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“Vine and Chocolate” Homemade Challenge Announced

The City of Vineland is seeking competitors for their first “Vine and Chocolate” Homemade Challenge. It is an opportunity for non-professionals to show off their skills and have their entries judged against others in friendly competition. The contest is open to all New Jersey residents in the categories of Wine (Red, White, or Rose), Liqueur, Hard Cider, and Chocolate (Milk, Dark, or White).

There is no entry fee to enter the competition, and you need not be present to win. Entry deadline is September 22. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. A blind tasting, numerical scoring system will be used for judging. A free reception to announce the winners will be held on Sunday, October 8, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Grant Plaza located at 619 East Landis Avenue. The event will include a variety of music, a cash bar, and appetizers.

To register for the competition and arrange for delivery of your entries, e-mail Special Events Coordinator Sheena Santiago at or call 856-794-4000, ext. 4169.