New Jersey is known for many things but up to now wine hasn’t been one of them. Garden State winegrowers hope to change that with a new AVA that focuses attention on the state’s bountiful grape growing.
Outer Coastal Plain (AVA)
The Garden State Gets a New AVA:
Welcome Outer Coastal Plain
This area is unique because of the long history of farming and its current importance. Farmers know how to grow things. They appreciate that if it is not grown well it will not taste good. Wine is made in the vineyard.
~ Dr. Lawrence Coia, Coia Vineyards
April 9, 2007
ention New Jersey and like most people, you probably think about The Sopranos, pollution, or the New Jersey Devils hockey team.. But, look a little closer and you’ll discover some of the best tomatoes, peaches, blueberries and other produce in the East. It is the "Garden State" after all, and it has earned this nickname with a rich history of growing fruits and vegetables.