on Monday, 30 July 2012. Posted in Kemp's Blog
We had a delightful visit to Auburn Road Vineyard in Pilesgrove, New Jersey on Saturday. Our first visit to a winery on the Southern New Jersey wine trail (who knew Southern Jersey had a wine trail?) and very rewarding. A short ride into Jersey from the Delaware Memorial Bridge through verdant farmland brought us to the winery and their cafe called the Enoteca.
First, we tasted the wines. They have a variety of whites, reds and sweet wines. We loved their pinot grigio and the chardonnay with a touch of green apple was a hit. Their Roxanne, a dry rose was also a highlight, as was a lovely red blend called Classico. While we aren't typically fans of sweet wines, their Give Peach A Chance was so refreshingly full of peach flavor that we both gave it a thumbs up, along with "Mad Anthony's Chase" Spiced Apple Wine which was the best spiced apple wine I've ever tasted. No need to add mulling spices, just heat in the crockpot on a crisp fall day and enjoy.
After the tasting, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the cafe with a glass of their pinot grigio. Really nice Italian wedding soup, artisan bread with olive oil, green olives and a creamy, nutty cheese and a truly great tomato bruschetta.
All in all, totally worth a short drive for lunch and a wine tasting. Auburn Road
Vineyards has a website at www.auburnroadvineyards.com with directions, history, special events (you can even help with harvesting and crushing) and descriptions of their wines. We will be stocking several of their selections and featuring them at the Milton Farmers Market on the 4th Friday of each month through October.