THE DRINK NATION IS A FREE RESOURCE FOR FINDING EVERYTHING AWESOME ABOUT DRINKING IN YOUR LOCATION

Check Out These Wineries and Vineyards in Cape May

by Erica Bauwens on Aug 4, 2014 in Roundups

Sure, Cape May is nice for a dozen reasons. It’s serene, quiet and serves up some of the freshest seafood at the Jersey Shore. But the Garden State's Southern tip has earned a new reputation in the last few years for the stellar wineries and vineyards producing award-winning bottles of red, white and rose, along with locally-inspired blends with Jersey Fresh ingredients.

Cape May is bursting with wineries, all featuring their own special tours and tastings for the general public. So take some time to hop around a few of these great Cape May vineyards next time you’re in the county; just don’t forget to grab a bottle or two for us.

Cape May Winery
This local namesake proudly displays the area’s lighthouse on most of their labels. With more than 15 awards to its name — including a gold medal for their Cape May Red at the 2012 New Jersey State Wine Competition — their wines aim to please. They’re bottling something for every meal, and offer tours of their four different vineyards every day of the week. (711 Millbank Rd., Cape May; 609-884-1169)

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
Todd and Kenna Weurker have been growing and selling wine from their 100 acre family-owned farm since 2008, producing 12 varieties of wine available for tasting out of their custom tasting room. Along with tastings and tours offered daily, the winery also has specialty events running well into the fall, like Sangria Sundays and Saturdays on the Crushpad, where you can pair wine with gourmet crepes and live music. (600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande; 609-846-7347)

Jessie Creek Winery
For only $7 you can enjoy a tasting of all five varieties of Jessie Creek wines — including an award-winning Merlot and Cabernet Savignon — and bring home a souvenir wine glass. And you don’t have to go far when you’re looking to call it a night: Jessie Creek has its own bed and breakfast located in front of the winery. (1 North Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House; 609-536-2092)

Willow Creek Winery
Willow Creek has been working for the last seven years to create quality, mature grapes for their seven varietals, including their Outer Coastal Plain Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. The winery celebrates summer with events going all season, including a family day every Sunday, painting night with lessons from a local artist, and yoga in the vineyard every Friday, where guests can enjoy a frozen sangria slushie along with an hour-long yoga class. (168 Stevens St., West Cape May; 609-700-8782)

Turdo Vineyards
If you have any doubt about Turdo Vineyards, just browse their seemingly-endless list of national awards. Their accolades include a gold medal from the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, and silver at the 2008 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. It’s also the only vineyard in the state to run entirely on solar energy, and you can schedule private tastings all year around. (3911 Bayshore Rd., North Cape May; 609-884-5591)

Natali Vineyards
Natali has turned their vineyard into a Cape May getaway, with tastings, tours and food for those looking to spend the entire day with a glass in their hand. You can head to the winery for Music on the Vines Monday, held every week through the end of August and featuring live music, bocce, horseshoe, and of course wine tastings, sangria and wine slushies. (221 North Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House; 609-465-0075)

Photo: Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery/Facebook


Tags: Education, Food, Wine
Recent Articles

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Forget the tinsel and string lights - the UK's Lakes Distillery has released a line of booze-filled ornaments just in time to make your holiday season...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 14, 2017
Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

If you've ever wanted to travel to the North Pole for the holidays, you can - but you have to get to the Napa ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 6, 2017
Brace Yourself: A Wine Shortage is Imminent

Brace Yourself: A Wine Shortage is Imminent

Europe is bracing for the lowest wine yield in decades, dropping 14% from 2016....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 6, 2017
SPONSORED
Delta is Now Serving Complimentary Prosecco on Select Flights

Delta is Now Serving Complimentary Prosecco on Select Flights

Delta Airlines is now serving complimentary prosecco on all of its international flights, including to coach customers....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 6, 2017
A Rare Sam Adams Beer, Utopia, Is Being Released

A Rare Sam Adams Beer, Utopia, Is Being Released

Sam Adams has released their biennial Utopias beer, a barrel aged ale that is illegal in 12 states due to its high alcohol content....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Oct 31, 2017
A Canadian Man is Suing an Airline for a Ridiculous Champagne-Related Reason

A Canadian Man is Suing an Airline for a Ridiculous Champagne-Related Reason

This Canadian man has sued an airline for a champagne-related reason you won't believe....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Oct 31, 2017
Chocolate Red Wine is Here, Just in Time for Winter

Chocolate Red Wine is Here, Just in Time for Winter

Winter is officially coming, and one U.K. winery has created a chocolate red wine to keep you warm and cozy all season long....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 31, 2017
This Chicago Bar is Dressing Up as Moe's Tavern for Halloween

This Chicago Bar is Dressing Up as Moe's Tavern for Halloween

Bar and arcade Replay, in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, is getting into the Halloween spirit by dressing up as Moe's Tavern, the iconic dive bar f...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Oct 24, 2017
Brewer's Association Launches $213 Billion Campaign to Buy AB InBev

Brewer's Association Launches $213 Billion Campaign to Buy AB InBev

The organization is looking to raise two-hundred and thirteen billion dollars in order to buy out Anheuser-Bus...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Oct 24, 2017
Anheuser-Busch Is Donating 480,000 Cans of Drinking Water to Puerto Rico and California

Anheuser-Busch Is Donating 480,000 Cans of Drinking Water to Puerto Rico and California

In the wake of the catastrophes in both Puerto Rico and Northern California, Anheuser-Busch is responding by s...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Oct 17, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close