Valenzano Winery hits DOUBLE GOLD at 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Valenzano Winery takes home 5 medals with a double gold at this years San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

How do I register as a craft vendor or food truck?

Are you a crafter or food vendor that is interested in particpating at Valenzano Winery’s festivals and events?  If so you can register for our events right on our website.  Each event we host is listed at www.valenzanowine.com/events . Information for crafters and food trucks is posted on each of these event pages.

FAQ:

Q:  How can I get notified about being a crafter or food vendor at Valenzano Winery’s events?
A:  You may ‘like’ our official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/valenzanowinery or sign up for our newsletter at www.valenzanowine.com .  We will send out an email and make one post on facebook when we are accepting vendors for an event.

Q: Is Valenzano Winery accepting crafter or food vendor applications?
A: Our event pages at www.valenzanowine.com/events will clearly state if we we are accepting vendor applications.  We may be accepting applications for certain events, but not others.  You must read each individual event post to know what events are still accepting vendors

Q:  I posted a message on Facebook letting you know I’m interested in being a vendor.  When will I get a reply?
A:  You will not get a reply to crafter/vendor request posted through Facebook.

Q: How many crafters/food vendors do you allow to participate in your events?
A:  That is dependent upon the projected crowds and the ability of our vendors to accommodate customers.  For example, if we allowed 10 food trucks at last year’s event and the lines were 15 minutes long, we will most certainly be increasing the number of food vendors to the following year’s event.  The point being – if you want less competition you need to figure out ways to better and more quickly accommodate customers.   Customer satisfactions is considered before vendor satisfaction.

Q:  I participated at last year’s event.  Will I automatically be notified about this years’ registration?
A:  No.  The only way you will be notified is if you ‘liked’ our official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/valenzanowinery or signed up for our newsletter at www.valenzanowine.com 

Q:  Should I inquire on your Facebook page if you are accepting crafters?
A:  No, you should not.

Q:  I have a food truck business and am about to apply to your event.  I’m concerned that what I produce/sell may conflict with someone else who is already registered; I don’t want  pay to be a vendor if my menu is going to be limited.  How should I handle this?
A:   When we receive your application we will review your menu and determine if it conflicts with any other vendors.  If there is a problem or your menu is limited in some way we will notify you and give you the opportunity to pull out of the event and receive a full refund.   We ask that our food vendors have a unique concept that they feel will compete (regardless of competition).  These are the food trucks that will get a guaranteed spot.

Q:  Do you give preferential treatment to food truck owners who are customers of Valenzano Winery, who visit the winery and introduce themselves, and/or who participate in your smaller (less profitable events)?
A:  Yes.  This is part of our business philosophy.  We prefer to do business with those who choose to do business with us, whether that be by visiting our tasting room, enjoying Thursday Night Dinner, or by purchasing tickets to our events and festivals.  We also appreciate it and will look to return the favor when food trucks are willing to participate in our smaller, less-proven, new festivals and events.

Q:  I’m on your event page and it does not state if you are accepting vendors.  How should I interpret this?
A:  If an event page does not state that we are accepting crafters or food trucks this is due to one of two reasons:  Reason #1:  Vendor applications are not available at this time because we are still in the planning stages of the event.  Reason #2:  Vendor spots are completely full and we are no longer accepting vendors.   If you are inquiring into an event that is less than 6 weeks away and you do not see any vendor information  – you may assume this is due to Reason #2.

Q:  I posted a message to your Facebook page that I want to be a crafter.  Why didn’t I get a response?
A:

How do I reserve a Private Tent for WineFestNJ 2018

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.  On this date, Private Party Tents will go on sale on our website and will be sold on a first come / first served basis.   This may be done at a weird time.  Last year it was at midnight on a Sunday evening.  Again, we do this to make your chances of acquiring a tent much higher.  Most likely tents will sell out the same day that they are released.

The only way to receive this email is to sign up to receive our newsletter or to ‘like’ our official facebook page.  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 at www.facebook.com/valenzanowinery .  This provides 2 methods for you to stay informed about the sale.

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.  Our only goal at WineFest is to provide the best possible experience for the most amount of people possible.

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Holiday Hours

***Please note, our kitchen menu is not available during the Eve hours.

WineFest tickets can be purchased at the gate.

We keep getting calls from customers saying “I was told you aren’t selling tickets at the gate this year…”.

We have no clue where this is coming from but we will be selling tickets at the gate this year, just like every year in the past at WineFest.

Labor Day 2017 Hours

Holiday Hours for the Tasting Room on Labor Day

Sept 4th 2017

10am-2pm

 

Have a happy & safe holiday =)

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.

Keep on Truckin’ Weekend Check Up

Friends, Family & Guests of the Valenzano Winery,

To the many patient callers, inquiries, and messages we’ve been receiving over the past few days – this weekend will showcase two of our Food Truck friends who will be offering their culinary expertise to satisfy your senses and hunger while our kitchen is closed.

While we are looking forward to a spectacular weekend with these great partners, this is NOT a festival. There are not ticket costs, there is not a live band, additional seating, nor is there additional wineries attending.

Large groups visiting will still be required to make reservation and group rates still apply.

We will be following our standard routine for the weekend, with food service shutting down at 3pm and the grounds closing at 4pm to allow for the evening’s wedding commencing.

Thank you for your patience, your understanding and as always, your continued support as we try to make every visit to the grounds and winery an experience to remember.

Much love
the Crew