Beer, Wine & Spirits in Holiday City-Berkeley

50% Off Extended Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Unionville Vineyards

East Amwell

$44 $22

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Tastings of eight Unionville wines are complimented by cheese pairings and take home crystal wine glasses

Up to 52% Off Wine-and-Cheese Pairing

Crossing Vineyards

Washington Crossing

$40 $20.90

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Wine pro shows guests how to bring out the flavors of specific wines and assorted cheeses during a presentation in a historic vineyard

50% Off at New Hope Beer Festival

New Hope Beer Festival

New Hope

$40 $20

Guests sample top beers by local and craft breweries, including Triumph, RiverHorse, and Vault; VIPs get access to the beer garden

50% Off Waterfront Wine & Food Festival

Waterfront Wine & Food Festival

Hamilton Township

$40 $20

4th annual festival celebrates local and international wineries and food with live music, hand-crafted goods, and free wine tastings

Up to 54% Off at Plagido's Winery

Plagido's Winery

Hammonton

$24 $12

Guests sip wine samples made from New Jersey-grown grapes at scenic, seven-year-old family vineyard and winery

Up to 54% Off Beer Tasting at Harper's Pub

Harper's Pub

Clementon

$40 $20

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Appetizers such as chicken quesadillas and french fries complement a tasting of four beers

Up to 56% Off Winery Tour, Tasting, and Restaurant Fare

Renault Winery Resort & Golf

Galloway

$48 $24

Explore the vineyards & barrel rooms before tasting five estate wines; dine on Italian food, steaks, seafood & more at Joseph’s Restaurant

Half Off Wine Tasting at Staten Island Winery

Staten Island Winery

Travis

$30 $15

From 6–9 p.m., guests sample four different wines and take home a wine glass

Up to 54% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting and Tour

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Sample five varietals of wines paired with Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and learn about the winemaking process

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Kreutz Creek Vineyards

West Grove

$30 $15

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Taste wines from a vineyard that started with a homemade winemaking kit more than two decades ago

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Peddler's Village Tasting Room

Peddler's Village Tasting Room

Lahaska

$48 $24

Sample seasonal wine in the impossibly quaint Peddler's Village winery

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Wagonhouse Winery

South Harrison

$34 $17

Sample all 12 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary's

Up to 51% Off Winery Tour at Cape May Winery

Cape May Winery

Cape May

$40 $20

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the wine-making process, then enjoy a cheese tray paired with wine tastings straight from oak barrels

Up to 43% Off Shortbread & Wine at Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

$30 $18

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House-baked shortbread flavors include honey wheat and rosemary sea salt; samplers also include glasses of wine

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After graduating from Vassar College in 1997, vintner Tom Carroll Jr. continued his education in California, where he taught himself about viticulture and enology to achieve a lifelong dream of opening a winery. Three years later, he returned to his hometown to found Crossing Vineyards on a plot of land situated a short distance from George Washington’s Delaware River crossing. The winery mingles historic charm and pastoral surroundings with modern technologies, such as a sterile HVAC bottling system and solar-energy panels. Tom and his parents, also co-owners, built the facility around eco-friendly winemaking practices, such as composting waste and using cover crops, a technique that prevents topsoil erosion and helps vintners sing the young grapevines to sleep.

Crossing Vineyards' European-style wines have won more than 115 awards in both national and international competitions over the past 12 years. The winery offers tastings and wine-pairing classes in an onsite educational area and hosts an annual summer wine-and-music series on its sprawling, 15-acre property.

1853 Wrightstown Rd
Newtown,
PA
US

If it weren't for a pesky aphid, Renault Winery may never have existed. When parasitic bug wiped out much of Europe's grape crop, it forced master vintner Louis Nicholas Renault to move from France to the United States. He eventually settled in New Jersey, a state that boasts a similar climate to France and a similar accent to Parisians. Here, he cultivated American grapes that were unfettered by the insects, turning Renault Winery into a prize-winning establishment and eventually into a New Jersey historical site.

Today, the winery offers tours of its storied grounds, inviting visitors to peruse while sampling a wide variety of reds, whites, and champagne. The space also doubles as a popular wedding venue and even houses a golf course on site.

72 N Bremen Ave
Egg Harbor City,
NJ
US

Brooklyn Winery's team crafts small-batch, artisanal wines in Williamsburg—and if winemaking in an urban environment sounds odd to customers, they can always find out how it works during Tuesday winery tours. The tour guides walk groups through their entire process, from the moment the grapes arrive at the facility to when the cork goes in the final wine bottle, trapping the wine genie inside for good. Of course, the process varies from wine to wine. The team ages some vintages in stainless-steel containers, while the barrel-fermented riesling is aged, predictably, in oak barrels, an old-school technique that originated in prerefrigeration Germany. The result? A quirky riesling with hints of soapstone, mushroom, and honey.

The team doesn't just reclaim old German traditions, though. For their unpretentious 1,200-square-foot wine bar, they also reclaimed most of the building materials. In the cozy, unpretentious bar, visitors sip vintages pulled from wine racks that were once World War II ammo boxes; the walls, meanwhile, were barn wood in a past life, and the bar itself is made from old church pews, completing the aura of modernity rooted in history.

213 N 8th St.
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Armed with memories of his father's and grandfather's winepress, Dominick Chirichillo founded his wine school as a hobby in a basement cellar. Since he began crafting his own wines, he has won 47 medals from national American Wine Society competitions and established a proper winemaking school. During a series of classes, instructors guide students through all the stages of winemaking, from crushing grapes to prepping barrels, removing sediment, and softly singing to expedite fermentation. Students handle the same seasonal grapes—harvested from regions of California and Chile—that Chirichillo blends into more than 40 different varietals for sale by the bottle and case.

1540 Route 37 W
Toms River,
NJ
US

Hosted by the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Jersey Shore Wine Festival gives visitors to FirstEnergy Park a taste of the state's finest wineries for two fun-filled days. Guests aged 21 or older may sample the wares of merchants such as Ventimiglia Vineyards and Wagonhouse Winery, and kids carouse in a designated play area. The event also boasts food vendors, crafters, and artists who specialize in making mosaics out of nacho chips.

2 Stadium Way
Lakewood,
NJ
US

In 1955, Joseph and Margaret Gerard bought a liquor store near Lovelandtown Bridge in Point Pleasant, from which they sold spirits and wine to their community. Members of the same family still operate Gerard's Wine & Spirits today, but they distribute bottles across the country as well as locally. Staff members—all well-versed in the world of wine—curate an inventory of high-quality varietals. For a sampling of wines ranked highly by experts, check out bottles rated at 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator.

2310 Bridge Ave
Point Pleasant Boro,
NJ
US