Ready, set, sip! The Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014 is set for June 21 and 22 at Washington Lake Park in Washington Township, NJ. For the second year in a row, Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps is co-sponsoring the wine festival and will be covering the event and sharing some of our favorite wines from the many beloved New Jersey wineries in our area. We had an amazing time last year and are thrilled to see that the festival was so successful it is back for a second year.
Eighteen New Jersey wineries will be at the Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014 for a weekend of great New Jersey wine, delicious culinary treats, fabulous live music, hand-made artisan crafts and kids activities. The Garden State produces more than 300 wines. The Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014 will feature some of New Jersey’s finest winerys including Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Bellview Winery, Cava Winery, Cedarvale Vineyards, Chestnut Run Farms, Coda Rossa Winery, DiBella Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Heritage Vineyards, Monroeville Vineyard, Plagido’s Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, 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.
No wine festival would be complete without delectable “eats and treats” for sale. Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014 will offer fine food selections from popular Washington Township restaurants including Terra Nova serving a wide variety of salads, meats and gourmet faire; Carolina Blue serving their signature ribs & smoked turkey legs; Scarpinato’s Cucina serving authentic Italian dishes made from fresh ingredients and La Gelato dishing up delicious gelato treats for young and old alike. New this year…the festival will feature two of NJ’s standout food trucks offering unique gourmet cuisine: Empanada Guy (as seen on “Food Truck Heroes” and “Supermarket Superstars”) will be serving up his signature beef, chicken, cheese, crab, lobster and not to be missed apple cinnamon empanadas; Waffle de Lys will be serving tempting made to order Belgian waffles with a French twist. Perfectly paired with wine make sure to try one or more of their delicious waffles with any of these great French imports- salted caramel sauce, raspberry & mango fruit coulis, caramelized hazelnut crumbs & chestnut spread. Top any of these delectable waffles with fresh made whipped cream, fresh fruit, vanilla ice cream and the finest Belgium chocolate. Not to be missed is a Waffle de Lys signature specialty-potato & cheese waffles served with sautéed chicken in a white wine sauce.
Tickets for the Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014 can be purchased in advance at the discount rate of $15 by visiting www.newjerseywineevents.com and at the gate for $20. Spectators and those under 21 are free. Paid admission to the “Washington Lake Park Wine Festival” includes wine tasting of more than 300 New Jersey wines and a souvenir wine glass. Attendees will be able to not only sample wine but also purchase wines by the bottle or case.
Giggles, Gobbles & Gulps is proud to co-sponsor the Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014 along with NJ.com; The South Jersey Times & The Washington Twp Times. The Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014 is produced by GPS, Inc of New Egypt, NJ.
I will be live tweeting from the Washington Lake Park Wine Festival 2014. Make sure to follow me on Twitter, I’m @GigGobGulp and use the hashtag #WLPWine. I hope to see you there!
This article was written by beer and food blogger Linda Arceo and Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps