Visiting Policy

 

Please read below for FAQs and general ground rules when visiting Blue Cork.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Thank you, and we appreciate you! -Angelo & Michelle

 

  • Social distancing of 6 feet is required between seated groups as well as when waiting in line.
  • Unless seated, we ask that you wear a mask whenever you are out of your seat. This includes entering the winery and to use the restrooms.
  • Trash should be placed in the appropriate bins. Please clean up your area when you leave to help keep our staff safe.
  • If you have symptoms of covid-19, please stay home. We want what is best for you, our staff and our guests.
  • Please be patient and kind to others and our staff. You will be asked to leave if you are not adhering to the regulations set forth by the State of New Jersey Board of Health and the CDC.
  • We will continue to maintain high standards for cleaning and sanitization, but will increase precautions in order to meet CDC requirements. All high touch areas – tables, chairs, door knobs, phones and more are being sanitized and disinfected on a regular basis.
  • Staff and guests have access to hand washing stations and hand sanitizers are readily available.
  • We will provide disposable glasses at this time. Souvenir glasses are available for purchase.
What is the difference between a Wine Tasting vs. a Wine Flight?
A traditional wine tasting is led by a knowledgable staff member.  The staff member dispenses small pours of a variety of wines for the customer while explaining the flavors, notes, and general information regarding the wine. This is more of a personalized experience and gives customers a chance to engage with a staff member regarding the wine. We do offer private guided tastings on a reservation only basis during select hours. Please reach out to us at bluecorkwine@gmail.com or see our “Tours&Tastings” page for further details.
A flight is a selection of wines that are brought directly to the customer to enjoy at their leisure at their table. Here at Blue Cork, the flights are preselected, meaning they are chosen ahead of time.  Notes are typed up and given to the customer regarding the aromas, flavors, etc. The customer can read these notes individually while they taste their wine at their own pace at their table. Flights are available for purchase anytime during our operating hours and can be ordered through your server.
Reserve a Fire Pit
Usage of our fire pits requires a reservation; this can be done via phone at (856) 885-2545 or email at bluecorkwine@gmail.com. Please note that our fire pits sit up to 16 individuals comfortably; therefore if you are a smaller group , your group may be joined by other parties.  Fire pit reservations can also be added to any party or tour package! 
*Please note for the safety of all invloved children are not permitted at the fire pits. 
 
Blue Cork hosts its annual Spring/Fall fire pit series all weekend long during designated hours. Fire pit reservations are not accepted while this event is going on. A $5pp cover charge applies during designated hours and fire pits are available on a first come first served basis. Please check out our events page and social media for updates on this event series.
Gratuity

Tips serve as the main form of income for most members of the food/beverage service industry. As a result, waitstaff members truly depend on these gratuities from customers in order to make ends meet. In order to make sure that our servers are adequately cared for and rewarded for the excellent service that they provide to our customers, Blue Cork will implement an automatic 20% gratuity to the bill of all groups of 8 or more.  Customers are of course welcome to tip more for excellent service.  However, by implementing this automatic gratuity, our servers will be guaranteed to earn a suitable payment in exchange for the hard work they are providing by serving a large group. 

Bring Your ID

All guests must have a valid Driver’s License, or other recognizable form of government identification to prove their age. New Jersey state law precludes us from serving alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age. If our servers ask to see your I.D., please courteously show it to them, so they may serve you.

Smoking/Vaping Policy

Smoking and Vaping are permitted only in outdoor designated areas. Not only is this New Jersey law, it is also impossible to appreciate the aroma of a Cabernet when the air is heavy with smoke. All cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate containers. Our lawn, patio, planters, hedges, dishes and wine-glasses are not “appropriate containers” for the butt-ends of discarded cigarettes.

Professional Photography Policy

Blue Cork takes pride in the beauty we’ve worked so hard to cultivate, and we encourage all of our visitors to take pictures of our vineyard views as well as their experiences here.  However, in order to limit interference with our normal day to day operations and to ensure the safety of all of our guests, professional photography sessions must be scheduled in advance and require a $100 fee for two hours of time.  This fee and policy applies to any bridal or engagement photos, family portraits, etc. that are taken by a professional or aspiring photographer. Photography is for personal use; for profit/commercial photos must receive expressed written permission from Blue Cork Winery in order to take place. 

We are able to schedule sessions during our normal operating hours.  However, times are subject to availability dependent on winery events or prior reservations. Please note that no changing areas are available on the property. 
In addition, we ask that all sessions follow our winery’s general policies and visiting guidelines. Breach of winery policies may result in removal from the property. Vines must not be touched or disturbed for the sake of photos, and all trash or props must be disposed of after your session.  Photography groups should be limited to 15 individuals.  
Don't Overdo It

 

Our servers are not permitted to serve anyone who is, or appears to be intoxicated. Wine-tasting is about expanding your palate and broadening your horizons, enjoy!

