Judgment of Princeton International Wine Summit

Explore New Jersey Like an Italian Sommelier

Link to Media Releases below. Updated as of 1:30pm, June 29, 2023:

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Around 7 years ago, Sally Semeria, Sommelier Food & Wine Expert based in Milan and part of the Sommelier Association, and her colleague, Sommelier Davide Gilioli, had a goal to help small wine producers around the United States grow their presence in Italy. Now, following great progress, and an established partnership with Sally and Davide, a “New Jersey wines to Italy Project” has been established.

The Garden State Wine Growers Association will be “exploring New Jersey like an Italian Sommelier” and hosting Sally and Davide during their stay from Wednesday June 21 to Friday June 23 and we’d love for you to follow along!

(Photo Credit: Jessica Hendrix Photography LLC)


The Garden State Wine Growers Association will be “exploring New Jersey like an Italian Sommelier” all year long! Visiting from overseas or right around the corner? Take a look at this journey throughout the Garden State and feel free to do the same! Or, you may create a journey of your own using our map and online tools – New Jersey wine country has something for everyone!

New Jersey’s viticulture and winemaking has soared to new heights since Garden State wines outshined a series of French and California vintage wines in a competitive blind tasting event held in Princeton, NJ a little over a decade ago. In 2012, The Judgment of Princeton International Wine Summit, bolstered New Jersey wines as equal to, or better than, long-established French and Napa competitor reds, whites, and blends. The Princeton-held event replicated a similar wave of international recognition for New Jersey wines, as French judges preferred NJ red wines over their counterparts from Bordeaux.

Cheers to all that’s ahead with our shared love of the Garden State, and CHEERS TO NEW JERSEY WINE! Feeling social? Like follow and share the love across all social media platforms with #CheersNJWine.

Judgment of Princeton International Wine Summit Map


Wednesday, June 21:
11:00 AM: Auburn Road Vineyards; 117 Sharptown Auburn Road, Pilesgrove, Salem County, NJ
1:10 PM: Cedar Rose Vineyards; 431 Kenyon Avenue, Cumberland County, Millville, NJ
3:30 PM:Cape May Winery; 711 Town Bank Road, Cape May, Cape May County, NJ
5:10 PM: Hawk Haven Winery; 600 South Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande, Cape May County, NJ

Thursday, June 22:
12:15 PM: Sharrott Winery; 370 S. Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, Camden County, NJ
1:45 PM: Autumn Lake Winery; 870 West Malaga Road, Williamstown, Gloucester County, NJ
3:30 PM: Amalthea Cellars; 209 Vineyard Road, Atco, Camden County, NJ
5:00 PM: Tomasello Winery; 225 N White Horse Pike, Hammonton, Atlantic County, NJ

Friday, June 23:
9:30 AM: Bellview Winery; 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville, Atlantic County, NJ
12:55 PM: Unionville Winery; 9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ
3:00 PM: Beneduce Vineyards; 1 Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown, Hunterdon County, NJ
4:45 PM: Old York Cellars; ; 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, Hunterdon County, NJ