One of New Jersey’s best wineries for winemaking and wine tasting
Winery tours and winery events for enthusiasts.
Grape Beginnings provides a “hands-on” opportunity to learn the art and science of private label winemaking from start to finish (Grape-to-Bottle). We are also an ideal location to host your special event, or corporate get together.
Love wine, want to know more about wine, ever think about making our own wine? We provide the Wine Enthusiast and the casual Wine drinker with a “hands-on” opportunity to learn the Art and Science of Private Label Winemaking from start to finish (Grape-to-Bottle). The complete Winemaking experience runs approximately 10-months over 5 fun-filled “sessions” of about one to two hours each.
Q: How much time do I need to commit and how complicated is the process to make my own premium private-label wine?
A: It really doesn’t require that much time. The Winemaking “Semester” runs approximately 10 months and is broken down into 4 simple, fun-filled “classes” that are about 1-2 hours each.
Q: A barrel contains about 20 cases of wine, what if I don’t want that much wine?
A: Small groups and families can share the fun of winemaking by making just one barrel together (or as many as they want) and then splitting up the wine. We also offer Winemaking shares in as little as 1/8 of a barrel (30 bottles)
Q: When is Wine Making Season?
A: Our Fall season (California): Harvest time is usually in September with Winemaking October and November. In the Spring season (South America): Harvest is usually in April with Winemaking in May and June
“We had a wonderful experience throughout the process. Mike and Frank were extremely knowledgeable and guided us through every step of the way. I have always enjoyed drinking wine, and now that I understand the process of making it, I have a greater appreciation for a good bottle. We made a Tuscan blend this time, thinking of trying a white wine next time, or perhaps some beer brewing. If you are in the area and are curious about the process, stop in for one of their events, try some wine and learn about the wine making process. You won’t be disappointed!”