STATE — Looking for a romantic weekend to make your Valentine’s Day celebration memorable? The annual Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend, Feb. 9-10 at participating wineries throughout New Jersey, might fit the bill.
The trail features wine tastings and chocolate samplings from noon-5 p.m. at participating wineries, showcasing the award-winning New Jersey wines being produced by the more than 40 wineries now operating throughout the state. From the Skylands in Northern Sussex County to the tip of Cape May, six different wine trails await you. Each winery along the way will offer wine tastings, tours, live music and other entertainment, special food preparation or dinners, as part of this special Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend.
Visitors can also ask for the New Jersey Wine Passport at their stops. They can bring the passport to participating wineries to be stamped. Those having all of the pages stamped, and thus having visited all the wineries in the state, will be eligible for a drawing for a trip for two to wine country in Portugal.
To access maps to the six trails and to learn what special event each winery has to offer, visit www.newjerseywinetrails.com.