10 Wineries to Check Out in South Jersey
It's National Wine Appreciation Day!
With summer right around the corner, why not appreciate the wineries in South Jersey that produce the most amazing, soul-healing drink that our hearts yearn for.
So throw on your big floppy hats, rompers, wedges and start your wining because it's time to get ready for the season!
Here are 10 wineries that you and some friends, or a loved one, can hit up in
South Jersey this summer!
Jessie Creek Winery
Tucked away in Middle Township of Cape May County by the Delaware Bay this winery produces grapes and vines that are grown and cultivated by hand! This makes their wines full bodied and distinctly flavorful. They have a romantic candlelit barrel room, oak tasting bar and comfortable couches for you to enjoy your tasting. Or, you can sit outside on a nice wrap-around porch to experience the closeness of the beautiful vineyard as you enjoy wine and outdoor fire pit with cheese pairings.
Rank: 5 Stars
Located in Hammonton and family owned, this winery is strongly molded by it's family background! Their goal is to treat their customers right, and like on of their own. All grapes used in their wines are estate grown, where they plant, trim, pick, and nurture together. Their wines are fermented in either stainless steel or oak AKA AMAZINGNESS
Rank: 4.9 Stars
Standing in Landisville is this beautiful vineyard where, they've worked to create wines that will suit all tastes! Whether you like dry whites and reds, to sweeter whites, reds, a blush, and our fruit wines (like me, YUM), needless to say you'll expand your wine loving palette here!
The tastings they offer will help you with food pairings as well!Rank: 4.9 Stars
In 1976, the first vineyards were planted at Amalthea Cellars. Emilio brought the art from “The Old Country” at the age of thirteen to South Jersey's town of Blue Anchor.
You can try there varietals as you're be led by a professional taster through the premium dry-white, dry-red, and semi-dry wines. You'll also simultaneously be moving from the 100 year old horse carriage room, to the crushing room, and down into our candlelit barrel cellar.
Rank: 4.9 Stars
Proudly hosting Hammonton locals and travelers from around globe, Sharrott Winery provides wine tasting, purchase of your favorite variety, or simple enjoyment of the outdoor patio, the scenery, cheese pairings and good company in an elegant, relaxing setting. This winery has a built a reputation for producing world-class vintages right here in New Jersey!
Rank: 4.7 Stars
Family owned, this North Cape May vineyard is inspired by Sal, the vino master who has made the winery what it is today! It was voted Best Wine Shop By Philadelphia Magazine Best of The Shore 2010 and was the Recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and 2013! Cheers!
Valenzano Family Winery
Right in Shamong, you have one of the most beautiful places to get married... right in the Winemaker's Ballroom! This winery is very passionate about their wines and just as passionate about sharing them. See, taste, and experience all they have to offer in their vintage Tasting Room, tour their grounds, take in a special event, or simply enjoy some downtime sharing a bottle on the picnic area or patio with family and friends!
Heritage Vineyards offers an exciting selection of award-winning red and white wines crafted from their own estate vineyards! Visit the Tasting Room located on Rte. 322 in Mullica Hill for a wine sampling, and guided tours of the winery are available every Saturday! Family owned and very beautiful/ fun to do with a loved one.
DiMatteo Vineyards and Winery is located in a major farming area in SJ. Check out the tasting room or stop by 5 days a week to pick up a bottle to taste the award winning wines. For the summer their hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 12pm to 5pm. And their Saturday and Sunday hours have expanded! 11am to 5pm every weekend. DiMatteo Vineyards is the winner of 8 medals at the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. *Clink*
Renault Winery is a recognized New Jersey State Historical site and one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in the United States. Master Vintner Louis Nicholas Renault settled in Egg Harbor City and establishing Renault Winery in 1864.
This beautiful vineyard offers a Tuscan restaurant, catering for banquets & weddings, and historic winery tours open year round! It also contains a 50-room hotel with old world décor, home to conference facilities and one Restaurant with European styling. They've also equips the Vineyard with the The Vineyard Golf Course, a Par 72, 18 Hole Championship layout measuring just over 7200 yards and groomed to perfection.
AMEN TO THAT.