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Hunterdon County vineyards recognized for excellence by wine enthusiast

The widely recognized experts at Wine Enthusiast recently bestowed honors on local vineyards Unionville Vineyards, Alba Vineyards, Beneduce Vineyards.  Founded in 1979, Wine Enthusiast is the world’s number one source for wine accessories, storage, information, education, events and travel, and is a driving force in the marketplace.
In their recent piece, titled “How New Jersey is Producing Some of the Best Wines in the East,” Wine Enthusiast point out that “quality exists if you know where to look. New Jersey’s top estates are producing some of the best bottles in the east, on par with anything found in New York or Virginia.

John Cifelli, general manager at Unionville Vineyards and executive director of the Winemakers Co-Op, gives some additional insight in the article.  Of this group of New Jersey wineries, he says, ““The next era of wine drinkers are anti-wine establishment and reject the notion of preconception.”