711 town bank road
Cape May, NJ 08204
Why Should I Go? Cape May Winery opened for business in 1992. The Craig family, owners of the Washington Inn, bought it in 2003, with winemaker Darren Hesington in charge. Since then, this delightful site has grown into a must-visit destination, drawing oenophiles to its lovely, serene setting. Today, the winery bottles more than 93,000 bottles of wine, has more than 20 varieties and is the fourth-largest producing winery in New Jersey.
Cape May Winery houses a warm, welcoming tasting room and gift shop, a huge tank room and barrel cave. Picture yourself on the second floor deck overlooking the lush vineyard, or the patio, surrounded by vines as you sip their selection of award-winning vintages. In the cooler months, relax by the living room fireplace and sip a superb port, along with a bite (or two) of chocolate. Tastings are offered every day, year-round. The wine tour, explaining the process from grape to bottle, is also offered throughout the year, and special tours can also be arranged for your larger group.
Insider Tip: It’s the perfect setting for special occasions. Private labels can be created to your design — these are great for special gifts for any occasion, or as party favors.
Cape May Cabernat
Medium-bodied, with aromas of spice and oak, flavors of cherry and chocolate.
Cape May Merlot
Full-bodied in richness and depth, plum and blackberry flavors.
Cape May Cabernet Franc
Medium body, spicy with dark berry flavors.
Rich and complex, aromas of melon and peach with flavors of toasted oak.
Cape May Pinot Grigio
Balanced and crisp, with flavors of vanilla and citrus.
Isaac Smith Port
A delicately sweet bouquet. Flavors of spice and black cherry. Pairs well with chocolate.
Isaac Smith Red Reserve
A Bordeaux-style blend with floral notes, flavors of blackberry, red currant and spice.
Isaac Smith Apple
Slightly sweet. Crisp, with aromas of Fuji and Granny Smith apples.