This small, family-owned, and operated winery in Sussex County carries down an old-world tradition of winemaking involving artisanal winemaking techniques and created in small batches aged in oak barrels. First planted in 2002, the vineyard opened in 2008 and maintains 5 acres of cultivated grapes, producing 1,000 cases of wine per year.
Brook Hollow Vineyard
Brook Hollow Vineyard is another family-owned and operated vineyard. Overlooking the Delaware Water Gap in Warren County, the winery started as a basement hobby with just a few grapevines and quickly expanded to over 2,000 grapevines. The winery has since grown far beyond its small tasting room and expanded to a 10-acre farm. All of the wine made in the vineyard comes from New Jersey-grown fruit.
Four Sisters Winery
As the name suggests, the Four Sisters Winery is a family-produced farm that was first planted in 1981 and opened to the public in 1984. It's named because the owners have four daughters. This Warren County winery features eight acres of grapes under cultivation and produces over 5,000 cases of wine each year. Nestled in the rolling fields and picturesque scenery of Warren County, the Four Sisters Winery reflects the commitment of original owner Matty Matarazzo and his record for growing grapes and creating award-winning wines.
Colts Neck Stillhouse
If you don't mind driving an hour out of your way, Colts Neck Still house in Monmouth County is worth visiting. Only a few years old, this distillery feels like a sweeping farmhouse estate, complete with a cocktail parlor and fantastic craft cocktails. Some of the most popular drinks include the Butter Beer Cream and the Straight Jacket, a gin drink. Colts Neck Stillhouse makes bourbon, vodka, gin, and different types of whiskey, all worth trying. Plus, it's conveniently located next to Delicious Orchards, making it an ideal location to visit in the fall after a day spent apple picking.
Jersey Spirits Distilling Company
Jersey Spirits is a genuine craft distillery in Fairfield, New Jersey, creating ultra-premium small-batch spirits locally. Every batch is handcrafted, and co-founders John, Sue, and Betty are proud to ensure that every batch receives the best quality and consistency. The founders do their best to create a memorable visit by offering tours, craft cocktails, bottle sales, and a peek into the unique processes used to create these drinks.
Claremont Distillery is the largest craft distillery in New Jersey and produces award-winning products, including their famous blueberry vodka, moonshine, and whiskey. They use New Jersey-sourced productions to make vodka, and many of their flavored products take advantage of the nation's largest producers of fruits, including peaches and blueberries.
Claremont Vodka has also been named Claremont Vodka a Top 100 Spirit in the past by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The distillery was also New Jersey's first gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Fort Nonsense Brewery
Fort Nonsense in Denville is a nanobrewery with a relaxed, community-center vibe. It's a great place to bring friends and hang out to play games, share food, participate in a trivia night, or curl up with a good book. There are all types of fantastic craft beers served in the tasting room, and those interested in learning about the brewery are welcome to take a tour to discover the brewing process and try samples.
Twin Elephant Brewing Company
Located in central New Jersey, the Twin Elephant Brewing Company boasts a variety of diverse and genuine handcrafted ales and lagers, all mindfully brewed using extremely fresh and high-quality ingredients. Founded by three partners, Twin Elephant invites beer enthusiasts to stop by and enjoy unique local beers in a relaxed environment.
High Point Brewing Company
High Point Brewing Company is a unique and award-winning brewery in Butler, New Jersey, specializing in German wheat beer made with Bavarian yeast. They offer tours and tastings for those interested in sampling the brews.