Garden State Wine Growers Association to Hold “Mother’s Day Wine Trail” May 9th & 10th

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NJ Winery tasting rooms will celebrate Mother's Day Weekend with special tastings, food pairings, live music, and complimentary offers for mothers across New Jersey.

Mother's Day Wine Trail Weekend in New Jersey

The Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend is one of four annual trail weekends that afford guests a terrific opportunity to visit multiple wineries over the course of a day or the entire weekend.

With another long, cold winter firmly in the rear-view mirror, Spring has arrived and the vineyards of the Garden State are bursting back to life! The tradition continues as New Jersey wineries host the annual Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend May 9th & 10th at winery tasting rooms across the state. Spread from Sussex to Cape May Counties, there is a winery in the back yard of every NJ resident, and there are many ways to celebrate the special women in your lives through NJ wine country. Travelers along the trail can expect special wine tastings, live music, food pairings, and plenty of fragrant fresh flowers (both cut and grapevine) heralding the season.

There are over 50 wineries open now in the Garden State, and they will all be open to visitors during the special weekend. Some wineries, like Terhune Orchards & Vineyard in Lawrence, Old York Cellars in Ringoes, and DiBella Winery in Woolwich will offer complimentary tastings for mothers. Others such as Sharrott Winery in Winslow, Natali Vineyards in Cape May, and Salem Oak Vineyards in Pedricktown will have fresh flowers to send home with Mom. Some wineries, like Valenzano Winery in Shamong and Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington will have vendors on site for mothers to pick out a little something special for herself after doing a wine tasting.

The Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend is one of four annual trail weekends that afford guests a terrific opportunity to visit multiple wineries over the course of a day or the entire weekend. The Association produces a passport program, which allows for visitors to collect stamps at each NJ winery. When all winery stamps are collected, the passport can be mailed back to the association and is then entered into a drawing for an annual international wine trip giveaway. The trip prize is awarded on the Sunday of the annual Blues, Wine & BBQ Festival on May 24th this year at Schooley’s Mountain Park. The Association also has a mobile app version of the passport now available.

The New Jersey wine industry continues to explode, as there were only a dozen wineries open in 2000. New plantings in the vineyards across the state are a regular occurrence, as grow growers race to keep up with the demand for quality locally-produced wines. Over a dozen new wineries and vineyards are slated to begin production over the next couple of years.

For the full list of participating wineries and details of the special offerings at each location, visit http://www.newjerseywines.com. The Garden State Wine Growers Association has a full calendar of exciting opportunities to help you plan your visit to the rapidly increasing number of wineries across the state. These events are a great way to treat Mom on Mother’s Day Weekend, or enjoy the best of New Jersey any time year round.

The GSWGA is a coalition of nearly 50 wineries and vineyards across New Jersey, dedicated to raising the quality and awareness of the New Jersey wine industry. For more information, please contact Executive Director John Cifelli at 908-866-6529 or John(at)newjerseywines(dot)com.

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