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Working Dog Winery
Location 610 Windsor-Perrineville Road, Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40.232429 N, 74.539829 W
Formerly Silver Decoy Winery
First vines planted 2001
First vintage 2004
Opened to the public 2003
Key people Todd Abrahams, Brian Carduner,
Mark Carduner, Russell Forman,
Jerry Watlington (owners)
Acres cultivated 17
Cases/yr 4,000
Other attractions Pet friendly
Distribution On-site, wine festivals, NJ restaurants
Tasting Tastings Friday to Sunday

Working Dog Winery is a winery in Robbinsville Township in Mercer County, New Jersey. The vineyard was first planted in 2001, and opened to the public in 2003. The winery was originally known as "Silver Decoy Winery," but the name was changed in 2013. Working Dog has 17 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 4,000 cases of wine per year.


Working Dog Winery sign NJ
Sign at the entrance

Working Dog Winery produces wine from Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Chambourcin, Marechal Foch, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot gris, Riesling, and Traminette grapes. Working Dog also makes fruit wine from blueberries. The winery 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.

Licensing and associations

Working Dog 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. The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.

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