Join us for an afternoon and evening of wine tastings, winery tours and vineyard walks, live music, gourmet grazing including an oyster bar from Nassau Street Seafood, and more. Attendees will get the chance to sample an open, curated tasting of incredible wines including barrel tastings and library wine sampling. In total, over 30 wines will be available to try across 10 vintages!
WINE: Unionville's wines are terroir-driven. We seek to allow the expression of land and climate through our wines. They are crafted from grapes grown from five specific vineyard sites we tend to across Mercer and Hunterdon Counties. Guests may upgrade their ticket to enjoy a shuttled ride up to the Amwell Ridge across the road from the winery estate, where a tasting in the vineyard will be held.
VIP guests will be admitted one hour early, and at 1pm enjoy a seated vertical tasting with the winemakers. The wines enjoyed will be 5 vintages of the Home Vineyard Chardonnay, and six vintages of The Big O. Both verticals will begin with the 2008 vintage.
FOOD: Snack on accompaniments of cheeses, crackers, bread, fresh oysters and sauces, and more. Artisanal grazing tables will be placed throughout the event, featuring savory charcuterie, locally crafted cheeses, and snacks and bites.
MUSIC: The Nat Osborn Band is an international touring act based in Brooklyn, New York. Osborn “writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities” (Popdose). The band around him is comprised of some of the best musicians New York has to offer, each of whom bring their own unique voice to Osborn’s inventive songs. His music can be found on Spotify, iTunes, and anywhere you want to find music.
TALKS: Guests will enjoy a meet & greet with current and alumni winemakers from Unionville's storied history, and Fred Schoenagel, a resource soil specialist with the Department of Agriculture will give a presentation on the varied soil types across New Jersey. General Manager John Cifelli will discuss how various wine grape varieties are suited for these soil types across the state. In the early evening, the winery's new label design a re-branded collection of wines will be unveiled and displayed for the first time.