Peppadew Fresh Vineyards

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This article is about a winery and Peppadew farm in New Jersey. For the type of pepper, see Peppadew.
Peppadew Fresh Vineyards
Peppadew Fresh logo.png
Location 97 Harbor Road, Morganville, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40.366019 N, 74.260992 W
First vines planted 2011
Opened to the public 2012
Key people Pierre Crawley (owner)[1]
Acres cultivated 4
Cases/yr 900 (estimated, 2016)
Other products Azaleas, flowering quinces, hydrangeas, peppadews, pussywillows
Distribution On-site, home shipment
Tasting Tastings on weekends

Peppadew Fresh Vineyards is a winery in the Morganville section of Marlboro Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey.[1][2] Formerly a flower farm, grapes were first planted in 2011, and the winery opened to the public in 2012.[3][4] Peppadews, the fruit for which the winery was named, were first planted in 2008.[3][5] In 2012, Peppadew Fresh received a $260,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to expand production and distribution.[6][7] The winery has 4 acres of grapes under cultivation, and currently produces wine from grapes purchased from other New Jersey vineyards. By 2016, the winery is expected to produce 900 cases per year from estate-grown grapes.[4][5]

Wines and other products[edit]

Peppadew Fresh Vineyards produces wine from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, and Riesling grapes.[5] Peppadew Fresh also grows and sells peppadews, azaleas, flowering quinces, hydrangeas, and pussywillows.[8][9] It is the only farm in the United States that cultivates peppadews, a pepper cultivar discovered in South Africa in 1996.[3][10] Peppadew Fresh is not located in one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas.[11]

Licensing and associations[edit]

Peppadew Fresh has a farm winery license from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which allows it to produce up to 50,000 gallons of wine per year, operate up to 15 off-premises sales rooms, and ship up to 12 cases per year to consumers in-state or out-of-state.[12][13] The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.[4][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Groh, John. "Peppadew to be the focus of new vineyard and winery" in The Produce News (1 September 2011). Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ Silvestri, Pamela. "Former Staten Islander serves up a peppadew...for you!" in The Staten Island Advance (21 February 2013). Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Murtha, Jack. "Marlboro farm has life popping with peppers" in The Tri-Town News (31 July 2013). Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b c E-mail from Pierre Crawley, owner of Peppadew Fresh Vineyards. (6 May 2013).
  5. ^ a b c Peppadew Fresh Vineyards. "Peppadew Fresh Vineyards and Winery: The Vineyards" (commercial website). Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  6. ^ Anness, Kaitlyn. "Peppadew Fresh Farms Receives Largest Agricultural Grant Ever" in Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch (17 April 2012). Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Grant gives Peppadew room to grow" in The Produce News (18 April 2012). Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  8. ^ Dicopoulos, Frank. "Peppadew Fresh Farm & Winery, Marlboro, NJ" on NJ Discover (includes video recording) (16 April 2012). Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  9. ^ Peppadew Fresh Vineyards. "Peppadew Fresh Vineyards and Winery: Shoppe" (commercial website). Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  10. ^ Kilian, Cynthia. "One Hot Pepper - Recently Discovered Peppadews Take Off" in The New York Post (archived website) (22 March 2006). Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  11. ^ Jackson, Bart. Garden State Wineries Guide. (South San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011). ISBN 9781934259573. Geographic descriptions of the Central Delaware Valley, Outer Coastal Plain, and Warren Hills AVAs exclude Peppadew Fresh Vineyards.
  12. ^ New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. "New Jersey ABC list of wineries, breweries, and distilleries" (5 February 2013). Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  13. ^ N.J.S.A. 33:1-10.
  14. ^ Garden State Wine Growers Association. "GSWGA Wineries." Retrieved 6 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 40°21′58″N 74°15′40″W / 40.366019°N 74.260992°W / 40.366019; -74.260992