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
spacer

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:
 
Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day 2018 in Philadelphia

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day 2018 in Philadelphia

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and whether you're flying solo this year, plan on only celebrating Galentine's Day, or have a special perso...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 12, 2018
Where to Party This Mardi Gras in Philadelphia

Where to Party This Mardi Gras in Philadelphia

What a wild ride these last few weeks have been. No need to slow down now, continue the party this Mardi Gras at some of Philly's best bars....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 12, 2018
SPONSORED
Skygarten Rectangle Ad
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 6, 2017
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Bars Offering Specials for the Eagles Super Bowl Victory Parade

Bars Offering Specials for the Eagles Super Bowl Victory Parade

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions! To celebrate, the city is throwing a parade to end all parades this Thursday, February 8 starting at...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 7, 2018
Boston's Harpoon Brewery Loses Super Bowl Bet to Philadelphia's Yards Brewing

Boston's Harpoon Brewery Loses Super Bowl Bet to Philadelphia's Yards Brewing

Last week, Philly's Yards Brewing Co. and Boston's Harpoon Brewery made a Super Bowl bet that if the Eagles we...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 6, 2018
Behind the Bar: Nicole Testa of Bar Hygge

Behind the Bar: Nicole Testa of Bar Hygge

This time on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Nicole Testa, who has worked at Fairmount brewpub Bar Hygge since it opened in 2016. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 6, 2018
Bud Light Keeps its Promise to Give Eagles Fans Free Beer

Bud Light Keeps its Promise to Give Eagles Fans Free Beer

Bud Light is making good on its promise to provide Philadelphians free beer after the team's heroic win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bow...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 6, 2018
Philadelphia Bars Serving Up Eagles-Inspired Cocktails

Philadelphia Bars Serving Up Eagles-Inspired Cocktails

The Eagles are facing the New England Patriots this Sunday, February 4 at 6:30 PM in Super Bowl LII, and Philadelphia bars are more than prepared. ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 3, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

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

Close