Please read below for FAQs and general ground rules when visiting Blue Cork.
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.
Reserve a Fire Pit
Bring Your ID
All guests must have a valid Driver’s License, or other recognizable form of government identification to prove their age(A picture of your ID on your phone is not an acceptable form if identification). 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 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.
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.
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. 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 through a variety of different options available. Please call or email to discuss further 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.
Please be advised that any large walk-in groups are subject to being seated at different tables or in different sections altogether. We are unable to move our tables.
(If during Winter months please refer to our Winter large group policy )
**We reserve the right to turn away any groups large than 15 individuals who have not made prior arrangements/reservations
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.
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 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!!
HOURS OF OPERATION
12:00pm – 6:00pm
12:00pm – 8:00pm
12:00pm – 9:00pm
12:00pm – 9:00pm
12:00pm – 7:00pm
MON – TUE
We are closed
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Drop us a line! Our team is happy to help.