Labor Day 2017 Hours

Holiday Hours for the Tasting Room on Labor Day

Sept 4th 2017

10am-2pm

 

Have a happy & safe holiday =)

How do I reserve a Private Party Tent for WineFestNJ?

That is the question, isn’t it?  The reason most people don’t know the answer is because there are less tents available than people who want to rent one. For this reason we make the process to acquire one a little obscure.  This tends to weed out the people who only ‘kinda want a tent’ vs. the people  ‘who really, really need a private party tent to host their WineFest party’.  With that said, the process is as follows:

Sometime in January (maybe February or March) we will send out an email newsletter providing the date that WineFest Private Party Tents go on sale.  Most likely this will be a first/come, first/serve sale day and most likely tents will sell out that day.  The only way to receive this newsletter is to sign up to receive it.  You can do this by entering your name in the signup box on our homepage at www.valenzanowine.com.  We will also make one Facebook post about the Private Party Tent sale day.  This provides 2 methods for you to stay informed about the sale.

It is possible we may change the way we sell Private Party Tents and offer them for sale online only on a specific date.  If this is the case we will make that announcement via newsletter and one Facebook post.

As usual, we retain the right to change our policies at any time regarding WineFest and other public events.  We may even go so far as to change the text in a post that you thought you read to something completely different, which you will have no definitive way to tell has been changed – screenshots withstanding.  Of course we will try not to do any such thing; but, we just want you to know, it is a possibility.

Private Party Tents for WineFestNJ 2017 sold out in about 10 minutes this year, but there is always the chance that a few more become available.  If this happens we will make an announcement on the facebook event page

Just Peachy Parfait….

Peach Pinot Parfait

As discussed during the tour, it all begins with a bottle of Peach Pinot….

Slicing nectarines and peaches into generous portions (peel if preferred) – to this bowl add about half of your Peach Pinot (allowing for enough to just about cover the quantity you have cut) – these should be allowed to macerate for several hours (I always do it the night before, but sometimes the morning of, so long as I have 2-3 hours to allow)

These are transferred from liquid before the fam arrives, and they are scooped into a bowl where they stand for about 20 minutes (you can chill them additionally as well to encourage renewed firmness, totally your call)

In a separate bowl – we add goat cheese and/or mascarpone cheese (typically a healthy amount, measurement is subjective for your needs as we tend to sample and eat it as we make). Drizzle a good amount of honey onto the cheese(s) and stir liberally. You should see a faint changing of color as the honey is being incorporated (a dull gold as it all comes together).

In a cup/glass/bowl – we spoon a layer of the fruit, a sprinkling of granola (this last time we used a mixed nut & vanilla) then a layer of the honey cheese, then a layer of granola – then repeat & repeat to a size/amount you prefer.

The wine is then retrieved from the original bowl, hit with some ice and served beside it.

Witchy Weekends ’17

Select Saturdays & Sundays

Valenzano Winery

11am-3pm

 

Join us for another season of spooks, kooks, and Halloween merriment. Witchy Weekends ’17 begins October 1st. Our crew is crazy about the Fall and every one of us loves Halloween – so last year we cooked up an idea to make the season a little more community oriented. We’re looking forward to sharing the tradition again with many of the same friendly, witchy faces from last year along with a host of new ones.

Witchy Weekends is a seasonal celebration hosted at the Valenzano Winery for two years now. Guests arriving in witchy gear will enjoy a 15% discount on their wine, food, and merchandise purchases for their seasonal cheer and participation. Individuals and small groups arriving to participate in the fun will be charged the standard tasting fee, with this being waived upon purchase. Because of the popularity of this observance and our dedication to organized and enjoyable visits to our winery, any group of 7+ persons is required to follow our large group policies. Any large party appearing without reservation or insisting on ‘splitting’ or refusing to cooperate with the terms will not be offered the discount and asked to wait till a suitable period for the bar/service to become available.

 

Valenzano Winery – Featured in The Definitive Guide to Wine Tastings in NJ

New Jersey has been called the “Napa Valley of the East Coast” and everyone was wondering why. The FunNewJersey.com team has a decent amount of time researching this, and has compiled the ultimate list of wineries in New Jersey. As it turns out, the beautiful Garden State is comprised of 3 major grape-growing areas and over 50 wineries and vineyards. And every one of them is completely unique!

The Definitive Guide to Wine Tasting in NJ outlines every winery in NJ and where to taste their unique wines. Valenzano Winery, located in Shamong, South Jersey, is a prime example of how incredibly unique every winery in NJ is! With some traditional wines like Cabernet Merlot and Chardonnay, they also have a variety of other wines that always please their many customers. They use a variety of fruits to make amazing wines, such as plums, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, and more!

Valenzano Winery sets a high standard for other vineyards in NJ. Read more on their wine tastings in the Guide to Wine Tasting, and see how other wineries in New Jersey compare to this one-of-a-kind Tuscan-inspired winery.