Six Flags Grape Adventure Festival and Safari

Well wine lovers it seems we have come to the end of our festival season for this year. How did you like it? We here at Tomasello Winery know we had a lot of fun.

Before we call it completely over we still have one more event we are hoping you’ll join us at. November 7-8 Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ holds it’s annual Six Flags Grape Adventure (see what they did there?). This festival is more than wine tastings. Six Flags opens up its safari section and for an added cost wine festival “can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, a special wine tasting at Camp Aventura with a view of African plains animals including giraffes, zebras, Ankoli cattle, kudu, springbuck, gnu and more plus an unforgettable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience”. Sounds really exciting to us!

What’s just as exciting is we will be featuring several of our wines including Cranberry Moscato and Spiced Apple. The festival will feature 14 wineries including Tomasello Winery, Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyard, Cava Winery, Cedarvale Winery, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Four Sisters Winery, Monroeville Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Sharrott Winery, Valenzano Winery, Villari Vineyards, and Wagonhouse Winery.

There will also 5 food vendors in attendance; Empanada Guy, Mobile Mardi Gras, Nomad Pizza, So. Jersey Mobile Cafe, and Texas Smoke BBQ. Along with wine and food there will be great craft vendors; An Etch of Glass, Blue Ridge Farms, Carolyn’s Crystal Creations, Celtic Chairde Creations, Demca Demo, Designs with Juls, JD Gormet, Jerky James Fine Meats, Justine’s Truffles, Pappardelle’s Pasta, Silpada Designs, Spices & Stuff, Susan Ruth’s Creations and Simple Elegance by Lauri.

The Grape Adventure takes place November 7 and 8 11:30am-5pm and the Safari Off Road Adventures start at 10:30am each day and end at 3pm both days. You can find tickets and more information HERE. We can’t wait for you to join us for a Grape Adventure!

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Autumn Wine Festival at RiverWinds

Why do we love Fall so much? Is it the crisp and cool air? Do we love the colors that nature paints the leaves of trees? Or is it the crunch of said leaves under our boots? Whatever the reason we love Fall we spend every opportunity we can to celebrate it.

This weekend we at Tomasello Winery will be celebrating Autumn at the Autumn Wine Festival at RiverWinds. In West Deptford NJ we will be there with some of our Fall favorite wines like Broomstick Brew and Spiced Apple.

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There will be several wineries in attendance at this festival; Tomasello Winery (us), Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery, Cedarvale Winery, Chestnut Run Farm, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Sharrott Winery, Valenzano Winery, Villari Vineyards, and Wagonhouse Winery.

Along with great wines there will be a few eateries in attendance including Carolina Blue Smokehouse, Empanada Guy, Star of the Sea, and So Jersey Mobile Cafe. There will be two bands performing over the weekend. On Saturday SassFaction will be playing and Sunday Right Turn at 40 is on deck. It will be great to hear great local bands while enjoying wines. Lastly 13 artisans and crafters will be in attendance ready to share their beautiful handmade wares with you.

We hope you can join us. The RiverWinds Autumn Wine Festival will be in the RiverWinds Community Center 1000 RiverWinds Dr. West Deptford, NJ 08086 from 12-5pm. Gates open at 11:30am and you can get your tickets HERE.

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival

As we get further into the fall season the harvests are ripening and ready to be picked. Our beloved state of New Jersey isn’t called “The Garden State” by accident. In fact New Jersey’s fertile land is what makes Tomasello wine so delicious. However, grapes aren’t the only crop that thrives in Jersey soil.

This time of year cranberries are ripe in their bogs and ready to be harvested. The town of Chatsworth, NJ celebrates this harvest with their annual Cranberry Festival. The entire small town becomes filled with artists, crafters and vendors selling their wares and displaying their beautiful art. There will also be a band.

Most importantly Tomasello Winery will be there and we like to celebrate New Jersey’s cranberries in our own special way. Both our cranberry wine and our cranberry moscato wine will be there for you to taste and enjoy. The Cranberry Festival is always has a full crowd so we have a handy map showing where we are.

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Where we will be

For those who know Chatsworth we are at 3993 Country Road 563. It’s the main road through town so make sure to look for us. The festival is from 9am-5pm Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18. We can’t wait to see you!

Join Us in Cape May

Hello again wine lovers! Today we are very excited because we will be at the Cape May wine festival this weekend. The Cape May wine festival is being held in the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the historic Hangar #1 in the Cape May Airport.

Wineries that will be there include Tomasello (us), Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Bellview Winery, Cape May Winery, Cava Winery, Cedarvale Winery, Chestnut Run Farm, Coda Rossa Winery, DiBella Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Hawk Haven Vineyard, Heritage Vineyards, Monroeville Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Salem Oak Vineyards, Sharrott Winery, Summit City Farms, Valenzano Winery, Villari Vineyards, and Wagonhouse Winery.

Wow that’s a lot of wineries! 22 in total so make sure you look for us. We will be excited to see you.

