NJ's wine industry is booming: Here's where to find every winery in the Garden State
Ed Gaventa of Cedarvale Winery and Jack Tomasello of Tomasello Winery discuss two distinct grape harvesting methods used to make wine in South Jersey. Cherry Hill Courier-Post
New Jersey has more than 50 wineries, which have become popular destinations that promote tourism throughout much of the Garden State.
Most wineries — 34 — are in the southern counties from Burlington County south to Cape May and are open to the public.
It's best to call ahead for reservations before venturing out, because wineries have become busier during the pandemic, especially for patio reservations.
The state now has wineries in three distinct regions: Outer Coastal Plain, Warren Hills and Cape May Peninsula. A fourth region, the Central Delaware Valley, covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania along a stretch of the Delaware River immediately north of Philadelphia, but New Jersey has no winery vineyards in that region.
New Jersey has more than 1,800 acres of vineyards, according to the state agricultural department.
By industry estimates, which vary, the state ranks between seventh and 13th nationwide in terms of wine production by volume.
Map of New Jersey wineries
For a list of New Jersey wineries and winery events visit www.newjerseywines.com.
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