Annual Barrel Trail Weekend
The Garden State Wine Growers Association will once again host its annual Barrel Trail Weekend from July 13-14. The event will take place at select wineries across New Jersey. Of course, visitors to these NJ wineries and vineyards will be able to sample future award-winning vintages and more. This is your chance to enjoy wine tastings, learn about new wine releases, and tour the vineyards. But that’s not all; you’ll also hear discussions on the wine-making process from the actual winemakers themselves.
“Barrel Trail weekend is a great opportunity to ask questions of the winemakers, sample future vintages and learn about how wine develops from barrel to bottle,” said Tom Cosentino, Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.
Blue Cork Winery – Will be giving an educational experience with the winemaker in 45 min intervals from Noon – 6:00 pm, no reservation needed. Cost is $20 per person for 5 FRENCH OAK Barrel tastings and a souvenir glass.
Bellview Winery – You can sample one of their upcoming 2018 vintages straight out of the barrel. Along with this young wine, Bellview will be sampling aged vintages as a flight so that customers can experience how varietals develop over time. These wines will only be available for tasting during Barrel Tasting Weekend for $6 per person.
4JG’s Winery – Come in from the heat for a wine tasting and a sample from the barrel. Winemaker Craig Donofrio will conduct an informative discussion of the use of oak barrels to enhance flavors at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Barrel trivia and prizes will round out the fun.
All New Jersey wineries will be open for tastings and activities on Barrel Trail Weekend. Click here to find one in your area. Meanwhile, you can click here for the most recent listings of Barrel Trail events.