Tomasello Winery facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTomasello Winery
|Location||225 North White Horse Pike
(Route 30), Hammonton, New Jersey, USA
|Coordinates||39.642400 N, 74.781234 W|
|Appellation||Outer Coastal Plain AVA|
|First vines planted||1888|
|Opened to the public||1933|
|Key people||Frank Tomasello (founder)
Jack Tomasello (owners)
|Other attractions||Picnicking permitted|
|Distribution||On-site, wine festivals, NJ liquor stores, NJ outlet stores, home shipment|
Tomasello Winery is a winery located in Hammonton in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Tomasello is the second-oldest active winery in the state, after Renault Winery. The vineyard was first planted in 1888, and opened to the public in 1933 after the end of Prohibition. Tomasello is one of the largest winegrowers in New Jersey, having 70 acres of grapes under cultivation, and producing 65,000 cases of wine per year. Although the winery is in Hammonton, most of the grapes are grown on three vineyards in the neighboring Winslow Township in Camden County. The winery is named after the family that owns it.
Tomasello Winery is in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA. Its wines are made from a variety of fruits including:
- Grape wines
- Non-grape wines
Tomasello was a participant at the Judgment of Princeton, a wine tasting organized by the American Association of Wine Economists that compared New Jersey wines to premium French vintages.
Advocacy, licensing, associations, and outlets
Tomasello is an advocate of the direct shipping of wine from wineries to customers. Tomasello 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. Tomasello operates outlet stores in several New Jersey towns all of which are associatedwith local farmssuch as – Old Tappan at Stokes Farm, Chester, Freehold, Lambertville, Smithville, Cranford, and Wyckoff.
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