Most of the state is in a drought warning, though South Jersey is doing better than the rest of the state.  But dry conditions usually means a great crop for wine!

If there is a silver lining to a drought, that would be it!

According to,

New Jersey's wineries produce 1.5 million gallons a year, according to the state Department of Agriculture, making it the seventh largest wine-producing state in the nation.

And the drought doesn't have Jersey winemakers worried.  Dry conditions makes way for a strong concentration of the grape flavor.

So look for a great vintage from 2016 from your favorite local New Jersey winery!