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2017 JERSEY SHORE WINE FESTIVAL

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

Grand Exhibition Center

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Tropicana Atlantic City will hold its second annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival during our indoor summer Beach Bash in the Grand Exhibition Center on Saturday, February 25from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. While sampling, guests will enjoy artisan crafters, hand-painted glass, educational seminars with wine experts and live entertainment. Tickets will include tasting glass, wine seminars, cheese and fruit plate.

Tropicana’s Jersey Shore Wine Festival will showcase over 150 of New Jersey’s best known wines and 12 winemakers including:

Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery
Bellview Winery
Chestnut Run Farms
DiMatteo Vineyard
Old York Cellars
Plagido’s Winery
Sharrott Winery
Southwind Vineyard & Winery
Tomasello Winery
Valenzano Winery
Villari Vineyards
Wagonhouse Winery

Just can’t get enough of a particular wine? Purchase your favorites by the bottle or by the case. Tickets are $25 and include a tasting glass, a cheese and fruit plate and optional wine seminars. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office and through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 1.800.745.3000.

  • Food Menu

    HANDCRAFTED PRETZELS

    BLACK ANGUS HOT DOG WRAPPED IN A HANDCRAFTED PRETZEL $4

    SOFT PRETZELS with a warm CRAFT BEER CHEESE DIP $4

    BBQ Pulled PORK with a JACK DANIEL’S HONEY BBQ SAUCE $6

    BEER BRAISED KIELBASI  with Sauerkraut $6

    WARM COUNTRY HAM and COOPER SHARP CHEDDAR with Maple Mustard on a Pretzel Roll $6

    WARM Roasted Turkey Wrap with Pepper Bacon, Tomato, Smoked Gouda, Spinach, Chipotle Mayo $6

    WARM Roasted Turkey Wrap with Smoked Gouda, Tomato, Spinach $6

    HOMEMADE POTATO CHIPS CRAFT BEER CHEESE DIP $4

    ARTISAN ANTIPASTI PLATE $8

    DRINKS $3 COLD PRESSED JUICES $4

    WARM BLUEBERRY or APPLE FRITTER $3  

    WARM GHIRADELLI CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIE $5

    CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS  $3

    HOMEMADE COOKIES 2 for $3

    CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES $4

    AWARD WINNING

    LOBSTER BISQUE &

    CAPE MAY CLAM CHOWDER

    CUP $5.00

    QUART $15.00

  • Artisan Crafters

    SoVal Art – Hand painted custom coasters, paintings, wine & beer accessories.

    City2Shore Gourmet
    Aged Balsamic Vinegars, EVOO and infused oils.  Sea Salts and Rubs, Olive Wood products

    Whitehouse Station Sauce Company
    All natural handmade hot sauces

    Gourmet Creations
    PACKAGED, GOURMET DRY HERB AND SPICE MIXES.

    Magical Scentaments
    Handmade soap, candles, body lotion, bath bombs (fizzies), gentle face cloths.

    Karen’s Colorful Corner
    Hand painted wine glasses, coasters, salt & pepper, cake domes, carafes, mailboxes, etc…

    Wine & Whiskey Barrel Home Décor
    Wine racks, wine barrel tables, end tables, coffee tables, bar stools, lazy susan, and much more….

    A Time For Wine
    Nestled in the Quarter at Tropicana is a fabulous blend of fine wines, liquors, the largest selection of cigars in the county.

    The Bacon Jams
    Bacon Jams is a half of pound of bacon goodness and some other yummy ingredients in a jar. To be used as a spread, condiment, or a cooking and baking ingredient. We have three delicious flavors; The All Original, Red Chile Garlic, and Black Pepper

    Busy Bees NJ
    Pure, Raw and Natural Honey and Products of the Hive.

    Gail Adams Jewelry
    Unique, fine sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry at fair prices. 

    Jerky James
    Gourmet beef & chicken jerky.  Apple juice infused dried strawberries, Apple juice infused dried cherries, Dried mangos, Dried apples

    Tasted Artisanal Market
    Handcrafted, gourmet cheese spreads and accompaniments- we are best known for our Marinated Asiago Spread and Smoked Bacon Pub Cheese. Our delicious chutneys are crafted with all local fruit, herbs, and wine.

    Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
    Beautiful, Genuine Swarowski Jewelry


Live Entertainment:

Saturday, February 25
If you attending last year’s wine festival then you’ll remember the great performance put on by Stealing Savanah! They’ve returned this year and will be hitting the stage on Saturday, February 25 to perform covers of your favorite rock & roll, pop, and Top 40 songs while you immerse yourself in over 150+ types of wines! Want to hear what Stealing Savanah is all about? Check out their YouTube channel HERE

Sunday, February 26
If you frequent Tango’s Lounge then you’ve probably partied the night away with Beth Tinnon, a 2017 AC Weekly’s Nightlife Awards Reader’s Choice Winner for Best Casino Lounge Act. Beth’s wide range of musical talent will add the perfect touch to our wine festival on Sunday, February 26th! Follow Beth on Instagram to see what she’s all about HERE! 

Optional Wine Seminars:

Saturday, February 25th 


  • 45 Minute Wine Expert w/ John Mahoney

    Saturday, February 25th @ 1:00pm (45 minutes) 

    Become a wine expert in just forty-five minutes as John Mahoney, Certified Wine Educator breaks down everything you need to know.

    Dr. John Mahoney is the author of seven books including “Wine for Intellectuals”  and “Every Bottle Has A Story”. He has judged wines across the United States and Europe, and has taught  wine courses at Montclair University and presently at Stockton University. He is also the World Ambassador for the Chef & Sommelier Wineglass series.

    John taught British literature at high schools and colleges for over 45 years. He is Chancellor of the Dionysian Society International, a member of the American Wine Society, a Chevalerie du Verre Galant (Knights of Cognac), President of New Jersey Club Zinfandel, Director of the Tri-State Wine College, and is the voice of “Weekend Wine Tips” on the radio.  He also hosts corporate wine education seminars and teaches wine classes each semester.


  • Meet the Winemaker: Tony Valenzano of Valenzano Winery

    Saturday, February 25th @ 1:30pm (30 minutes)

    Interested in the wine making process? Meet Tony Valenzano , Since 1996 when his family made their first commercial batch of wine, his family has grown their passion into their livelihood.  Today, they are one of the east coast’s largest wine producers, and many would say its most popular.  Their wines have won double gold medals from the Indy International Wine Competition, Fingerlakes International Wine Competition along with the NJ Governor’s Cup and dozens of prestigious awards. Tony will host an information session providing his background at Vellanzano as well as their philosophies and wines. Question and answer session to follow.

    Based in Shamong, New Jersey, in the center of the Pine Barrens, Valenzano Winery maintains 88 acres of farms where we they proudly grow our vineyards.  We also look locally and nationally, sourcing the freshest and finest fruits imaginable to craft world-class wines that taste best when paired with the right foods and friends.


  • New Jersey Wines with Dr. Gary Pavlis

    Saturday, February 25th @ 2:00pm (45 minutes)

    Discover New Jersey wines and ask Gary any questions you might have. Gary C. Pavlis is a professor and agricultural agent at Rutgers University. A leading authority on grape growing, Dr. Pavlis only travels to places that make wine. Dr. Pavlis is the organizer of the annual NJ Wine Competition and wine contributor to edibleJersey Magazine.

  • New Jersey Wines vs. the World with John Mahoney & Dr. Gary Pavlis

    Saturday, February 25th @ 3:00pm (1 hour)

    Discover how New Jersey wines stack up against French, Chilean and Argentinean wines in a blind taste test. Then vote for your favorites to determine the winner. You might be surprised how Jersey stacks up!

    Dr. John Mahoney is the author of seven books including “Wine for Intellectuals”  and “Every Bottle Has A Story”. He has judged wines across the United States and Europe, and has taught  wine courses at Montclair University and presently at Stockton University. He is also the World Ambassador for the Chef & Sommelier Wineglass series.

    John taught British literature at high schools and colleges for over 45 years. He is Chancellor of the Dionysian Society International, a member of the American Wine Society, a Chevalerie du Verre Galant (Knights of Cognac), President of New Jersey Club Zinfandel, Director of the Tri-State Wine College, and is the voice of “Weekend Wine Tips” on the radio. He also hosts corporate wine education seminars and teaches wine classes each semester.

    Gary C. Pavlis is a professor and agricultural agent at Rutgers University. A leading authority on grape growing, Dr. Pavlis only travels to places that make wine. Dr. Pavlis is the organizer of the annual NJ Wine Competition and wine contributor to edibleJersey Magazine.

