Recently, I attended the media launch of Vinter Wonderland at Renault Winery in Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Vintner Wonderland is the celebration of a successful harvest at Renault Winery and is only a short drive from Philadelphia. The winter festival provides the opportunity to gather loved ones, savor the season, and create enduring memories. From ice skating by Flight on Ice, to culinary and wine, to local artisans and live entertainment, there’s something for everyone this season at Renault.
From the time you arrive, you will notice the huge vintage Christmas tree made entirely of wine barrels that is at the center of the property. Beyond the tree is an outdoor oasis filled with food and drinks stands, firepits, and lounge areas. This is a great spot to come hang out for a family night, date night or a night with friends. If ice skating is your thing, you can skate at the outdoor rink as well (reservations suggested).
There is a Festival of Trees hallway as well. This year, the proceeds from the bids on the different themed trees will go to Faces 4 Autism. Bidding ends December 20th, but you can view the trees through the 24th. My favorites included the Philadelphia Eagles tree and the champagne themed/New Years tree.
Is your holiday shopping finished? If not, visit the Vinter Village until December 24th, 2023 to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Regional and local craft vendors and artists sell their goods here, and you can also purchase Renault Winery merchandise.
Of course, there are also the new seasonal menus at Taste 1864 and the Renault Wine and Beer Garden to experience. And do not miss the coffees, wine-infused cupcakes, and baked goods at Café La Fleur, Renault’s Parisian café. Dining experiences are also available by making a reservation for the Champagne Private Garden where all of the live bands perform.
If you would like a more specialized or private experience, be sure to check out all of the upcoming events at Renault as well as the elevated experiences you can book such as a Firepit Experience, Igloo Experience, Cabin Cabana or an Express Tractor Ride.
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And make your reservations now for “Noon Year’s Eve,’’ held on Dec. 31, where families can ring in the New Year together and still be home for dinner.
You can also make a night of it at the Chateau Renault hotel on-site. The night I was on-site there were various events going on in the event spaces including company holiday parties, rehearsal dinners and family reunions. A great place to host your next event and have all your guests stay in one place to enjoy wintertime fun together.
The Vinter Wonderland is open Fridays through Sundays, through February 26,2023. Be sure to check out further details of how to book the experiences, complete hours of operation and more at www.renaultwinery.com/vintner-wonderland.