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Saturday, October 06 2012 - 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 06 2012 - 5:00 pm
North Cape May, NJ, 08204
Telephone: (800) 643-3779
In early Oct., the Garden State Wine Growers Association will sponsor the Cape May Wine Festival to be held at the Cape May Terminal of the Cape May - Lewes Ferry for the 6th consecutive year. Festival attendees can take advantage of the warm autumnal weather to sample more than 200 award-winning wines from New Jersey, listen to live music, stroll through crafters and visit The Kids Zone which has activities especially for the younger attendees.
This wine festival, featuring 24 New Jersey wineries, will be held Oct. 6 and 7 from 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. in a lovely, grassy field overlooking the ocean at the bustling and picturesque Cape May-Lewes Ferry (www.cmlf.com). The beautiful site is surrounded on every side by water, its serenity marked only by the arrival and departure of the ferries.
Guests can sit and taste wine as ships port or stand at the Point of Cape May and look out at the scenery. People may also walk along the waterfront and boardwalk. Artisan vendors and crafters will be selling hand made products, wine related items and other quality goods. There will be kid’s activities including arts & crafts and face painting.
Tickets for each of the festivals are $25 a person at the gate. Advance tickets for all the wine festivals can be purchased only at the association web site for $20 a person. Discounted pricing is available for bus groups and group sales of 16 or more. Large groups and bus groups can call the Association “Wine Line” for more information. Two day ticket sales are available at a discount. Ferry & Festival and Shuttle & Festival packages are available by contacting CMLF reservation office at 800-643-3779.
New Jersey has been producing wine since 1864. While perhaps not as well-known as other wine-producing states, New Jersey is home to many premiere varieties. Award-winning Chardonnay, Syrah, Marechal Foch, Viognier, Traminette, Merlot, Cabernet and dozens of others are produced right here. And, particularly unique to New Jersey wineries are an array of fruit wines such as raspberry, cherry and blueberry, which are exported by some New Jersey wineries all over the world. Because of the climate and conditions of the state, New Jersey wines are most often compared by viticulturists and enologists to the wines of France and Italy.
For special Ferry, Festival, and Cape May Ferry Shuttle Packages from the City of Cape May, please call the CMLF reservation office at 800-643-3779. For more information or to purchase advance tickets from the GSWA to the Wine Festival, please visit www.newjerseywines.com.
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry:
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.