***We reserve the right to refuse service and/or winery admission to anyone exhibiting signs of intoxication, disruptive behavior, or any other behaviors our staff feel will interfere with the safety and wellbeing of others.

Be Courteous

Treat other guests and your servers with respect. Everyone is welcome at Blue Cork Winery and we want all of our guests and customers to enjoy themselves to the fullest. Don’t be the wet-blanket, souring the mood for everyone, by treating another guest, or a member of our staff, gruffly or rudely.

***We reserve the right to refuse service and/or winery admission to anyone exhibiting signs of intoxication, disruptive behavior, or any other behaviors our staff feel will interfere with the safety and wellbeing of others.”

 

Can I Bring My Dog?

Unfortunately, no animals are allowed on property. Service dogs are welcome:)

Can I Make a Reservation?

Reservations are for tours, large groups/parties, fire pits, and private tastings only. For all other guests, we operate on a first come first served basis accommodating groups up to 8 guests to a group for seating. Any group larger than 8 guests please refer to our large group policy below as you  MUST have a reservation. (If during Winter months please refer to our Winter Large Group Policy below)

**We reserve the right to turn away any larger groups that have not made prior reservations for a party package. 

Large Group Policy

We can accommodate larger groups, though groups of 8 or more patrons MUST have a reservation. Please call to discuss for details and pricing.  We agree “the more the merrier,” but we also like to be able to plan ahead for larger groups instead of just “winging it;” which never works out to anyone’s satisfaction as well as a well-executed plan.(If during Winter months please refer to our Winter large group policy )

**We reserve the right to turn away any larger groups that have not made prior reservations for a party package. 

Hosting a Party?

We love to host parties! Though, parties MUST be arranged with an owner or manager before your visit.  Private/Semi-Private parties are held outdoors Spring thru Fall. Contact us today to get started.

Winter large Group Policy

During the Winter  months, due to our limited indoor seating ability, groups larger than 8, we do require advanced reservations, as well as a $5 per person reservation fee.  This fee will grant your party three hours of reserved, indoor seating. We are able to accommodate up to 15 guests maximum. In order to accommodate all of our guests, this time limit will be strictly enforced. We appreciate your understanding. 

Please note that this reservation fee grants your party reserved seating within our currently operating tasting room. We are unable to accommodate any private parties or private seating during the winter months. 

If your group is looking for something besides a standard seated reservation, we do offer private guided tasting reservations or the ability to book seating at our fire pits.

No Outside Food & Beverage

No outside food or beverages of any kind are permitted. We have plenty of wine and food options available so please ask our staff for your options. We provide made in house charcuterie as well as partner with Milano’s pizzeria. If medical or dietary restrictions prevent either of this choices from being viable options, please let staff know, and we will be happy to make accommodations. 

 

Can I Bring my Kids?

Blue Cork Winery welcomes families with well-behaved children and expects parents to supervise them constantly during their stay. For safety reasons:

 

  • We do not permit children to run around tables, play on retaining walls, staircases, or fences
  • Children are not permitted near the fire-pits at any time
  • Children must be strictly supervised by parents at all times
  • Arts and Crafts are not permitted
Tables & Chairs

We kindly request that our guests NOT REARRANGE the tables and chairs in our Tasting Room or out on our Patio.  Moving the chairs and tables ultimately ends up with them being dragged across our floors or patio tiles, damaging our surfaces and furniture alike.  Blue Cork Staff members are the only ones allowed to rearrange tables and chairs.

Parking

Parking is only permitted in front designated  lot and designated spaces. Winery is located in the back , just a short distance from the front parking lot. 

And Last But Not Least...

ENJOY YOURSELF!! Wine-tasting is fun, it’s social, it’s educational, and a great way to relax after yet another one of those hard weeks we all seem to face from time to time. Bring a smile, laugh and have fun!!

WELCOME VIDEO

Enjoy aerial shots showcasing the gorgeous grounds of our estate

ESTATE GROWN

We grow, farm & bottle at our estate located in the Outer Coastal Plain

GREAT LOCATION

We’re located just off Rt 42 in South Jersey, in between Philadelphia & AC

LIVE MUSIC

Check out our events page for an upcoming schedule of live music & more

DELICIOUS FOOD

Enjoy an assortment of cheeses, charcuterie and a full food menu

HOURS OF OPERATION

WED
12:00pm – 6:00pm

THU
12:00pm – 8:00pm

FRI
12:00pm – 9:00pm

SAT
12:00pm – 9:00pm

SUN
12:00pm – 7:00pm

MON – TUE
We are closed

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Drop us a line! Our team is happy to help.

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