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!

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.

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!