Murphy, Garden State Wine Growers Association honor NJ’s winning wines (slideshow)

The Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) kicked off New Jersey Wine Week with a Nov. 14 reception at Drumthwacket, the governor’s mansion, to identify the 2022 Governor’s Cup winners.

Throughout the festivities, Murphy and Very first Lady Tammy Murphy introduced the Governor’s Cup awards for Ideal Purple, Most effective White and Ideal Dessert wines, together with winners in several other groups of the once-a-year levels of competition.

Governor’s Cup

  • Most effective in Display and Greatest New Jersey Vinifera Purple Wine 2022: William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill (2019 Reserve BDX Pink Blend)
  • Best New Jersey Vinifera White Wine 2022: Auburn Street Winery, Pilesgrove (2020 Barrel Reserve Chardonnay)
  • Very best New Jersey Dessert Wine 2022: Tomasello Vineyard, Hammonton (2020 Epilogue Ice Wine Riesling)

The relaxation of the finest

  • Best New Jersey Hybrid White Wine 2022: White Horse Winery, Hammonton (2021 Estate Vidal Blanc)
  • Greatest New Jersey Sparkling Wine 2022: Beneduce Vineyards, Pittstown (2021 Estate Developed Rosé Pet Nat, Blaufränkisch
  • Very best New Jersey Rosé 2022: William Heritage Vineyard, Mullica Hill (2021 Rosé)
  • Finest New Jersey Hybrid Crimson Wine 2022: Sharrott Winery, Hammonton (NV Tango Crimson Mix)
  • Best Fortified Wine 2022: Auburn Highway, Pilesgrove (2019 Vintage Ruby, Chambourcin)

“I am proud to identify and celebrate the winners of the Governor’s Cup and New Jersey’s thriving wine sector,” the governor explained.

“Our wineries support to keep the Garden State’s agricultural heritage alive, allowing it to flourish into the future. New Jersey wineries have not only exhibited their talent, but have proved their resiliency through the pandemic and I glimpse ahead to their continued achievements,” he extra.

The wine field represents the swiftest-rising phase of agriculture in New Jersey, in accordance to GSWGA, a statewide coalition of wineries and vineyards. New Jersey vineyards mature additional than 80 grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Albarino and Chardonnay, though the state’s wineries produce a broad array of fruit wines.

The Backyard Point out is also a single of the prime producers of wine in the nation, obtaining made somewhere around 2 million gallons throughout its about 50 certified wineries.

A not too long ago launched financial effects report by WineAmerica, uncovered that the New Jersey wine market generates shut to $4.69 billion in whole economic activity and employs practically 17,000 people. It also creates an further 5,732 work opportunities in provider and ancillary industries and its wine region locations deliver 272,500 vacationer visits and $92.48 million in annual tourism expenses.