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Chestnut Run Farm
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Location 66 Stewart Road, Pilesgrove, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 39.653891 N, 75.291987 W
Appellation Outer Coastal Plain AVA
First vines planted 1986 (trees planted)
Opened to the public 2007
Key people Bob & Lise Clark (owners)
Acres cultivated 5
Cases/yr 700 (2011)
Distribution On-site, wine festivals, NJ liquor stores, home shipment
Tasting Tastings by appointment

Chestnut Run Farm is a winery in Pilesgrove Township in Salem County, New Jersey that produces Fuji apple and Asian pear wines. The apple and pear trees were first planted in 1986 as part of a specialty produce farm. Chestnut Run began sales of its wine in 2007, and opened a tasting room in 2012. Chestnut Run has 5 acres of fruit trees under cultivation, and produces 700 cases of wine per year. The winery is named for the Chestnut Run, a stream that borders the farm.


Chestnut Run Farm is in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA, and produces wine from Fuji apples and eight types of Asian pears, including Hosui, Yoinashi, and Shinko. It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Asian pears, which are a fruit indigenous to China, Japan, and Korea.

Advocacy, licensing, and associations

Chestnut Run is an advocate of the direct shipping of wine from wineries to customers. Chestnut Run 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. The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association.

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