Discovering the wine region of New Jersey
New Jersey is one of the smallest states in the United States, located on the Atlantic coast between New York to the North and Pennsylvania to the west. With its Rich agricultural history, the Garden State is a viable location for wineries and vineyards in an idyllic setting.
The temperature, strongly moderated by the Atlantic Ocean, is suitable for Hybrid and vinifera grapes. Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin are among the most important varieties planted in New Jersey.
Today, there are over 50 wineries operating in New Jersey. There are more than 2,000 acres (800ha) of commercial vineyards.
In the last five years or so, New Jersey wines have made inroads with the top wine critics. New Jersey wineries have received scores of 90 points or more in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, James Suckling and The Cork Report.