An elegant, red wine. Crafted from one of New Jersey's more popular French-American hybrid grapes. The flavors and aromas vary from vineyard-to-vineyard and season-to-season, but Chambourcin has great potential within New Jersey's Outer Coastal Plain AVA (American Viticulture Area). A signature wine for Villari Vineyards; fortunate enough to have been awarded the double-gold medal from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, for its 2013 vintage. A lighter bodied wine, with magnificent color, often pairs well with grilled fish or roasted chicken
The parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon is finding a home in the Outer Coastal Plain. As a vine, it's well-suited for the cold, New Jersey winters. As a wine, it offers everything you would expect from the renowned varieties of Bordeaux. Often used as a blending grape in France, it stands well by itself in the New World. Soft tannins, flavors reminiscent of dark fruits with slight, herbal undertones, Cabernet Franc is a rising star in our wine cellar, and our vineyard.
Merlot is well-known, and well-liked, albeit a challenging variety, in the vineyard, on the East Coast. Susceptible to damage, at or below freezing temperatures, Merlot has its difficulties. Nonetheless, in the best of years, the fruit harvested from NJ soils offers a true expression of this timeless variety. Often very fruit forward with hints of currant and black cherry, not quite as bold as Cabernet Sauvignon, or as soft as Pinot Noir, this wine is enjoyable on its own, and pairs well with many dishes.