Sylvin Farms Winery is a winery in the Germania section of Galloway Township (mailing address is Egg Harbor City) in Atlantic County, New Jersey.[2][3] The vineyard was first planted in 1977, and opened to the public in 1985.[4][5] Sylvin Farms has 11 acres of grapes under cultivation, and produces 1,000 cases of wine per year.[6][7] The winery’s name is an amalgamation of Sylvia and sylvan, reflecting the owner's wife's name and the surrounding Pine Barrens, respectively.[8][9]

Sylvin Farms Winery
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Location24 North Vienna Avenue, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates39.532994 N, 74.583276 W
AppellationOuter Coastal Plain AVA
First vines planted1977
Opened to the public1985
Key peopleFrank Salek (owner)[1]
Acres cultivated11
Cases/yr1,000 (2011)
DistributionOn-site, subscription
TastingTastings by appointment


Sylvin Farms Winery was a pioneer in the growing of vinifera grapes in New Jersey, rather than French hybrid or native labrusca grapes.[10][11] Sylvin Farms is located in the Outer Coastal Plain AVA, and produces wine from Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Corvina, Dolcetto, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Nebbiolo, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Rkatsiteli, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, and Zinfandel grapes.[7][9] It is the only winery in New Jersey that produces wine from Corvina and Pinot Blanc – Corvina is a red grape indigenous to the Veneto region of Italy, whereas Pinot blanc is a white grape native to the Alsace region of France.[9][12]

Sylvin Farms has won many awards and medals for its wines.

Licensing and associationsEdit

Sylvin Farms has a farm winery license from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which allows it to produce up to 50,000 gallons of wine per year, operate up to 15 off-premises sales rooms, and ship up to 12 cases per year to consumers in-state or out-of-state.[13][14] The winery is a member of the Garden State Wine Growers Association and the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association.[15][16]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Procida, Lee. "State Senate to vote today on a bill winemakers say will boost the industry" in The Press of Atlantic City (29 June 2011). Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Howard G. "Unspellable, Unpronounceable, Unmistakable" in The New York Times (30 June 1996). Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  3. ^ Westrich, Sal. New Jersey Wine: A Remarkable History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012). ISBN 9781609491833.
  4. ^ Silverman, Sharon Hernes. "Vintage Sites For Wine Lovers Sample The Wares And Savor The Atmosphere At More Than A Dozen Nearby Wineries" in The Philadelphia Inquirer (19 August 1988). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  5. ^ Schmidt, R. Marilyn. Wines and Wineries of New Jersey. (Chatsworth, NJ: Pine Barrens Press, 1999). ISBN 9780937996386.
  6. ^ Auteri, Stephanie. "Ultimate NJ wine tour" in Inside Jersey (published by The Star-Ledger) (12 August 2010). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  7. ^ a b Jackson, Bart. Garden State Wineries Guide. (South San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2011). ISBN 9781934259573.
  8. ^ Strauss, Robert. "South Jersey's wine country: From blueberry sparkling wine to red wine from the grape that Thomas Jefferson used" in The Philadelphia Inquirer (13 July 2001). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Toms, Charlie. "Sylvin Farms Review" in American Winery Guide (26 October 2013). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  10. ^ New Jersey Department of Agriculture. "Sylvin Farms Wins 1998 Governor's Cup" (press release) (20 March 1998). Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  11. ^ Janson, Donald. "Wine Makers Are Reporting A Good Crop" in The New York Times (18 September 1988). Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  12. ^ Gaiter, Dorothy J. and John Brecher. "A Graceful Old Friend From Alsace" in The Wall Street Journal (23 May 2009). Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  13. ^ New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. "New Jersey ABC list of wineries, breweries, and distilleries" (5 February 2013). Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  14. ^ New Jersey General Assembly. "N.J.S.A. 33:1-10". Statutes of New Jersey. New Jersey.
  15. ^ Garden State Wine Growers Association. "GSWGA Wineries." Archived 2013-06-21 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  16. ^ Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association. "Outer Coastal Plain Wineries." Retrieved 28 March 2013.

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