Yes, You Can Get Great Wine Made in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Here Are the 5 Best.
It’s time to start taking wines from our region seriously. Everyone else is.
It’s time to start taking Pennsylvania and New Jersey wines seriously — because everyone else is. Here, the best products coming from local makers
Orange Wine: Va La Vineyards
La Prima Donna is a perfect gateway drug to the world of orange wines — not too dank, unexpected, and with all the complexity of wines from better-known producers. 8820 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale.
Rosé: Amalthea Cellars
The Leda Rosé is Tavel-style — meaning it kindasorta drinks like a red. Meaning it’s just as good with meats as with oysters. Meaning it’s perfect for summer and winter. 209 Vineyard Road, Atco.
Red Wine: White Horse Winery
Chambourcin is an obscure varietal, so here’s all you need to know: It’s good party wine, like a juicy pinot noir. And it’ll work with anything you’re serving for dinner. 106 Hall Street, Hammonton.
Chardonnay: Karamoor Estate
Bright, easy, glug-able, with the slightest bit of oak for depth — because we’re quite done with overly oaked chardonnays, thank you very much. 40 East Skippack Pike, Fort Washington.
Grüner Veltliner: Galen Glen Winery
A little bit bubbly, a little bit zingy, and a lot bit perfect in the August heat. 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas.
Published as “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” in the August 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.