Sip & Savor the Flavors of Fall in the Wildwoods


The autumn season (known as the Wildwoods’ ‘Second Season’) is well underway, and with less crowds, milder temperatures and lower seasonal hotel rates, there is no better time to explore and experience the Wildwoods.

The Wildwoods are home to unique restaurants and eateries, as well as popular wineries, breweries, and distilleries. In the fall, these favored Wildwoods landmarks embrace the change of season by offering one-of-a-kind, autumn-inspired creations. Only in the Wildwoods can you enjoy a unique seasonal brew or wine while savoring the fresh catch of the day in the crisp autumn air.

The restaurant renaissance that started years ago in Cape May has spilled over into the Wildwoods, and a growing number of gourmet restaurants are now located throughout the five-mile island, each of them garnering superb reviews from critics and patrons alike. The Wildwoods’ upscale restaurants offer memorable surroundings, remarkable cuisine and attentive service for a perfect evening touched with romance, candlelight and delectable food.

The ideal time is now to visit the area’s finest wineries, located just minutes from the famous five-mile island, as grape harvesting is at its peak. The Wildwoods are in the midst of this ever-burgeoning wine country, and the phenomenon is no coincidence either – the sandy soils along with Southern New Jersey’s unique mild climate make the area surrounding the Wildwoods an ideal environment for grape growing and winemaking.

A quick tour of the vineyards surrounding the Wildwoods illustrates that New Jersey lives up to its moniker as, “The Garden State.” New Jersey’s southernmost region is an agricultural hub for wine cultivation. Rich farmland is home to acres of vineyards whose grapes patiently transform into award-winning, handcrafted fine wines. Wines from these local wineries are even served in many of the Wildwoods’ fine restaurants offering a great dining experience to a beautiful fall getaway.

Also nearby are breweries and distilleries, where taste testing, dining, shopping, and exploring beckon – all with minimal crowds and a calmer atmosphere, make for an ideal fall getaway. Be sure to put these breweries, distilleries, and wineries on your fall bucket list when visiting the Wildwoods:


Wildwoods, NJ Breweries

MudHen Brewing Company
127 West Rio Grande Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260


Cape May County, NJ Breweries

7 Mile Brewery
3156 Route 9 South
Rio Grande, NJ 08242


Bucket Brigade Brewery
205 North Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Cape May Brewing Company
1288 Horney Road
Rio Grande, NJ 08242


COHO Brewing Co.
28 Indian Trail Road Suite 103
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Cold Spring Brewery
733 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ 08204


Gusto Brewing Company
3860 Bayshore Road
North Cape May, NJ 08204


Ludlam Island Brewery
9 Stoney Court
Ocean View, NJ 08230


Slack Tide Brewing Company
1072 Route 83 Unit 3
Clermont, NJ 08210


Wildwoods, NJ Distilleries

Lazy Eye Distillery
135 East Spicer Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260


Cape May County, NJ Distilleries

Cape May Distillery
371 Route 47
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Nauti Spirits Distillery
916 Shunpike Road
Cape May, NJ 08204


Cape May County, NJ Wineries

Cape May Winery & Vineyard
711 Town Bank Road
North Cape May, NJ 08204


Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S Railroad Avenue
Rio Grande, NJ 08242


Jessie Creek Winery
1 N Delsea Drive
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Natali Vineyards
221 North Delsea Drive
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210


Turdo Vineyards & Winery
3911 Bayshore Road
Cape May, NJ 08204


Willow Creek Winery
160-168 Stevens Street
West Cape May, NJ 08204


For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit  or call 800-992-9732.