Want some wine with your fall?
Well good, because the Garden State Wine Growers Association will once again host its Grand Harvest Wine Festival at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
Fosterfields is a real working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a late 19th Century farm.
The farm was once owned by General Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of
Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster in 1979 bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a "living historical farm," the first in New Jersey. She lived 98 of her 102 years at Fosterfields.
The Grand Harvest Wine Festival will feature 19 wineries offering nearly 250 locally-produced wines, food, crafts vendors, live bands and the opportunity to experience one of New Jersey’s significant historical farms. Admission is $25 for either day or $40 for a two-day pass. The fee includes a wine tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased at the admission tent 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. each day. Advance tickets can be purchased online. Large groups and bus groups can call 609-588-0085 for more information.
At the Festival, attendees will be able to tour the historical farm and sample award-winning wines from New Jersey wineries, shop craft tables and listen to great live music. The younger generation will also be entertained as they visit the Kids Zone, which features face painting, sand art and other great fun. Live music will be provided Saturday by the SteppingStone Band and Sunday by Funktion.Garden State Wine Growers Association wineries participating at the event are:
4JG's Vineyards, Colts Neck
Amalthea Cellars, Atco
Auburn Road Vineyards, Pilesgrove
Bellview Winery, Landisville
Cava Winery, Hamburg
Coda Rossa Winery, Franklinville
Cream Ridge Winery, Cream Ridge
DiMatteo Vineyards, Hammonton
Four Sisters Winery at Mattarazzo Farms, Belvidere
Heritage Vineyards, Mullica Hills
Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
Old York Cellars, Ringoes
Plagido's Winery, Hammonton
Renault Winery, Egg Harbor Township
Sharrott Winery, Blue Anchor
Tomasello Winery, Hammonton
Valenzano Winery, Shamong
Ventimiglia Vineyard, Wantage
Wagonhouse Winery, Swedesboro
For more information on the Garden State Wine Growers Association, visit www.newjerseywines.com.