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Summer fruit of the week: Donut Peaches!

Donut Peaches

Donut peaches are here!

One of my favorite – and odd – summer fruit is just hitting the farmstands in South Jersey right now: Donut Peaches! Some people call them UFO Peaches, or Doughnut Peaches, but whatever you call them they are soooo good.

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Cava Winery and Vineyard in Hamurg, New Jersey

Driving back home from visiting family this past weekend, I realized my route would take me just past Cava Winery and Vineyard in Hamburg, New Jersey. Pulling in at Cava, I found a very large facility with a spacious tasting room/restaurant/bar inside. But it wasn’t really the tasting room experience I was expecting or used to at most of the other vineyards and wineries in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere along the East Coast that I’ve visited to date.

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First Impressions: Swansea Vineyards in Shiloh, New Jersey

Swansea Vineyards

Swansea Vineyards

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Heritage Vineyards in Mullica Hill, New Jersey

Heritage Vineyards was recently named New Jersey’s “Winery of the Year” by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, and after visiting them it is easy to see why. This family-owned and operated winery has over 40 acres of vineyards, planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Grenache & Sauvignon Blanc. With so many wine grapes grown on the premises, it is no wonder they produce so many award-winning wines (blended and single variety) here.

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First Impression: Ventimiglia Vineyard

On a sleepy road in rural Sussex County, New Jersey, one finds Ventimiglia Vineyard tucked away on a quiet farm path. Owner Gene Ventimiglia and his wife began making handcrafted wines using traditional methods in 2006, and invite visitors in to sample their current offerings on weekends (there is a $5 tasting fee).

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