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Natali Vineyards

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Natali Vineyards
Location221 North Delsea Drive
(Route 47), Cape May Court House, NJ, USA
Coordinates39.127139 N, 74.858285 W
AppellationOuter Coastal Plain AVA
First vines planted2001
Opened to the public2007
Key peopleTony Antonelli, Al Natali,
Ray Pensari (owners)[1]
Acres cultivated7
Cases/yr1,800 (2013)
Other attractionsPicnicking permitted, pet-friendly
DistributionOn-site, wine festivals, NJ restaurants, home shipment, delivery (in Cape May County)
TastingDaily tastings, tours by appointment

Natali Vineyards is a winery in the Goshen section of Middle Township (mailing address is Cape May Court House) in Cape May County, New Jersey.[2][3] Formerly a pasture for horses, the vineyard was first planted in 2001, and opened to the public in 2007.[4][5] Natali has 7 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 1,800 cases of wine per year.[6][7] The winery is named after the vintner and co-owner of the winery.[8][9]


Natali Vineyards is located in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA, and produces wine from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Merlot, Muscat blanc, Nebbiolo, Pinot gris, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Trebbiano, Viognier, and Zinfandel grapes. Natali also makes fruit wines from bananas, beach plums, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, peaches, pineapples, plums, and strawberries.[4][6] It is the only winery in the world that produces wine from beach plums (Prunus maritima), a fruit that grows in coastal areas, and is often used to make jams.[10][11] Natali is also the only New Jersey winery that uses bananas.[6]

Natali Vineyards tasting room
Natali Vineyards tasting room

Licensing and associations

Natali 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 the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association.[14][15]

See also


  1. ^ Turner, Matthew M. "Putting Cape May Wines on the Map" on New Jersey Southbound (academic project) (1 June 2013). Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ Lala, Elisa. "Natali Vineyards plants itself firmly in Cape May County community" in The Press of Atlantic City (24 October 2012). Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ Westrich, Sal. New Jersey Wine: A Remarkable History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012). ISBN 9781609491833.
  4. ^ a b Jackson, Bart. Garden State Wineries Guide. (South San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011). ISBN 9781934259573.
  5. ^ Natali Vineyards. "Natali Vineyards: Our Story" (commercial website). Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b c Toms, Charlie. "Natali Vineyards Review" in American Winery Guide (3 August 2013). Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  7. ^ Fichter, Jack. "Local Wineries Get New Lease on Life" in The Cape May County Herald (21 January 2012). Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  8. ^ Capuzzo, Jill P. "Ready for Prime Time?" in New Jersey Monthly (13 February 2012). Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  9. ^ Hart, Joe. "Natali Vineyards Wines Now Wet Whistles in Dry Bistros" in The Cape May County Herald (6 February 2008). Retrieved 30 June 2013. Until 2006, Al Natali was the sole owner of the vineyard.
  10. ^ Preston, Marjorie. "To save coastal dunes, here’s a plum good idea" in The Middle Township Gazette (20 October 2010). Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  11. ^ Urgo, Jacqueline L. "Taming fickle beach plums" in The Philadelphia Inquirer (31 July 2011). Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  12. ^ New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. "New Jersey ABC list of wineries, breweries, and distilleries" (5 February 2013). Retrieved 23 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 2013-06-21 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  15. ^ Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association. "Outer Coastal Plain Wineries." Retrieved 5 May 2013.
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