Need a few moments of respite from the global health crisis? Consider ordering locally made wine and cheese delivered to your home from the wineries and dairies of Central New Jersey. Support local producers while enjoying Garden State goodness.
“New Jersey is producing some of the best wine’s in the east,” wrote the Wine Enthusiast a couple of years ago. “New Jersey’s top estates are producing some of the best bottles in the east, on par with anything found in New York or Virginia.”
New Jersey is the Garden State for a reason—its farms and beverage makers have supplied the nation during wartime, the depression, and now pandemic. Visit DiscoverCentralNJ.com for the full story of our region’s bounty, and how farms are responding to local needs during the crisis.
UNIONVILLE VINEYARDS – The Unionville Vineyards team manages and sources grapes from five vineyard sites across Central Jersey. Named one of the top 500 wineries in the United State by FOOD & WINE Magazine, they recently receive a 90-point rating from the Cork Report for their Cabernet Franc. Unionville offers a wide variety of wines for overnight shipment to New York via UPS. For free shipping on 6 or more bottles use the code “SHIPNOW” at checkout. There is also a 15 percent discount on a case when you use the code “CLUB15” at checkout, and all profits on Dry Riesling sales through May will be donated to front line healthcare workers treating Covid cases.
OLD YORK CELLARS – Boasting some of the oldest vines in New Jersey, Old York Cellars is located on the historic road between New York and Philadelphia. That fact won’t help UPS get Old York wine to you any faster, but it’s nice to know. Boasting a large selection of award-winning wines with something for everyone, the winery is open 12-7 pm daily for wine take-out & delivery. In addition to the winery, Old York Cellars also has a second location in the Quaker Bridge Mall. This location has a full restaurant and offers take-out of Chef Jose’s signature traditional Spanish menu, including tapas and paella. Guest can order food & wine for take-out or delivery. Shop online for a wide variety of wines, gift boxes, and other merchandise.
TERHUNE ORCHARD VINEYARD & WINERY – Well known 200-acre fruit and vegetable farm with its popular on farm market open daily 9-5 all year and even now -with all the safety processions front and center. Terhune Orchards is now serving customers from the region with on farm “porch pickup” service and local delivery of pre-ordered everything—from apples to pies and of course wine. With 14 varieties Terhune Orchards award winning wines are a local favorite. Order online at terhuneorchards.com or by phone 609-924-2310.
HOPEWELL VALLEY VINEYARDS – Owned by a couple hailing from Italy and Greece, Hopewell Valley Vineyards offers a distinctly European style of winemaking, complete with Sangiovese, Barbera, Vidal Blanc, and Spumante Secco wines. In light of the health crisis, the winery has increased its focus on wine available for online purchase and pick up or delivery. Locals can also take advantage of gourmet take-out, including brick oven pizza, salads, and desserts.
CHERRY GROVE FARM is a diversified, sustainable dairy farm and creamery situated on 480 acres of woodland, wetland and pasture in Lawrenceville making award-winning farmstead cheeses from grass-fed raw cows’ milk. Cheeses are made in small batches and aged on the farm, with attention paid to the craft of artisanal cheesemaking. Visit the online store for cheese and related products shipped to you.
BOBOLINK DAIRY & BAKEHOUSE near the Delaware River in Milford uses ancient, sustainable methods to raise dairy cows and make artisanal cheeses. Many New Yorkers have gotten to know Bobolink due to their presence at the Union Square Greenmarket. Because of the health crisis they have expanded their online store offering to ship you gift baskets with cheeses, breads, and cured meats.
Self-care is an important part of combatting the COVID-19 crisis. Wholesome, local food and wine may be just the break you need—and Central Jersey’s farmers and vintners are here to help.