The Garden State Wine Growers Association
(GSWGA), the advocacy organization that represents over 50 wineries, grape
growers and associated member companies in New Jersey today released the first
edition of its new At the Vineyard
show on You Tube, featuring Four
Sisters Winery located in Belvidere, NJ.
The At the Vineyard show is funded through a
USDA Crop Grant and by the Garden State Wine Growers Association. Funding
for Crop Grants is not included in the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018
“The GSWGA’s ongoing mission has been to
increase the awareness, appreciation and quality of wines produced in New Jersey.
The At the Vineyard show puts the spotlight on vineyards throughout the state
and allows consumers to see how each visit to a winery provides a unique
experience,” said Tom Cosentino, GSWGA Executive Director and host of the show.
New Jersey wines are being recognized nationally
for their excellence in renowned wine competitions and the industry has seen
tremendous growth with over 50 licensed wineries now operating in the state.
The first program features owner and winemaker
Matty Matarazzo of Four Sisters Winery, which has been in operation for 34
years. The winery is located in the Warren Hills American Viticulture
region, one of three Federally recognized AVA grape growing regions in the
state. The others are the Outer Coastal Plain in South Jersey and the
Central Delaware Valley region. A fourth, the Cape May Peninsula is awaiting
Federal approval and would become a sub-appellation of the Outer Coastal Plain.
NJ Discover is producing the series for the
GSWGA. Ten shows are planned through the fall of 2017.
From only a dozen wineries open in 2000 to the
50 open today, the New Jersey wine industry is growing across the state with
many more wineries due to open in the next couple of years.
For a full list of participating wineries and
details of the special offerings at each location, visit www.newjerseywines.com