Garden State Wine Growers Association to Hold “Barrel Trail Weekend” July 15-16
Garden State Wine Growers Association to Hold  “Barrel Trail Weekend” July 15-16

The Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) will host its annual Barrel Trail Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16 at participating wineries across the state.

Visitors to New Jersey wineries and vineyards will have the opportunity to sample future award-winning vintages direct from the barrel room; enjoy wine tastings; new wine releases; tour the vineyards; and hear discussions on the winemaking process from winemakers.

Wineries across the state will be offering live music, food trucks, special discounts, wine education, appetizers, souvenier glasses, chocolate and cheese tastings, BBQ, tapas, a murder mystery dinner and more! For a full list of participating wineries and details of the special offerings at each location, visit

New Jersey wines have been winning medals in renowned wine competitions. Our state’s soil conditions, our weather and grape varieties all factor into the winemaking process and the public will get a first-hand look at the process during the weekend events planned at wineries throughout the state.

“Barrel Trail Weekend is designed as an educational offering for wine consumers allowing them to learn how the wine develops during the aging process and how each winemaker’s style helps produce the finished product that they eventually will sample in tasting rooms across the state,” said Tom Cosentino, Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.

All New Jersey wineries will be open for tastings and activities on Barrel Trail Weekend. To find a winery in your area, visit Updated listings of events are available at and Barrel Trail activites are listed here.

From only a dozen wineries open in 2000 to the more than 50 open today, the New Jersey wine industry is growing across the state with many more winers due to open the the next couple of years. Barrel Trail Weekend is funded through a grant from the New Jersey Wine Industury Project Grant.