Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Run Away From Winter with the Ocean Drive Marathon or Special Olympics New Jersey in Wildwood, NJ

It is time to chase winter away.  Join us in the Wildwoods this weekend for the Ocean Drive Marathon.  The weekend begins with a Health and Fitness Expo in the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday, March 29th and is followed on Sunday with the marathon.  The temperatures should be warming up so it should be a great day for a run and running on the boardwalk for part of the journey is great.  You aren't up for a marathon, well consider the 10-mile, 5K or 1.5 mile options.  It is time to shake off winter and get back in the great outdoors.  We offer late check-outs so that you can come back after your run, relax in your room or refresh your body in the outdoor hot tub.  Call us at 800/992-2632 or go on-line to make reservations.

Prefer to be a spectator, join us for the New Jersey Special Olympics Basketball Finals.  It is our very own version of March Madness in the Wildwoods.  Come cheer these great athletes and enjoy a weekend at the Shore.

 Innkeeper Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast New Jersey Shore

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Winter Woes - Come to Cape May County and Visit the Wineries and the Cape May Brewing Company

The wineries and brewery in Cape may County offer wonderful settings to relax and enjoy some special time with friends.  They schedule a lot of events throughout the winter and March brings several great events:

Cape May, Cape May County
We are open daily 12-5pm, till 6 on Fridays and Saturdays for Tastings.
Our Tour is currently every Saturday at 3pm.

Rio Grande, Cape May County
HOURS: Daily 12pm-5pm

March Madness Special Savings
Daily in March Hawk Haven is experiencing March Madness, and the savings are crazy! All month long we are offering 20% off of our 2012 Pinot Grigio, 2012 Riesling, 2011 Northern Harrier Red, and 2011 Proprietor's Red Blend. Buy six bottles and get an additional 5% off, or twelve bottles for an additional 10% off! Relax in our barrel room with your friends or significant other because for every glass of wine you order, we'll throw in another one for free! This deal pairs perfectly with our Gourmet Cheese Plate, featuring four delectable cheeses, imported Marcona almonds, and Dalmatia orange fig spread. Every week we will have a prize drawing for some really great events that we're hosting this year, such as our Vineyard & Winery Tour for 4 or tickets to our very popular wine cruise aboard the AJ Meerwald schooner boat. Earn one entry for every 6 bottles purchased. Each week features a different prize, so come back each week to get your entry in!

Barrel Tasting 2013 Whites
March 22nd & 23rd
Visit the Hawk Haven barrel room for a taste of wines to come during a complimentary barrel tasting of some of our 2013 vintage whites. Be among the first to sample our Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Chardonnay, which were harvested last fall and will be bottled later this spring. These wines will also be available for pre-order this weekend only.

Vineyard & Winery Tour
Saturdays at 1pm
Taste through our wines as your guide leads you through every step of the wine making process from the vineyard to the vast steel tanks and French oak barrels. Discover what makes each wine unique and how our wine maker achieves every flavor and aroma. Learn the history of Hawk Haven while you sip. The tour concludes with a selection of gourmet cheeses to enjoy on the vineyard view crushpad or our cozy barrel room. $25 per person includes tour, wine tasting, cheese, and souvenir glass. Call (609) 846-7347 for reservations.

Cape May Court House, Cape May County

Open 11-5 pm every day. A wine tasting is $5.00 and includes a tasting of all of our wines as well as a collectable Jessie Creek Winery glass.

Cape May Court House, Cape May County

Natali Vineyards is Getting Peachy
Peach Wine Release Weekend March 8th 12-5pm
Peach Wine paired with our Homemade Peachy Treats $10

"Raspberry Fusion" Release Weekend March 15th
Try our new Raspberry Fusion Wine

Country & Wine Event March 29th 1-6pm
Live Music by Award Winning Beth Tinnon
16 Varietiies of wine for tasting or by the glass or bottle, sangria
Local Food & Artisan Vendors- Children & Pets Welcome
Free Admission

Open daily 10 am – 5 pm

West Cape May, Cape May County

Willow Creek is open to the public for daily farm and vineyard tours & wine and sangria tastings. Our winery and vineyard is the perfect place to enjoy our private wine paired events.

Prefer to indulge your taste buds with beer, consider the Cape May Brewing Company:

Poses & Pints @ Cape May Brewery
Saturdays 10am-1pm

St Patty's O'Brewery Bash
Benefitting the St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 14th 12-8pm
Join us for a St Patty's Bash and help in the fight to cure childhood cancer!  A portion of our sales throughout the day will be donated to the Lower Cape May Regional teacher's fundraising team benefitting the St Baldrick's Foundation. Wear Green.  Raise Awareness.  Act Irish. 

Mar 22nd - Apr 26th - May 31st
Like YOGA and BEER?
Join Jersey Shore Adventures, Grace & Glory Yoga & Itswell Yoga for Poses & Pints at the Cape May Brewery for a little downward dogging, beer tasting and tour. Start your weekend off right with an all levels, one hour yoga session in the tap room followed by a craft beer tasting (includes 4 – 4oz beer samples of your choice) and a private tour of the brewery. 


After an afternoon of tastings, come back to the Candlelight to relax and refresh in your room or out at the hot tub on our patio deck.  In the morning, you will be treated to a full 3-course breakfast before heading back home.  What a way to break out of the winter blues!!

Innkeeper Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast New Jersey Shore