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Edward Antill and William Alexander, foundation winemakers in New Jersey Technically, New Jersey’s wine history dates back to 1758, when Great Britain’s Royal Society offered cash to anyone who could make wine that rivaled that of France. Garden State residents William Alexander and Edward Antill successfully took on the challenge, earning about £200 and Judgement…

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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…

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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The results from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest domestic United States wine competition is  in and New Jersey wineries have once again had a tremendous showing. The 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition included 6800 wines from over 1132 wineries representing North American wine regions including America, Canada, and Mexico. Heading the…

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…

New Jersey wines hit the spotlight in the 17th annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, held the week of January 13 in Sonoma County, with Sharrott Winery of Winslow Township earning a Double Gold medal for their Wicked style port wine and 4JGs Winery (Colts Neck), Unionville Vineyards (Ringoes) and Sky Acres (Far Hills) earning…

  • NJ Wines Score Big in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Valenzano Winery too home a “Best in Class” in he Red Native Blends for their 2014 Old Indian Mills Blend
  • Unionville Vineyards won Double Gold for their 2013 Chardonnay

Once again New Jersey wineries shined in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, one of the most prestigious in the country. This year’s competition drew a record 7,164 entries from wine regions throughout the U.S. Valenzano Winery of Shamong took home a “Best in Class” in the Red Native Hybrid Blends for their 2014 Old…

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