Garden State Wine Growers Episode 1 – NJ Discover

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The Garden State Wine Growers Association is a coalition of over 50 member wineries, vineyards, grape growers and industry-related companies across the state of New Jersey. Founded in 1987, the association has driven exponential growth through wine education initiatives, cooperative marketing campaigns, and a slate of annual events dedicated to taking our wines across New Jersey, and encouraging enthusiasts to visit our wineries. The association also serves as an educational and informational resource for current and prospective grape growers, with the overarching goal of improving the quality and quantity of grapes and wine being produced in New Jersey. This is accomplished in part by working closely with the Rutgers Agricultural Experimentation Station network throughout the state, and the newly formed Rutgers Wine Grape Resource Center, chaired by Dr. Dan Ward. The association forges and maintains positive relationships with state and local government entities, and advocates on all levels for wine grape industry interests. The association also serves as a resource to those seeking assistance in navigating governmental compliance issues during the winery licensing and permitting process.

Current Board of Directors:

  • Chair – Louis Caracciolo, Amalthea Cellars
  • Vice Chair – Scott Donnini, Auburn Road Vineyards
  • Legal Chair – Audrey Gambino, Villa Milagro Vineyards
  • Finance Chair – Scott Quarella, Bellview Winery
  • Marketing Chair – Larry Sharrott, Sharrott Winery
  • Event Chair – Frank DiMatteo, DiMatteo Vineyards
  • Executive Director – Tom Cosentino

Are you interested in joining the GSWGA? Click here for membership details.