The Garden State Wine Growers Association joins New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in heralding William Heritage Winery, located in Mullica Hill, as the winner of the GSWGA annual Governor’s Cup for the William Heritage 2019 Reserve BDX Red Blend. The wine was recognized as the best in the recent competition and the Best Red Vinifera Wine, netting one of the three Governor’s Cups awarded. Auburn Road Winery in Pilesgrove was awarded the Governor’s Cup for Best White Vinifera with its 2020 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay. Tomasello Winery in Hammonton won the Governor’s Cup for Best Sweet Wine with its 2020 Riesling Epilogue Ice Wine Riesling. The wines were judged by the Beverage Testing Institute.
Eight wines were honored at the annual competition, including:
Governor’s Cup for Best in Show and Best New Jersey Vinifera Red Wine 2022: William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill
(2019 Reserve BDX Red Blend);
Governor’s Cup for Best New Jersey Vinifera White Wine 2022: Auburn Road Winery, Pilesgrove (2020 Barrel
Governor’s Cup for Best New Jersey Sweet Wine 2022: Tomasello Winery, Hammonton (2020 Epilogue Ice Wine
Best New Jersey Hybrid White Wine 2022: White Horse Winery, Hammonton (2021 Estate Vidal Blanc);
Best New Jersey Sparkling Wine 2022: Beneduce Vineyards, Pittstown (2021 Estate Grown Rosé Pet Nat,
Best New Jersey Rosé 2022: William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill (2021 Rosé);
Best New Hybrid Red Wine 2022: Sharrott Winery, Hammonton (NV Tango Red Blend);
Best Fortified Wine 2022: Auburn Road, Pilesgrove (2019 Vintage Ruby, Chambourcin).