  • Wine-tertainment with Phillip Silverstone

    Saturday, February 25th @ 4:00pm (1 hour)

    Enjoy an hour with “Wine-tertainer” Phillip Silverstone.  Ever the consummate raconteur, Silverstone’s presentation will be filled with his un-snooty, unpretentious and unpredictable dry British humor.

    Phillip Silverstone’s wine philosophy is refreshingly simple and unique. His anecdotes, short stories, outspoken opinions and practical “unstuffy” tips are aimed at anyone who enjoys a light-hearted approach to an often dull topic.

    London born Silverstone is the producer and host of “Time Out With Phillip Silverstone” heard worldwide on Tunein Radio and his syndicated weekly column appears each week throughout the Delaware Valley.

  • Wine Comparative with Paul Tonacci

    Saturday, February 25th @ 5:00pm (1 hour)

    Compare the quality and flavors of four New Jersey wines alongside four international wines including German, Italian and French varietals.

    Enjoy a guided tasting covering everything from how the wines are made, the typical flavors you can expect in the glass and fun facts about wine. Question and answer session to follow.

    Certified Sommelier, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and a Certified Wine Judge through the American Wine Society and VP of National Account Sales for Vinedrea Wines.

    He participates as a judge in competitions throughout the US and in London. Paul’s goal is to raise the profile of wines from all over the world, especially New Jersey’s own and currently consults.


Sunday, February 26th 

  • Wine-tertainment with Phillip Silverstone

    Sunday, February 26th @ 1:00pm (1 hour)

    Enjoy an hour with “Wine-tertainer” Phillip Silverstone.  Ever the consummate raconteur, Silverstone’s presentation will be filled with his un-snooty, unpretentious and unpredictable dry British humor.

    Phillip Silverstone’s wine philosophy is refreshingly simple and unique. His anecdotes, short stories, outspoken opinions and practical “unstuffy” tips are aimed at anyone who enjoys a light-hearted approach to an often dull topic.

    London born Silverstone is the producer and host of “Time Out With Phillip Silverstone” heard worldwide on Tunein Radio and his syndicated weekly column appears each week throughout the Delaware Valley.


  • Meet the Winemaker: Jack Tomasello of Tomasello Winery

    Sunday, February 26th @ 1:45pm (30 minutes)

    Interested in the wine making process? Meet Jack Tomasello, third generation Winemaker at Tomasello Winery in Hammonton, NJ. Jack will host an information session providing his background at Tomasello as well as their philosophies and wines. Question and answer session to follow.

    Tomasello currently has 70 acres under vine, with more than 30 different varieties of grapes including Native American, French hybrids and classic vinifera. Tomasello Winery is located in the heart of the Outer Coastal Plain – American Viticultural Area (AVA). This federally recognized viticultural region is home to some of the oldest wineries in the country.


  • Bodies and Legs with John Mahoney

    Sunday, February 26th @ 2:30pm (45 minutes) 

    John Mahoney leads a seminar where wine enthusiasts can get the answers on how to pick that perfect bottle of wine to go with your favorite foods or that special occasion.

    Dr. John Mahoney is the author of seven books including “Wine for Intellectuals”  and “Every Bottle Has A Story”. He has judged wines across the United States and Europe, and has taught  wine courses at Montclair University and presently at Stockton University. He is also the World Ambassador for the Chef & Sommelier Wineglass series.

    John taught British literature at high schools and colleges for over 45 years. He is Chancellor of the Dionysian Society International, a member of the American Wine Society, a Chevalerie du Verre Galant (Knights of Cognac), President of New Jersey Club Zinfandel, Director of the Tri-State Wine College, and is the voice of “Weekend Wine Tips” on the radio. He also hosts corporate wine education seminars and teaches wine classes each semester.

 
Overnight Packages: 

Tropicana will offer 2 special hotel packages that will include (2) two tickets to the Jersey Shore Wine Festival and an overnight stay on Saturday, February 25 for $329.99 or Sunday, February 26, 2017 for $99.99. Book your package here.


Must be 21. Tropicana cares about our visitors and wants everyone to have a great time. We strongly encourage responsible drinking. PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. We ask that you look out for yourself and for one another to ensure a safe and fun experience.