Join us on the Wine & Chocolate Trail

Willow Creek Winery is excited to again be a part of the Garden State Wine Growers Association annual Wine & Chocolate Trail.

Come to Willow Creek Winery during the weekends of February 10 – 11 AND February 17 – 18 for a special wine & chocolate flight, featuring chocolates from The Original Fudge Kitchen.

This year’s flight for $19, includes:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Square paired with Wilde Cock Red
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel paired with Prestige Gold
Milk Chocolate Raspberry Cream paired with Prestige Red

Make your February sweet by joining us on the Trail!

Happy Sangria Day

What better way to celebrate the day before the Winter Solstice than to honor the summery drink we enjoy all year here at Willow Creek Winery – Sangria. December 20th is National Sangria Day.

We feature a rotating blend of our exclusive red and white sangria made from great wines, sweet fruit nectars and pure pressed juices. Our sangria is available to purchase by the glass, flight or in Grolsch or Growler bottles year-round. If you buy a Grolsch or Growler you can bring the bottle back and get it refilled – making the purchase not only wallet-friendly, but also eco-friendly.

Speaking of those Growlers and Grolshes, did you know that these bottles are not just refillable, but they are collectable. Every year we change the label color. Did you pick up this year’s special Blue Label? Come in before we launch the 2024 label.

A reminder our sangria’s shelf-life is 5 days, and it needs to stay refrigerated, so come in this weekend for your Christmas celebrations.

Holiday Hours at Willow Creek Winery

These next few weeks will be a beautiful whirlwind of holiday festivities. And whether we are part of your family and friends’ must do destination or you need a little me-time break at your favorite winery, we’ve got you covered. Our halls are decked and our wine educators are serving up the holiday cheer through now through the New Year.

Week of December 18
Monday, Dec 18 – Thursday, Dec 21: 12 – 5pm
Friday, Dec 22 – Saturday, Dec 23: 11:30am – 9pm (Dinner specials beginning 4pm)
– Fire Pit Friday and Live Music with Gordon Vincent on the 22nd from 4 – 8pm
– Saturday, Dec 23 Live Music with Perry Curcio from 1 – 4pm
Sunday, Dec 24: 11:30am – 4:30pm (last seating 3pm)

Week of December 25
Monday, Dec 25: CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec 26 – Thursday, Dec 28: 12 – 7pm (Full kitchen menu offered)
Friday, Dec 29 – Saturday, Dec 30: 11:30am – 9pm (Dinner specials beginning 4pm)
– Fire Pit Friday and Live Music with Mike DiEleuterio on the 29th from 4 – 8pm
– Saturday, Dec 30 Live Music with Mark Fisher from 1 – 4pm
Sunday, Dec 31: 11:30am – 9pm
– 4 – 7pm Seating for NYE Dinner Specials + Regular menu (Dining Room closes 8:30pm)
– Tasting Room Bar will be open until 9pm to sell takeaway bottles for your NYE celebrations

Week of January 1
Monday, Jan 1: 12 – 5pm (Full menu available)
Tuesday, Jan 2 – Thursday, Jan 4: 12 – 5pm
Friday, Jan 5: 11:30am – 4pm (closing early for a Private Event)
Saturday, Jan 6: 11:30am – 9pm
Sunday, Jan 7: 11:30am – 6pm

Week of January 8
Monday, Jan 8 – Thursday, Jan 11: CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK
Friday, Jan 12 – Saturday, Jan 13: 11:30am – 9pm
Sunday, Jan 13: 11:30am – 6pm

December Live Music

Of all the pairings of our wine and food – pairing those with live music might be one of our favorites here at Willow Creek Winery. And Friday nights have the added bonus of being our Fire Pit Fridays (weather permitting).

We’re finishing up the 2023 season with a great music line-up for you. Who will you be coming out to see?

