| Date: 2/23 - 2/24
Mardi Gras Weekend
Saturday, February 23, Noon - 9:00pm
Sunday, February 24, Noon-7:00 pm
MarketPlace Weekend Menu
Who needs Bourbon Street when you’ve got Laurita Winery! Come celebrate Mardi Gras -- New Orleans style – at Laurita and enjoy a weekend full of fun, laughter and wonderful memories! Break out your costumes, dust off your masks, and get your dancing shoes on because that’s what you’ll be doing with live music on Saturday and Sunday. Kick back and enjoy Laurita’s award-winning wines with family and friends and don’t forget to check out the special Cajun-inspired dishes and other tasty offerings at The Marketplace. Celebrate Mardi Gras at Laurita Winery and get ready to party!
Weekend Entertainment, Free Admission!
“Jumpin Jack” Strobel & the “Swamp Boogie Quartet” – MARDI GRAS !!
Saturday, February 23, 2:00-6:00pm
“A Master of relaxed, urbane, swinging blues, has a great warm voice and a folio of excellent songs!” , Blues Revue Magazine
Jersey native “Jumpin’ Jack Strobel” is a piano man, singer and songwriter covering new, used and original songs reminiscent of artists like Ray Charles, Charles Brown and Dr. John. Steeped in the blues, Jack and his unique quartet perform an eclectic and sophisticated blend of American roots music – it’s jazz & swing mixed with the rocking styles of New Orleans!
The “Swamp Boogie Quartet” features Jumpin’ Jack (piano, lead vocals), Andy Riedel (guitars, vocals), Mike Lampe (upright bass, vocals) and Steve Brown (drums, Cajon, percussion, vocals).
These unique and talented artists meld together their individual styles for the listening pleasure of our guests at Laurita Winery.
Brother Grimm Trio – MARDI GRAS !!
Sunday, February 24, 2:00-6:00pm
Supercharged Jazz Trio
GROW YOUR OWN GRAPES TO MAKE YOUR OWN WINE?
Grape Pruning Demonstration
Saturday, February 23, 1:00-4:00pm
PRUNING CLASS IS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. Rescheduled to March 2nd
Got a few vines in the backyard used for making homemade wine? Then you probably know that pruning grapes is an important and essential part of growing the plant and for making wine. Join us for a FREE 30 minute demo class with Laurita’s “Master Winemaker” Nicolaas Opdam. During this demonstration, Nick will cover various pruning techniques used on most common grape varieties; how to select which canes/buds to prune; how to ensure survival of your plant for future growth; as well as discussions on weed control, and nutrition. Participants will enjoy a seat by the fire pit and a cup of homemade soup following the demonstration. Nick will also be available to answer any questions you may have.