Marquis de Lafayette Hotel - Cape May, New Jersey, NJ 08204, United States

Holiday Food & Wine

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Cape May Wine School

"It's All in the Bubble - Sparkling Wines for the Holidays"

Before you pop the cork, prepare for holiday celebrations with a taste of sparkling wines at the Washington Inn. Admission $40 (gratuity not included). (Saturday, Dec 13, 1pm)

Chefs' Dine-Around

Enjoy a five-course, gourmet feast, with each course served in one of Cape May’s premier restaurants. Wine will be provided with each course, and a representative from the sponsoring winery will be on hand to explain the pairings. A trolley shuttle between restaurants is provided. Reserve early; limited to 34 people!

December 28th & 29th; 6pm - 10pm

$125 per person (gratuity not included). 

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery Tour

Taste while you tour! Learn how the grapes are grown and the process that turns them into delicious Hawk Haven wines at the Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, 600 S. Railroad Ave, Rio Grande. Tours include a souvenir glass and gourmet cheese tasting on the vineyard-view crush pad.  Saturdays through Dec 27: at 1pm

$20 per person

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a family-friendly breakfast buffet at the Inn of Cape May as children visit with Santa and hear a Christmas story. Christmas lists accepted! Treats for the kids.

November 29th and 30th & December 6th, 7th, and 13th from 10am-11:30am

Adults $17; children (ages 12 & under) $12

Mad Batter Wine Dinner

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Come home for the holidays!  Enjoy a variety of intimate themed dinners prepared by their talented chefs in the warm ambiance of this restaurant, popular with locals and visitors alike. Savor a five-course holiday menu at the Mad Batter restaurant paired with wine. Limited to 60 -reserve early!

Friday, Dec 12th

$75 per person (tax and gratuity included). 

Self-Guided Wine Trail

Spend the afternoon touring the wineries of Cape May County at your own pace. Taste the unique flavors at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards. Admission is $10 and includes a map with the wineries listed. (Daily,12noon-5pm)

Self-Guided Wine & Brewery Trail

What’s brewing in Cape May? Some great spirits, as you’ll find out on this tour of two of area wineries, Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, plus the new Cape May Brewing Company. Take a tour at each stop and sample some of their products. 

Tickets $13 (includes map with directions)

Wednesday-Monday, Nov 13, 2014 - Jan 28, 2015: 12noon - 5pm

Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting

Visit the Cape May Winery for a 90-minute Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting.  The experience begins in the vineyard where you’ll see how grapes are grown. Then follow the winemaker into the winery itself to see how wine is made and bottled. To cap off your experience, enjoy a tasting of eight of these local wines, accompanied by cheese and crackers. (Includes a commemorative glass)
Admission $20 

3pm-5pm Friday Saturday & Sunday Nov 15 - Jan 3

Additional tours; 3pm-5pm December 28, 29, & 30 and Jan 1 

Cape May Wine Trail

Spend the afternoon visiting and sampling at Cape May County’s wineries. First enjoy lunch at one of Cape May’s finest restaurants and then take the trolley shuttle to Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and the new Willow Creek Winery. includes all guest will recieve a wine tasting glass. Limited event, reserve early!

$75 per person

(Saturday, Dec 27: 12noon – 5pm)

To find where these events are located at, please visit our location link above.

Brunch, Bingo & Lace

Leave the kids and your significant other behind and take a moment for yourself.  A morning of brunch, bingo and a fashion show just for you from the lovely ladies at Cape May’s Lace Silhouettes and the Cotton Company and win great prizes.

The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.

Sunday November 23rd at 9:30AM

Tickets $25

Chocolate Lovers Feast

New in 2014!  There's no such thing as too much chocolate!
 It’s a bountiful buffet for chocolate lovers! Enjoy dozens of different chocolate creations and return as often as you like for more of your favorites at The Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St. This is a limited event so reserve early.

Saturday Dec 6th 1pm-2:30
Admission $35

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