DECEMBER 2023
Friday, December 1 from 4 – 8pm with Gordon Vincent
Friday, December 8 from 4 – 8pm with Perry Curcio
Friday, December 15 from 5:30 – 8pm with Shaun LaBoy
Friday, December 22 from 4 – 8pm with Gordon Vincent
Saturday, December 23 from 1 – 4pm with Perry Curcio
Friday, December 29 from 4 – 8pm with Mike DiEleuterio
Saturday, December 30 from 1 – 4pm with Mark Fisher

2023 Annual Holiday Market Sip & Shop

Sip while you shop local this holiday season.

Dozens of local vendors will be in the vineyard helping you finish up your holiday shopping at Willow Creek Winery’s annual Holiday Market Sip & Shop on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 from 11:30am – 6pm.

CLICK for the list of participating vendors.

In addition to a weekend filled with fun and holiday cheer – we will be serving up some surprise drink specials, perfect pairings for our delicious lunch and dinner menu. Make your table reservations today.

If you are a local vendor interested in participating, your application and fee must be in to the winery by December 5 to ensure your spot (you can drop it off at the Hostess Stand, Attn: Gladys. If you need an application, email gladys@willowcreekwinerycapemay.com).

Local Vendors Coming to Willow Creek Winery for Harvest Sip & Shop Nov 11 – 12, 2023

The New Jersey Farmers Cooperative (a 501c3) is hosting a weekend of shopping on Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12 to celebrate and benefit the beloved Borough of West Cape May Community Christmas Parade.

On Saturday, November 11 – Sunday, November 12 from 11:30am – 6pm there will be an open air artisan market Sip & Shop to benefit the Borough of West Cape May Community Christmas Parade featuring more than 25 local artisans and vendors on the grounds of the beautiful Willow Creek Winery in West Cape May, NJ.

Scheduled vendors include:
Onymari
Blossoms Collections by Jen
Shelli Bay LLC
My Derby
Mallory’s Eats
Faces of Fun
Baker’s Bounty
JMAC Brands LLC
Fabulous Mosaics
Busy Bees
Incandescent Gifts Soy Candle Company
Bonnie’s Artful Designs
Making Waves
Moore to Love
Shop Sanctuary
Meraki Farm LLC
Tides & Tails
With Love Mikala
Ledwon’s Sauce Company
Hook and Needle Knits
Monster Joes Sauces
Beachy Keen Salsa & Jams
Scuttlebutt’s Boutique
Cherry’s Natural Foods
Gypsea Caravan
Sweet Treats by Mary
Moran Made Studio LLC
Nonna Lisa’s
Fused Connection Permanent Jewelry
Sinful Smells
Wick Witch Candle Company
Whiskey Wicks NJ

Celebrating our island traditions is what makes this community so special and events like the Community Christmas Parade need your support to continue. So mark your calendars to join in on these amazing celebrations and support this beautiful island Borough and its special community-building traditions.

Tickets Closing Soon for the Harvest Ball to Benefit the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade

Join the New Jersey Farmers Cooperative (a 501C3) in supporting a beloved West Cape May Community Tradition – the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade.

WHAT: The NJFC is hosting the Harvest Ball: an evening of dinner, dancing and celebrating
WHEN: Friday, November 10, 2023 from 6:30 – 10:30pm
WHERE: Willow Creek Winery (168 Stevens Street in West Cape May)

6:30 PM | Social Hour with Light Hors d’Oeuvre and Cash Bar

7:30 PM | Three-course Dinner

9:00 PM | Words of Gratitude followed by Dancing

10:30 PM | Evening concludes

Tickets are $75 per person (tax-deductible) gratuity not included, guests will be seated at tables of 10

Book Your Tickets Today.

Menu:

First Course
Mixed Field Greens Salad served with choice of vinaigrette and creamy dressing
Second Course
Braised Beef Short Rib with rosemary redskin potatoes | haricots verts
– or –

Lemon Dill Salmon with saffron rice | haricots verts

– or –

Vegan Entrée – Chef’s Choice
Third Course

Cannoli with Chocolate Sauce

Live entertainment and other surprises will be announced soon.

