Exploring Award-Winning Wines from New Jersey

From majestic tasting rooms to sprawling vineyards, New Jersey is home to some of the most stunning wineries in the country. From all-natural Pet Nats to Blanc de Blanc brut, the state's wineries offer a variety of traditional and new-school wines. Whether you're looking for a relaxing glass of wine with a panoramic view or a lively event with activities for all tastes, New Jersey has something for everyone. And with dozens of award-winning wines and charming vineyards, it's no wonder why New Jersey is becoming a popular destination for wine lovers. At the top of the list is Laurita Winery, built from two 150-year-old barns.

The tasting room stands proudly on top of a small hill and its outdoor patio takes full advantage of the stunning vineyard views. After a short walk along the hillside, you arrive at the shaded picnic field, where children can have fun on the playground and adults can enjoy live music on the outdoor concert stage. Wuerker's Winery is another popular destination for wine lovers. The winery serves wines that seek to be the “purest expression” of vineyard, varietal and vintage.

For those looking to rest and relax with a glass of wine and a panoramic view, there's also the hotel's Bari Wine Pub, which offers wine flights, tables of self-prepared sausages, and a selection of salads, small plates and main courses. Working Dog Winery is famous for its wines bottled on the farm, made with grapes grown on the same site. Iron Plow Vineyards is a boutique winery that seeks to maintain sustainable agricultural practices in its vineyards. And Four Sisters Winery opened its doors in 1984 under the direction of Matty and Laurie Matarazzo. Both events include wine tastings, as well as homemade Italian parmesan chicken and pasta dinners. Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards (4JG's) produces wines that have won medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle wine competition.

So whether you're looking for an award-winning bottle or just want to explore New Jersey's unique wineries, there's something for everyone in this beautiful state.