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Cape May Winery & Vineyard
Cape May Winery logo.png
Location 711 Town Bank Road, North Cape May, NJ, USA
Coordinates 38.973142 N, 74.923559 W
Appellation Outer Coastal Plain AVA
Other labels Isaac Smith
First vines planted 1992
Opened to the public 1995
Key people Bill & Joan Hayes (founders)
Arthur "Toby" Craig (owner)
Darren Hesington (winemaker)
Acres cultivated 25
Cases/yr 11,000 (2013)
Other attractions Picnicking permitted, pet-friendly
Distribution On-site, wine festivals, NJ restaurants, home shipment
Tasting Daily tastings, tours on Saturday
(daily in summer)
Website http://www.capemaywinery.com

Cape May Winery & Vineyard is a winery in the North Cape May section of Lower Township in Cape May County, New Jersey. The vineyard was first planted in 1992, and opened to the public in 1995. Cape May Winery is one of the larger winegrowers in New Jersey, having 25 acres of grapes under cultivation, and producing 11,000 cases of wine per year. The winery is named for the region where it is located.

Wines

Cape May Winery is in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA, and produces wine from AlbariƱo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cayuga White, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Colombard, Merlot, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Vidal blanc, Viognier, and Zinfandel grapes. Cape May Winery also produces wine from apples, and has a separate brand named "Issac Smith" after an 1820s coffin maker who lived by where the winery currently operates.

Cape May Winery Outdoor Tasting
Cape May Winery has a deck with an outdoor tasting bar.

Licensing and associations

Cape May Winery has a plenary winery license from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which allows it to produce an unrestricted amount of wine, operate up to 15 off-premises sales rooms, and ship up to 12 cases per year to consumers in-state or out-of-state. The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association.