wine and music

There are few more idyllic settings for live music than a vineyard. Picture it: you’re sitting at a table with friends, your family or a special someone. You’re sharing a bottle or two of wine made from the vines right in view while snacking from a cheese plate or enjoying an artisanal pizza. A local…

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It is time to dunk your biscuits in wine!  The Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) has launched a new line of wine biscuits made from New Jersey wines.  The first Nana Milena  White and Red biscuits are made with wines produced by DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton. The biscuits are available for sale at DiMatteo…

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There is nothing more quintessentially American summer than BBQing or grilling out. This summer of lockdown lifts and lockdown walk-backs have made BBQs outside with small groups of friends feel especially necessary. Around here, cooking meat, seafood, starches, and veggies low and slow over indirect heat, and then saucing them up makes us extra thirsty….

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Bees. We couldn’t live without them. About one-third of our food is dependent upon pollination, and bees are the best pollinators we have. They take care of dozens of edible plant varieties, and while grapevines are not one of them—the wind takes on the task of pollinating grapevines—bees are invaluable to healthy, biodiverse vineyards. While…

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While New Jersey’s wine industry dates to colonial days, the height of its early success was from the 1860s to just before Prohibition when wineries flourished in Southern New Jersey, especially in the Egg Harbor City region. Renault Winery, which still is in operation and stands as the second oldest operating winery in the United…

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  New Jersey is producing some of the most interesting, diverse, and delicious wines on the East Coast, and the list of wineries in the Garden State just keeps growing. Newly designated regions ensure visitors will not miss a single wine or winery. Because New Jersey’s wine industry is evolving so quickly, visitors sometimes need…

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The Garden State Wine Growers Association, recently hosted a Zoom presentation April 30, 2021 on the history of the Blaufränkisch/Lemberger grape by noted wine grape geneticist Dr. José Vouillamoz, best known for his foundational contribution to Wine Grapes. In addition to his talk about the history and unique characteristics of the grape Dr. Vouillamoz also…

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This February, every day will be Valentine’s Day in New Jersey Wine Country when the Garden State Wine Growers Association presents the Wine and Chocolate Celebration at participating wineries throughout the state.   With Valentine’s weekend Feb 12-14 highlighting the month-long celebration, consumers will be able to visit wineries throughout February and experience wine and…

Laurita Winery

The year 2020 was surely a tumultuous one due to COVID-19. It impacted every individual’s life and changed how we go to school, conduct business, travel and even celebrate holidays.  Here in New Jersey we mourn the loss of over 16,000 souls that have perished from the pandemic.  As we look ahead to 2021 there…

Awards

The Governor’s Cup award winners and Best in Class awards for the NJ Wine Competition were announced today by the Garden State Wine Growers Association and Governor Murphy during a Zoom call with media and industry representatives.  For the third consecutive year the wines in the competition were judged by the esteemed Beverage Testing Institute…

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