This article was written by Rebecca King, Press of Atlantic City.
South Jersey wineries put on a strong showing at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition for American wines. Of the nearly 7,000 entries from 35 states, New Jersey wines took home 47 total awards, and more than half of those were members of the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association, representing wines from Southern New Jersey.
“These awards are an encouraging sign that the rest of the country and world are seeing what we in Southern New Jersey have known for years: our wine region is a beautiful place producing noteworthy wines. We welcome with open arms anyone who’d like to experience Southern New Jersey’s Outer Coastal Plain; we hope to delight you and create a lasting impression,” says Jim Quarella, President of OCPVA and owner of award-winning Bellview Winery.
The winners include:
Bellview Winery: 2016 Outer Coastal Plain Chardonnay: Gold
Bellview Winery: Outer Coastal Plain Port: Silver
Bellview Winery: 2015 Outer Coastal Plain Blaufränkisch: Silver
Bellview Winery: 2015 Outer Coastal Plain Chambourcin: Gold
Bellview Winery: NV Outer Coastal Plain Regulus: Bronze
Bellview Winery: 2016 Outer Coastal Plain Gruner Veltliner: Silver
Sharrott Winery: 2016 Outer Coastal Plain Chardonnay: Silver
Sharrott Winery: NV Outer Coastal Plain Unoaked Chardonnay: Silver
Sharrott Winery: 2013 Outer Coastal Plain Wicked: Silver
Sharrott Winery: NV Outer Coastal Plain Dry Rose: Bronze
Sharrott Winery: NV American Pinot Grigio: Bronze
Sharrott Winery: NV American Dry Riesling: Gold
Sharrott Winery: NV American Vignoles: Silver
Valenzano Winery: Outer Coastal Plain Shamong Red Reserve: Silver
Valenzano Winery: 2015 New Jersey Old Indian Mills Blend: Silver
Valenzano Winery: 2015 Outer Coastal Plain Cynthiana: Gold
Valenzano Winery: 2015 Washington State Malbec: Bronze
Valenzano Winery: 2015 California Sangiovese: Double Gold
Bellview Winery is located at 150 Atlantic St., Landisville. Sharrot Winery is located at 370 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Valenzano Winery is located at 1090 US-206, Shamong. For more information go to WineJudging.com.