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New Jersey has a growing wine industry with more than 40 wineries producing over 225 different varieties of wines from dry and semi-dry to sparkling and fruit and dessert wines.
Most people think of taking winery tours in the autumn, but there are New Jersey wine festivals, special events, wine-tastings and new wine releases all year.
The Garden State Wine Growers Association as information on all of them.
For example, the “Blues & Wine Festival” is May 28 & 29, 2011 at Natirar Park in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ.
There's also a “Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend” on May 7 & 8, at participating wineries across the state.
For a list of NJ wineries and their websites, see http://www.state.nj.us/jerseyfresh/wine.htm