The owners of Wagonhouse Winery and Three Boys Brands are reaching out to anybody who attended the Autumn Wine Festival in Manahawkin yesterday and bought wine at their stand using a credit card.
"Our credit card company lost all of our credit card sales from yesterday. Sounds crazy, right? So if you made a purchase yesterday in Manahawkin and paid by credit card you will not be charged, even though we have your signed receipt and a list of all transactions.
The credit card company says they don't have a record of the transactions and therefore can't process the cards," wrote Dan and Heather Brown on their Facebook status earlier today. "As a result we are reaching out to you, asking you to contact us to make payment arrangements for your purchases. Obviously this won't reach everyone who purchased and we are at the mercy of your honesty, however, we have faith in our customers."
Brown, who was at the event again today, said he is having a "great time at the event," and was very pleased with the turnout yesterday. Early estimates placed attendance numbers around 1,000 people.
Dozens of New Jersey wines from wineries such as Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyard, Coda Rossa Winery, Cream Ridge Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Plagido's Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery and Wagonhouse are featured at the event.
This new festival will continue until about 5 p.m. today. The wine event accompanied the famous Stafford Township Fall Harvest Festival, which took place yesterday and featured a hay maze, live music, scarecrow making, hayrides, and a movie and bonfire at dusk.
During the regular Stafford Council meeting on Monday, Councilwoman Joanne Sitek, said the Township and she was very excited about them both. "It is going to be fun for everyone, and it is supposed to be great weather, so please come out."
Tickets to sample the Autumn Wine Festival are available at www.visitLBIregion.com or at festival for purchase.