Press of Atlantic City: Check this out: South Jersey wineries win big at San Francisco competition

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.

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