this year was by far even better than last! i don’t know if it was the dismal weather forecast or the fact that Irene scared away a lot of the people who would have still been in town for it, either way it worked out to our advantage!!
short lines – you could actually see the table this year!
i was a trooper and hit up e.v.e.r.y.s.i.n.g.l.e. tent there :0)
some snaps of all of the NJ Vineyards who represented at the event:
and, of course, this wouldn’t be complete without some feedback, right?!
~just a sip was tasted of each of these~
maybe i went back for seconds on some of the good ones tho!
2008 Chardonnay Sur Lie – ok
Auburn Road Vineyards
Kind of Blue (Blueberry) – GREAT
Battleship New Jersey Red – good
Merlot Reserve 2008 – ok
Jersey Devil White – GREAT
Jersey Devil Red – GREAT
Blueberry – good
Cranberry – good
Dandelion – ok
Chestnut Run Farm
‘no grapes harmed in the making of these wines’ such a cute slogan
Dry Crisp Asian Pear Wine – good
Semi Sweet Asian Pear Wine – ok
Fuji Apple Wine – good
Spiced Sweet Asian Pear Wine – ok
Peacho Grigio – good
Blue Moon Port – GREAT
Cream Ridge Winery
Sangria – good
Chocolateberry – GREAT
2008 Merlot – ok
Jersey Red – GREAT
Niagara – GREAT
Jersey White – GREAT
4JG Orchards and Vineyards
Chardonay 2009 – the first wine of the day i actually spit out!
Monmouth Blush – the second wine of the day i spit out and even worse than the first – two thumbs down!
Frappe Vino – the third wine of the day i spit out – i thought ‘third times a charm’… not so much
Four Sisters Winery
Niagara – good
Beaver Creek Red – good
Strawberry Sangria – not good at all, it tasted like there was dirt on the strawberries still
Jersey Red (Sweet Concord) – good
Jersey White – good
Blueberry – good
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
Merlot – good
Porto Bianco (White Port) – ok
Down the Shore White – ehh… kind of watery for my tasting
Relaxing Red – good
Old York Cellars
Malbec (the only type made in NJ!) – very GOOD
Chardonnay – good
Merlot – good
Chambourcin – good – a really interesting coffee/chocolate/berry taste
Blueberry Champagne – yuck!
Chardonnay – not so great
Unoaked Chardonnay – good
Just Peachy Sangria – GREAT
Summer Sangria – GREAT
Silver Decoy Winery
2010 Black Feather Chardonnay – good
2009 Merlot – good
Ugly Duckling Red – GREAT
Red Raspberry Wine – good
Blu-Pom Wine – good, nice taste for a summer day
Blackberry Wine – good
Revolutionary Red – GREAT
Heritage White – good
Cool Foxy Lady – good – btw thanks to my SIL i learned a dessert wine is NOT a desert wine, thankfully before i ordered my sampling! :0)
2009 Vidal Blanc – GREAT
Red, White & Blueberry Sangria – GREAT, i think im in love
“The Original” Jersey Devil Port – ok
2010 Chardonnay – good
Orney Apple Pie – very good, tasted just like an apple pie!
Sweet Love – GREAT
halfway through my wine tasting adventure the crew left me to fend for myself, i guess they were ‘wined-out’ for the time being
so i picked up one of those neat lil wine glass holders, i fit right in with all of the other wine-crazed-people right away!
when will i ever use it again, besides at a wine fest, might you ask?!
err – making dinner last night – two free hands at all times and wine always close-by – SCORE
around the campfire – the dogs can’t spill whats around your neck
i’m sure i can find more uses for something that keeps the vino so close to the heart :0)
ps – check out what these guys do with old wine barrels, too cool huh?!