Connecting Food, Farms and the Environment

To Rebuild our Local Food Economy

New Jersey Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival

September 23 and 24, 2017, Noon to 5 p.m.


You are welcome to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to relax and enjoy the afternoon in the vineyard.  Live music, sample wine, craft beer, and spirits.  Gourmet food for purchase.  No outside food or alcohol is permitted.  No pets allowed. This is a rain-or-shine event. Sorry, no refunds.

Join us and sample award-winning wines produced by Alba Vineyard, New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard. Also sample wines from the state’s premium wine wholesalers. We invite you to not only taste, but learn about the wines you are sampling. Alba wines are available for purchase to enjoy with food from “Morini at Alba” and to take home.

We will also feature New Jersey’s top craft breweries and its ground-breaking distillery to join us to share samples of their outstanding products.

Online ticketing has ended. Please purchase tickets at the gate. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

  • Wine-tasting tickets, 21 and older – $35. Includes complimentary wine glass and all wine, beer and spirits sampling.
  • Tickets 16 to 21 are $10.  Designated Drivers tickets are $10.  Children 15 and under are admitted free.

All attendees with wine-tasting tickets, regardless of age, MUST produce valid I.D. at the ticket booth. 


In addition to our host, Alba Vineyard, the following wholesalers will be pouring their best international wines for your sampling pleasure.

  • Allied Beverage
  • Opici Family Distributing
  • Fedway
  • Breakthru Beverage

Click here for a list of Featured Wines

Craft Beer

Once again we have invited New Jersey’s premier craft breweries to join us so you can sample their amazing beers.


Award-winning Claremont Distilled Spirits, Inc. proves that world class spirits could be produced using the finest locally sourced ingredients of the Garden State. They will be sharing samples of Claremont Vodka, Claremont Blueberry Vodka, Claremont Peach Vodka, NJD Moonshine, NJD Apple Pie Moonshine, NJD Flaming SINamon and Tracks & Rails Bourbon. Claremont Vodka is rated a top 100 Spirit for 2016 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

A Feast For Your Senses

Besides tasting amazing wines, craft beers, and spirits, four food stations will be available for purchase from world renowned and Michelin-starred Altamarea Group. Alba’s enduring commitment to producing quality wines matches perfectly with Altamarea’s unparalleled culinary creations; the result is a food and wine lovers haven where the kitchen meets the farm. All food sold separately.

Wood-fired pizza station: Margarita pizza- wood fired pizza, pomodoro, fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil Calabrese pizza- fennel sausage, thick cut Peperoni, red onion, parmigiano

Meatball and pasta station: Polpettine- prosciutto and mortadella meatballs baked in tomato sauce Casarecci- house made pasta, ragú finto, fresh basil, parmigiano

Battilardo (meat and cheese) and salad station: Chef’s selection of cured meats and cheese served with mostarda di frutta and rustic bread.

Dessert station:  Baked individual fruit cobblers, available a la mode

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet specialty farm-related vendors: Jersey Barnfire , Hum-Dinger Alpacas, Preppy Player and Frank’s Pickled Peppers.

Finally, enjoy Blues, Jazz, Swing, Folk, R&B, Soul and more by The BC Combo.

Online ticketing has ended. Please purchase tickets at the gate. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.


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