List of wineries, breweries, and distilleries in New Jersey

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This is an assortment of New Jersey wines. New Jersey's 51 wineries produce wine from more than 90 varieties of grapes, and from over 25 other fruits.

This is a list of wineries, breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries in the state of New Jersey in the United States. As of 2019, there are 51 wineries, 114 breweries, 18 brewpubs, 22 distilleries, 3 cideries and 1 meadery[1][2][3] that are licensed and in operation within the state. The following lists do not include producers which are no longer in business, or those that are in the process of being established.

History[edit]

Alcoholic beverages (i.e., beer, wine, and spirits) have been produced in New Jersey since the colonial era. The first brewery in New Jersey was established in a fledgling Dutch settlement in what is now Hoboken when the state was part the Dutch New Netherlands colony. It was short-lived and destroyed by a band of Lenape in 1643 during Governor Kieft's War (1643-1645).[4] The production of beer in New Jersey ranges from large international conglomerates like Anheuser-Busch to microbreweries producing smaller quantities using artisanal methods. The industrial northeastern corner of the state has historically been a major beer-production region, and the majority of New Jersey's breweries and brewpubs are in that region. Laird & Company, founded around 1780 in the village of Scobeyville in Colts Neck, is the oldest licensed distillery in the United States, having received license No. 1 from the Department of the Treasury.[5]

Wine grapes were planted by the early settlers of New Jersey, and some of the current wineries were established in locations where wine grapes were already present.[6] In 1767, the Royal Society of Arts in London praised two wines made on New Jersey plantations for making fine quality products derived from colonial agriculture.[7] The oldest, continuously-operated winery in the state, Renault Winery, was established in 1864.[8]

The production of wine in New Jersey largely consists of small farm wineries. Because of its sandy soil and warmer climate, the majority of the state's wineries are located in South Jersey's Outer Coastal Plain Viticultural Area.[9] A handful of wineries are in western New Jersey's Warren Hills Viticultural Area.[10] Part of the Central Delaware Valley Viticultural Area is in New Jersey, but no New Jersey wineries are currently in this viticultural area.[11]

New Jersey wineries produce wine from more than 90 varieties of grapes, and from over 25 other fruits.[7][10]

Until the 1980s, prohibition-era laws severely restricted the number of wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the state. In 1981, the New Jersey Farm Winery Act exempted low-volume family-owned wineries from the restrictions, and allowed wineries to create outlet stores.[12] Likewise, New Jersey created a limited brewery license for microbreweries and a restricted brewery license for brewpubs.[13] In 1995, the Ship Inn in Milford became the first brewpub in New Jersey since Prohibition.[14] In 2012, New Jersey liberalized its licensing laws to allow microbreweries to sell beer by the glass as part of a tour, and sell up to 15.5 gallons (i.e., a keg) for off-premises consumption. The same legislation permits brewpubs to brew up to 10,000 barrels of beer per year, and sell to wholesalers and at festivals.[15][16] In 2013, New Jersey issued the first new distillery license since Prohibition to Jersey Artisan Distilling, and passed a law creating a craft distillery license.[17][18] In 2017, New Jersey passed a law creating a cidery and meadery license. [19]

List of producers[edit]

The following is a list of wineries, breweries, and distilleries in New Jersey, including the town and county where the establishment is located, the year when the business first sold to the public wine, beer, or liquor that it produces, the type of ABC license that the business has, and the number of cases or barrels produced annually.[20][21][22][23][24][25] For wineries, the table also lists the AVA that the winery is located in, the year grapes were first planted for commercial use, and the number of acres planted with grapes. The town listed is based on the establishment's physical address, which may differ from its mailing address.

In the United States, a standard case of wine is 2.38 US gallons (9.0 L), and a standard barrel of beer or spirits is 31.5 US gallons (119 L).

