9 Winter Wines You NEED to Try

Looking for the perfect wine for your holiday celebration or evening in with Netflix? Then shop local and try one of these South Jersey wines that will keep you warm during the cold winter months.


1. Down Home Cranberry
Autumn Lake Winery, Williamstown, NJ

This sweet and fruity wine has the perfect amount of tartness to complement any dish from savory to sweet.


2. Holiday Spice
Balic Winery, Mays Landing, NJ

Balic’s Holiday Spice is American grape wine with natural spice flavor added. This premium wine is a Christmas delicacy.


3. Merry Christmas Red
Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ

A delicious celebratory blend of red grape varieties that combine a smooth easy drinking wine for sipping by the fire. Tasting notes: light and unoaked, fruity with low tannins.


4. 2016 Signature Series Syrah
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Rio Grande, NJ

“A ripe and very well balanced, cool climate syrah with delicacy that the grape rarely shows without some green character. But there’s none of that here. Subtle smoke and dried herbs, then lively acidity that nicely complements the generous, supple tannins on the medium-bodied palate. Good length.” 91 points from JamesSuckling.com. This wine also recently took a trip to San Diego to be presented in a Somm Con seminar showcasing the best wines from up and coming wine regions in America.


5. Cranberry Wine
Natali Vineyards, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

This wine is 100% cranberry – no grapes and no preservatives. It smells like Ocean Spray on steroids. Try it with your holiday dinner or mixed with a sparkling wine. Delicious!


6. Empire Port
Plagido’s Winery, Hammonton, NJ

Plagido’s Empire Port will warm you from the inside out. Ruby red color, flavors of black cherry and dark fruit with hints of vanilla spice and a sweet mocha espresso finish.


7. Winter Spice
Sharrott Winery, Hammonton, NJ

Warm up those cold winter nights with sweet red wine infused with fragrant spices. Your home will be filled the the scent of the season. This wine is best served hot. Recommended pairings: pumpkin pie, gingersnaps, Christmas cookies.


8. Apple Wine Sangria
Summit City Winery, Glassboro, NJ

The Apple Wine Sangria has hints of cranberry and cinnamon and is perfect for any holiday affair. It is light, refreshing and easy to drink.


9. 2016 Cabernet Franc Reserve
White Horse Winery, Hammonton, NJ

White Horse Winery’s delicious Cabernet Franc Reserve has notes of dense black fruit and chocolate. It’s the perfect red wine to warm you up on cold winter nights!