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Four Sisters Winery

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Four Sisters Winery
Location783 County Route 519, Belvidere, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates40.863220 N, 75.014640 W
AppellationWarren Hills AVA
First vines planted1981
Opened to the public1984
Key peopleMatty & Laurie Matarazzo
(owners)[1]
Acres cultivated8
Cases/yr5,000 (2011)
Other attractionsApple picking, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, bakery, picnicking permitted, pet-friendly
DistributionOn-site, wine festivals, NJ liquor stores, NJ outlet stores, home shipment
TastingTastings daily except Wednesday, tours on weekends
Websitehttp://www.foursisterswinery.com/

Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farm is a winery in White Township (mailing address is Belvidere) in Warren County, New Jersey.[2][3] A family produce farm since 1921, the vineyard was first planted in 1981, and opened to the public in 1984.[4][5] Four Sisters has 8 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 5,000 cases of wine per year.[6][7] The winery is so named because its owners have four daughters.[7][8]

Wines

Four Sisters Winery is located in the Warren Hills AVA, and produces wine from Baco noir, Catawba, Cayuga White, Chambourcin, Concord, Delaware, Frontenac, Léon Millot, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Niagara, Seyval blanc, Traminette, and Vidal blanc grapes. Four Sisters also makes fruit wines from apples, blueberries, cherries, pumpkins, raspberries, and strawberries.[6][9] It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Delaware, Léon Millot, and Marquette, which are red hybrid grapes known for their tolerance of cold weather.[10][11]

Features, licensing, associations, and outlets

During the autumn harvest season, the winery offers apple picking, pumpkin picking, and corn mazes, and operates a bakery that sells pies and other food.[12][13] Four Sisters 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.[14][15] Four Sisters is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and its subsidiary, Vintage North Jersey.[16][17] The winery operates outlet stores in two New Jersey towns – Morristown and Phillipsburg.[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ DeVito, Carlo. "Four Sisters Warren Hill Red from Warren, NJ" on East Coast Wineries (blog) (31 March 2010). Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ D'Agnese, Joseph. "Destinations; Rx for Wine Festivals: Swish, Sniff, Sip. Repeat" in The New York Times (15 August 1999). Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  3. ^ Westrich, Sal. New Jersey Wine: A Remarkable History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012). ISBN 9781609491833.
  4. ^ Iannitelli, Giulia. "Common Fruits of New Jersey Create Specialty Wines" in The Star-Ledger (25 May 2011). Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  5. ^ Schmidt, R. Marilyn. Wines and Wineries of New Jersey. (Chatsworth, NJ: Pine Barrens Press, 1999). ISBN 9780937996386.
  6. ^ a b Jackson, Bart. Garden State Wineries Guide. (South San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011). ISBN 9781934259573.
  7. ^ a b Sullivan, Kathy. "Four Sisters Winery" on Wine Trail Traveler (blog) (7 July 2011). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  8. ^ Kitchin, Jessica. "Vintage Jersey" in New Jersey Monthly (10 September 2008). Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  9. ^ Four Sisters Winery. "Four Sisters Winery - Wine List" (commercial website). Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  10. ^ Perry, Leonard. "Cold Climate Grapes" on University of Vermont Extension (academic website) (16 March 2009). Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  11. ^ Ramnarace, Cynthia. "Making the Impossible Possible" in Wines & Vines (15 May 2007). Retrieved 6 October 2013. A review of the wines made by New Jersey's 46 wineries found no other establishment using Delaware, Léon Millot, or Marquette grapes.
  12. ^ "Four Sisters Winery hosts Apple Wines & Music Festival Sept. 29-30" in The Warren Reporter (28 September 2012). Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  13. ^ Four Sisters Winery. "Aunt Sadie’s Bakery And Café" (commercial website). Retrieved 24 September 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 22 March 2013.
  17. ^ Vintage North Jersey. "Participating Wineries on the Vintage North Jersey Wine Trail." Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  18. ^ Four Sisters Winery. "Four Sisters Winery - Who We Are" (commercial website) Retrieved 12 April 2013.
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