New Jersey Winter Wine Festival


Friday February 26, 2016

7pm to 10pm
Hilton Short Hills
41 John F. Kennedy Pkwy
Short Hills, NJ
Admission: $89

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New York Wine Events is pleased to invite you to the New Jersey Winter Wine Festival on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Hilton Short Hills Hotel, New Jersey’s Premier Urban Resort.

Taste the night away and enjoy an amazing array of 150+ wines sourced from the world’s best wineries! Enjoy full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, many specialty wines — great wines for winter!

Join us from 7-10pm, hang out and meet up with other wine lovers while enjoying a live jazz performance from the award winning David Bach Consort. Our 4th Annual Winter Wine Festival promises to be yet another great night of wine and merriment to remember.


Note: 15% Group Discount for groups of 10 or more is available on the checkout page. If you would like to split payment on a group discount purchase, please email


  • Wine: 3 hours of tasting over 150 wines at our sampling tables.
  • Food: Feasting on light accompaniments prepped by the Hilton’s Four Diamond culinary team — Farmstead Artisan Cheeses, Crostini, Ficelles, Baguettes, Crudite/Dips, Selection of Hot Pastas, and Chef’s Choice Passed Desserts.
  • Live Music: Attendees will enjoy a live jazz performance from the award winning David Bach Consort!
  • BONUS Wine Glass: Your custom etched tasting glass to keep after the event.
  • Go with a group: A 15% group discount for groups of 10 or more is available on the checkout page. If you would like to split payment on a group discount purchase, please email


Purchase a VIP Suite ticket to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you sip and nibble like a jet setter, enjoying 10 high-end wine selections ranging in price from $75 to $225 per bottle and sourced from locations like Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Argentina and California… plus EXCLUSIVE specialty hors d’oeuvres and a buffet of cheese, chips and crackers.

VIP ticket buyers will sample vintage wines that are the crème de la crème of our wine partners’ selections. These wines have scored a 90+ point rating on critics’ scales, and some have surpassed the 95 point threshold, making them “classics.”

A Private Performance


In addition to the private suite, high end wines and exclusive hors d’oeuvres and buffet, VIP’s will be serenaded by iconic jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. Ben-Hur’s albums have been roundly praised by publications like the Village Voice, All About Jazz and Jazziz, who named him the “Best New Talent” of 2000. The Star-Ledger described Ben Hur as a “…deep musician, a storyteller, (he) works with a warm, glowing sound and has an alluring way of combining engaging notes with supple rhythm.” Only VIP’s will get to hear Ben-Hur perform.

VIP Food Menu

  • Maryland Crab Cakes with Remoulade
  • Edamame Dumpling with Miso-Ginger Sauce
  • Chicken Samosa with Coconut-Lime Dipping Sauce
  • Traditional Shrimp Cocktail
  • Aged Sirloin and Horseradish, Pumpernickel Ficelle
  • Fig and Brie Bruschetta
  • Roasted Beet Hummus Artichoke & Spinach Dip
  • Olive Rapenade
  • Grilled Flatbreads, Bread Sticks & Crostini

VIP Wine Menu


  • Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
  • Zapata White Stones Chardonnay Gualtallary
  • Araujo Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Ferraton Ermitage Le Meal 2010
  • Aristos Duque Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
  • Chateau Pape Clement 2008
  • Isole E Olena Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
  • Louis Roderer Cristal 2006
  • Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa 2013
  • Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut




The Wine Library has specially selected over 150+ wines for every palate’s pleasure.

Attendees will also enjoy light fare from the Hilton’s AAA Four Diamond award-winning culinary experts to complement the wine, plus taste artisan foods at sampling tables also featured at the event.


  • Domestic Farmstead Artisan Cheese Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Harvarti & Pepperjack
  • Presentation of Crostini, Ficelles and Baguettes
  • Crudite Display served with Hummus, Bean Dip and Blue Cheese
  • Chef’s Choice of Passed Desserts

Pastas, prepared at the festival by Hilton’s Chefs

  • Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli, Sausage, Garlic
  • Butternut Squash Risotto, Kale Pesto


Note: 15% Group Discount for groups of 10 or more is available on the checkout page. If you would like to split payment on a group discount purchase, please email




Winter Wine Fest ticket buyers will be treated to a live performance from the award winning David Bach ConsortWith a natural onstage energy and charisma, and an eclectic style that incorporates jazz, world music ambient music European classical influences, Latin and Rock, David Bach has been a powerhouse performer on the corporate circuit and a go-to performer for a multitude of live performance venues for years in townships across Maryland and in Annapolis, Baltimore and D.C.

David Bach’s Accolades

  • BET “Jazz Discovery Showcase” Winner
  • Otherworld reached #4 on Canadian National Earshot Chart and #28 on CMJ Jazz Charts
  • Individual Solo Performance Award – Maryland State Arts Council
  • Composition Individual Artist Award – Maryland State Arts Council\
  • Voted Best Instrumental Band – Music Monthly Magazine
  • Featured in syndication on BET “Jazz Central” on National and International Cable Television
  • Wammie Nomination for Best Instrumentalist and Best CD (Washington Area Music Award)



DISCOUNT HOTEL ROOMS: The Hilton Short Hills, New Jersey’s premier urban resort, is offering Winter Wine Fest attendees special accommodations for this winter’s event. Enjoy an overnight stay for a discounted rate of $159. (Use code: WWF)  CALL 973-379-0100 to reserve your room now!



Net proceeds from this event go to event co-host Family Promise of Bergen County, an outstanding organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of the homeless in Bergen County. Special Permit, State of NJ: Dept of Law & Public Safety: Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.






Event takes place regardless of weather conditions. 

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