If you haven’t had your fill of Christmas yet, there’s a winery in South Jersey that’s all about the holidays through the end of February.
Renault Winery & Resort is a gorgeous vineyard, event space, indoor winery, golf course and chateau in Egg Harbor City. For most of the winter they offer Vintner Wonderland, a collection of cozy winter activities: ice skating, shopping at holiday markets, having lunch by the fire pits or dinner in a heated igloo, listening to live music, and sampling wine.
If you want more of an experience, you can rent the igloos, cabin cabanas and fire pits for an additional fee. It’s god for a group of up to eight for two hours.
Check the calendar for special events, like Wine & Dine on the Champagne Patio Garden, Cigar & Sip, Kids Pizza Party, Friday Night Flights, Soup & Dine and Family Fun Night.
If you’ve never been to Renault, it’s quite a sight to see in winter or summer. When autumn comes, you can take in the fall foliage and views for miles. Come spring and summer, when the trees and flowers bloom, it’s even more magical, especially when the grapes start to grow on the vines.
Renault makes reds, whites and champagne. Ask about taking a tour around the property or sitting at the bar for a wine flight.
If you do bring the kiddos, there’s a cafe inside with tables for a more relaxed environment.
There are also elegant dining rooms for an elevated night out. Peek inside the Champagne Glass Museum, which shares the history of chalices with hundreds of cups to view. There’s also a speakeasy in the back, which looks straight out of the 1920s.
You can also book a private event or wedding. The room has an 1,100-plus gallon barrel of wine in it!
Make a weekend of it and stay across the street at the chateau. If you come in the summer you can use the outdoor pool. If you’re an avid golfer, schedule yourself a tee time.
Renault Winery & Resort is located at 72 N. Bremen Ave. in Egg Harbor City. Chateau Renault is located across the street from the winery. Vintner Wonderland ice skating and market hours are Friday from 4-10 pm, Saturday from 12-10 pm, and Sunday from 12-7 pm, through February 26. Taste1864, the indoor bar, is open from 12-7 pm Mondays, 12-8 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12-9 pm Thursdays, and Fridays-Sundays starting at 12 pm.
Head to our Instagram page for a sneek peak of Vintner Wonderland.