Local Wine Belongs at the Farm Market

June 12, 2014

Why Local Wine Belongs at the Farm Market

Robson’s Farm grows fruits and vegetables. Brick Farm Market bakes delicious breads. Tre Piani makes mozzarella.

Unionville Vineyards produces wine.

What could be simpler than bread, cheese, and wine? What could be more delicious? In the height of farm market season, when the tomatoes are ripe, red, and juicy, making dinner just gets so much easier. Even early in the season, with local greens and strawberries, salads are simple and delicious. And have you tried kohlrabi? Try it.

The local winery belongs at markets alongside the farm, bakery, and dairy. Wine is meant to be paired with food (ask Andrew at the Unionville stand for some recommendations – you’re sure to leave hungry). Our wine is meant to be consumed with friends and family over shared meals.

And our wine belongs at your local farm market.

  1. We are farmers. Unionville manages 54 acres of vineyard. We take great pride in using responsible agricultural management practices. We use models to minimize pesticide applications, and we employ preventative cultural practices. Currently, we are working with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) on a trial of Italian varieties and also with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to monitor grapevine pests. NJAES also installed a weather station at our site. Data gathered from this station will be useful not only to Unionville, but to all in the industry.
    Furthermore, Unionville is a proud member of the NJ Farmers' Direct Marketing Association. We sell most of our wines directly to you, the consumer. Check out our profile on the visit NJ Farms website. 
  2. We are foodies. We love food. We love talking about food. We love cooking and often use our own wines! TIP: The red wines are great for marinating meats (or tempeh, a vegetarian alternative).
  3. We are interested in teaching people about where wine comes from and how it is made. Our Single Vineyard series in particular showcases local terroir. Grapes used in making any one of these wines are sourced from a single site, allowing for an exquisite expression of the local environment. Our winemaker works his magic in making truly creative and delicious blends.

Unionville wines are artisan and hand-crafted, truly reflective of local people and place. We love interacting with customers, as well as fellow farmers and foodies, at farm markets throughout the state. 

Wondering where you can find us this season? Check out our Farmers Markets page. 

 





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