To have great wines, you have to start with great grapes....It took a lot of research to find a suitable site to grow vinifera grapes and at the same time, remain in New Jersey in order to stay close to family and friends.
Cape May was chosen because of its proximity to both the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, creating a microclimate that is perfect for growing vinifera grapes. Therefore, the grapes grown in this vineyard enjoy a more leisurely ripening process with longer hang time on the vine. Cape May has close to 6 extra weeks of grown season compared to northern and central New Jersey.
Also, Cape May's sandy soil provides excellent water drainage. As a result, the vines focus their nutrients and energy on the grapes, rather than finding a steady source of water. The final results are grapes that are able to achieve full maturity and wines capable of reaching their highest potential.