Heritage Vineyards is a family owned and operated estate vineyard and winery located in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Mullica Hill is located in the heart of the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area (AVA), which covers over 2.25 million acres in Southeastern New Jersey. Recently named New Jersey’s “Winery of the Year” by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, Heritage has begun cementing it’s self as a benchmark producer in New Jersey’s largest wine growing region.
Heritage Vineyard’s flagship red blend, BDX, received 94 points from the Beverage Testing Institute, the highest score this publication has ever awarded to a red wine from New Jersey. Cultivation of grapes began when Heritage Vineyards was established in 1999 by Bill and Penni Heritage.
Seeing the potential of the emerging wine industry in Southern New Jersey, Bill Heritage, with the help of his wife Penni, started converting their 150 acre estate of peach & apple orchards into vineyards. The winemaking team lead by Sean Comninos, consults with John Levenberg who is responsible for producing 23 wines rated 90+ points by Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate), including two 100-point wines. Bill and Penni have established Heritage Vineyards to fulfill their commitment to six generations of farming the same property. Their goal is to produce premier wines that reflect their commitment to the land and will be a legacy to future generations.