I don’t think I have met one person who doesn’t like Jersey! New Jersey is across the Hudson River, lower than Manhattan, but has 130 miles of the Atlantic Coast, which is why it is called the Jersey Shore (Jersey baby).
You can see the site of Liberty State Park, hop on a ferrie to embark on a journey past Ellis Island, study the Historic Immigration Museum, and take iconic pictures of the Statue of Liberty. But, don’t forget the wine!
With an area full of so much economic, cultural, and racial diversity, NJ has more to take in than many places around the States. And, that goes for wine as well! If you are a true wino, then you are going to love all the where’s where of where to go wine tasting in NJ. From Urban wineries to vineyards, the wine is pouring in NJ.
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Here’s where to go wine tasting in NJ
Cream Ridge Winery
There is always something happening when you visit Cream Ridge Winery. Whether it’s a new wine to try, an event, or just a relaxing time, a tasting at this winery is worth every cent. The other great thing about this winery is how inexpensive it is. You can get 10 tastings for only $5 bucks! If you want to keep your glass, it’s just $1 more.
With seasonal wines, oldies, but goodies, patio tables, and fun events like cheese and wine sampling, this is a must see winery in New Jersey!
Cape May Winery & Vineyard
Whether it’s a grill night, a tour, or a happy hour, you can enjoy it all right at Cape May Winery & Vineyard. This winery covers 70 acres and houses four different vineyards (don’t get lost in the maze if you choose to tour them). This means they produce more than 16 grape varieties giving you a variety of delicious wines to choose from.
Not only is Cape May a magnificent place to see, but they also have one of the finest tasting rooms! Their traditional tastings take place in the main tasting room and deck bar depending on the weather. There you will enjoy an educational experience led by a wine expert and your choice of 6 wine tastings for $10. This tasting experience also includes a souvenir wine glass.
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
If you are looking for a winery that nods deep into Italian and Greek heritage, Hopewell Valley Vineyards is a place you will want to visit. You can enjoy powerful red wines, refreshing whites, and delectable dessert wines that are unique to other wineries within the nation.
Wine tastings are daily from 12-5pm. You will get 6 samples of your choice of wine for only $8 per person. Make it a memorable tasting by choosing a day with live music or entertainment. Check the calendar to see what’s happening each day. From yoga and meditation to Jazzy Sunday and music and Merlot, you can enjoy a wide variety of fun!
Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery
If you are looking for a modern day winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery is a place you will feel at home in. With ample seating, big screen TVs, and a quaint fireplace, you can sit and relax or watch the big game.
Luckily for you, the tasting room is open daily and year-round for wine tastings and sales. When you visit the Hawk Haven Tasting room, a guide will take you through the wine list, answer any questions you may have, and help you find the wine you love.
For a more in-depth experience, you can make reservations to take the Vineyard & Winery Tour! The tour includes wine tasting, cheese, a souvenir glass, and a walk through every step of the wine process with a guide for only $25.
The Beneduce Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard that specializes in Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cab Franc, and Blaufränkisch. All wines are truly local and produced within 30 miles of the winery, making it the epicenter of where to go wine tasting in NJ to actually get a taste of New Jersey.
When you step into the tasting room, think of it as your test kitchen. The friendly atmosphere makes it easy to relax, explore, and enjoy a variety of wines. Choose your own tastings, or have a guide to help you through it. Tastings are $5 per person. Or, you can treat yourself to a selection of artisan cheeses and cured meats for a dulux tasting at $15.
Sit inside or head out to enjoy the beautiful stone patio.
Coda Rossa Winery
Named after the red-tail hawks that live in the vineyard, Coda Rossa Winery is located in the heart of Franklinville and features wines from both California and New Jersey. When you visit this winery, you get to enjoy the wines from wine country California without having to travel to get it. Each person working at Coda Rossa is dedicated to not only serving your delicious wine, but the experience that takes place when wine is shared.
The tasting room is open Friday and Saturday from 11am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Not only can you try great tasting wine, but Coda Rossa even has an opportunity for you to make your own wine in four easy sessions.
Just Grapes Wine Bar
I don’t know about you, but I like to snack while I sip my glass(es) of wine. Just Grapes Wine Bar is the only Wine Bar and Tapas Lounge in the area, and I love it because I get to snack and sip great wine. You can enjoy small plates of artisanal pizza, fondue, fine meats, and cheeses to eat while sipping on wine by the glass or tasting size.
Wine tastings vary from month to month. Sometimes they may be on Tuesdays whereas other times they may be on Thursday. If you want to do some wine tasting, check the events calendar to find out when you should go. Don’t forget to score great deals during Happy Hour which is Monday from 4-7pm.
Have you been to a fantastic winery in New Jersey? Share your favorite Jersey wine tasting experience in the comments below, so everyone has tips on where to go wine tasting in NJ!