Cape May, New Jersey holds a dear place in my heart. We've had a summer house there for decades and I have seen such growth in the region. There use to be only a handful of wineries and now one can spend a day wine tasting in the area. Every year when I go down there seems to be a new vineyard/winery to visit.
Cape May was very luck during hurricane Sandy (so was our house) and compared to the other shore points not to far away, escaped major catastrophic damage. They have some wonderful food and wine events planed for the holiday season. Get out and enjoy!
If you want to escape for the weekend and take your holiday shopping and activities to the beach, here are the events The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) has planned.
"Flavors of Fall" Wine Dinner, Friday, November 16, 7:30pm at the Mad Batter. Price is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Click here for the menu
Saturday November 24 & Saturday, December 29 spend the day on the Cape May Wine Trail. Your day begins at 12PM as you board the MAC Trolley (always wanted a ride in that) at the Physick Estate and taken to Lucky Bones Backwater Grille for lunch (after all, got to eat before you hit the wineries). After lunch your trolley will take you to Natali Vineyards & Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery where you'll get a tour and tasting. $60 per person includes lunch and wine tastings.
The Cape May Wine Weekend, Friday, December 7 -December 9. This is a wine dinner, winery tasting and a wine school class all in a weekend. Your weekend begins with a four-course wine tasting dinner Friday night at the Washington Inn followed a Saturday afternoon winery tour at Cape May Winery. Your weekend will conclude Sunday with a Wine School Class "Sparkling Wines for the Holidays". Admission is $135 for the entire package. There is even some time in there for some holiday shopping.
"Happy Holidays" Wine Dinner at the Mad Batter Friday, December 14. Price is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity.
Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting at Cape May Winery Join Cape May Winery for a Saturday afternoon tour and tasting. You'll get to chat with the winemaker and have some barrel tastings accompanied by cheese and fruit. Admission is $20 (tickets must be purchased in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth) Dates offered are Nov. 17; Nov 23 - Nov 25; daily December 1 - 31 (no tours Dec 23-25)
If you plan to travel to the area, more information can be found at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)