Garden State Wineries Announce Wine and Chocolate Trail Weekends

Marilyn Johnson

Garden State Wine Growers Association – a coalition of 60+ New Jersey wineries and vineyards supporting the Garden State’s wine industry through information, resources, and advocacy – announced today the dates for The New Jersey Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekend.
Wine and Chocolate Trail Weekends in New JerseyPhoto byGarden State Wine Growers Association

The New Jersey Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekends embrace Valentine’s Day and take place on February 10 - 12 and February 17 - 19, 2023. Both weekends offer an opportunity to enjoy fine wine, artisan chocolate, music, and more. 

Wineries throughout the state have created a program of events and activities perfect for sharing - stroll the vineyards while holding hands and a glass of wine, enjoy a wine flight, savor chocolate and wine pairings by a fire pit, relax to live music, and more as you enjoy New Jersey wine in the vines.

Click here for a list of New Jersey wineries and to learn more about the 2023 Holiday Wine Trail events

“Wine, chocolate, and someone you love - it’s the perfect pairing and the perfect way to start or continue your journey through New Jersey Wine Country - no passport required! Of course, wine enthusiasts and savvy travelers can always use the Passport to New Jersey Wine Country mobile app and our itinerary feature to plan their travels and record their experiences,” said Devon Perry, Executive Director of Garden State Wine Growers Association. 

With over 60 wineries and vineyards in four distinct American Viticultural Areas, there’s a New Jersey winery within less than an hour’s drive. The four American Viticultural Areas (AVA) are the Warren Hills AVA, the Cape May Peninsula AVA, the Central Delaware Valley AVA, and the Outer Coastal Plain AVA. Vineyards across New Jersey grow more than 80 grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Albarino, and Chardonnay. New Jersey’s wineries also produce a wide array of fruit wines, and New Jersey is one of the country's top wine producers.

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