Valenzano Winery awarded two more Double Gold Medals!

Valenzano Family Winery,

Congratulations from the Great American International Wine Competition!  We are very happy to announce that you have received the following awards:

Double Gold         Malbec   2014
Double Gold         Sangiovese   2014
Silver                     Chambourcin   2015
Bronze                  Old Indian Mills Blend   2015
Bronze                  Vidal Blanc   2015Raiseaglass

Thank you for participating in our inaugural Competition – the event was a tremendous success and we have you to thank for it!   We had over 1,000 entries from 200+ wineries representing 12 countries and 26 US states!

Raise a Glass Foundation was founded to support worthy charities focused on adults and children throughout the world. Your submissions this year directly supported InterVol, a humanitarian group that recovers unused medical supplies and hospital equipment and ships them to countries in urgent need of assistance.


Drinking Pink…

Thanks again to the visitors to the Foodie Festival who shifted to the second sangria option to give it a try…our Pink Potion is a nice way to welcome the morning after a late night with friends, family, and celebration as well as an ideal addition to a brunch menu.

3 Parts Shamong Blush

2 Parts Shamong White

1 Part Ginger Ale


*We mixed our two wines thoroughly, in the case of the weekend pitchers, we used 3 to 2 bottles respectively. Once they were well blended, we added our sliced fresh strawberries and about 4 cups of Ginger Ale to top it off. Two healthy helpings of ice and we were good to go!


pink potion

The Bee’s Needs Recipe

To everyone who visited over the weekend and slipped into the barrel room with an open mind and an empty glass – thank you. We are always looking to find a new innovation and take on wine mixtures, and are overjoyed when they’re delicious and well received – and even more so when they have a socially conscious origin, Save the Bees!

The Bee’s Needs
3 parts Valenzano Vidal Blanc
2 parts Pinelands Blend Honey
1 parts Passionfruit Juice
(I used Welch’s Tropical Trio to save on having to measure quantities of juices)

Chill your Vidal Blanc. For the weekend pitcher we used three bottles, two helpings of ice, and stirred in about 3/4 of a medium sized bottle of honey from the Happy Bees Apiary NJ. Once we have these two elements incorporated we added our juice element. Continue stirring faithfully and keep chilled. Serve, Sip & Savor….and thank the bees


Foodie Prep Steps

foodie instructions

Now Accepting Crafters and Food Trucks

WineFest 2017 is scheduled for September 16 & 17, 2017.  Registration for crafters and food trucks is now open.

Click Here Craft Vendor Application

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We look forward to another great year of WineFest!!!



We are happy to announce that we have booked one of South Jersey’s most requested bands to perform Saturday at WineFest 2017.

Don’t Call Me Francis will be performing Saturday September 16, 2017 at this year’s event from 12:50-5:00pm.  We look forward to they amazing performance.

With over 25 years experience in the industry, the Don’t Call Me Francis Band is one of the most requested bands in the Philadelphia Tri-state area and beyond.

For 15 consecutive years, “DCMF” was voted the Best Band in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley, by the Courier Post’s Readers Choice Awards.

“DCMF” boasts a lineup of musicians whose credits include performances with Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Pretty Poison, Michael Bolton, Paula Abdul, Robert Hazard, Chicago, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Estefan, the Stylistics and the list continues.

Well known musicians including Mark Anthony, Morris Day of the Time, Max Weinberg, drummer of the Bruce Springsteen band, Neil Shawn of Motley Crue, and the members of the Beach Boys have played with the “DCMF” band.  Don’t Call Me Francis has even performed before entertainers such as Steve Winwood, Tom Jones and Brian Setzer.

Don’t Call Me Francis the high energy, smash-mouth, get up and jam type of band. SOMEBODY SCREAM! Don’t be tardy! It’s time to party!