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The Garden State’s wine-producing history spans well over 200 years. New Jersey wines have been winning awards since 1767, when London’s Royal Society of the Arts recognized two New Jersey vintners for their success in producing the first bottles of quality wine derived from colonial agriculture. Today, there are nearly three dozen wineries in the state, with the Renault Winery, dating back to 1864, being one of the oldest in America.

As an ocean state, New Jersey’s climate can be described as maritime. The winds from the Atlantic moderate the temperatures. There are both hillside vineyards - with great exposures to the sun - as well vineyards in the low lands. The soils range from shale and slate to sandy loams and gravel. New Jersey truly is the Garden State. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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Popular wines made in New Jersey under $20

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  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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Popular Wineries in New Jersey View all

  • Tomasello Winery

    To make great wine you need hard work and you need passion. Both attributes have been in our fami...

  • 4 JG's Vineyards

    Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards is located in Central New Jersey in a historic farming area. The w...

  • Ventimiglia Vineyard

    The hand-crafted wine making of Ventimiglia Vineyard continues a family tradition passed down for...

  • Amalthea Cellars

    In 1976, the first vineyards were planted at Amalthea Cellars. Founder Louis Caracciolo’s infatua...

  • Silver Decoy Winery

    Nestled in the rolling terrain of Mercer County, New Jersey, Silver Decoy Winery was founded in 2...

  • Balic Winery

    Balić Winery makes more than 27 award-winning wines. With this kind of selection of premium and u...

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New Jersey on Snooth

  • Very interesting, Al.  Thanks for posting.  I have to agree, though, ... smarter than the waitress in New Jersey who "sold" a bottle to a guy for that price.  Then, the guy was all bent when he picked up the bill and found that it was $3,750.00.; Read More

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  • It goes really well with 1992 Hobbs Cab, which is exactly what I had on Sunday ... ... and it's not like New Jersey needs any more problems!Post is still up at WS but people are on to it. Apparently he's done a few others like tha Read More

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  • Unless you're an utter Revolutionary War geek, or want to get down and ... ... ... myself away from NYC and New Jersey, and head back to SoCal, where the worst enemy to be encountered for some time was the likes of a nasty yucca plant. Sliding down a shale hillside during a mountain quail hunting expedition afraid I fell on one. Got little sat... Read More

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  • We don't plan on drinking these 2010 Barolos that just arrived an hour ago ... they were only shipped from New Jersey (WTSO deal; 3 bottles for about $90 total) yesterday.  Is someone going to talk me into trying one of them, just to be sure?  : Read More

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  • Hey!! Please pardon my previous posting efforts, for I am new to this exciting wine community. It would be my pleasure to share a little bit of my experience analyzing grapes on the  Fess Parker vineyard. I'm not clear on how, or if i could post videos, because I have some awesome videos, I would love to share as well! I was so happy to finally ... Read More

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  • Renault Winery Merlot White Merlot NV

    Snoothrank:

    Most of wines I've tasted and purchased have a prevailing earthy under taste. Merlot, Chablis, etc. Don't know if its a regional or temporary attribute. Read More

    Wine review by tfruley


  • Did you see this article in Snooth that a Sam's Club in New Jersey (I don't know why they couldn't say where in NJ.)  is or will be selling a $168,000 bottle of wine--Penfolds Block 42 Limited Edition Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon Ampoule.  It is not clear what the vintage year is, but the article cites 100-point ratings from WS and WA for the 2008... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Such a Deal


  • Balic Winery Cream Red New Jersey NV

    Snoothrank:

    Smooth, not-too-sweet. Perfect with a meal, just right for late evening. Does not cause my usual flush. Read More

    Wine review by Boppee


  • Hi Dennis,This most likely isn't the place you'll learn what you need ... casinos?  I'm sure New Jersey has regulations regarding the importation of alcohol.  Try contacting government regulators.I'll have a great Canada Day.  You have a great 4th of July!Darr Read More

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  • What D said.It's really not that tacky. I sold wine to a lot of restaurants ... on investment immediately.In New Jersey, it's the model. A liquor license is so expensive and time consuming to obtain that most restaurants are BYO. They don't have to hold inventory, deal with suppliers, etc.I agree with what OT and D said. It's not about saving m... Read More

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