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“Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” Wine Fesitval on August 27th and 28th, West Deptford, NJ
August 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm$15 – $20
Celebrate the end of the summer season at New Jersey’s best NEW wine festival – “Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds”. Let the gentle breezes that flow from the Delaware River cool you off at this “ode to the end of summer”. Let the fabulous vintages found from the great southern wineries of New Jersey relax you as you sip, savor and celebrate the last of the summer wines. Let the “good times roll” with great music from some of the area’s best live bands. Let delectable culinary cuisine tempt you and beautiful artisan crafts dazzle you. Let this be a weekend not to be missed with family, friends and neighbors!
Make plans now to be part of “Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” happening Saturday, August 27 from 1pm – 7pm and Sunday, August 28 from 12pm – 5pm on the Great Lawn of the RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford, NJ.
“Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” is proud to feature some of New Jersey’s finest wineries: Auburn Road Vineyards, Cedarvale Winery, Chestnut Run Farms, Coda Rossa Winery, DiBella Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Plagido’s Winery, Sharrott Winery, Southwind Vineyard, Valenzano Winery, Villari Vineyards and Wagonhouse Winery. This prestigious group of wineries brings with them numerous award winning wines (including double gold, gold, silver and bronze winners) from the International Finger Lakes Competition, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Indy International Wine Competition just to name a few.
On Saturday, August 27 “Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” welcomes one of the area’s favorite bands- SunDog. Known for their high-energy, infectious, ‘get on your feet and sing along’ performances SunDog will be hitting the stage ready to take the audience by storm! Playing a combination of music everyone loves (great tunes by Tom Petty, Springsteen, Pat Benatar and so many more) combined with their own brand of timeless and powerful Rock n’ Roll, SunDog will keep the audience groovin’ and movin’ all day long! On Sunday, August 28 we welcome to the stage Mesquite Honey. This will mark the debut performance of Mesquite Honey to the area, but make no mistake this band is full of seasoned musicians whose fans know a great time follows this group every where they go! Covering all of the best classic rock roll tunes with dead on accuracy, Mesquite Honey is not to be missed.
No wine festival would be complete without delectable “eats and treats” for sale. “Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” will feature culinary cuisine from some of the best gourmet food trucks around. Joining the festivities both days will be Empanada Guy (as seen on “Food Truck Heroes” and “Supermarket Superstars”) serving up his signature beef, chicken, cheese, crab, lobster and not to be missed apple cinnamon empanadas. So Jersey Café will be showcasing their homegrown “Jersey Fresh” best that proves they have their roots deeply planted in Southern New Jersey soil. Make sure to try their fresh ciabatta sandwiches and their exotic cupcake offerings. If its tacos you crave then get ready for the MexiFlip Taco Truck whose combination of fresh ingredients is served authentic Mexican style with a decidedly Philippine flair. Gourmet hotdogs with all the fixings will be coming at you straight from the famous Callahans whose signature “dogs” draw followers from far and wide. You don’t know a good hotdog until you’ve tried a Callahans! Treats abound from Maddalenas Cheesecakes whose mouth-watering cheesecake on a stick is not to be missed. Top off your day with their signature apple crumb pie and you’ve got a sweet wine pairing you will never forget!
While at the festival make sure to stop by the wonderful artisan crafters whose hand made items take on a decidedly “wine flair”! Among the marketplace you will find for sale gourmet spices & sauces, hand painted glassware, homemade jams & jellies, gourmet pasta, wine glass charms, honey bee apiary, stunning photography, wine glass holders, wine stoppers and beautiful furniture from recycled wine barrels…. just to name a few.
Tickets for “Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” can be purchased in advance at the discount rate of $15 and at the gate for $20 (cash only admission at the gate). Spectators and those under 21 are free. Paid admission to the “Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” includes wine tasting of more than 200 New Jersey wines and a complimentary wine glass. Attendees will be able to not only sample wine but also purchase wines by the bottle or case.
To learn more about “Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” and buy advance discount tickets go to www.newjerseywineevents.com. Large groups or bus groups can send an email via the festival web site.
“Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds” is produced by GPS, Inc of New Egypt, NJ. The festival is proudly supported by Visit South Jersey. The festival is supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.