Cape May is well known for its stunning beach, Victorian architecture, and amazing food scene but is also a great destination for beer and wine tasting! Savor a taste of the Jersey Shore with a visit to these Cape May wineries and breweries.
Cape May wineries
With Cape May’s coastal location, it offers excellent soil for growing grapes which becomes excellent wine. Sample exceptional vintages and take a tour or two of our local wineries in Cape May.
Cape May Winery
Cape May Winery produces wonderful dry whites, dry reds, and sweet wines. Stop in anytime for a tasting comprised of five wines and a souvenir glass for only $8. Enjoy food from their tapas kitchen and during the summer and fall they offer a special brunch tapas menu on Sundays.
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery has an impressive lineup of white and red wines and hosts a variety of weekly and special events, including food truck, live music, and of course daily tastings. Open daily from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., the wine bar offers a great spot for wine tasting and learning more about the wines they produce.
Jessie Creek Winery
Jessie Creek Winery brings the taste of Italy to New Jersey with grapes that are harvested and processed on site. The winery produces merlot, coastal red blend, chardonnay, pinot grigio, and a delightful collection of fruit wines.
The winery is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For tastings, you can purchase a dry wine flight, off-dry/fruit wine flight, or a full tasting of all their available wines.
Natalie Vineyards is comprised of seven acres with 5500 vines of French, Italian, and Spanish grapes. The vineyard produces award-winning wine spanning 30 labels. The tasting room is open daily with varying hours during the seasons. The wine bar is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., open Fridays until 7:00 p.m. Reservations for Saturday afternoon seating is required.
Turdo Vineyards and Winery
Turdo Vineyards and Winery is family-owned and operated with owner Sal, his wife Sara, and their son, Luca. They make a delightful array of award-winning wines, from sauvignon blanc to rosato to their signature wine, the rich and complex Nero D’Avola.
The winery operates in seasons and closes during the harvest time. After Labor Day, they switch to their fall hours of Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. During the summer, from late June to Labor Day, they’re open Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and closed on Sunday.
Willow Creek Winery
Willow Creek Winery operates on a 50-acre farm in Cape May and produces premium wines. Their wine list includes dry and semi-dry whites as well as semi-dry, dry, and semi-sweet red wines.
The winery is open daily for tours and tastings and offers a light menu of tapas to complement your wine tasting. Wine tastings start at $10 for five samples or you can do the tour and tasting combo for $25.
The winery also hosts Fire Pit Fridays every Friday from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. where you gather around the fire pit for live music, wine or sangria, and food. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Cape May breweries
Although Cape May became a wine lover’s destination first, recently breweries and microbreweries have brought Cape May beer into the spotlight.
Cape May Brewing Company
The most notable brewery in town is the Cape May Brewing Company, which opened in 2011 and now offers a wide selection of craft beers.
The taproom is open every day from noon to 8 p.m. for tours and tastings. Tours are free but operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Or try the Tour & Tasting Package for $10, which includes four four-ounce samples of your choice and more.
Tuckahoe Brewing Company
Another brewery helping the New Jersey brewing industry thrive is Tuckahoe Brewing Company–located in the northern part of Cape May County and is approximately a 30-minute drive from the Stockton Inns. Tuckahoe Brewery is open daily for tours and tastings.
Stay at Stockton Inns
After visiting these wineries and breweries in Cape May, complete your getaway with a stay at Stockton Inns. Located along Beach Avenue, we offer beachfront accommodations at our Victorian mansion, the Stockton Manor, and our budget-friendly hotel at the Stockton Inn. The Stockton Manor is Cape May’s only oceanfront Victorian Inn with a pool, plus it offers plenty of charm and character for a truly unique experience.
Or if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option for the entire family, book a room at our oceanfront motel. The Stockton Inn offers an ocean-view sundeck, outdoor lounge chairs, and rooms with your basic modern amenities.