TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and the Garden State Wine Growers Association will celebrate New Jersey Wine Week at noon on Nov. 17 with a visit to Plagido’s Winery in Hammonton, the New Jersey Winery of the Year the last two years.
Gov. Christie signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 13-20 New Jersey Wine Week, honoring the wine industry for being a growing contributor to the state’s economy and urging consumers to visit a winery or purchase wines made by New Jersey vintners.
Many wineries have weekly events, including Music and Wine Nights at the Hopewell Valley Vineyards on Nov. 16-17, a Holiday Appetizer Party on Nov. 18 at the Villa Milagro Vineyards in Phillipsburg and the Wine and Music Series at Summit City Winery in Glassboro on Nov. 18.
During the visit to Plagido Winery, officials will observe the wine-making process and take a walking tour of the main winery area. Plagido Winery is one of 47 members of the Garden State Wine Growers Association, which consists of wineries, grape growers and affiliated companies.
New Jersey has more than 50 licensed wineries and many have direct to consumer shipping within New Jersey and into other states.
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and Garden State Wine Growers Association will celebrate New Jersey Wine Week at noon on Nov. 17 at Plagido’s Winery, 570 N 1st Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
— New Jersey Department of Agriculture