CAPE MAY — The perfect antidote to that persistent late winter chill is a long holiday during Presidents’ Day

Cape May celebrates Presidents’ Day Weekend with tours and events that will cure the winter doldrums
CAPE MAY — The perfect antidote to that persistent late winter chill is a long holiday during Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 15-18 in Cape May, the nation’s first seaside resort. Enjoy a crafts and antiques show, food and wine events, ghost tours and trolley tours, and more, all sponsored by the Mid- Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), Cape May’s leader in cultural and heritage tourism.
There is no better way to warm up during winter than an entire weekend appreciating fine wines. Triple your enjoyment and knowledge of wine during the Cape May Wine Weekend when you package together a wine dinner, winery tour and wine school class. The weekend begins on Friday, Feb. 15 with a four-course Wine Tasting Dinner at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., featuring wines themed to the Wine School Class on Sunday. Guests will be treated to individual attention from the wine steward. On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m., visit the award-winning Cape May Winery located in North Cape May for a tour of the vineyard, an introduction to the winemaker’s art, and a barrel tasting with cheese and fruit. On Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m., learn the finer points of Italian red wines and expand your knowledge of pairings at a Wine School Class devoted to Italian Reds at the Washington Inn. The complete package is $145 per person (gratuity not included).
Cape May Wine School classes can be purchased separately from the Cape May Wine Weekend. This class features speaker and wine expert, Keith Bader from Lauber Imports who will discuss Italian Reds. Bader shares his expertise and knowledge of the world of wine as you learn to discern and appreciate specially selected Italian red wines. The class on Sunday, Feb. 17 takes place at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., at 1 p.m. and admission is $40 per person.
Cape May County vineyards are winning awards and their wines are ready for tasting. Spend the afternoon touring Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and sample their wines. Experience the unique flavors of each as you sip and swirl at your own pace on a Self-guided Wine Trail. Admission is $8 and includes a map with the wineries listed and a tasting glass. Self-guided Wine Trails are offered on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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