Wineries[edit]

American Viticultural Areas (AVAs):

Licenses:

Name Town County Year planted Year opened AVA License Acres Cases
Alba Vineyard Finesville Warren 1980 1982 WH Plenary 42 11,000
Amalthea Cellars Atco Camden 1976 1981 OCP Plenary 10 5,000
Auburn Road Vineyards Pilesgrove Salem 2004 2007 OCP Plenary 19 4,200
Autumn Lake Winery Williamstown Gloucester 2012 OCP Farm
Balic Winery Mays Landing Atlantic Early 1800s 1966 OCP Plenary 57
Bellview Winery Landisville Atlantic 2000 2001 OCP Plenary 40 8,000
Beneduce Vineyards Pittstown Hunterdon 2009 2012 None Plenary 10 3,000
Brook Hollow Winery Columbia Warren 2002 2007 WH Farm 8 1,050
Cape May Winery & Vineyard North Cape May Cape May 1992 1995 CMP Plenary 25 11,000
Cedar Rose Vineyards Millville Cumberland OCP
Cedarvale Winery Logan Gloucester 2004 2008 None Farm 8 2,500
Chestnut Run Farm Pilesgrove Salem 1986 2007 OCP Farm 5 700
Coda Rossa Winery Franklinville Gloucester 2002 2010 OCP Plenary 10 1,500
Cream Ridge Winery Cream Ridge Monmouth 1987 1988 None Plenary 14 5,000
DeMastro Vineyards Vincentown Burlington OCP Farm 31 7,000
DiBella Winery Woolwich Gloucester 2002 2010 OCP Farm 4 250
DiMatteo Vineyards Hammonton Atlantic 2000 2002 OCP Farm 14 1,500
Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards Colts Neck Monmouth 1999 2004 None Farm 40 2,500
Four Sisters Winery White Township Warren 1981 1984 WH Plenary 8 5,000
Fox Hollow Vineyards Holmdel Monmouth None Plenary 94
G&W Winery Rio Grande Cape May 2011 CMP Farm 5 167
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery Rio Grande Cape May 1997 2009 CMP Plenary 9 4,200
Hopewell Valley Vineyards Hopewell Mercer 2001 2003 None Plenary 25 6,000
Iron Plow Vineyards Columbus Burlington None Plenary
Jessie Creek Winery Dias Creek Cape May 2002 2012 CMP Plenary 5 1,200
Laurita Winery New Egypt Ocean 1998 2008 OCP Plenary 44 14,000
Monroeville Vineyard & Winery Monroeville Salem 2010 2012 OCP Plenary 4 1,800
Mount Salem Vineyards Pittstown Hunterdon 2005 2010 None Farm 7 1,000
Natali Vineyards Goshen Cape May 2001 2007 CMP Plenary 7 1,800
Old York Cellars Ringoes Hunterdon 1978 2010 None Plenary 12 3,600
Plagido's Winery Hammonton Atlantic 1999 2007 OCP Farm 14 4,200
Renault Winery Egg Harbor City Atlantic 1864 1870 OCP Plenary 48 20,000
Salem Oak Vineyards Pedricktown Salem 2003 2013 OCP Plenary 12
Sharrott Winery Blue Anchor Camden 2005 2008 OCP Plenary 6 7,000
Sky Acres Winery Far Hills Somerset 2014 None Plenary
Summit City Farms & Winery Glassboro Gloucester 2014 OCP Plenary
Sylvin Farms Winery Germania Atlantic 1977 1985 OCP Farm 11 1,000
Terhune Orchards Lawrence Mercer 2003 2010 None Plenary 5 1,100
Tomasello Winery Hammonton Atlantic 1888 1933 OCP Plenary 70 65,000
Turdo Vineyards & Winery North Cape May Cape May 1999 2004 CMP Farm 5 1,100
Unionville Vineyards Ringoes Hunterdon 1988 1993 None Plenary 54 8,500
Vacchiano Farm Washington Warren 2004 2009 WH Plenary 11 2,500
Valenzano Winery Shamong Burlington 1991 1996 OCP Plenary 44 40,000
Ventimiglia Vineyard Wantage Sussex 2002 2008 None Farm 5 1,000
Villa Milagro Vineyards Finesville Warren 2003 2007 WH Plenary 11 1,500
Villari Vineyards Sewell Gloucester OCP Plenary
Wagonhouse Winery South Harrison Gloucester 2004 2005 OCP Plenary 10 7,000
White Horse Winery Hammonton Atlantic OCP Plenary
William Heritage Winery Mullica Hill Gloucester 1998 2002 OCP Plenary 40 13,000
Willow Creek Winery West Cape May Cape May 2005 2012 CMP Farm 40 6,000
Working Dog Winery East Windsor Mercer 2001 2003 None Plenary 16 3,500

