Welcome to our first installment of #Uncorked with Cocktails + Drapes. The #uncorked series will be an review of wineries, breweries, distilleries, & libation related events throughout the Tri-State area. The opinions stated here are the unbiased opinions of the Cocktails + Drapes team and aren’t sponsored posts. Want to be featured, send us an email with your information and we’ll make it happen.
So let’s jump right in, shall we? First up is Tomasello Winery located in Hammonton, NJ (in between Atlantic City & Philadelphia). They are a family owned and operated winery that was founded in 1933 by Frank Tomasello. The Hammonton, NJ location is the original location built by Frank and is one of New Jersey’s largest wineries. Tomasello offers over 40 different wines, so there’s definitely something there for everyone.
We were invited to attend a preview of their new after work event called, Bistro ’33. The Deevah was of course late…because we were lost, but we weren’t missing out on this event! First off, the facility is GORGEOUS!! I wish I got a better shot of the staircase, but I had one too many glasses and forgot. We, my assistant and I, were greeted by their social media manager, Dana, and handed our portfolio and escorted in to be seated. We were serves a 4 course meal with 5 different wines to pair with our meals. We were even given two signature cocktails for the event. We were definitely impressed and enjoyed every moment of it. So a little about Bistro ’33, it’s your weekday after work wine down…or turn up…it all depends on you. They will offer the best cocktails and Tomasellos award winning wine. Each night will be a themed night, like Taco Tuesday – Ladies Night Wednesday – Burger Bar Thursday. Bistro ’33 has already started and is running throughout the month of June, so hopefully you’ll check them out! Now let’s get into our experience, check out the photos below.
Signature cocktail #1 Champagne Margarita
Signature Cocktail # 2 Hazelnut Raspberry Martini
The start of the wine & dine!
Our first course, Shrimp Cocktail…the cocktail sauce was amazing! This paired well with the Tomasello Chardonnay Reserve
2nd course – Siracha buffalo chicken (pairs well with the Tomasello American Ranier Rose), jumbo sea scallops with lemongrass sauce (pairs well with the Tomasello OCP Pinot Grigio), & fried bocconcini mozzarella with marinara (pairs well with the Tomasello 2012 OCP Syrah)
3rd course – Carrot ginger soup (pairs well with the Tomasello 2013 OCP Chardonnay Reserve) & Caesar Salad (pairs well with the Tomasello 2012 OCP Syrah)
4th course: Filet Mignon Bordelaise & Grand Marnier heirloom carrots (both pair well with Plamaris 2012 Cabernet Sauvingnon Reserve), lobster mac & cheese (pairs well with the Tomasello OCP Pinot Grigio), & Bourbon Glazed Sea Bass (pairs well with the Tomasello 2012 OCP Syrah or Palmaris 2013 OCP Chardonnay Reserve)
The grape farm
More of the farm
Overall we had a great time at Tomasello’s and look forward to returning. We left with several bottles of wine, including their amazing Riesling and Ranier white wine. If you’re ever in the area be sure to stop by and visit them at 225 White Horse Pike Hammonton, NJ 08037. Also be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.