The top award winners in the recent NJ Wine Competition were honored at a ceremony held June 15, 2017 at the Statehouse in Trenton. There, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Monique Purcell, members of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and other members of the State Senate, Assembly and other industry and business groups and media joined in the event.
The event featured the awarding of Winery of the Year for the second consecutive year to Plagido’s Winery of Hammonton and Governor’s Cup for Best Grape wine to Fox
Hollow Vineyards of Holmdel for their 2014 Cabernet
Franc, which also won Best Vinifera wine. Terhune Orchards of Princeton won the Governor’s Cup
for fruit wine for their non-vintage Blueberry wine and Sharrott Winery
of Blue Anchor took home the Governor’s Cup for Best Dessert wine for their
2013 Wicked Port, which also won for Best Hybrid wine.
notable awards went to DiMatteo Vineyards of Hammonton winning Best American
wine honors for their non-vintage Pasquale Red wine and Heritage Vineyards of Mullica Hill for Best Sparkling
wine honors for the 2014 Brut.