New Jersey is home to more than 40 wineries, offering an opportunity to savor award-winning vintages and enjoy the journey along the way. From festivals that celebrate food, wine, music, crafts and their own fascinating history to a variety of events throughout the year, there is something for everyone in the Garden State. To make it easier for visitors to organize day trips around their winery visits, six wine routes have been created, grouping those that are closest to each other. The Cape May Wine Trail is a great place to start.
It takes visitors through internationally recognized wines, local craft beer and liquors distilled in small batches. The Hunterdon County Wine Trail is another popular route, with four wineries located in the region. These include two adjacent to Shore 4JG in Colts Neck and Fox Hollow Vineyards in Holmdel, as well as Cream Ridge Winery in Cream Ridge and Laurita Winery in New Egypt. The Monmouth-Ocean County Wine Trail is a great way to explore the coastal areas and watersheds of South Jersey.
This route includes Sharrott Winery in Winslow Township, DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton and White Horse Winery on a beautiful 58-acre farm. The Two Bridges Wine Trail takes visitors through the rugged terrain and rolling countryside of this part of the state while tasting a variety of wines. The Vintage North Jersey route combines wineries from southern New Jersey with those from the Brandywine River Valley in southeastern Pennsylvania, all of Delaware and the area along eastern Chesapeake Bay. Finally, the South Jersey Wine & Ale Trail offers something for all tastes, from barrel to bottle and vice versa.
No matter which route you choose, you can be sure that you will be tasting some of the highest quality wines that New Jersey has to offer. Strictly regulated French wines are grown in “appellations”, areas and regions of the country that have ideal soil and climate conditions to produce top quality wines. So why not take a trip through one of these wine trails and discover what New Jersey has to offer?.