Breweries[edit]

Licenses:

Name Town County Year opened License Barrels
13th Child Brewing Williamstown Gloucester 2018 Limited
2nd Act Dover Morris 2017
7 Mile Brewery Rio Grande Cape May 2016 Limited
902 Brewing Hoboken Hudson 2014
The Alementary Hackensack Bergen 2016 Limited
Angry Erik Brewing Lafayette Sussex 2014 Limited
Anheuser-Busch Newark Essex 1951 Plenary 10,000,000
Artisan's Brewery Toms River Ocean 1997 Restricted 300
Asbury Park Brewery Asbury Park Monmouth 2016 Limited
Atco Brewing Company Atco Camden 2016 Limited
Avalon Brew Pub Avalon Cape May 2017 Restricted
Axe and Arrow Brewing Gloucester 2019
Backward Flag Brewing Co Forked River Ocean 2015 Limited
Beach Haus Brewery Belmar Monmouth 2007 Limited
Belford Brewing Middletown Monmouth 2014 Limited
Berlin Brewing Company Berlin Camden 2016 Limited
Birravino Red Bank Monmouth 1996 Restricted 650
Bolero Snort Brewery Ridgefield Park Bergen 2010
Bonesaw Brewing Company Glassboro Gloucester 2018 Limited
Bradley Brew Project Bradley Beach Monmouth 2018 Limited
Brinx Jones Vineland Cumberland 2018 Limited
Brix City Brewing Little Ferry Bergen 2015 Limited
Brooks Brewery Manville Somerset 2016 Restricted
Brotherton Brewing Company Shamong Burlington 2015
Buck Hill Brewery & Restaurant Blairstown Warren 2016 Restricted
Bucket Brigade Brewery Cape May Court House Cape May 2017
Cape May Brewing Company Rio Grande Cape May 2011 Limited 9,000
Carton Brewing Atlantic Highlands Monmouth 2011 Limited 4,000
Climax Brewing Roselle Park Union 1994 Limited 1,000
COHO Brewing Company Cape May Court House Cape May 2019
Cold Spring Brewery Cape May Cape May 2016 Limited
Common Sense Brewing Bordentown Burlington 2017 Limited
Conclave Brewing Raritan Township Hunterdon 2015 Limited
Cricket Hill Brewery Fairfield Essex 2000 Limited 3,000
Cross Keys Brewing Company Williamstown Gloucester 2018 Limited
Cypress Brewing Company Edison Middlesex 2015 Limited
Czig Meister Brewing Company Hackettstown Warren 2016 Limited
Dark City Brewing Company Asbury Park Monmouth 2015 Limited
Death of the Fox Brewing Company Clarksboro Gloucester 2017 Limited
Demented Brewing Company Middlesex Middlesex 2015 Limited
Departed Soles Brewery Jersey City Hudson 2015 Limited
Devils Creek Brewery Collingswood Camden 2016
Double Nickel Brewing Company Pennsauken Camden 2015 Limited
Eclipse Brewing Merchantville Camden 2016 Limited
Egan & Sons Montclair Essex 2005 Restricted 150
Eight & Sand Beer Company Woodbury Gloucester 2016 Limited
Flounder Brewing Hillsborough Somerset 2013 Limited 50
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Cherry Hill Camden 2014 Limited
Fort Nonsense Denville Morris 2018 Limited
Flying Fish Brewing Somerdale Camden 1996 Limited 30,000
Frye Brewing Point Pleasant Boro Ocean 2017 Limited
Gaslight Brewery South Orange Essex 1998 Restricted 650
Garden State Beer Galloway Atlantic 2016 Limited
Ghost Hawk Brewing Clifton Passaic 2019 Limited 1,200
Glasstown Brewing Company Millville Cumberland 2014 Limited
Gusto Brewing Company North Cape May Cape May 2018
Hackensack Brewing Hackensack Bergen 2018
Harvest Moon Brewery New Brunswick Middlesex 1996 Restricted 850
Heavy Reel Brewing Co Seaside Heights Ocean 2018
Hidden Sands Brewery Company Egg Harbor Township Atlantic 2017 Limited
