The Winemakers Co-Op Spring Portfolio Tasting will feature 32 fine wines from some of New Jersey’s top producers. Attendees will mingle with winemakers and proprietors, with specific opportunities to learn how these wines were crafted, and what makes New Jersey wines unique. Enjoy live music from The Slicked Up Nines, playing big band/swing, Motown, and hits of the Rat Pack.
Special guest Lenn Thompson (www.thecorkreport.us, Wine Enthusiast, Lonely Planet) will share tales of his journey through NJ wine country and other parts of the East Coast.
General admission includes admission to the grounds, 4 hours of wine tasting, entertainment, and bottled water. Gourmet food vendors will be selling at the event for an additional price. No outside food or beverage are allowed. Children 13-20 will be admitted with a ticket at the $10 designated driver rate.
VIP ticketswill include access to the 2pm Winemakers’ Round Table panel discussion and a tasting of wines relevant to the talk. VIP entrants will also have a chance to taste a selection of reserve wines and a complimentary cheese & charcuterie platter.
The Winemakers Co-Op holds two large public tastings each year. All wines poured at these events adhere to the Co-Op’s standards for NJ fine wine – that they are classic Vitis vinifera varieties, dry or classically off-dry, and from 100% New Jersey grown grapes. These wines are terroir-driven — true expressions of what New Jersey climate and soil can represent! Most are estate grown, and several are single vineyard bottlings.