineries, Tomasello Winery will be giving away beautiful wreaths and limited edition Tomasello ornaments throughout the weekend, while supplies last. While you’re there, don’t forget to stock up on all of your holiday party necessities!


Valenzano Winery
February 15 & 16
| 11 AM – 4 PM
1090 Route 206, Hammonton


Visit for a weekend of live music, wine tasting and great food. Full dance band ‘Party Machine’ will be performing Saturday from 12-4pm. Goodman Fiske Duo will be taking requests Sunday from 12-4pm. Full lunch menu available 11am-4pm all weekend. $10.00 cover charge includes wine tasting, souvenir wine glass and live entertainment $5.00 extra includes a box of premium LeBelge chocolate truffles paired with a reserve barrel tasting of the newest releases.


White Horse Winery
February 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 | | Times Vary
106 Hall Street, Hammonton


Come out to White Horse Winery for 2 great weekends of wine & chocolate! Enjoy a special wine and gourmet hand crafted chocolate tasting on February 8th & 9th or February 15th & 16th. There will be live music each day and food trucks. Top Shelf Cuisine will be serving WHW on the 14th and Visconti’s Cruisin Cuisine on the 15th.


William Heritage Winery
February 15 & 16 | 12 PM – 5:30 PM
480 Mullica Hill Road, Mullica Hill


During this sweet weekend attendees will be able to sample 12 wines from 3 different wine tasting stations. Each station will offer 4 wines to sample. Special wine pairings are provided by local businesses Mecha Chocolates of Haddonfield as well as Mademoiselle Macaron of Mullica Hill, NJ, both are local, women-owned businesses. Live music will be provided by fan-favorite Greg Jones. Grab your tickets when they become available as this event will sell out! Tickets (available 2/5)


Willow Creek Winery: Valentines at the Vineyard
Saturday, February 15 | 11 AM – 8 PM
168 Stevens Street
, Cape May

Willow Creek Winery is hosting a Valentines at the Vineyard Dinner on Feb 15, a five-course aphrodisiac menu by master chef Brian Parker paired with their vintners’ curated wine selections. There are two seating’s at 6 & 7:30 PM at $90 per guest.


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