Whether you’re are wine enthusiast or just enjoy a glass now and then, most people dream of a trip to France filled with endless itinerary of winery visits. While this popular bucket list item is worth crossing off, you don’t need to travel across the world to plan a perfect wine expedition.
New Jersey wineries
With over 50 wineries across the state, New Jersey comes in at #10 in wine production out of all 50 states. New Jersey residents can plan a full day, weekend, or even week-long adventure to wineries in your own back yard. With wineries scattered in both North Jersey and South Jersey (and also Central Jersey - but let's not get into that debate) you'll have plently of time before you start running out of wineries to tour and wines to taste. While most parts of the world can only produce a particular set of grapes due to their environment, New Jersey wineries can produce over 40 varieties including red, white, dry and sweet. So no matter your palette, there is a New Jersey wine for you.
Plan your New Jersey wine tour
Are you ready to start planning your New Jersey wine weekend? Well, you are in luck! Instead of relying on the "wineries near me" siri responses, FunNewJersey.com has put together a full list of New Jersey Wineries to help you plan the perfect wine tasting weekend. Check out “The Definitive Guide to Wine Tasting in NJ” to map out your winery tour trail. Before you start making your way through the list, be sure to pick up your Wine Trail Passport from the NJ Wine Growers Association, or download the app. When you visit each winery, get your passport stamped for a chance to win an amazing getaway to one fo the world's wine destinations.
Things to do in New Jersey
Make the most of your NJ wine tour by checking out each winery's website or social media sites before you go. It's always fun to taste wine and enjoy a stroll through the vineyards, but most NJ winerire have so much more to offer like:
1) Winery tours
Each winery is very different, and most offer unique tours showing the process of how wine is made. Some wine tours may walk you through the vineyards, or other unique areas while they explain the history of their winery.
2) A place to enjoy
After you complete your wine tasting, you have the opportunity to buy some bottled wine. At most wineries in NJ you can take your wine and find a nice place to sit inside or outside and sip wine and play yard games.
3) Special events and entertainment
Many NJ wineries host all kinds of events you don't want to miss! Some regularly schedulded events include murder mystery dinners, elegant dinner pairings, 5k through the vineyards, wine festivals, and more!
Renault Winery Historic Tours
While planning your New Jersey wine tasting tour, be sure to check out Renault Winery. As the second oldest winery in the country, Renault offers a unique historic tour telling audiences how Renault Winery survived prohibition. After your tour of the winery, stop by the tasting room and taste some of Renault’s wines. Before you make your reservations, be sure to check out our upcoming events, hotel packages, and golf specials! To plan your tour of Renault call (609) 965-2111 today!