Governor and First Lady honor New Jersey wineries at the Governor’s Cup celebration
a Tennessee Avenue toast in Atlantic City by Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) Executive Director Devon Perry in Atlantic City
“Cheers to New Jersey Wine” toasts across the state with visitors tag #cheersNJwine
The full list of winery events will be displayed on www.newjerseywines.
The Garden State Wine Growers Association is delighted to share key takeaways from a 2022 National Economic Impact Study of the Wine Industry released by WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries in Washington, DC. Perry notes, “The New Jersey wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenditures. New Jersey’s ‘wine country’ generates 272,500 tourist visits and $92.48 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases. The wine industry promotes agritourism and sustainability in the Garden State.”
To advance agritourism and consumption of New Jersey wine, the Garden State Wine Growers Association developed a mobile app and Passport Program, making it easy to discover New Jersey wine country and experience all of New Jersey’s Wine Trails.
The Garden State is home to four thriving American Viticultural Areas (AVA)s: the Cape May Peninsula AVA, the Outer Coastal Plain AVA covering 9 southern counties, the Warren Hills AVA, and the Central Delaware Valley AVA, which is shared with portions of Eastern Pennsylvania. Vineyards and wineries may be found in each AVA; Trail Weekends, festivals and events are held year-round throughout the state.