The Garden State Wine Growers Association will host the third annual Spring Fever Wine & Food Tasting at the elegant Branches in West Long Branch on Sunday, April 7 from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s event, presented by the Asbury Park Press and The Breeze radio will feature over 20 of New Jersey’s finest wineries sampling more than 250 award-winning wines and gourmet food in an award-winning setting noted regionally for its elegance and attention to detail. Valet parking and a souvenir wine glass are included in the $30 admission price. However, tickets for the event are limited so consumers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by visiting www.newjerseywines.com.
In addition to sampling wines, attendees will be able to purchase wine by the bottle and case. Once inside attendees receive a printed menu showcasing each winery and the wines they will be sampling. Attendees can spend as much time as they want visiting each winery’s location and sampling wines.
Winemakers will be offering a broad palette of wines from dry Bordeaux style with easily recognizable names as well as blends, to more fruity choices. All of the wines available for sampling have been locally produced and feature a number of gold, silver and bronze award winning vintages from major national competitions including the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, The Los Angeles County Fair Wine Competition, the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and the Beverage Testing Institute Wine Challenge.
Wineries participating in the Spring Fever event are:
4JGs Orchards & Vineyards, Colts Neck
Auburn Roads Vineyards, Pilesgrove
Bellview Winery, Landisville
Cava Winery & Vineyard, Hamburg
Coda Rossa Winery, Franklinville
Cream Ridge Winery, Cream Ridge
DiMatteo Vineyards, Hammonton
Four Sisters Winery at Mattarazzo Farms, Belvidere
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Rio Grande
Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
Natali Vineyards, Cape May Court House
Old York Cellars, Ringoes
Plagido's Winery, Hammonton
Sharrott Winery, Blue Anchor
Silver Decoy Winery, East Windsor
Southwind Vineyard & Winery, Millville
Tomasello Winery, Hammonton
Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes
Valenzano Winery, Shamong
Ventimiglia Vineyard, Wantage
Wagonhouse Winery, Swedesboro
For more information on the Garden State Wine Growers Association, visit www.newjerseywines.com.