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Brook Hollow Winery

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Brook Hollow Winery
Location594 Route 94, Columbia, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates40.933538 N, 75.084643 W
AppellationWarren Hills AVA
First vines planted2002
Opened to the public2007
Key peoplePaul Ritter (owner)[1]
Acres cultivated8
Cases/yr1,050 (2011)
DistributionOn-site, home shipment
TastingTastings on weekends

Brook Hollow Winery is a winery in the Columbia section of Knowlton Township in Warren County, New Jersey.[2][3] Brook Hollow's original vineyard was first planted in 2002, and opened to the public in 2007.[4][5] In 2013, the winery moved to a new location in Columbia.[1][6] Brook Hollow has 8 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 1,050 cases of wine per year.[4] The winery is named for a hollow created by Yards Creek, a stream that runs through the farm's original location.[7][8]


Brook Hollow Winery is in the Warren Hills AVA, and produces wine from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cayuga White, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonnay, Concord, Frontenac, Geneva Red, Merlot, Riesling, Vidal blanc, and Zinfandel grapes. Brook Hollow also makes fruit wines from cranberries.[4][9] It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Geneva Red, which is a red hybrid grape developed in New York in 1947.[10]

Licensing and associations

Brook Hollow has a farm winery license from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which allows it to produce up to 50,000 gallons of wine per year, operate up to 15 off-premises sales rooms, and ship up to 12 cases per year to consumers in-state or out-of-state.[11][12] The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and its subsidiary, Vintage North Jersey.[13][14]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Brook Hollow Winery" on Skylands Visitor (blog) (19 March 2013). Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and Pennsylvania add farms, according to agriculture census" in The Express-Times (9 February 2009). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ Westrich, Sal. New Jersey Wine: A Remarkable History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012). ISBN 9781609491833.
  4. ^ a b c Jackson, Bart. Garden State Wineries Guide. (South San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011). ISBN 9781934259573.
  5. ^ Mack, Danielle. "New Jersey's Top Wineries in NJBIZ (11 March 2013). Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Spring wine and food pairing offered along the Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail, April 13-14" in The Hunterdon County Democrat (9 April 2013). Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  7. ^ E-mail from Paul Ritter, owner of Brook Hollow Winery (22 May 2013).
  8. ^ Google Maps. "52 Frog Pond Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832" (mapping website). Retrieved 10 June 2013. The map shows the Yards Creek running through Brook Hollow Farm, which was the original location of the winery.
  9. ^ Brook Hollow Winery. "Brook Hollow Winery: Our Wines" (commercial website). Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  10. ^ Cattell, Hudson. "Winegrape renamed Geneva Red" in Wines & Vines (27 July 2012). Retrieved 11 June 2013. A review of the wines made by New Jersey's 46 wineries found no other establishment using Geneva Red grapes.
  11. ^ New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. "New Jersey ABC list of wineries, breweries, and distilleries" (5 February 2013). Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  12. ^ New Jersey General Assembly. "N.J.S.A. 33:1-10". Statutes of New Jersey. New Jersey.
  13. ^ Garden State Wine Growers Association. "GSWGA Wineries." Archived June 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  14. ^ Vintage North Jersey. "Participating Wineries on the Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail." Retrieved 26 March 2013.
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