Looking for a day away from sunshine and sandy beaches? Or perhaps a night out with friends or a significant other? Maybe you’re looking for something to do on a gray day at the shore? We’ve got the perfect answer: experience Cape May County’s local hops, grapes and spirits! The Jersey Cape’s local breweries, wineries and distilleries each have their own unique flare, making for a one-of-a-kind experience at each. Tour the facilities and talk to the experts to learn how beer, wine, rum and vodka are made. Send your palate on a journey with tastings, and bring your favorite flavor home in a growler or bottle!
Cape May Winery & Vineyard contains over 70 acres of land with four different vineyards from which 16 different varieties of grapes are produced. With multiple tasting rooms, a charming deck overlooking the vineyard and an outside patio with bonfire pits, guests are guaranteed to enjoy the ideal tasting treat. On a winery tour, wine drinkers learn from grapes to bottle how this local wine is made, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the wine-making operation.
Experience handcrafted spirits from the Cape at Cape May Distillery. Our area’s first distillery, Cape May Distillery’s hands-on process uses locally grown raw ingredients sourced in the state of New Jersey. Learn all about the distilling process during a tour of the facility, then take a seat at the bar and taste a signature cocktail that brings out the best of Cape May Distillery’s handcrafted spirits.
“Great Beer for Great People” is the philosophy at 7 Mile Brewery, and the brews it serves are nothing short of it. This craft brewery provides an array of beers that fit the palates of multiple people, made with all kinds of malts, grains, hops, sugars and other flavorings. Take a seat in the spacious and inviting Tasting Room, or check out the outdoor Beer Garden. Before settling in, visitors must take a guided or self-guided tour of the brewing facility, learning all about the process from grain to glass.
Nauti Spirits Distillery employs the time, experience and precision to create exceptional spirits from simple ingredients. It’s a difference that you’ll see and feel when touring the distillery, just steps away from its own 60-acre preserved coastal farm. Most importantly, you’ll taste it in Nauti’s fine spirits which include vodka, rum and gin. Look out for the debut of Nauti Spirits’ whiskey coming soon!
Willow Creek Farm & Winery is 50 acres of stunning, unadulterated nature. Among the lush gardens you’ll find a 12,000-square-foot post-beam winery, where you can participate in fun, educational wine and sangria tastings, vineyard tours, wines by the glass and bottle, and a delicious tapas menu. Or, opt for a farm fresh wine cocktail at the outside wine bar overlooking the vineyard.
Keeping Historic Cold Spring Village’s mission of historic preservation, history education and heritage tourism, Cold Spring Brewery was built within an 1804 three bay English-style Cape May County barn from Upper Township. Here, you’ll find a relaxing atmosphere and one-of-a-kind beers on tap, all made with spring water from the Cold Spring property. Four staple brews are always available, while limited editions often make appearances.
When you visit Jessie Creek Winery’s cozy tasting room, you will not only experience the essence of the wine industry as a whole but also the intimate side of its production. Choose wines by the flight or enjoy the entire collection under the guidance of a tasting room attendant. A self-guided option is also available with the Wine Spiral, allowing you to choose any five wines to sip at your leisure.
Slack Tide Brewing Company has a simple philosophy: create a diverse and high-quality line of beers made with all natural ingredients sourced locally whenever possible, and make Slack Tide a destination in where locals feel at home and visitors look forward to returning. From classic beers to unique seasonal flavors, Slack Tide has something for everyone!
With seven acres and 5,500 vines yielding 15 tons of high quality fruit, Natali Vineyards boasts 14 different varieties of French, Italian and Spanish grapes. From these varieties comes unique artisan blends created from a combination of skill, creativity, knowledge and labor in the vineyard. Natali Vineyards recently expanded its winemaking craft to the production of fruit wines in addition to classic wines.
Ludlam Island Brewery brings a unique variety of craft beer to the Jersey Shore. Here, you’ll taste the results of passion and hard work. Both traditional beer and one-of-a-kind flavors will delight your taste buds, keeping you coming back for more. Learn about the eight-step process that produces Ludlam Island’s signature beers in the ground-floor tasting room, or book the second-floor tasting room for an intimate private party.