Alba Vineyards Old Mill Red

Established in 1982, Alba Vineyards is the second largest winery in New Jersey (behind Tomasello Winery). Housed in an old dairy barn built in 1805, the winery produces 16,000 cases a year. The 93-acre estate vineyard is located in the New Jersey upland valleys. The hillside estate is primarily focused on Pinot Noir, Dijon Clone Chardonnay,Read more

Bellview Winery 2010 Merlot

A lot has happened in New Jersey since I last featured the state (read more here). Effective May 1, 2012, Governor Christie signed winery direct shipping into law, which allows direct shipping of wine to New Jersey residents. Although not without its shortcomings, direct shipping is a major milestone nonetheless, and lays the ground work forRead more

Heritage Vineyards, 100% Jersey

One of the few remaining states to restrict direct-to-consumer shipments, New Jersey wineries have been mired in a battle to legalize direct shipping. Several bills are in play and I encourage my New Jersey readers to write your legislators today. Already the seventh-largest wine-producing state, New Jersey winemaking is the fastest-growing segment of state agriculture, accordingRead more