Wineries in New Jersey
Everybody loves wine! New Jersey is home to some incredible wineries that are a great way to spend a day, or a weekend depending on your taste! The vast countryside of New Jersey lends itself to dozens of wineries across the state, below are a few of the headliners.
White Horse Winery
White Horse Winery is a winery on the smaller side in Hammonton, New Jersey. There is a luxurious tasting room there that offers $10 tastings! This package entitles you to 5 different wines to sample. There are also other packages that include food or more wine tastings, all affordably priced. A unique thing about the White Horse Winery is their wine club. The club gives you exclusive access to discounts, events, and other great incentives. A big reason people join the club is access to premium wines. In the winter, Spring, and Fall, White Horse sends you 4 premium bottles of wine. They send you whatever their winemaker thinks would be best, depending on the season, so it is always a nice treat. To learn more about White Horse Winery visit their website http://www.whitehorsewinery.com/.
Valenzano Family Winery
Valenzano Winery is located in the small town of Shamong, New Jersey. The scenery at Valenzano is exceptionally beautiful, even or a winery. This makes it a popular destination for weddings and other elegant events. In addition to these large events, Valenzano’s also offers tours and tastings of their wines. You get a full tour of the production facility, barrel room, and bottling plant. You even get to walk outside and take a stroll through the beautiful vineyards. A tour at Valenzano’s is a little pricey, costing $49 per person, but we promise it is worth every penny! As for the wine, there is a little something for everyone. With wines starting as low as $11 and just about every kind you can think of, everyone will be able to find something for them. Check Valenzano’s website for more information on their tours and vast wine selections. https://valenzanowine.com/
Heritage Vineyards has been producing family grown grapes for their wine since 1853. It has won New Jersey Winery Of The Year 3 different times and as recently as 2015. They offer tastings 7 days a week for as low $8! There are guided tours available of the winery and the vineyards, but only on Saturdays at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tours are only $20, which is a pretty good price for a tour of such an amazing winery. Like White Horse Winery, Heritage Vineyards has a wine club open for the public to join. There are a few different packages that all deliver you a package of 3 bottles of Heritage Vineyards wine 4 times per year. It is a great way to try different kinds of wine without going out and struggling to find something to buy. The club also gives you tons of great discounts on events at the vineyard and win from Heritage. Check out Heritage’s website to learn more about their vineyard and wine club. http://www.heritagewinenj.com/.
There is no bad time to go to a winery, but with the weather turning nice it makes it a little more enjoyable. If you are into wine you have probably been to a few of the wineries above, but if you haven’t you need to check them out. They have a wine for everyone and the tours are very engaging and give a good look into the wine-making process. Now it is time to get out there and get to wine tasting!