2019 ASWA Best of Category Winner Chambourcin

ASWA winner Heritage winemaker2017 Chambourcin by William Heritage Winery, NJ  Formerly a site of peach and apple orchards, owners Bill and Penni Heritage began cultivating grapes in 1999 in the heart of New Jersey’s Outer Coastal Plain AVA.

Heritage Chambourcin, according to the winery, can be thought of as the “East Coast Red Zinfandel.” Winemaker Sean Comninos practices saignee as well as extended maceration to extract full color and flavor.


2018 ASWA CATEGORY WINNER Sweet Fruit Wine

ASWA winner Tomasello WineryTomasello Winery Cranberry NV, New Jersey

 Tomasello Winery in Hammonton, NJ, dates back to the repeal of Prohibition and in fact holds winery license #68 in the whole country. In the 1970’s they were among the first to experiment with French American hybrid grapes. Justifiably proud of their portfolio of fruit wines, Charles Tomasello Jr, 3rd generation owner, says, “We select fruit from specific growers whose passion in fruit growing matches our passion in wine making.” With cranberries from Massachusetts, Tomasello Cranberry Wine is a 100% natural wine showing intense color, lightly sweet and balanced with characteristic tart acidity. Suggested retail: $12.95  


ASWA winner Sharrott WinerySharrott Winery Vidal Blanc 2017, New Jersey

Midway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, Sharrott produced this 100% Vidal Blanc in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA of New Jersey. Founded a decade ago by Larry Sharrott, the property was formerly an apple orchard and now is a completely solar-powered winery. This wine highlights the familiar citrus/pineapple fruitiness of the vidal grape with lovely aromas and a light body. Suggested retail: $16.99