Peppadew® Fresh Vineyards and Winery is New Jersey's newest winery. A member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association, Peppadew® Fresh is the closest NJ winery to the NY metropolitan area.
Peppadew® Fresh Vineyards and Winery is spread over 15 acres with 4 acres under vine. Our new plantings include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
The quaint farmhouse and Barn date back to the late 1800's and one can see the hand hewn oak beams - especially evidenced in the Barn structure. The Barn has been fashioned into our tasting room, where you can partake of our upcoming production.
Relax on the patio and while enjoying our wines, experience the unique new taste of Peppadew® fruit - which is where our vineyard takes its name......The current site was selected for its similarity, in so many ways, to the summer home of J.S., who discovered the Peppadew fruit in Tzaneen, South Africa, just 15 years ago.
The original location where the Peppadew® pepper was discovered was a remote rural location 4 hours out of Johannesburg. The property was filled with exotic flora and was surrounded by an avocado farm and tea plantation. The Peppadew® bush was one of those unique plants. And so the story of Peppadew® fruit began.
The property of Peppadew® Fresh Farms, was - and still is - a working flower farm - growing pussy willow, quince and hydrangea. In earlier years, deciduous fruit, including Pears grew on the property. Peppadew® GOLD is also now growing on the property for all to discover.
Although convenient to the NY Metro area, Philadelphia and Baltimore, Peppadew Fresh Farms is tucked away just enough to harness the quiet feel of far away South Africa.