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Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington

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Hopewell Valley Vineyards is a winery in Hopewell Township (mailing address is Pennington) in Mercer County, New Jersey. The vineyard was first planted in 2001, and opened to the public in 2003. Hopewell Valley has 25 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 6,000 cases of wine per year. The winery is named for the region where it is located.Wines and other productsHopewell Valley Vineyards produces wine from Barbera, Brachetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Merlot, Muscat blanc, Pinot gris, Sangiovese, and Vidal blanc grapes. Hopewell Valley also sells brick oven pizzas, and makes olive oil from olives grown in Tuscany. It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Brachetto, which is a red vinifera grape indigenous to the Piedmont region of Italy that is often used to make sparkling wines. Hopewell Valley is not located within one of New Jersey's three viticultural areas.
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  • So much fun to visit Hopewell Valley Vineyards to drink wine, eat brick oven pizza and listen to live music. Probably the best setting and the best entertainment available in the Township. The wine is...  more »
  • Went with mom for a tasting. They have a very small tasting bar and can probably only REALLY fit 8 at it comfortably. They do recommend making a reservation or at least calling ahead for a group that ...  more »
  • Came here tonight because a friend's son was playing jazz. Piano, Bass & Jazz. Great music!! Enjoying!! And sipping wine!!! Just chilling. Will be back.  more »
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  • This was my first time visiting Hopewell. It is a beautiful vineyard. I started with a tasting and the woman who served myself and my friend was rather rude. She was a younger woman, not the owner. She didn't tell us anything about the wines as she poured them and didn't recommend anything to us. She was happier talking to the couple next to us and treated us like we didn't need to know anything about the wines. Just followed our list and poured without saying anything. At one point she asked us to move so other people had more room. When we bought a bottle of wine to go outside, we had to ask for a food menu as well and she seemed rather bothered by that. I felt like she didn't want to deal with us from the moment we walked up to counter. She checked our IDs and made several loud comments about how we didn't look old enough or as old as our IDs stated. At a certain point, comments like that become off-putting, especially when everyone starts staring at you. When the winery was closing, this same young woman came outside and said "um we are getting ready for a private event." I guess that was our cue to leave. Not a problem, just say, "I'm sorry, we are closing, thank you for visiting." It left a bad taste in my mouth. I would visit again, just hope to deal with another employee.
  • Wonderful place. Had our daughters bridal shower there. It was run flawlessly. Since moving into the area it has become one of our favorite winery's. Violeta the owner is lovely as is her staff.
  • We enjoyed our first experience here on a Friday night. They have some great local wines that you can sample. We settled on a fizzy rose wine - Bramante I think - that we can recommend. The thin crust pizza was actually really tasty too. And they had a jazz band playing that night. With the lights and the tucked away location, this seemed to hit all the right spots.
  • My husband and I have been visiting Hopewell Valley Vineyards for the last few years. Each trip is better than the last. We highly recommend attending an evening event - especially the Music & Merlot series. Attendees are invited into a welcoming environment of local musicians performed, brick oven pizza selections and a varying selection of Hopewell Valley Vineyards wines. A NJ classic, I would recommend their Chambourcin! Do not miss out on this local gem when visiting the area OR if you are a local and have not made it over to the Vineyard, make the time to do so now, you will not be disappointed!
  • Truly my happy place. Fantastic wine music and great food. So awesome to live in the same town as hopewell Valley vineyard.

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