High Point Brewing Butler Morris 1994 Limited 3,200
Hoboken Brewing Company Hoboken Hudson 2019
Human Village Brewing Company Pitman Gloucester 2016 Limited
Icarus Brewing Company Lakewood Ocean 2016 Limited
Iron Hill Brewery (Maple Shade) Maple Shade Burlington 1994 Restricted
Iron Hill Brewery (Voorhees) Voorhees Camden 2013 Restricted 1,250
J. J. Bitting Brewing Company Woodbridge Middlesex Restricted
Jersey Girl Brewing Company Hackettstown Morris 2016 Limited
Jughandle Brewing Company Tinton Falls Monmouth 2016 Limited
Kane Brewing Ocean Township Ocean 2011 Restricted 10,000
Kelly Green Brewing Co Pitman Gloucester 2016 Limited
King's Road Brewing Company Haddonfield Camden 2017 Limited
Krogh's Brewpub Sparta Sussex 1999 Restricted 400
Last Wave Brewing Co Point Pleasant Beach Ocean 2017 Limited
Little Dog Brewing Neptune City Monmouth 2014 Limited
Lone Eagle Brewery Flemington Hunterdon 2016
Long Valley Brewery Long Valley Morris 1995 Restricted 735
Lower Forge Brewery Medford Burlington 2016 Limited
Ludlam Island Brewery Ocean View Cape May 2016
Lunacy Brewing Haddon Heights Camden 2014 Limited
Magnify Brewing Company Fairfield Essex 2015 Limited
Man Skirt Brewing Hackettstown Warren 2015 Limited
ManaFirkin Brewing Co Manahawkin Ocean 2017 Limited
Montclair Brewery Montclair Essex 2018
MudHen Brewing Co Wildwood Cape May 2018
Nale House Brewing Company Medford Burlington 2016 Limited
Neck of the Woods Brewing Pitman Gloucester 2019
New Jersey Beer Company North Bergen Hudson 2010 Limited
Oyster Creek Brewing Company Waretown Ocean 2018 Limited
Palaweno Beer Company Island Heights Ocean 2018
Pinelands Brewing Little Egg Harbor Ocean 2014 Limited
Raritan Bay Brewing Keansburg Monmouth 2018
Red Tank Brewing Red Bank Monmouth 2018
The Referend Beer Blendery Pennington Mercer 2016
Rinn Duin Brewing Toms River Ocean 2014
River Horse Brewery Ewing Township Mercer 1996 Limited 13,000
Screamin' Hill Brewery Cream Ridge Monmouth 2015 Limited
Ship Bottom Brewery Beach Haven Ocean 2016 Limited
Ship Inn Milford Hunterdon 1995 Restricted 365
Slack Tide Brewing Cape May Court House Cape May 2015 Limited
SOMA Brewing Maplewood Essex
Spellbound Brewing Mount Holly Burlington 2014 Limited
Third State Brewing Burlington Burlington 2015 Limited
Three 3's Brewing Hammonton Atlantic 2016 Limited
Tomfoolery Brewing Hammonton Atlantic 2015 Limited
Tonewood Brewing Oaklyn Camden 2017
Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery Berkley Heights Union Restricted
Triumph Brewing (Princeton) Princeton Mercer 1995 Restricted 2,450
Triumph Brewing (Red Bank) Red Bank Monmouth 2018 Restricted
Troon Brewing Hopewell Mercer 2016 Limited
Tuckahoe Brewing Company Egg Harbor Township Atlantic 2011 Limited
Tun Tavern Brewery Atlantic City Atlantic 1998 Restricted 700
Twin Elephant Brewing Company Chatham Morris 2016 Limited
Two Ton Brewing Kenilworth Union 2015
Untied Brewing Company New Providence Union 2019
Village Idiot Brewing Mount Holly Burlington 2014 Limited
Vinyl Brewing Hammonton Atlantic 2017 Limited
Westville Brewery Westville Gloucester 2018 Limited
Wet Ticket Brewing Rahway Union 2016 Limited
The Whitechapel Projects Long Branch Monmouth 2018
Yale Terrace Brewing Cranford Union 2017
Zed's Beer Marlton Camden 2017 Limited

