Hawk Haven Vineyard to Host Cape May Wine & Music Fest

Published Friday, September 29, 2017

RIO GRANDE, NJ - Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery will host the Cape May Wine & Music Fest on October 7th and 8th from 12PM-6PM on the vineyard grounds. The festival will feature the finest New Jersey wineries, world class musicians, a craft beer garden, and tasty street food vendors.

One-day general admission for Saturday and Sunday is $25 before 9/29 and $35 after 9/29. VIP tickets are $75 per day and include VIP parking, early entry to the fest, complimentary buffet 12-2pm & 3-5pm, meet the wine makers and brewers, premium tastings, a private tent with seating and bathrooms, and more!

Wine tasting and a festival souvenir glass are included in the general admission ticket.  The wineries include Hawk Haven Winery, Cape May Winery, Unionville Vineyards, Auburn Road, and Bellview Winery. Wines are for sale by the bottle and glass for consumption on premise and by the case to take home.  Pick up service available in the parking upon exiting the festival.

From nationally renowned artists such as Red Baraat, Mutlu, Swift Technique, Heather Gillis Band to local favorites like The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey, BlueBone, and John Beacher even the vines will be dancing. Each performance will be 90 minutes on one of two stages with the first act starting at 12PM and the last act ending at 6PM.

The Cape May Wine & Music Fest will have a craft beer garden featuring local craft breweries. Festival goers will be able to purchase craft beers by the pint from the following breweries: Cape May Brewing Company, 7 Mile Brewery, Tuckahoe Brewing Company, Slack Tide Brewing Company, Union Craft Brewing, and Flying Fish Brewing Company.  Proceeds to benefit Music Connects a local non-profit promoting music education.

Mermaid Mutineer, a roving gypsy food truck is serving red wine braised short rib sandwiches. Local chef Lucas Manteca will be working his fiery Argentinian magic on the grill serving street tacos and chowder.  Jersey Bill’s will be serving up classic BBQ favorites.  Don’t miss local favorites Empanada Mama’s and Cape May Salt Oysters too!

Tickets are available online now at www.Hawk HavenVineyard.com and at the tasting room at 600 South Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande, NJ 08242.  Click or call for more info (609) 846-7347.

Kenna Wuerker

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