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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  • My wife and me come here once in a while. It’s a great little escape from the day to day. Great selection of wine. Snacks are also great. Very friendly staff.  more »
  • We had a wonderful evening- great wine ,friends and music! The staff were friendly and efficient! What a hidden gem in Hopewell Valley! Can't wait to go back!  more »
  • HVV is a charming location to host a private event! I hosted my daughter's bridal shower here because I was looking for something a bit different but elegant, and wanted to bring the NYC and PA famili...  more »
  • Have gone a couple of times for the Sat night live music, wine, and pizza. Had fun and they have a nice variety of wines. Service has been great. Food is decent accompaniment to the wines, with suggestions based on the pizza. They also have cheese platters and other small pre-made plates.
  • Attended for a work related event and had a wonderful evening. Staff was very helpful and accommodating, wine was delicious and food was great - not to mention the amazing scenery
  • 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.
  • Staff is so friendly and wine is fantastic!

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