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Planning a Romantic Evening in South Jersey

Joseph’s Restaurant, part of our hidden resort tucked away off the beaten path in the Pine Barrens, is the perfect place for your romantic dinner. The seclusion and historical nostalgia add a curious and fantasizing Romance to our Galloway Township restaurant.

Upon arrival at our charming restaurant, we invite you to savor and sip on your favorite Renault Wines, Renault American Champagne or enjoy our guest’s favorite, Blueberry Sparkling Wine. Please be sure to fill us in if you are celebrating a something special, like an anniversary dinner. We love to celebrate these special moments and help create new memories with our guests. Complimentary champagne toasts are always a guest favorite to help celebrate special occasions.

Our new extensive menu offers decadent appetizers, and delicious entrees sure to impress your palette. Our most favored featured items on our menu are the Crabcakes, Maryland style seasoned lump crab broiled golden brown with roasted pepper aioli and Pepper crusted tuna, ahi tuna seared with cracked black pepper topped with garden fresh bruschetta and drizzled with a sweet balsamic glaze.
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Along with our regular menus, Joseph’s Restaurant offers amazing daily features created by our talented Executive Chef Stephen Golden. Although we are known for our wine, our bartenders are well-trained and can prepare many hand-crafted cocktails, and we always have several craft beers on tap.

After your finish your meal, be sure to try one of our after-dinner cordials or enjoy a hot cup of cappuccino to satisfy your sweet tooth. When you are finished at the restaurant, your night doesn’t have to end.

Perhaps one of the most romantic features of Joseph’s is how easily you can turn a romantic dinner date into a romantic getaway by spending the evening at our Tuscany House Hotel, attached to the restaurant. A night at our south jersey resort, will help you relax, unwind, and reconnect with your partner.

If you are planning a romantic evening or special overnight stay, we have everything you need to take your experience to
the next level. Surprise your significant other with a bottle of champagne and chocolate waiting in your room, rose petals on the bed, or any other ideas you may have. Whatever you can think of, we are excited to be part of your special moments
and want to help you create memories to last a lifetime.

To plan your romantic dinner date, or a special getaway please contact us today. We can help you set up dinner reservations, book a hotel room, and make any arrangements for special addons for your memorable experience.

Renault creates an extended stay, so you can take advantage of everything at the Jersey Shore.


showcase-tuscanyIn 2017 over 100 million people visited New Jersey. New Jersey has so much to do that you really need a few days to soak it all in. Jersey has miles of sandy beaches, water and amusement parks, historic land marks, outlet malls and 48 wineries to sip savor & enjoy your favorite NJ wines. In mid 2017 the Renault Winery Resort team created an affordable vacation opportunity for guests to enjoy more of the Jersey Shore. The Extended stay allows guest to choose any five consecutive nights to stay at the Renault Winery Resort. There are no date restrictions, weekends are included! Wow, talk about
a vacation game changer. Unlike the typical time share, or vacation rental deciding when you can stay… we wanted to create a warm and inviting opportunity for all summer travelers.

Renault Winery has many exciting things to do on property for your New Jersey family friendly vacation.
• There are two pools are the go to spot on hot sunny days
• Lawn games and outdoor activities perfect for kids
• Two walk / run trails on property make for great morning workout or at dusk to catch the perfect sunset
• We have teamed up with Split Elm Equestrian to offer horseback riding and wine tasting packages

A culinary adventure awaits you at Joseph’s Pub & Grill. Take your taste buds on a trip without leaving the property. Chef Steven Golden has created an array of culinary cuisine that you can enjoy any time of the day. Joseph’s is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, and an award-winning Brunch every Sunday. Our newly created menus are inspired by the Jersey shore and are sure to satisfy all pallets. Joseph’s offers alfresco dining or relax and unwind in the main dining room. For a full list of menus and hours of operations click over to Joseph’s page on the website.
Fore golfers (we could not resist) Renault offers 18 championship holes of golf. “The Vineyards” 7,200 yards of plush greens that meander their way through the historic pine barrens of South Jersey. The Vineyards gets its name from the working vineyard throughout the course, with a special vineyard signature hole number seven. The elevated tee box allows golfers to actually hit their tee shot over rows of vineyards, no easy task but a rewarding one. The Vineyards offer four sets of tees to accommodate the high handicap golfer as well as the scratch golfer. Discounted tee times are available for all hotel guests ask one of our agents for details.

Our New Jersey Resort also offers a historic tours and wine tastings seven days a week. The historic winery tour explains how Renault was established, shows various old wine making equipment, and demonstrates how champagne was made over 150 years ago. One of the many highlights of the tour is our glass museum: a one of a kind room with wine glasses dating back to 13th century, and glasses that were used at the dedication of the Effile tower in the late 1800’s. No other winery in New Jersey has a rich history like Renault.


With so much to do, the extended stay is the most affordable way to spend time at the Jersey Shore. We look forward to seeing you soon.

5 Things to Consider When Planning Your New Jersey Wedding

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Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting and also overwhelming experiences. There are so many decisions to be made, and details to plan where do you begin?! Before you start looking for the perfect venue or booking vendors for your big day you should sit down and make some decisions that are most important to you. This will help you narrow down your venue and vendor options and make the wedding planning experience much easier. Below we've listed out some of the biggest decisions brides and grooms will make in the wedding planning process.

