Cookies and Wine at Willow Creek

What could be sweeter then spending a few hours learning how to decorate sugar cookies? How about doing it in Cape May at a winery and pairing it with a glass of wine?

Come to Willow Creek Winery on Sunday, March 3 from 12 – 2pm and join Mallory Stetter of Mallory’s Eats to decorate wine-themed cookies while enjoying a glass of Wilde Cock Red or Wilde Cock White wine in the beauty of the Winery’s Tasting Room.

In this event:
– Class will begin with a brief introduction with tips and tricks for creating the perfect sugar cookie dough, royal icing, and prepping to decorate your cookies.
– You will learn step by step how to replicate your own set of decorated sugar cookies.
– Participants will have the opportunity to use prepared royal icing to decorate 4 pre-baked sugar cookies.
No baking is done in class, and all materials used to fully decorate sugar cookies are provided.

This is a fun, and tasty chance to learn about cookie decorating – perfect for any skill-level, but must be 21+ to attend. Cookies will be pre-made and ready to decorate during the guided workshop

Cost: $45 includes – 4 pre-baked cookies, materials and 1 glass of Willow Creek Wilde Cock Red or Wilde Cock White wine

Tickets Required. Must be 21+ to attend this workshop.

Seating is extremely limited, so purchase your tickets today.

Valentine’s at the Vineyard 2024

As one of the most romantic places in Cape May, where else would you want to spend Valentine’s Weekend but at Willow Creek Winery?

Join us on Friday, February 16 or Saturday, February 17 for a special evening of wine and dinner in front of the fireplace. We will be featuring a special Prix Fixe dinner ($79) with optional wine pairing (+ $30) in addition to our standard menu and gorgeous setting – perfect for romance and fun.

Our dinner seating on Saturday, February 17 will also include a live musical performance by Thom Piecara from 4 – 8pm.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, especially if you would like to have our Prix Fixe Valentine’s Dinner special (whole table must participate). More information HERE.
Ready to make your reservation? Secure your table today.

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

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.

Willow Creek Winery Takes Home the Gold – Best of Jersey Shore

Willow Creek Winery might be known for its reds, whites and roses – but this summer we are also known for our Gold. Willow Creek Winery was recently awarded two Gold Medals from Best of Jersey Shore 2023 – winning 1st in both the Winery and Banquet Facility categories.

The community vote-based awards are presented by Regional Media.

A very special Thank You to all who voted for Willow Creek Winery in these categories. We appreciate that you want to recognize us among so many great Jersey Shore locations in both of these categories.

Hamilton Wilde, Director of Events at Willow Creek Winery, showing off the new hardware.

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