A Visit to Monmouth & Ocean County Wine Country
The uppermost region of the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area (AVA) includes wineries located in an historic farming region of the state. Monmouth County features two wineries just minutes from the Jersey Shore, 4JG’s Vineyard & Winery in Colts Neck and Fox Hollow Vineyards in Holmdel, as well as Cream Ridge Winery in the more rural Cream Ridge, NJ. Nearby in Ocean County is Laurita Winery located in New Egypt. You are also not far from Mercer County wineries: Working Dog Winery in East Windsor, Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington and Terhune Orchards in Princeton.
AVAs are the officially-designated United States wine grape growing regions. They are based on the French AOC system and designated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. When an AVA designation appears on a wine label at least 85% of that wine must come from within an AVA boundary.
March Winery Event Highlights
4 JGs Winery in Colts Neck
SHAMROCKS & SHENANIGANS! We will be open March 16 & 17 for Shamrocks and Shenanigans from 12 to 5pm – The vineyard is currently closed. We will next be open for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend when we’re serving our award winning wines with soup and mini corned beef sandwiches. If you need wine in the interim reach out to us, or find our wines at Colts Neck Liquors or Foodtown Circus Liquor Stores.
Fox Hollow Vineyards in Holmdel
Enjoy a tasting at our bar surrounded by our wine barrels or sip, sit, & relax by one of our fire pits, inside the winery, on our covered patio or outdoor patio overlooking the beautiful rolling vineyards. We are pet friendly.
THURS 11AM-6:30PM; FRI 11AM – 6:30pm; SAT 11AM-6:30PM;SUN 11AM-6:30PM
Laurita Winery in New Egypt
Awesome 80s Dance Night at Laurita Winery March 8,March 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Grab your leg warmers and your blue eye shadow and dance on over to our popular 80s dance night!
St Patrick’s Festival at Laurita Winery March 16 & 17, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Get your GREEN on and be Irish for the weekend! Irish food and Irish music! Don’t miss this always fun event!
Shamrock Festival at Laurita Winery March 9 & 10, 12-8 pm
Get your green on and come be Irish for the weekend! Great music and awesome Irish food!
So plan a visit to our region’s wineries the next time you are down the Shore region:
- 4JG’s Winery 908-930-8066; 127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
- Cream Ridge Winery 609-259-9797; 145 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
- Fox Hollow Vineyards 732-772-0330; 939 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
- Laurita Winery 800-528-7482; 85 Archertown Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Other Nearby Wineries: