Villari Vineyards: the Family Business

April 13, 2019

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A fourth generation family-operated vineyard, Villari Vineyards is unique in that they are not open to the public. But no worries, Villari’s award-winning wines are definitely available to the public and we’ve got the scoop on how you can check out Villari Vineyard’s wines as we saddle up for the upcoming Down & Derby Wine Festival on Saturday May 2nd at Cooper River Park!

Villari Vineyards is located in the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area (AVA), which I’m sure you know (it’s ok if you don’t) flaunts the most ideal grape growing climates on the Eastern Seaboard. For over 90 years, the Villari family has managed and operated the vineyard to continue on their Italian traditions. The Villari Vineyard holds a rich history that showcases their family’s passion for sharing the fruits of their labor from a lemon and grape farm in Italy to something even greater today.

Take a visit to their recently re-opened satellite tasting room in Haddon Heights, New Jersey which is open on Friday through Sunday to experience their wines with experts on site. Holy Tomato Too, a local pizzeria, also has many events with Villari Vineyards so make sure to stay connected by linking up with their facebook page! Whether at the tasting room or one of their events, make sure to try any one of Villari’s flavorful wines like their One Nation White, which won Top 5 Rated Fruit Wine in the U.S. at the World Wine Championships in 2016.

While Villari Vineyards is not open to the public, fear not--their wines are easily accessible. A full list of locations that sell their wines can be found on their website and let’s not forget about BYO! There are plenty of BYO restaurants in and around South Jersey, so grab your own bottle of Villari’s One Nation Blue and call up your friends for a flavor-packed dinner!

The Villari family shares a piece of their family’s history and traditions as they produce wines from their vineyard today. Keep checking back for more local wineries as you prepare for Down & Derby Wine Festival!