This sponsored article is brought to you by Vintage North Jersey.
Vintage North Jersey—a collaboration of northern New Jersey wineries—is excited to welcome some of the top wineries in the area, along with local specialty food vendors and live music, to one of the oldest vineyards in the area.
In addition to hosting the festival, Four Sisters Winery will offer up tastings of several of their wines, with homemade bread and dipping oil, and spice samples as well. Owner, chef and winemaker Matty Matarazzo is happy to host guests at his vineyard so they can taste a wide variety of items. “I hope this festival provides a unique experience for all those who attend,” Matarazzo said. “It will offer a close look at the ten wineries that make up Vintage North Jersey while sharing some of the fine foods produced in our region.”
The festival’s featured wines will be paired with local specialty food, including fresh cheeses and fruit (available for purchase), Greek spreads, baked goods, and more. Old York Cellars winery of Ringoes is one of the vineyards involved in the wine and food pairings. General Manager Laurin Dorman says the selected pairings highlight the association between certain foods and wines. “This was so important to us that we are pairing each winery with a local provider,” Dorman said. “Whether that be cheese, bread, produce, honey, handmade hummus and even olive oil. We are showcasing the wineries in this fashion to show the connection between food and wine and how they highlight and elevate each other.”
Accompanying the food and wine will be the sounds of two classic rock cover bands. The Wilson Brothers will play on Saturday and the Brother John Brown band takes the stage on Sunday.
Dorman says that the festival is a great way for people to come out and see for themselves how great some of the locally grown food and wine is here in New Jersey. “This event is intended to highlight all that New Jersey has to offer,” Dorman said. “[It] is a continued effort to show that not only are there great wineries right in your backyard, but they are producing award-winning wines.”
The event begins at 12 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. both Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17. Tickets are $20 at the gate which includes tasting and a complimentary wine glass. Tickets for ages 13 to 20 are $15 and children 12 and under are free. Advance-sale tickets are available online
- Beneduce Vineyards: 1 Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown, 908-996-3823
- Bobolink Farms: 369 Stamets, Road, Milford, 908-864-7277
- Brook Hollow Winery: 594 New Jersey 94, Columbia, 908-496-8200
- Cava Winery & Vineyards: 3619 New Jersey 94, Hamburg, 973-823-9463
- Four Sisters Winery: 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, 908-475-3671
- Hopewell Valley Vineyards: 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609-737-4465
- Old York Cellars: 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, 908-284-9463
- Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery: 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, 609-924-2310
- Unionville Vineyards: 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, 908-788-0400
- Ventimiglia Vineyards: 101 Layton Road, Wantage, 973-875-4333
- Villa Milagro Vineyards: 33 County Road 627, Phillipsburg, 908-995-2072