Semi-formal attire not required, but certainly encouraged

Celebrating our island traditions is what makes this community so special and events like the Community Christmas Parade need your support to continue. So mark your calendars to join in on these amazing celebrations and support this beautiful island Borough and its special community-building traditions.

An Amazing Experience – Elevated

Any time spent at Willow Creek Winery is a memorable experience. Our estate and public buildings set on 50-acres with gorgeous gardens and vineyards that you can explore create the perfect backdrop to any time you spend in Cape May. This is why we have become a must-see destination in New Jersey.

We love when you make us part of your vacation itinerary. We are also grateful for the groups that come through here to celebrate bachelorettes (did you see us featured in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article?!), birthdays, reunions and showers (just to name a few).

While a visit here to get together with friends and family will already be special, we offer a variety of exclusive a la carte and add-on packages that can be added to your reservation to enhance your experience. 

Options include:

  • pre-ordering a cheese board and sparkling wine for the table
  • adding more time to your reservation (reminder, our standard table reservation is 90 minutes)
  • renting out one of our 2 covered porches to make a private space for you for 3 hours
  • private yoga and meditation class in the vines or gardens

We have so many more options to make your time fully customized. If you are interested in enhancing a planned celebratory trip to Willow Creek, email: events@willowcreekwinerycapemay.com and someone from our Events Team will be in touch. If your event will have 25+ people, instead of email, please fill out our event inquiry form.

Cheers to a fall filled with your special moments and to celebrating them at Willow Creek Winery.

September Live Music at Willow Creek

Summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, and especially down here in Cape May our locals summer goes long past Labor Day. This September we have an impressive line-up of live music to help keep that summer chill and weekend vineyard vibes going.

Our music schedule kicks-off Labor Day weekend (Friday, Sept 1 – Sunday, Sept 3) with:

Friday, September 1 from 4 – 8pm with Ty and Rachel
Saturday, September 2 from 1 – 4pm with Mark Fisher
Sunday September 3 from 1 – 4pm with Wesley Ochs

The rest of the month is filled with a great variety of performers including:

Friday, September 8 from 4 – 8pm with Mike Tobin
Sunday, September 10 from 1 – 4pm with Poor Mouth Henry Duo
Friday, September 15 from 4 – 8pm with John Heffren
Saturday, September 16 from 4 – 8pm with Roots in Blue Stone
Sunday, September 17 from 1 – 4pm with Mike Tobin
Friday, September 22 from 4 – 8pm with Perry Curcio
Saturday, September 23 from 4 – 8pm with Gordon Vincent
Sunday, September 24 from 1 – 4pm with Roots in Blue Stone
Friday, September 29 from 4 – 8pm with Mike Tobin
Saturday, September 30 from 1 – 4pm with Mark Fisher

Don’t forget on Fridays we also fire up the fire pits. So grab a glass, grab a chair and come see why Willow Creek Winery is the must-see Cape May destination.

August Live Music Schedule

Yes, our giant pretzels, beautiful cheese boards and fresh salads pair perfectly with our wines and sangrias. But do you know what else does – live music!

Sitting back on our beautiful property listening to some wonderful local artists is an ideal way to send your long Cape May weekends.

This August we have a variety of performers to provide a great backdrop to your winery excursion.

August 2023
Friday, August 4 from 4 – 8pm with Matt Mass
Saturday, August 5 from 1 – 4pm with Funky Brewster
Sunday, August 6 from 1 – 4pm with Dion Paci
Saturday, August 12 from 1 – 4pm with Mike Tobin
Sunday, August 13 from 1 – 4pm with Ear Candy Duo
Friday, August 18 from 4 – 8pm with Matt Freedman
Saturday, August 19 from 1 – 4pm with Mark Fisher
Sunday, August 20 from 1 – 4pm with Mike Cali
Friday, August 25 from 4 – 8pm with John Heffren
Saturday, August 26 from 1 – 4pm with Roots in Blue Stone

Performers and performances subject to change so please be sure to check our social media sites for any updates.

If you’d like to get a jump on upcoming live entertainment scheduled – you can check out the Live Music Calendar.

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