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Old York Cellars and Black River & Western Railroad are bringing back the Hunterdon Wine Express

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Old York Cellars Winery and the Black River & Western Railroad released the dates for 16 runs of the Hunterdon Wine Express, starting Saturday, April 13.

Tickets are on sale now on the winery’s website. The entire 2023 season sold out within the first few weeks after tickets were available.

The Hunterdon Wine Express made its first maiden trip in the fall of 2022, and due to its popularity, it was expanded in 2023. This tourism partnership was awarded the 2023 Tourism Initiative of the Year Award by the Hunterdon County Economic Development and Tourism Summit.

“We are thrilled that the Hunterdon Wine Express has been so well received by the public and are excited to expand this initiative with the Black River & Western Railroad. The Hunterdon Wine Express has become an integral component of agritourism in Hunterdon County,” said David Wolin, owner of Old York Cellars.

Passengers begin their journey at the Black River & Western Railroad Station in Flemington, NJ where they board the historic train for the 25-minute trip to the Ringoes station.

Along the journey, the Wine Ambassador from Old York Cellars, shares a brief history of the Winery and wines in New Jersey. Upon arrival in Ringoes, the guests are shuttled by coach five-minutes down the road to the vineyard.

A member of the Old York Cellar’s Wine team then walks guests through a guided Wine, Charcuterie, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Experience with the winery’s award-winning wines and artisan chocolates from The Fudge Shoppe of Flemington. After the guided pairing, guests are treated to lunch, prepared by Old York Cellars’ in-house chef, José Diaz.

Guests have ample time after lunch to explore the vineyard, relax with a glass of wine, or just sit back and listen to music provided by the winery’s musicians, before boarding the shuttle back to the Ringoes station.  The Hunterdon Wine Express concludes with a return ride back to Flemington on the train.

There are 16 available dates starting on Saturday, April 14th, running through Saturday, September 14th.  This 3 ½ hour event cost is $99 per person.

For reservations and more information about the winery, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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