OUR 24th ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Sept. 11-20, 2020

A “Top 100 Event in North America”

Indulge in good food, fine wine, and all types of culinary delights and events during the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration. Tickle your taste buds while sampling the best of the best and find out why the New York Times has dubbed Cape May “the restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Visitors can enjoy fine wines and delicious dining experiences.

CAPE MAY WINE TRAIL

wine grapes

Fridays, Sept. 11 & 18: 11am-5pm
1048 Washington St.

Savor distinctive wines at two Cape May area vineyards with trolley travel to each and a delicious lunch included at Vintage, on the grounds of the Physick Estate. After lunch, a trolley transports you to Willow Creek Winery and Natali Vineyards. Learn about viniculture and ask questions as you sip and swirl at each tasting room. 

Tickets $85

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HARVEST BREW FEST

four women holding beer at the cape may mac harvest brew fest

Saturday, Sept. 12: 10am-6pm
1048 Washington St.

Enjoy craft beers at the Physick Estate and celebrate South Jersey during this all-day outdoor festival that celebrates all things local! Enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent. Taps flow beginning at 10am.

Free admission and free offsite parking.[With generous support from Paramount Air Service.]

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GRILLING AT THE VINEYARD

Sunday, Sept. 13: 1pm-3pm
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande

Spend a luxurious afternoon al fresco with winemaker Todd Wuerker at his family’s vineyard and with KARA catering. Relax as they grill on the crushpad at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery. Savor some of Todd’s favorite wines. Enjoy culinary demonstration, stationary hors d’ouevres and a salad course. Graze on salmon, chicken, pork and beef as they come off the grill.

Tickets $65
Cash raw bar and cash wine bar

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CHEFS’ DINE-AROUNDS

several plates of two grilled jumbo shrimp on top of salad elegantly plated

Sunday, Monday & Thursday
Sept. 13, 14, 17: 6pm

This unforgettable five-course gourmet feast is a chance to taste the best of the best in Cape May! Five premier Cape May restaurants each serve a course paired with a different wine from the evening’s sponsoring winery. A winery representative accompanies the group and explores the subtleties of the pairing with each dish. A trolley shuttle transports you between courses.

Tickets $125 (gratuity included)
Reserve early for these very special evenings;
limited to 34 people per night

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GOURMET BRUNCH WALK

Mad Batter Building in cape may new jersey

Monday & Wednesday
Sept. 14 & Sept. 16: 10am

Stroll through a portion of Cape May’s Historic District on this guided walking tour ending at the famous Mad Batter restaurant. Enjoy a gourmet brunch in New Jersey Monthly’s choice for “best brunch and lunch” spot.

Tickets $25 adults; $15 children (ages 3-12)
Reserve early; limited to 40

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FISHERMAN’S WHARF TOUR & LUNCH

a grounp of people taking a tour on a dock with fisherman boats

Tuesday & Thursday,
Sept. 15 & Sept. 17: 11am

Enjoy lunch at one of the eastern seaboard’s most famous seafood restaurants, The Lobster House, with a tour of Fisherman’s Wharf included. Cape May is the largest commercial fishing port in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation. You’ll learn how seafood gets from the Atlantic Ocean to your dining table. After your guided tour, enjoy a Lobster House lunch of clam chowder, a lobster salad or chicken sandwich, French fries and coleslaw.

Tickets $30

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CAPE MAY BREWING CO. BEER DINNER AT ALEATHEA’S

Aleathea's Restaurant part of the Inn of Cape May

Tuesday, Sept. 15: 6pm
Inn of Cape May
7 Ocean St.

New in 2020! Come to Aleathea’s Restaurant and join other beer aficionados for this pairing dinner featuring five Cape May Brewing Co. brews chosen to complement each of five courses. A brewery representative will speak about their characteristics and why each was chosen for its course.

Tickets $75

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PAULA JOHNS AT WILLOW CREEK WINERY

Paul Johns, singer & performer

“The Real Me”
Wednesday, Sept. 16: 8pm
160-168 Stevens St., West Cape May

Be it R&B, classical or jazz, there are songs and certain artists who have inspired and touched Paula Johns throughout her life that have pushed her into some of the musical choices she has made. Paula returns in concert to Willow Creek Winery as part of the 2020 Cape May Music Festival Series.

Tickets $25
Doors open at 6:30pm for wine, food and tapas purchases

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SMALL BITES & FLIGHTS PAIRING DINNER WITH MUDHEN BREWING CO.

Beer flights

Friday, Sept. 18: 7pm
Mudhen Brewing Co.
127 W. Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood

Mudhen Brewing Co. is named after the first passenger train in 1883 that chugged across the marshlands into Wildwood, carrying passengers from Cape May Court House to Anglesea. Guests will take a brewery tour and enjoy a Flagship Flight (four 5-oz. tasters) paired with two small bites of the chef’s choice, and a Brewers Choice Flight (four 5-oz. tasters) paired with two small bites of the chef’s choice.

Tickets $50

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FISHERMAN’S WHARF TOUR

a grounp of people taking a tour on a dock with fisherman boats

Saturday, Sept. 19: 11am

Take a guided tour of Fisherman’s Wharf at the renowned Lobster House, one of the eastern seaboard’s most famous seafood restaurants and a Cape May landmark. Some of the largest vessels fishing on the East Coast are home-ported here. See the docks and learn how seafood gets from the Atlantic Ocean to your dining table.

Tickets $15 adults; $7 children (ages 3-12)

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CHOCOLATE LOVERS FEAST AT THE WASHINGTON INN

chocolate bars stacked up

Saturday, Sept. 19: 1pm
Washington Inn
801 Washington St.

It’s a bountiful feast for chocolate lovers! Enjoy a buffet of chocolate desserts at one of Cape May’s most distinguished restaurants. Knowledgeable staff are available to offer recommended wine selections for purchase.

Tickets $40

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HARVEST DINNER AT VINTAGE

Saturday, Sept. 19: 6:30pm
Vintage Restaurant
1048 Washington St.

New in 2020! Seasonal ingredients shine during this dinner at the Emlen Physick Estate, at the estate’s new restaurant, Vintage. Fall is harvest time and chef prepares a menu celebrating the rewards of summer planting and the earth’s generous bounty.

Tickets $65

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CHAMPAGNE JAZZ BRUNCH AT ALEATHEA’S

Mary Lou Newman

Sunday, Sept. 20: 10am
Inn of Cape May
7 Ocean St.

Experience a great American tradition, the jazz brunch, in Cape May. Linger over a delicious Sunday morning champagne brunch buffet at Aleathea’s Restaurant and hear jazz standards from The Great American Songbook, featuring Mary Lou Newnam, saxophone, clarinet and flute, and Sonny Troy, guitar.

Tickets $35
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