Small Chick Big Deals really loves discovering new wines and sharing favorites with our readers. New Jersey is home to so many great wineries, all with their own unique offerings. In total, there are over 40 wineries across the state! One of our favorite local wineries, Renault Winery and Resort, just hosted a wine festival called Cork and Pork on Saturday March 28th.
This was a great opportunity to go out and try some wine from local wineries, as 12 different New Jersey wineries were represented at the event. For only $15, attendees were given a wine glass to take home and the opportunity to try some new wines. It was really a great deal! Some of the wineries that were at the event included Valenzano Winery, Monroeville, Tomasello, Sharrott, Belleview, and Natali, just to name a few. Each winery had their own table set up where they had several varieties of their wines available to taste and also to purchase.
The staff from each winery were very eager to share information about the different wines and tell about upcoming events at their wineries. It really was great having all the wineries come together in one location and bring new customers in. We love supporting local New Jersey wineries and I definitely discovered some new favorite wines. As well as having all of the wineries there, local vendors had tables set up selling wine accessories and a lot of handmade items.
It was great to see so many local businesses come together for this event. Food prepared by Renault’s chef was of course another highlight! Renault always has delicious food and this was no exception. Since it was called Cork and Pork, there was a lot of pork being sold! Some of the menu items included bacon on a stick, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and twisted BLT (fried shrimp with a bacon remoulade sauce). It all looked and tasted so amazing. As well as the food, they offered drinks including a favorite of ours which is the hot May wine from Renault served in a mason jar that you could take home. It was a bit chilly outside and a jar of this would surely warm you up!
There was seating inside but also areas outside set up so that guests could enjoy their wine by a fire pit. Renault Winery always has such great events and this one was no different! With the Spring starting, there are many events already planned and there will surely be more that you don’t want to miss. Check out Renault’s website and like their page on Facebook for the latest news! Small Chick Big Deals will definitely be at more upcoming events and we hope to see you there too!