The Wine Beneath My Wings

The Cape May Wine Festival has a new location this year.

The Garden State Wine Growers Association is switching things up for its annual Cape May Wine Festival this year by holding it at the Naval Aviation Station-Wildwood Museum. For the first time this Saturday and Sunday (from noon to 5 pm), 19 of the state’s wineries will be pouring their wares among vintage private and decommissioned military aircraft in Hangar #1 at the Cape May airport.

So what we’re saying is, good for airplane nerds and for wine drinkers. A double win.

During WWII, the hangar served as a naval air base, and it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. But if you’re not into that, there will be plenty of other things to do. There’ll be 300 wines served and available for purchase by the bottle to take or drink on-site. Live blues and harmony bands will play both days, and food trucks will sell Cuban food, seafood and BBQ. Plus, the Cape May Brewing tasting room is on the grounds, too.

The festival is family friendly, with a crafts area for kids, so pack up a picnic and your children and support local history along with the state’s wine growers. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Under 21 gets in free.

Cape May Wine Festival [Official]