Unbeknownst to many, New Jersey has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the 1700s. Many of New England’s best wineries are located near Mount Laurel, New Jersey, in the southern part of the state. The best way to explore this region’s beautiful vineyards and wineries is to take a tour and discover the best wine the area has to offer.
South Jersey Wine and Beer Tours
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Since 2008, South Jersey Wine and Beer Tours has worked with the finest wineries and breweries in New Jersey to provide guests with an enjoyable, comprehensive wine and beer tasting experience. The company operates a fleet of luxury vehicles, and its guides and drivers are experienced, knowledgeable, and familiar with New Jersey’s wine country.
You can book private, customizable tours for up to 35 people seven days a week from noon to 5 p.m. The basic five-hour package includes visits to three wineries, breweries, or a combination of the two. Customize your tour by adding lunch, dinner, spa treatments, or one of several other available options. The company handles all reservations and is familiar with the fees, events, and schedules of each establishment.
Public group tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays, and lunch and dinner are provided for a reasonable fee. Pricing is dependent on the locations you visit, but weekday tours are discounted. Contact the tour group for more pricing information.
Choose a hotel near tour group pick-up and drop-off points for the most pleasant experience. You’ll find many Mount Laurel hotels near the pick-up and drop-off locations and close to many restaurants and shops.
New Jersey Adventure Tours
New Jersey Adventure Tours hosts winery tours that include round-trip transportation, visits to three wineries, and a souvenir wine glass. The tour group selects the wineries and handles the reservations. All you have to do is sit back, sip your wine, and enjoy the tour.
The tour group recommends that you have at least six members to book a trip. While the company will accommodate smaller groups, they are usually combined with other groups of the same size. Trips last about seven hours, leaving around 11 a.m. and returning around 6 p.m. Contact the company for pricing information.
Iron Plow Vineyards
Plan your own tour to Iron Plow Vineyards for a charming experience. Iron Plow is a boutique winery that promotes sustainable farming techniques. Its tasting room is open Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., and Monday through Thursday by appointment.
In addition, the winery sells artisan cheeses, local honey, soppressata, and jam and crackers, but guests are welcome to bring their own picnics to pair with any Iron Plow wine. When the weather allows, you can listen to live music on the vineyard’s outdoor patio. Bring your own lawn chairs, as seating is limited.
New Jersey is home to some of the country’s best wineries and most beautiful vineyards. If you’d like to visit them, take a tour. Wine tours offer guests an affordable, entertaining way to enjoy some of New Jersey’s award-winning wineries and all they have to offer.