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!

Tomasello’s Night at the Opera 

Sounds of music fill the air and lift your spirits as you sip the exceptional wines and enjoy decadent food. An experience that awakens your senses and delights your palate. Did you know that at Tomasello Winery we hold several opera galas throughout the year?
In February, May, October and December the halls of Tomasello Winery are filled with the sounds operatic arias. Each of the songs selected reflect the season of the gala whether it be the crisp and cool fall or the jovial holiday season. Our talented artists have performed in many premier opera houses around the country and have graciously lent their voices to our winery.
Not only will guests get the unique experience of hearing operas but the evening is coupled with an exquisite dining experience. Four courses of a gourmet meal expertly paired with Tomasello Winery’s finest wines. It is a feast for the senses and a wonderful way to enjoy your time visiting Tomasello Winery’s beautiful crystal ballroom.
Did you know there are still 4 left before the end of 2015? First up are our Harvest Galas October 11 and October 18. Then our Holiday Galas December 6 and December 13. These events are very popular and our December 6th Gala is completely sold out. The matinee galas start at 2pm and last about 4 hours. Each event is $75 per person and you can find tickets HERE.

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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.