Veterans Day Hours

Uber/Lyft WineFest Dropoff

We have decided to change policy a bit and will be setting up a dedicated Uber/Lyft drop off location directly in front of the Pedestrian Entrance.  This is right at the shoulder of the paved driveway.  Because we can not hold up and block traffic – busses and limos still must drive to the Main Entrance gate to drop off their guests.  We spoke to the State Police and they will not allow an vehicle standing still on this road for more than a minute.

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.

Sangria Recipes & Winners

 

Bee’s Needs

(Danny & Lynn)

3 parts Valenzano Vidal Blanc

2 Parts Shamong White
2 parts Pinelands Blend Honey
1 parts Passionfruit Juice

1 Part Pineapple Juice

 

Murphy Marquez ShaMosa

(John & Carlee)

 

2 Bottles Vidal Blanc

1 Gallon Orange Juice

1 2L 7up

4 Oranges

2 Peaches

 

Nancy & Shaun’s Jersey Devil Meady Peachy Tea

(Nancy & Shaun)

 

3 Parts Unsweetened Iced Tea

2 Parts Jersey Devil Mead

1 Part Peach Juice

1 Cup Frozen Peaches

 

Dawn’s Tasmanian Sangria

(Dawn)

 

4 pts Jersey Devil Port

1 lb black cherries

6 blood red plums

2 pts Mountain Dew

 

 

Angelo’s White Sangria

(Angelo)

4 pts White Sangria

3-4 pears

2 pints strawberries

2-3 kiwi fruit

1 whole honeydew sliced

 

Al’s Red Rush

(Al)

4 pts Red, White & Blue

2-3 Apples

 

Back of the House Blender (1st Place)

(Connor, Joe, Dan V)

3 Bottles Bramble On

3 Bottles Reserve

½ lb. sugar

1 cup cherry juice

*served carbonated/sparkling via chilled kegerator

 

Summer sparking white sangria

(Dave, Nick, & Kyle)

2 Bottles Peach Pinot Grigio

2 Bottles White Sangria

Strawberrys

Limes

Lemons

Oranges

Club soda

 

Peggy’s Delight

(Peggy)

3 pts White Sangria

2-3 Pureed Kiwi fruit

 

Valenzano Beachy Summer Pina Colada Sangria

(Anthony & Theresa)

2 Bottles White Sangria

8 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar

1 Tsp Coconut Extract

1 Jar Maraschino Cherries

1 Can Diced Pineapples w/Juice

Fresh Sliced Pineapples

Fresh Sliced Strawberries

 

Bramble On Bellini  (3rd Place)

(Jordan, Mike, Dana)

1 bottle Bramble

1 bottle peach Pinot

1 bottle raspberry club

1 bottle sparkling peach cider

1/3 bottle white peach virgin daiquiri mix

Raspberries

Peaches

 

Wildwoods Watermelon Wonderland (2nd Place)

(Heather)

 

Shamong Blush

White Sangria

Sprite

Watermelon water ice

Grenadine

Frozen Melon Balls

 

2017 Winery Events

Below is a preview of what we are working on for 2017:

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