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Beneduce Vineyards

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Beneduce Winery
Location1 Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown, NJ, USA
Coordinates40.572459 N, 74.975295 W
First vines planted2009
Opened to the public2012
Key peopleMichael Beneduce Sr., Michael Beneduce Jr., Justen Beneduce Hiles (owners)[1]
Acres cultivated10
Cases/yr4,000 (2014)
Other attractionsPicnicking permitted
DistributionOn-site, NJ restaurants, home shipment
TastingTastings Wednesday to Sunday

Beneduce Vineyards (/ˌbɛnəˈdi/ BEN-ə-DOO-chee) is a winery in the Pittstown section of Alexandria Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.[2][3] A family farm since 2000, the vineyard was first planted in 2009, and opened to the public in 2012.[4][5] Beneduce has 10 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 4,000 cases of wine per year.[6][7] The winery is named after the family that owns it.[5]


Beneduce Vineyards primarily grows and produces wine from aromatic varietals, including Blaufränkisch (Lemberger), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Corot noir, Gewürztraminer, Malbec, Noiret, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Syrah.[7][8] It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Noiret, which is a red hybrid grape developed in New York in 1973.[9][10] Beneduce is not located in one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas.[7][11]

Formerly used for growing plants for a garden center, this greenhouse is now used for hosting special events.
Formerly used for growing plants for a garden center, this greenhouse is now used for hosting special events.

Licensing and associations

Beneduce has a plenary winery license from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which allows it to produce an unrestricted amount of wine, operate up to 15 off-premises sales rooms, and ship up to 12 cases per year to consumers in-state or out-of-state.[12][13] The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and its subsidiary, Vintage North Jersey.[14][15]

See also


  1. ^ Boss, Leslie. "Local Favorite Spotlight: Beneduce Vineyards - Pittstown, NJ" Archived March 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine on Tranquil Acres of Alexandria (blog) (5 August 2012). Retrieved 25 March 2013
  2. ^ Haddon, Heather. "Years of Growth at Risk for N.J. Wine" Archived February 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine in The Wall Street Journal (archived website) (4 January 2012). Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ Westrich, Sal. New Jersey Wine: A Remarkable History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012). ISBN 9781609491833.
  4. ^ "Beneduce Vineyards host grand opening July 28 in Pittstown" in The Hunterdon County Democrat (26 July 2012). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  5. ^ a b Pavlis, Gary C. "Join the Club" in Edible Jersey (Fall 2013). Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  6. ^ "European flavor at Jersey vineyard" Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine in The Star-Ledger (11 May 2013). Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  7. ^ a b c In-person conversation with Michael Beneduce, owner of Beneduce Vineyards. (26 March 2013).
  8. ^ Beneduce Vineyards. "Beneduce Vineyards: The Wines" (commercial website). Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Beneduce Vineyards" on Skylands Visitor (blog) (19 May 2013). Retrieved 13 September 2013. A review of the wines made by New Jersey's 46 wineries found no other establishment using Noiret grapes.
  10. ^ Ogrodnick, Joe. "Cornell releases three new wine grape varieties" in The Cornell Chronicle (10 July 2006). Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  11. ^ Jackson, Bart. Garden State Wineries Guide. (South San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011). ISBN 9781934259573. Geographic descriptions of the Central Delaware Valley, Outer Coastal Plain, and Warren Hills AVAs exclude Beneduce Vineyards.
  12. ^ New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. "New Jersey ABC list of wineries, breweries, and distilleries" (5 February 2013). Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  13. ^ New Jersey General Assembly. "N.J.S.A. 33:1-10". Statutes of New Jersey. New Jersey.
  14. ^ Garden State Wine Growers Association. "GSWGA Wineries." Archived June 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  15. ^ Vintage North Jersey. "Participating Wineries on the Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail." Retrieved 26 March 2013.
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