Down and Derby Wine Festival

*CANCELED* Down and Derby Wine Festival Returns to Cooper River Park after Covid Hiatus

This event is now canceled due to the inclement weather (heavy rain & wind) expected that day.

Camden County and Visit South Jersey host the Third Annual Down and Derby Wine Festival on May 7 on Veterans Island at Cooper River Park. The event will feature tastings and wines from various South Jersey wineries, food, music, and fun. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample wines from South Jersey’s finest wine producers while immersing themselves in Derby-themed fashion and festivities. Tickets can be purchased online.

These South Jersey wineries and many more will be participating, including:

Amalthea Cellars
Auburn Road Vineyards
Cedar Rose Vineyards
Salem Oak Winery
Sharrott Winery
Tomasello Winery 
Valenzano Winery
Villari Vineyards
Wagonhouse Winery
White Horse Winery 

Bottles of wines will be available to purchase at the event while supplies last.

Camden County is partnering with Visit South Jersey (VSJ) to host the event. Visit South Jersey is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem counties, and the Outer Coastal Plain Wine Region in South Jersey. VSJ is a non-profit organization supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

“Very often, we are surprised to find that even those within our immediate region aren’t aware of how bountiful our region truly is – the breadth of experience, environment, and excellence that South Jersey offers in a compact footprint,” Larry Sharrott, Chairman of Visit South Jersey said. “Visit South Jersey is tremendously excited to showcase some of the best South Jersey wine and cuisine that we offer in such an engaging way – made possible by joining forces with our long-term partner, Camden County. The organization is excited to share our passion for local wine and cuisine with the public in this fun setting in the picturesque Cooper River waterfront park.”

Visit the website for more information.


Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.

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