1. Intimate Wedding vs. Large Wedding
This decision can be made based on a variety of factors and personal preferences. There is no right or wrong decision, but it is a decision you should make early on. Some questions to ask yourself when making this decision: Do you have a large family? Do you want to invite all of your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors with the more the merrier approach, or would you rather have an intimate smaller wedding where you can spend more time with the most important people in your life? Would you rather flex your budget to invite more people, or have less people and splurge on other details?

2. Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony & Reception
Some brides have their heart set on an outdoor ceremony or reception. While this can make for a beautiful setting, there are some major things to consider when deciding on this. This first obvious factor: weather. While the weather can't be easily predicted months in advanced, you can consider seasonality for a general rule of thumb. If you want an outdoor event you want to cross out the months that would be too hot, or too cold, or plan to rent some heating or cooling options. You would want to avoid the rainy season, or plan to rent a tent for just in case situations. Some venues offer indoor space in the event of untimely poor weather conditions if you want to play it safe with a backup option. Depending on the season, you will also want to consider pest control service ahead of the wedding to ensure your guests aren't bothered by bees or mosquitos.

 

3. Afternoon vs. Evening
A great way to save some money in planning your reception, is to have an afternoon wedding. Lunch prices are usually a few dollars cheaper than dinner prices for weddings and events in general. When you consider the small dollar amount multiplied by your guest count, this can actually save you quite a bit.

 

4. Traditional Wedding Cake vs. Dessert Bar
While this new dessert bar trend has brides ditching the traditional wedding cake for some more dessert options, (sometimes at a lower cost than a wedding cake), many brides still dream of their perfectly tiered wedding cake. If you can't decide on one or the other, why not have both?!

 

5. DJ vs. Live Wedding Band
Entertainment can make or break your wedding reception! No matter if you decide on a DJ or a live band, you want to make sure the venue can accommodate your entertainment needs, or you may need to rent some equipment you hadn't planned on (a stage, speakers, lighting, etc.) Once you decide on your source of entertainment you be sure you have the opportunity to meet with them ahead of talk about the type of music you want at your wedding. The music you chose is going to set the tone for the night and will get your guests out of their chairs and on the dance floor.

 

Our wedding team at Renault Winery is here to help you plan your perfect wedding and guide you through the wedding planning process. With indoor and outdoor ceremony and photo sites, reception venues able to accommodate 25-300 people, lunch and dinner menu options, on site accommodations, open bar options, and much more, we have everything you need to create your dream custom wedding package.

We would love to answer any questions you have about your big day! To start planning your New Jersey wedding today!

New Jersey Winery Tours and Tastings

Whether you’re are wine enthusiast or just enjoy a glass now and then, most people dream of a trip to France filled with endless itinerary of winery visits. While this popular bucket list item is worth crossing off, you don’t need to travel across the world to plan a perfect wine expedition.

New Jersey wineries

With over 50 wineries across the state, New Jersey comes in at #10 in wine production out of all 50 states. New Jersey residents can plan a full day, weekend, or even week-long adventure to wineries in your own back yard. With wineries scattered in both North Jersey and South Jersey (and also Central Jersey - but let's not get into that debate) you'll have plently of time before you start running out of wineries to tour and wines to taste. While most parts of the world can only produce a particular set of grapes due to their environment, New Jersey wineries can produce over 40 varieties including red, white, dry and sweet. So no matter your palette, there is a New Jersey wine for you.

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Plan your New Jersey wine tour

Are you ready to start planning your New Jersey wine weekend? Well, you are in luck! Instead of relying on the "wineries near me" siri responses, FunNewJersey.com has put together a full list of New Jersey Wineries to help you plan the perfect wine tasting weekend. Check out “The Definitive Guide to Wine Tasting in NJ” to map out your winery tour trail. Before you start making your way through the list, be sure to pick up your Wine Trail Passport from the NJ Wine Growers Association, or download the app. When you visit each winery, get your passport stamped for a chance to win an amazing getaway to one fo the world's wine destinations. 

Things to do in New Jersey

Make the most of your NJ wine tour by checking out each winery's website or social media sites before you go. It's always fun to taste wine and enjoy a stroll through the vineyards, but most NJ winerire have so much more to offer like:

1) Winery tours 

Each winery is very different, and most offer unique tours showing the process of how wine is made. Some wine tours may walk you through the vineyards, or other unique areas while they explain the history of their winery.

2) A place to enjoy

 After you complete your wine tasting, you have the opportunity to buy some bottled wine. At most wineries in NJ you can take your wine and find a nice place to sit inside or outside and sip wine and play yard games.

3) Special events and entertainment

Many NJ wineries host all kinds of events you don't want to miss! Some regularly schedulded events include murder mystery dinners, elegant dinner pairings, 5k through the vineyards, wine festivals, and more!

Renault Winery Historic Tours

louieWhile planning your New Jersey wine tasting tour, be sure to check out Renault Winery. As the second oldest winery in the country, Renault offers a unique historic tour telling audiences how Renault Winery survived prohibition. After your tour of the winery, stop by the tasting room and taste some of Renault’s wines. Before you make your reservations, be sure to check out our upcoming events, hotel packages, and golf specials! To plan your tour of Renault call (609) 965-2111 today!  

Tour reservations are required, please call 609.965.2111 ext 519 or 520. 

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