The weather has cooled, the grapes are being harvested for the next pressing, and New Jersey wineries have plenty of events for you.
You don’t even have to be a wine enthusiast to enjoy all the cool activities and events at our state wineries. If you’ve never been there, or haven’t been for a long time, you might be pleasantly surprised.
This coming weekend, Laurita Winery in New Egypt is organizing its Oktoberfest 1 Food Truck Festival on October 2-3.
It starts on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks display in the evening, then on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be over a dozen food trucks and of course lots of great Laurita wine. Online admission is $ 12 per person and $ 14 at the door.
Valenzano Winery in Shamong is having its 6th annual Witch Weekend starting this weekend with fall costumes, food and entertainment.
Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere has harvest weekends throughout October with live music and more.
Almost every New Jersey wineries have something every weekend this fall, so don’t miss it.
The musicians are delighted to come back and there is a lot of live music throughout the fall in the vineyards.
New Jersey wines were once known as lower quality sweet wines, but they have all stepped up their game with very good quality wines. Some are made from locally grown and indigenous grapes, and some are produced from grapes imported from other regions.
The local winemakers really put in time and effort, not only to winemaking, but also to making their wineries a great place to relax and have a great time in any season. However, fall is the best. Check them.
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy. All opinions expressed are those of Dennis Malloy.