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The 5 Best New Jersey Wineries

September 22, 2011 6:00 AM

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Wine tasting can be a festive autumn activity to enjoy with friends or a romantic way to spend an afternoon with a significant other. New Jersey offers a great selection of wineries that have year-round tours. Some offer wine tastings for couples and groups, entertainment, elegant dinners and awesome accommodations for those looking for a weekend getaway. By Emily Tamburri.

Renault Winery

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72 North Bremen Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965-2111

Renault Winery is worth the drive to south Jersey. They offer a great list of homemade wines, sparkling wines and detailed tours explaining the method of crafting them with their antique wine making equipment. With on-site lodging like the Tuscany House Hotel, a full schedule of events, including Wine Educational classes and fine dining, Renault has elements to make it worth of a day trip to a weekend-long destination.

Laurita Winery

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35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ
609-758-8000

Laurita’s is a beautiful haven of affordable luxury. Their wine tastings are diverse and exclusive, yet their individual bottles (as well as single and mixed cases), are sure to not break the bank. To complement the tastings and tours, Laurita’s offers a variety of entertainment, including musical and cultural events, movie nights and more. They also have a gourmet deli, fromagerie, and be sure to visit Dancer Farm Bed and Breakfast and Healing Spirits Spa to complete the experience.

Alba Vineyard & Winery

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269 Route 627
Village of Finesville
Milford, New Jersey
(908) 995-7800

This vineyard has a little bit of everything, and done exceptionally well. From catering special events and small to large group tours, Alba’s will offer you quality wine and exceptional customer service. Your tour guide can offer you insight to any of their award-winning white, red, dessert and sparkling wines, as well as information on their art gallery, and array of fine cigars.

Four Sisters Winery

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783 Route 519
Belvidere, NJ
(908) 475-3671

Small and quaint, this winery offers the personal touch to any tour attendee—experienced wine enthusiast and beginners alike. For a smaller winery, they offer a wide range of wines and sparkling wines, and often hold theme night dinners, comedy club evenings and entire packages for family fun outings.

Four JG’s Orchards & Vineyards

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127 Hillsdale Road
Colts Neck, NJ
(908) 930-8066

With international acclaim and numerous awards, the wines featured at JG’s are beyond the typical local wine. Seasonal promotions, such as Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Lover’s Weekend, are exciting events for socializing and cozying up to a supreme glass of your favorite wine variety. Four JG’s also offers extensive, in depth, wine courses with multiple panelists discussing everything about regional wine, from growing techniques to grape quality to weather conditions.

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