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 and spirits are made. Send your palate on a journey with tastings, and bring your favorite flavor home in a growler or bottle!
Look no further than Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery’s Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series for something to do this summer, happening every Friday night at the vineyard!
Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series is a feast for the senses, offering great music, stunning vineyard sunsets, a local farmer’s market and food trucks that complement Hawk Haven’s award-winning Hawk wines. Named for the essential part of the grape vine, Rootstock combines beautiful vineyard ambiance and intimate performances by world-class musicians. Grab a seat at one of our picnic tables or kick back on your beach chair beside the vines.
New this year: Journey through the Cape May Food Shed Farmer’s Market, featuring exclusively Cape May County grown produce such as heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, blueberries, cucumbers, and other seasonal fruits and veggies. Come for the show, stay for a meal! Grab a bite to eat at one of the local food trucks on site, offering tasty street eats including tacos, empanadas, pulled pork sandwiches and more. The crushpad bar will also be open all night offering wine by the glass and bottle.
Live music starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are available online for $5 up to noon the day of the show, or $10 at the door. Season Passes are also available online for $35. Event is held rain or shine; additional tented seating has been added to keep everyone cool and dry!
July 13: Cold Weather Company
July 20: Jeffrey Gaines
July 27: Larry Keel Experience
Aug. 3: Bella’s Bartok
Aug. 10: Black Horse Motel
Aug. 17: Dana Fuchs
Aug. 24: High & Mighty Brass Band
Aug. 31: Conjunto Philadelphia
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery is located in Rio Grande, just minutes away from Cape May County beaches. Visitors love Hawk Haven for its friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and above all, Winemaker Todd Wuerker’s award-winning wines. Open daily year-round, there is always something to experience and enjoy at the vineyard, such as wine tastings and flights, live music events, wine pairing dinners and much more. Come experience what everyone is talking about!
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande