The northwest corner of New Jersey will be flush with Fall colors by the first weekend of November. To draw you out for this peak leaf-peeping period, Warren County wineries are hosting two weekends of wine tasting and leaf-viewing - November 6-7 and 13-14 - along with a chance to win a unique handmade charcuterie board.
Start at the north of the county near the Delaware Water Gap to visit Brook Hollow Winery. Be sure to sample their unique Cranberry-Raspberry Wine, which would make a delicious choice for your holiday entertaining. (www.brookhollowwinery.com)
Slightly south is Four Sisters Winery, one of the state’s oldest and proudest. Their Beaver Creek Red is so popular that it has its own annual celebration day. They are one of only a few wineries that grow Leon Millot from which they make a robust dry red perfect for a holiday ham dinner. (www.foursisterswinery.com)
One of the state’s new wineries, Little Ridge Vineyards opened this year by converting an historic barn into a rustic and inviting tasting room. Hike up the hill past their vineyard for a fabulous view of the Delaware River valley. (www.littleridgenj.com)
Finish your tour at Villa Milagro Vineyards where you will be greeted with a panoramic view of four counties in two states along the Delaware River. To say “thank you” to family and friends, pick up their “Gracias” wine, which is released every fall for the holidays. (www.VillaMilagroVineyards.com)
As you visit each winery, collect a stamp for a drawing to win a handmade wooden charcuterie board with the logo of each winery engraved into it. You will love serving your guests over the holidays on this one-of-a-kind board made by wood craftsman Dean Nikituk of One Man's Hands, who creates high-quality handmade products from repurposed barrels and reclaimed wood.
You'll find these great wineries with great fall views as you enjoy the wonders of Warren County!