Valenzano Winery facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsValenzano Winery
|Location||1090 Route 206, Shamong, New Jersey, United States|
|Coordinates||39.790715 N, 74.735865 W|
|Appellation||Outer Coastal Plain AVA|
|First vines planted||1991|
|Opened to the public||1996|
|Key people||Anthony Valenzano Sr.,
Anthony Valenzano Jr.,
Mark Valenzano (owners)
|Other attractions||Picnicking permitted, pet-friendly (outside)|
|Distribution||On-site, wine festivals, NJ farmers' markets, NJ liquor stores, NJ restaurants, home shipment|
|Tasting||Daily tastings, tours by appointment|
Valenzano Winery is a winery in Shamong in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. A family grain and livestock farm since 1974, the vineyard was first planted in 1991, and opened to the public in 1996. Valenzano is one of the largest wine producers in New Jersey, having 88 acres of grapes under cultivation, and producing 80,000 cases of wine per year. The winery is named after the family that owns it.
Valenzano Winery is located in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA, and produces wine from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Concord, Fredonia, Ives noir, Merlot, Niagara, Cynthiana, Vidal blanc, and Zinfandel grapes. Valenzano also makes fruit wines from apples, blueberries, cranberries, peaches, plums, raspberries, and mead from locally-produced honey.
Events, licensing, and associations
Since 2002, the vineyard has hosted "WineFest," a wine festival that over 9,000 people typically attend. Valenzano 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.
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