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Sylvin Farms Winery
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Location 24 North Vienna Avenue, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 39.532994 N, 74.583276 W
Appellation Outer Coastal Plain AVA
First vines planted 1977
Opened to the public 1985
Key people Frank Salek (owner)
Acres cultivated 11
Cases/yr 1,000 (2011)
Distribution On-site, subscription
Tasting Tastings by appointment

Sylvin Farms Winery is a winery in the Germania section of Galloway Township (mailing address is Egg Harbor City) in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The vineyard was first planted in 1977, and opened to the public in 1985. Sylvin Farms has 11 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 1,000 cases of wine per year. The winery’s name is an amalgamation of Sylvia and sylvan, reflecting the owner's wife's name and the surrounding Pine Barrens, respectively.


Sylvin Farms Winery was a pioneer in the growing of vinifera grapes in New Jersey, rather than French hybrid or native labrusca grapes. Sylvin Farms is located in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA, and produces wine from Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Corvina, Dolcetto, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Nebbiolo, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Rkatsiteli, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, and Zinfandel grapes. It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Corvina and Pinot Blanc – Corvina is a red grape indigenous to the Veneto region of Italy, whereas Pinot blanc is a white grape native to the Alsace region of France.

Sylvin Farms Winery Awards
Sylvin Farms has won many awards and medals for its wines.

Licensing and associations

Sylvin Farms 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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