Distilleries[edit]

Licenses:

Name Town County Year opened License Barrels
All Points West Distillery Newark Essex
Asbury Park Distillery Asbury Park Monmouth 2017 300
Beach Badge Vodka Freehold Monmouth 2017 Craft 500
Cape May Distillery Lower Township Cape May 2013 Craft 500
Claremont Distilled Spirits Fairfield Essex 2014 Craft 1,000
Colts Neck Stillhouse Colts Neck Monmouth
Corgi Spirits Jersey City Hudson Craft
Dumbass Whiskey Pompton Plains Morris 2016 Craft 500
East Coast Distilling / Jersey Shine Millville Cumberland 2014 Craft 500
Island Beach Distillery Forked River Ocean Craft
Jersey Artisan Distilling Fairfield Essex 2013 Craft 800
Jersey Spirits Distilling Co. Fairfield Essex 2016 Craft 500
Laird & Company Scobeyville Monmouth 1780 Rectifier
Lazy Eye Distillery Buena Vista Township Atlantic 2013 Craft 500
Little Water Distillery Atlantic City Atlantic 2017 500
Milk Street Distillery Branchville Sussex 2016 Craft 500
Nauti Spirits Distillery Cape May Cape May 2017 Craft 500
Silk City Distillers Clifton Passaic 2014 Craft 500
Skunktown Distillery Flemington Hunterdon 2016 Craft 500
Sourland Mountain Spirits Hopewell Mercer 2014 Craft 500
Trainwreck Distillery Mount Holly Burlington 2017 Craft 500
Tree City Spirits Kenilworth Union 2015 Craft 500

Cideries[edit]

Licenses:

Name Town County Year opened License Barrels
Jersey Cider Works/Ironbound Farm Asbury Warren Plenary
Melick's Hard Cider Oldwick Hunterdon 2014
Twisted Limb Hard Cider Newton Sussex

Meaderies[edit]

Licenses:

Name Town County Year opened License Cases
Melovino Meadery Vauxhall Union 2014 Special[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Directory". Garden State Wine Growers Association. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
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  5. ^ Harrison, Karen Tina. "Jersey Lightning" in New Jersey Monthly 13 July 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  6. ^ Hofmann, Christine. "Wineries We Love: Five Fabulous Finds" in South Jersey Magazine (October 2004). Retrieved 2 May 2013.
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  11. ^ 27 CFR 9.49 Central Delaware Valley. An analysis was done comparing a list of wineries provided by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control with the AVA's description in the Code of Federal Regulations.
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  13. ^ New Jersey General Assembly. "N.J.S.A. 33:1-10". Statutes of New Jersey. New Jersey.
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  15. ^ N.J. P.L.2012, c.47.
  16. ^ La Gorce, Tammy. "New Rules Let More Beer Flow" in The New York Times (4 January 2013). Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  17. ^ Young, Elise. "N.J. Closes Book on Prohibition, Gives Distiller License" in Bloomberg Businessweek (7 February 2013). Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  18. ^ Offredo, Jon. "New Jersey distilled: Gov. Chris Christie signs craft distillery bill into law" in The Times of Trenton (9 August 2013). Retrieved 15 October 2013.
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