The Bee’s Needs Recipe

To everyone who visited over the weekend and slipped into the barrel room with an open mind and an empty glass – thank you. We are always looking to find a new innovation and take on wine mixtures, and are overjoyed when they’re delicious and well received – and even more so when they have a socially conscious origin, Save the Bees!

The Bee’s Needs
3 parts Valenzano Vidal Blanc
2 parts Pinelands Blend Honey
1 parts Passionfruit Juice
(I used Welch’s Tropical Trio to save on having to measure quantities of juices)

Chill your Vidal Blanc. For the weekend pitcher we used three bottles, two helpings of ice, and stirred in about 3/4 of a medium sized bottle of honey from the Happy Bees Apiary NJ. Once we have these two elements incorporated we added our juice element. Continue stirring faithfully and keep chilled. Serve, Sip & Savor….and thank the bees

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Foodie Prep Steps

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Now Accepting Crafters and Food Trucks

WineFest 2017 is scheduled for September 16 & 17, 2017.  Registration for crafters and food trucks is now open.

Click Here Craft Vendor Application

Click Here Food Truck Vendor Application

We look forward to another great year of WineFest!!!

WINEFESTNJ 2017 UPDATE

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We are happy to announce that we have booked one of South Jersey’s most requested bands to perform Saturday at WineFest 2017.

Don’t Call Me Francis will be performing Saturday September 16, 2017 at this year’s event from 12:50-5:00pm.  We look forward to they amazing performance.

With over 25 years experience in the industry, the Don’t Call Me Francis Band is one of the most requested bands in the Philadelphia Tri-state area and beyond.

For 15 consecutive years, “DCMF” was voted the Best Band in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley, by the Courier Post’s Readers Choice Awards.

“DCMF” boasts a lineup of musicians whose credits include performances with Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Pretty Poison, Michael Bolton, Paula Abdul, Robert Hazard, Chicago, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Estefan, the Stylistics and the list continues.

Well known musicians including Mark Anthony, Morris Day of the Time, Max Weinberg, drummer of the Bruce Springsteen band, Neil Shawn of Motley Crue, and the members of the Beach Boys have played with the “DCMF” band.  Don’t Call Me Francis has even performed before entertainers such as Steve Winwood, Tom Jones and Brian Setzer.

Don’t Call Me Francis the high energy, smash-mouth, get up and jam type of band. SOMEBODY SCREAM! Don’t be tardy! It’s time to party!

 

Cake Off Recipes

After learning our lesson the first year of the Cake Off, we have provided a concise and fairly easy to make list of recipes to enjoy the moist, succulent samples from the Cake Off at home with friends & family.

To everyone who came out to try the samples and test the recipes with us, thank you again for the great weekend that celebrated our 3rd year of this tradition. Your open minds and willing appetites help make these events so much greater – Danny & the Crew

 

Pumpkin Spice Carrot Cake

Using the available Betty Crocker Carrot Cake mix, substitute the necessary 1 1/3 cup of water with the Valenzano Pumpkin Spice wine (or Jersey Devil Mead if unavailable). Mix thoroughly with the necessary oil & egg measurements. Add 1 tbsp of Half & Half or Whole Milk to mixture. Grease pan thoroughly before adding mixture. Cook for 20-25 mins, checking at least twice for consistency. Apply a liberal amount of Maple Buttercream icing after allowing to cool for 20 minutes.

 

Bramble On Red Velvet Cake

Using the available Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake mix, substitute the necessary 1 1/3 cup of water with the Valenzano Bramble On Raspberry wine. Mix thoroughly with the necessary oil & egg measurements. Add 1 tbsp of Half & Half or Whole Milk to mixture. Grease pan thoroughly before adding mixture. Cook for 20-25 mins, checking at least twice for consistency. Apply a liberal amount of Cream Cheese icing after allowing to cool for 20 minutes.

