The Down and Derby Wine Festival brings wine lovers together to enjoy and celebrate award-winning wines made by vintners in the South Jersey wine region. South Jersey wineries have been quietly gaining national renown and building a reputation for making delicious, high-quality, dry red, white and rose wines.
The Down and Derby Wine Festival, together with Visit South Jersey and Camden County Board of Freeholders, offers the ultimate wine tasting experience - attendees can sample and purchase from New Jersey’s most well regarded wineries, all in one place, while enjoying Derby themed fashion and festivities.
Visit South Jersey (VSJ) is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, and the Outer Coast Plain Wine Region in South Jersey.
Working with thousands of tourism stakeholders, VSJ promotes travel to the region by creating and packaging tourism product, and marketing South Jersey as a destination. VSJ is a non-profit organization supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. We are a member-based organization open to all businesses in our territory.
For more information about travel to South Jersey, or for a copy of the Visitor’s Guide, please visit visitsouthjersey.com.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders welcomes the Down and Derby Wine Festival to the banks of the Cooper River Park in Pennsauken—the region’s premier showcase for South Jersey wineries and a one-of-a-kind viewing experience for one of America’s oldest sporting traditions. The festival - packed with activities, food, and vendors – gives wine lovers their only opportunity to experience and taste South Jersey’s best, most renowned wineries all in one place.
The festival and its location are a perfect encapsulation of Camden County’s thriving economy and its status as an ideal tourist destination. Cooper River Park is conveniently located in close proximity to beautiful downtown shopping and dining districts, the Cherry Hill Mall, the Gloucester Premium Outlets, and much more. Visitors looking for more to do outdoors will never find themselves more than short drive away from one of the Camden County Park System’s 21 parks and conservation areas encompassing more than 2,000 acres of natural green space.
Whether planning a lunch or dinner at one of Camden County’s many award-winning BYOB restaurants, planning an overnight stay at a local hotel or inn, or enjoying a visit to our award-winning wineries and breweries, Camden County offers an exceptional array of food, fun, and leisure. Not sure where to start? Join us at the Down and Derby Festival and get a taste of everything Camden County has to offer.