VIP Tent Sale for WineFestNJ 2020 - POSTPONED
March 30, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
The WineFest 2020 VIP Tent sale has been postponed to an undecided future date. With the challenges people are facing, we felt it is best not to create extra expenses for our customers at this time. We will email our loyalty club subscribers and VIP Rewards Members when a future sale date has been announced.
Now Open For Curbside Pickup!
March 26, 2020/0 Comments/by Shaun Conti
We are now offering curbside pickup. Order online and pick up at the front door.
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm.
Instructions: Place order by selecting items from our online ordering app at www.toasttab.com/valenzano
Choose your pickup date/time. (11am-3pm Thursday-Sunday only)
Due to software limitations Rewards and VIP customers can not redeem points during the ordering process but any available rewards or points associated with your account will be applied when we process your order. Your credit card charge will be adjusted accordingly the same day. A final receipt with your reward discounts will be provided at pickup.
A tasting room employee will be notified of your order and will pack it up for you to pickup at our front door at your scheduled pickup time.
Please click the following link to place your order:
Crystals in red wines
March 28, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
Due to limited processing of our wines, any time a red wine is stored at cold temperatures for a long period of time they will most likely develop tartaric acid crystals (pictured). These crystals are harmless and do not effect the taste of the wine. You will usually see these form on the cork or become stuck to the bottom and bottom edges of the bottle.
Also known as 'wine diamonds'. These crystals are considered to be a sign of quality because it means that the wine went through less processing. Many wines go through a process called cold stabilization where the wine is purposely cooled down and left at a cold temperature for an extended period of time. Anything that precipitates out of the wine is then removed. If a wine has diamonds, it means that it did not go through this process and was less manipulated (less processed). Valenzano Winery does a limited cold stabilization on some of our wines which removes a bulk of the tartaric acid but it never removes 100%.
To avoid a formation of these crystals simply store your wine at proper temperatures. If you want to chill a wine, do so for about 1 hour prior to serving. If you still find crystals simply decant and serve.
Wines that almost always have tartaric acid: Shamong Red Reserve, Cynthiana, Chambourcin
Tasting Room & Restaurant Operations Closed for 2 weeks to reduce spread of COVID-19
March 16, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
Due to concerns over COVID-19 our company has made the decision to close our main tasting room and restaurant operations for two weeks with plans to reopen when advised by the CDC and state of New Jersey. Valenzano wines are still available for take-out purchase at our outlet locations, wine stores and licensed supermarkets throughout New Jersey.
Please GET YOUR HOME READY by following CDC guidelines listed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html
How to become a food truck or craft vendor at WineFest and other Valenzano events.
February 28, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
Valenzano Winery regularly accepts vendors to special events hosted at the winery and our festival & event grounds.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities the best place to start is by learning more about the events that we offer. You can do this by visiting our Events & Festivals page.
Every event we host is listed here. If you click on each individual event you will see a link to apply as a craft vendor or food truck.
If you do not see a link to register, it is because of the following reasons:
- Applications have not been released for the event you are interested in.
- We are longer accepting vendors for because we have reached capacity.
- We rarely accept vendors to any events less than 2 weeks out
- We do give preference to vendors that participate in our smaller (less profitable events)
- Food Trucks need to submit a menu during their application process. The menu is reviewed. If menu items are not approved we will contact you and give you the opportunity to receive a full refund if you are not pleased with our menu restrictions.
We do not accept vendor/crafter applications through facebook or social media platforms.
All food trucks and any vendor selling pre-packaged food must provide a certificate of liability and workers comp insurance. All food vendors are responsible for aquiring their own Board of Health permits and Division of Fire Safety Permits for any open flames.
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