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!
Visit the beautiful Willow Creek Farm & Winery for all things wine, open daily year round for tastings, tapas, tours or the private event of a lifetime.
WHERE IS IT? In West Cape May, just a bike ride away from anywhere on the Cape May island.
WHY SHOULD I GO? If you enjoy great wines, delicious foods and a serene setting, this is going to be your new favorite spot.
Seasoned wine drinkers and newbies alike will delight in the beauty of this vineyard farm and winery. This is 50 acres of stunning, unadulterated nature — the roaming game cocks are a reminder of that, as well as the lush gardens designed by owner Barbara Wilde. This is the Garden State at its best. Then, of course, there’s that other reason to go — the wine itself. In a 12,000-square-foot post-beam winery built by Mennonites from Lancaster, Pa., both groups and private parties of up to 350 guests 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, like a Sauvignon Blanc Apple Mojito or Blackberry Wine Spritzer, at the outside wine bar overlooking the vineyard.
From Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon wine cocktails, fresh juices, delightful teas and over 35 different sangrias, there’s something for everyone.
Throughout the year, the winery hosts many different events and activities. Daily events in the summer season like art classes, jazz & piano nights, yoga in the vines and even trivia nights are always a great time. But it doesn’t end there! Willow Creek hosts an array of great activities throughout the winter, too. Great events like Firepit Fridays, stand-up comedy nights and Pasta Sundays leave everyone with a great reason to visit our island all year round. Don’t forget to pick up your farm fresh eggs or vegetables grown at the newly acquired LeGates farm in North Cape May.
WINE – Our farm grows 13 different types of grapes with from Spain, Italy and France. We produce 28 different wines as well some unique fruit wines including Jersey grown Apple Wine, Blackberry Wine and even a Pumpkin Wine. Wine tastings available daily.
TAPAS MENU & TAKE OUT – Our farm offers a tasty tapas menu all year round to pair with your wines. Delicious cheese boards, Jersey fresh smoked beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches, and arugula salads make it hard to leave.
NEW FOR 2017 – Relax at our new outside wine bar overlooking our bocce ball court, and enjoy a tableside flight or frozen wine cocktail. Don’t forget a cigar from our six-foot humidor to round off the visit!
INSIDER TIP – Call before you go. Reservations fill up fast all year round for tastings and tables. A phone call always pushes you to the top of any waiting list. Check the website for a list of closed-to-the-public private events.
Email us at WillowCreekWinery@gmail.com.
160-168 Stevens St., West Cape May