With more than 2 million acres devoted to growing a variety of fine varietal wines, New Jersey’s Heartland’s Outer Coastal Plain American Viticulture Area (AVA) has gained an outstanding reputation and is highly popular among wine lovers.
No matter where you are in New Jersey’s Heartland, there are many wineries close by. Among the best ways to experience these wonderful wineries and vineyards is through these two spectacular wine trails.
Along the way, you’ll find delicious restaurants featuring farm-to-table menus, wonderful accommodations, a wealth of history, spectacular shopping, and a host of attractions.
Located along the Delaware River between the Commodore Barry and Delaware Memorial Bridges (hence the name “Two Bridges Wine Trail”) is a cluster of wineries nestled in the farmlands of Gloucester and Salem Counties. As you explore this tranquil trail, you’ll also find quaint eateries, first-rate antique shopping, and wonderful roadside stops along the way.
Auburn Road Vineyard
Outdoor dining and an extensive wine bar make for a perfect romantic evening in Salem County. Offering tours and weekly events.
Opening to the public in October of 2008, with over 7.5 acres of wine grapes, Cedarvale Winery has quickly become recognized as an award-winning wine producer that continues to improve with new blends.
Since opening its doors in 2001, Bellview Winery has become a destination for wine lovers from across the country and abroad. The winery takes pride in crafting fine estate wines exclusively from the grapes cultivated on Bellview’s 40 acres of vineyards.
Chestnut Run Farm
Since moving to wine in 2006, their eight varieties of pears have been used to make Chestnut Run Farm’s award-winning Asian pear wines, which include a ginger-spiced sweet Asian pear wine that won a double gold medal in last year’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
Monroeville Vineyard and Winery
John Basile is the owner and a 4th generation winemaker, who after making wine for friends and family for more than 20 years, won seven medals for his wine after opening the family vineyard and winery in 2009.
Recently named New Jersey’s “Winery of the Year” by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, Heritage Vineyards has begun cementing its reputation as a benchmark producer in New Jersey’s largest wine growing region.
New Jersey’s Heartland is home to the Pinelands – more than one million acres of mostly undeveloped pine forests. In the center of the Pinelands sit some of the greatest wineries in the country. Five wineries, four located within Hammonton and one just down the road, comprise the “Inner Loop” of this popular wine trail.
Coda Rossa Winery
Named for the red-tail hawks that live at the vineyard, Coda Rosa Winery features both New Jersey and California wines.
Winner of eight medals at the 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, DiMatteo Vineyards’ tasting room is the perfect place to host parties from 20 to 200 people.
Family-owned, Plagido’s Winery will transport you to a different place and time, where wine was an art form and when wine enthusiasts were educated by frequenting the source.
Sharrott Winery is more than just a winery. As one of the few wineries that offers table service, guests can relax, soak in the scenery, and enjoy world-class vintages right here in New Jersey’s Heartland.
Founded more than 78 years ago, this family-owned winery has cultivated alongside 70 acres of premium varietals since 1933. Three beautifully appointed tasting rooms and the newly constructed Tomasello Winery Banquet Venue make this the perfect setting for day trips and special occasions of all kinds.
Located in Mays Landing, Balic Winery was established in 1996, and has a selection of more than 27 award winning premium and ultra-premium wines.
Renault Winery Resort & Golf
Renault Winery Resort and Golf is South Jersey’s favorite spot for wine tastings, winery tours, gourmet dining, weddings, corporate events and banquets.
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Salem Oak Vineyards
Salem Oak Winery is a family-owned and operated vineyard, nestled in the quaint town of Pedricktown, NJ. The vines are grown in the Outer Coastal Plains Region of South Jersey and offer a little taste of France.
Cumberland County’s only winery, Swansea Vineyards grows and bottles all wine on the premises and offers wine tasting, tours, and much more.
Take a memorable, educational and fun tour of wineries in South Jersey, for more information visit: http://www.sjwinetours.com
Glasstown Brewery Company
Located at the Millville Airport within the Army Airfield Historic District, the Glasstown Brewery Company is proud to take its name from Millville’s rich history as the glassmaking center of the county. After years of home brewing and sharing beer with friends and family, owner Paul Simmons has turned a once hobby into a successful brewery in New Jersey’s Heartland.
Lazy Eye Distillery
For the first time since dating back to the Prohibition Era, hand-crafted vodka is being distilled in New Jersey’s Heartland. The Lazy Eye Distillery harkens back to time-honored traditions of days gone by, from the fermentation of carefully selected grapes to the distillation of small batches in pot stills. Here you will truly find “A Taste of Nature’s Spirit”.
Tomfoolery Brewing Company
Tomfoolery Brewing is a 7 bbl brewery located in Downtown Hammonton, featuring a variety of professionally made local craft beers and sodas. The brewery is located in what was the bottling plant for the now defunct Eastern Brewing Corporation of Old Bohemian fame.
Three 3’s Brewing Co
Three 3’s Brewing Co. is a distributing craft beer brewery located in Downtown Hammonton NJ. The 10 BBL brewhouse will be brewing weekly to meet the demand of fresh, quality beer selections for any craft beer lover. Enjoy very comfortable tasting taproom onsite which is open to the public, as well as, available for private events to fit the needs of any beer loving guest.
Three local teachers and an architect joined forces and their brewing skills to open up Tuckahoe Brewing in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. They offer a variety of beers like IPAs, Stouts, and Pale Ale’s. Their flagship beer is an American Pale Ale that balances floral and citrus aromas.
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