Along with the wineries there will be 4 food trucks; El Lechon de Negron that specializes in Puerto Rican pig roast and cuisine, Star of the Sea which offers some of the freshest and tastiest seafood, Grumpy’s BBQ with the flavors of New Orleans, Saint Louis, Carolinas, and Tex-Mex, and Tony’s Farm Table that sells freshly made flatbreads.

There will also be great music at the festival. One band will play each day. One Saturday it will be Strumberry Pie, an acoustic rock duo and on Sunday it will be Bluebone, a blues rock band. There’s nothing like great entertainment while you’re sipping great wines.

We will have 16 of our delicious wines there including Broomstick Brew, Cherry Moscato, and 2 festival specials Cape May Red magnum and Ranier Red magnum. The festival is Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm. You can get your tickets HERE. Can’t wait to see you!

Appel Farm Music and Wine Festival

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Editors note: The Appel Farm Festival was cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled for June 4, 2016. We at Tomasello Winery will be there!

Hello wine lovers. We here at Tomasello winery are very excited to tell you that we will be attending the Appel Farm Music and Wine Festival. It will be June 4, 2016. 

The wineries that will be there are Tomasello Winery (us), Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery, Bellview Winery, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Harvest Ridge Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, Paradocx Vineyard, Penn’s Wood Winery, Plagido’s Winery, and Wagonhouse Winery. That’s New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania wineries in attendance.

Not only will there be a plethora of delicious wines but there will be great toe-tapping music as well. Performances include a female blues and roots trio from Philly called No Good Sister, a southern Jersey swing band called Swing that Cat, Nancy Micciulla a songwriter and guitar player, and a roots-reggae-rock band named Steppin’ Razor. There are enough musical styles here to make everyone happy.

There are even great things for the kids to enjoy. There will be a Discovery Arts Tent where kids can create their own art to take home and a Kids Zone where kids can play and have fun with their families.

The coolest thing about the Appel Farm Music and Wine Festival also has an overnight experience for those who want to turn their wine festival trip into a mini vacation. Guests are invited to stay overnight in Appel Farm’s modern housing facilities to enjoy additional festivities including dinner, private concert by Joe DiVita Steel Drums, dessert wine pairing with s’mores and breakfast the next morning. Stay in South Jersey Sunday for WheatonArts Festival of Fine Craft. Show your Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival admission ticket and receive 1/2 off one general admission for Festival of Fine Craft that Sunday.

The whole Appel Farms experience sounds like it will be a lot of fun. You can buy your tickets HERE. Don’t forget to say hello to us at the Wine and Music Festival and share any pictures with us on Facebook.

Jersey Fresh

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So Fresh!

Fall is the best time to hit a festival or two and try a few wines. This weekend the Garden State Wine Growers Association is presenting the Jersey Fresh wine festival in Columbus NJ. The theme of this event is a day at the farmer’s market and it is celebrating the growing and harvesting of New Jersey grapes. The Jersey Fresh wine festival celebrates what makes New Jersey the true garden state.

The event is two days Saturday and Sunday and will include 11 wineries including Tomasello Winery. We are very excited to be there and have you taste some of our wonderful wines like our season Broomstick Brew. Bands will be there playing both days. On Saturday it will be Mesquite Honey and Sunday Crabdaddy will be playing for the crowd.  Many artisan crafters, farmers and other venders will be at the Jersey Fresh wine festival sharing their Jersey fresh wares with those in attendance.

Along with delicious wines you can taste and buy you can also buy food from the food vendors. The food vendors include Bonjour Creperie, Brother Bear’s BBQ & Catering, Empanada Guy, Pure & Simple Flatbreads, and So Jersey Mobile Cafe. More than enough food to fill your stomachs. According to the Weather Channel the weather in Columbus NJ will be in the mid 70s and beautiful.

The Jersey Fresh wine festival is the perfect way to kick off the Fall season and we can’t wait to see you. You can get your tickets HERE for $20 or at the gate for $25 per person.

Join Us at the Valenzano Wine Fest!

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Waving our banner high!

Need plans for the weekend? Don’t want to spend another Saturday or Sunday on the couch? Well why not spend the weekend at the Valenzano Wine Fest! We will be there and it would be great if you can join us.

The Valenzano Wine Fest is an annual wine going 14 years strong. The festival is held at Valenzano’s Shamong, NJ festival grounds on Old Indian Mills Rd. There will be 10 wineries giving out tasting samples of their finest wines and selling bottles. Also 10 restaurants will be selling great food.

During the weekend there will be 6 stages featuring entertainment from bands to things for the kids to enjoy like Community Rocks and comedy acts. There will be craft venders selling their wares. For a few extra dollars you can pick pumpkins, ride ponies and a corn maze. It’s a weekend filled with wine, music and more.

The tickets can be bought at the gate for $20 per person and kids are free. The wine tastings are free and included along with the music and you get a souvenir wine glass. The Valenzano Wine Fest will be a lot of fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!