Cape May’s Bed & Breakfasts will be hosting two unique weekends featuring two things the area is now famous for: Wine and Ghosts. America’s oldest seaside resort is now catering to the wine loving and ghost hunting crowds. Nine B&Bs have teamed up with author and medium Craig McManus, Cape May’s resident ghost expert, to create two spirited weekends featuring a winery tour, a walking ghost tour, and a “Wine & SPIRITS” dinner, lecture, and tasting. Guests will have the opportunity to sharpen their palates and open their minds during these one-of-a-kind weekend events on April 1-2 and April 15-16, 2011.
Long known for its vintage architecture, wine lovers are discovering another “vintage” part of Cape May. The great vineyard sites and the excellent wines being produced on the peninsula are starting to attract the attention of oenophiles near and far. For wine enthusiasts who also love the idea of haunted houses, Cape May is the best of both worlds. It is now considered a paranormal hotspot, and many of the event’s B&Bs have ghosts of their very own. Explore the sunny vineyards by day and the dark, haunted streets by night. Wine & SPIRITS offers cork-popping, heart-stopping, educational weekends of fun in the sun, and bumps in the night!
A meet and greet and ghost tour will be hosted by Craig McManus on Friday night. The one-hour walking tour will highlight some of the more interesting haunts featured in his four Ghosts of Cape May books. On Saturday afternoon, the group will visit one of Cape May’s wineries for a tour and tasting, returning to the Mad Batter Saturday evening for dinner. After dinner, McManus, a 30-year veteran of the wine business will present “Wine & SPIRITS”, a lecture and tasting that combines his two passions, wine and ghosts. McManus calls it “where BOOs meet booze.”