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Terhune Orchards
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Location 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40.331434 N, 74.725325 W
First vines planted 2003
Opened to the public 2010
Key people Gary & Pam Mount,
Tannwen Mount (owners)
Acres cultivated 5
Cases/yr 1,100 (estimated, 2013)
Other products Bread, cider, doughnuts, flowers, fruits, herbs, pies, vegetables
Other attractions Apple picking, wagon rides, picnicking permitted
Distribution On-site, NJ farmers' markets, home shipment
Tasting Tastings Friday and Sunday

Terhune Orchards is a winery in Lawrence Township (mailing address is Princeton) in Mercer County, New Jersey. A family produce farm since 1975, the vineyard was first planted in 2003, and opened to the public in 2010. Terhune has 5 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces an estimated 1,100 cases of wine per year. The winery is named for the family that formerly owned the farm.

Wines and other products

Terhune produces wine from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Niagara, Orange Muscat, Traminette, and Vidal blanc grapes. Terhune also makes fruit wines from apples, blueberries, and peaches. Additionally, the farm produces and sells bread, cider, doughnuts, flowers, fruits, herbs, pies, and vegetables. It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Orange Muscat, which is a white vinifera grape of unknown origin that is often used to make dessert wines. Terhune is not located in one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas.

Features, licensing, and associations

During the autumn harvest season, the winery offers apple picking and wagon rides. Terhune 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 its subsidiary, Vintage North Jersey.

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