 

Peach Pinot Grigio Lemon Cake

Using the available Betty Crocker Lemon Cake mix, substitute the necessary 1 1/3 cup of water with the Valenzano Peach Pinot Grigio wine. Mix thoroughly with the necessary oil & egg measurements. Add 1 tbsp of Half & Half or Whole Milk to mixture. Grease pan thoroughly before adding mixture. Cook for 20-25 mins, checking at least twice for consistency. Apply a liberal amount of Cream Cheese icing after allowing to cool for 20 minutes.

 

Plums Up Strawberry Sponge

Using the available Betty Crocker Strawberry Cake mix, substitute the necessary 1 1/3 cup of water with the Valenzano Plums Up wine. Mix thoroughly with the necessary oil & egg measurements. Add 1 tbsp of Half & Half or Whole Milk to mixture. Grease pan thoroughly before adding mixture. Cook for 20-25 mins, checking at least twice for consistency. Apply a liberal amount of Cream Cheese or Vanilla icing after allowing to cool for 20 minutes.

 

Jersey Devil’s Food Cake

Using the available Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake mix, substitute the necessary 1 1/3 cup of water with the Valenzano Jersey Devil Forte wine. Mix thoroughly with the necessary oil & egg measurements. Add 1 tbsp of Half & Half or Whole Milk to mixture. Grease pan thoroughly before adding mixture. Cook for 20-25 mins, checking at least twice for consistency. Apply a liberal amount of Dark Chocolate or Fudge icing after allowing to cool for 20 minutes (we whisked in almost ¼ cup of additional Port to the icing before liberally washing it over the cake).

 

German Chocolate Chambourcin Cake

Using the available Betty Crocker German Chocolate Cake mix, substitute the necessary 1 1/3 cup of water with the Valenzano Chambourcin wine. Mix thoroughly with the necessary oil & egg measurements. Add 1 tbsp of Half & Half or Whole Milk to mixture. Grease pan thoroughly before adding mixture. Cook for 20-25 mins, checking at least twice for consistency. Apply a liberal amount of Salted Caramel icing after allowing to cool for 20 minutes.

 

Sinfully Sweet & Foodie Festival Update

As we near the festival, we’ve reached out to our friends and affiliates
who are contributing to this first time experience to get a peak at some
of the free samples being offered to the visitors. Here’s a small list of
some of the sweets, treats, and nibbles available to sample as you make
your way around the facility.

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March Craft Fair

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We have a talented assortment of vendors, artisans and crafters returning to us for this year’s March Craft Faire. Many familiar faces with a wealth of new designs and items as well as some new additions to the experience =)

 

Mulberry Boutique
Bee Stamped Creations
Celtic Chairde Creations
Designs by JJ
Happy Bees Apiary
Carolyn’s Crystal Creations
LulaRoe Designs
Designs by Susan Ruth
Pawesome Pups
Sleepy Cat Jewelry
Taste Artisanal
Willowmoon Candles
Mannino’s Cannoli
Moschetti Materials
Hangover Pretzel Company
Clean Bean Soaps

For the many patient guests who have called in and those who have posted here on Facebook,
When you arrive at the Jubilee this weekend – you will be greeted at the door by one of the crew who will ask if you are drinking – at which point you will be asked to provide ID and $5, this is the Tasting Fee being collected ahead of time, and you will then be wrist banded. NO ONE without a wrist band will be served wine as this will be the verification for staff that your tasting fee was collecting and your ID reviewed.
Those not drinking are welcome to swing in and see the vendors without paying $5 – however you will not be served at any bar.
The tasting fee is NOT waived with purchase.
Thanks for your support and patience as always – especially when we are paving a new route for a new event.
-Danny & the Crew

Fireworks Festival – VIP Party

Enjoy Valenzano Winery’s Fireworks Festival in style with your reserved use of our newly renovated Vintner’s Pavilion and Courtyard.  This area will be cordoned off for the exclusive use of you and your guests with a spectacular view of south Jersey’s favorite low-altitude fireworks display.

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Jubilee Vendors

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