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Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards

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Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards
Location127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck, New Jersey, United States
Coordinates40.317470 N, 74.213579 W
First vines planted1999
Opened to the public2004
Key peopleJohn & Janet Giunco,
Jill Giunco, John Giunco Jr.
Acres cultivated40
Cases/yr2,500 (2013)
DistributionOn-site, wine festivals, NJ liquor stores, home shipment
TastingTastings on select weekends

Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards is a winery in Colts Neck in Monmouth County, New Jersey.[2][3] The vineyard was first planted in 1999, and opened to the public in 2004.[4][5] Four JG's has 40 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 2,500 cases of wine per year.[6][7] The winery is named after the four family members that own it, all of whom have the initials "JG."[8][9]


Four JG's produces wine from Cabernet Franc, Cayuga White, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Vidal blanc, and Vignoles (Ravat 51) grapes.[10][11] The winery was a participant at the Judgment of Princeton, a wine tasting organized by the American Association of Wine Economists that compared New Jersey wines to premium French vintages.[12][13] Four JG's is not located in one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas.[10]

Education, licensing, and associations

The winery assisted Monmouth University in creating an on-campus vineyard and winemaking program.[6] Four JG's 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.[14][15] The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association.[16][17]

See also


  1. ^ New Jersey Department of Agriculture. "Showcasing New Jersey's Grape Harvest" (press release) (20 September 2013). Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  2. ^ Foderaro, T.J. "Garden State Vines: Four JG's Vineyards" in Inside Jersey (published by The Star-Ledger) (19 March 2009). Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ Westrich, Sal. New Jersey Wine: A Remarkable History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012). ISBN 9781609491833.
  4. ^ "B.Y.O.UB." in The University of Baltimore Magazine (Spring 2012). Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  5. ^ O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "From tastings to tours, area wineries offer it all" in The Home News Tribune (archived website) (14 September 2011). Retrieved 8 October 2013. 38.
  6. ^ a b Heyboer, Kelly. "Monmouth University's vineyard project sparks student interest in fine wine" in The Star-Ledger (16 December 2012). Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Four JG's Vineyards" in American Winery Guide. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  8. ^ Rignani, Jennifer Papale. Images of America: New Jersey Wineries. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2008). ISBN 9780738557229.
  9. ^ Yoczis, Patricia. "Fruit of the vine is a passion for family" in The Independent (3 October 2007). Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  10. ^ a b Jackson, Bart. Garden State Wineries Guide. (South San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011). ISBN 9781934259573.
  11. ^ Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards. "Four JGs Orchards & Vineyards: Our Wines" (commercial website). Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  12. ^ Storchmann, Karl. "The Judgment of Princeton" on The American Association of Wine Economists (academic website) (11 June 2012). Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  13. ^ Tanner, Pat. "Jersey Wines Rise to the Occasion" in New Jersey Monthly (16 July 2012). Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  14. ^ New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. "New Jersey ABC list of wineries, breweries, and distilleries" (5 February 2013). Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  15. ^ New Jersey General Assembly. "N.J.S.A. 33:1-10". Statutes of New Jersey. New Jersey.
  16. ^ Garden State Wine Growers Association. "GSWGA Wineries." Archived June 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  17. ^ Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association. "Outer Coastal Plain Wineries." Retrieved 2 May 2013.
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