Discover award winning cheeses and wines!
Napa Valley? Who needs that when you have scenic wine country, Hunterdon County! Discover award winning cheeses and wines in your own backyard. From the farm fields of Pittstown to the countryside along the Delaware River, you can taste the other side of Jersey! Travel with us along scenic country roads from north to south in beautiful Hunterdon County. Here are some of the best places to indulge in these winning combinations:
Award Winning Destinations
Start your day with a glass of wine in Pittstown at Beneduce Vineyards! This winery in Pittstown, NJ is known for their unique blends, such as their popular “Blue 2”, which is made with a blend of blueberries and red grapes. They also offer a cheese and charcuterie board to accompany their glasses. With beautiful tables with umbrellas and a fabulous barn space, you can enjoy scenic vistas from any perspective.
Take a ride to Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse, home to some of Hunterdon’s finest cheeses near the Delaware. Say hello to the friendly cows along the fence line, and head into the rustic barn to sample fine Hunterdon fresh cheese. This artisanal cheesemaker in Milford, NJ produces a variety of award-winning cheeses, including their popular cave-aged cheddar. They also have a bakery on-site where they make breads and pastries to accompany their cheeses. Make sure to see if Nina, one of the owners of the farm, is around – she will tell you everything you need to know to pick the best cheese!
Driving south to Award winning Cheeses and Wines
Take your cheese down to Federal Twist Vineyard! Just off of Route 29 is this lovely winery. It is even just steps off the tow path if you want to walk off your wine for a few minutes after! A cool glass of wine and a plate of Bobolink Cheese will be the perfect late afternoon refresh you needed!
Wind down the river and head over to Unionville Vineyards next. Ride over the old wooden bridge and head up the long gravel drive. Once you see the old brick farmhouse, you know you are in the right spot to end your day. Step out of the car and head into the big old barn to find the right glass to relax and take in the scenic vistas of East Amwell Township. Unionville Vineyards produces a variety of award-winning bottles, including their signature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They also offer a selection of local cheeses to pair with your selection.
Got time to explore more? Hunterdon has it:
Mount Salem Vineyards – Just off County Road 579, Mount Salem’s Austrian varieties, beautiful views and restored farmhouse are just the beginning of this winery’s charms.
Old York Cellars– aside from great wine, you can rent a cabana with a beautiful view, browse their winery menu and dine with a beautiful view, catch a comedy show, and more! Old York has a LOT to experience!
Angelico Winery– Opening in August of 2022, Angelico is the newest addition to the family in Hunterdon. Enjoy their tasting room and the escape and the peaceful beauty of their secluded, but easy to access, location.
Fourchette– Located in the historic and charming Town of Clinton, Fourchette is a family run shop inspired by the joie de vivre lifestyle of traveling Europe!
The beautiful landscapes and rolling hills of Hunterdon make for not only the perfect beverage to enjoy, but the perfect view to enjoy it too! Escape the busyness of the world, enjoy a glass and take in the magic and beauty of scenic Hunterdon County!
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