Where to Wine in SJ

Wow it’s been a while! But I’m back and super refreshed and ready to start writing and sharing my adventures again!

The hubs and I have become quite the wine connoisseurs over the past few years. And by connoisseur I mean I do the “smell, swirl, sip, spit” thing minus the spit and pretend I know what notes of whatever are left on my palette. 🤷🏼‍♀️

I wanted to share my favorite wineries I’ve been to in south jersey to provide you with a list of nice winery hopping spots!

Starting from the top:

Alba Vineyard
Milford, NJ

Okay this one is not southern Jersey but I love it here! It’s about an hour and a half north of Burlington County region. It’s actually owned by my cousin’s fiancés friend, so pretty much I own it. 😬

This winery is gorgeous inside and very spacious. There are numerous wine tasting tables so you aren’t waiting around for an opening like some other places I’ve been to. The variety of wine is great. They have a beautiful outdoor spot with rolling hills you can explore to get awesome views. They have great food to share, mostly small plates and flatbreads.

Pros
Quality of wine
Spacious
Views
Food
Cons
Distance to other wineries/entertainment
Excuse our silliness! Exploring the hills of Alba Vineyard
Laurita Winery 
New Egypt, NJ

Okay, okay, also not really southern Jersey. Just bear with me. This place is SO worth the drive! Laurita is HUGE. The inside has a downstairs and upstairs section; both are great. They have tractor rides to bring you on a vineyard tour. The outside section has a nice patio area with seating, a woods area with a stage and fire pits and picnic tables, and even a playground for the kiddies! They also have an inn you can stay at if you want to make a weekend of it! As if this isn’t enough, they have food truck festivals in the summer and it’s what dreams are made of.

Pros
Quality of wine
Spacious
Views
Live music
Events
Accommodations
Cons
Distance to other wineries/entertainment
Crowded during festivals
Enjoying the weather at Laurita Winery
Celebrating our 1st anniversary at Laurita Winery food truck festival
Iron Plow Vineyards
Columbus, NJ

Getting closer to SJ, I promise! Iron Plow Vineyards is about 15-20 minutes outside Burlington county. It is tiny but so cute! The inside is small with an L-shaped tasting bar and some small tables and couches. The wines are great and they serve little wine flights! They normally have live music on the weekends. They do have an outside patio with some seating that overlooks the vineyard. They serve charcuterie boards, but you can bring your own food as well.

Pros
Variety of wines
Intimate setting
Live music
Laid back atmosphere
Cons
Small
Distance to other wineries/entertainment
Bring your own picnic at Iron Plow Vineyards!
Sharrott Winery 
Hammonton, NJ

I’m going to be honest, I use to absolutely love this winery. I still do, but it’s been commercialized. It used to be very small and intimate. They’ve updated it and added on. It’s beautiful with a kitchen now and more space, but something about the small spots always attracts me! The tasting area is spacious and there’s plenty of seating, along with an outdoor section. During the summer they often host wine tasting festivals with live music and food trucks!

Pros
Quality and variety of wine
spacious
Live music
Great food
Close to other wineries
Cons 
Can get crowded
Plagido’s Winery 
Hammonton, NJ

Close by Sharrott! Normally part of our wine hopping days! This spot is small, but has a laid back atmosphere and gives you a ton of samples! They aren’t too shabby on the pours either. You really feel the family influence here and the staff explain each wine thoroughly if you are interested. Always a fun time here!

Pros
Variety/amount of wine
Historical influence
Close to other wineries
Cons 
Small
Limited seating
Bellview Winery
Landisville, NJ

Love it here! This is always one of our stops when we are going wine hopping! Close to some of the others on this list. Not a huge spot, but friendly staff and cozy atmosphere! During the summer they are a part of a lot of festival weekends. They have a long list of wines to sample! They do have cheese platters available as well.

Pros
Variety of wines
Large outdoor area
close to other wineries
Cons
Small inside
Limited seating
White Horse Winery 
Hammonton, Nj

I just recently went to White Horse Winery for the first time over the holiday break. I love the atmosphere here! It is beautiful inside, they have great wine, and the staff are super friendly. They have food trucks sometimes (look it up) and the grounds are beautiful. They are in the process of opening a hotel across the street!

Pros
Atmosphere
Spacious
Friendly staff
Close to other wineries
Accommodations coming soon
Cons
Not always food options
Willow Creek Winery
Cape May, NJ

What isn’t great in Cape May? This winery is huge and has a main building and a separate tasting room, along with a beautiful and spacious outdoor section overlooking the vineyards. Wine is great, views are great, food is great!

Pros 
Quality and variety of wines
Food available
Spacious
Large table seating
Cons
Can get crowded during events
Natali Vineyards 
Cape May, NJ

Another Cape May! I’ve only been here at night and it is very tiny. I came here for a 5 course meal pairing with their famous in house chef, Mark Kalla. The atmosphere is intimate and the wine is very good. The chef dinners are a unique experience and delicious!

Pros
Excellent wine
Famous chef created meals
Cons
Small

This is just a starter list of all the amazing wineries here in NJ! I hope this helps you plan a fun day trip with your significant other, girlfriends, or fam!

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