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Laurita Winery

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Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Phone Number: +1 609-752-0200
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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*Please Note, there ARE applicable admission fees to our many festivals,...

*Please Note, there ARE applicable admission fees to our many festivals, but there is no fee on non-event days to come and enjoy the winery. Laurita Winery is a sustainable alternative, linked to the local area through tradition, culture and respect for its natural resources. Our estate grown wines are nature's purest expression of vineyard, varietal and vintage, reflecting old world traditions and the vision of wine's place at the table as a complement to food. To sip our wines, which make the case for elegance and finesse over size and power, is to savor the freshness of taste of grapes at their source. Located in the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area (AVA) in central New Jersey, the winery is committed to creating wines that derive as much character from the fruit as possible. As responsible stewards of the land, we devote ourselves to the intensive care of the vines and grapes when thinning and pruning, hand harvesting and processing. During the wine production stage, we are committed to preserving the fruit as the heart of the wine. Laurita, with its structure and interior built mostly from recycled or reclaimed materials, is also an eco destination. The skeleton of the building, which dictated the size of the winery which is 20,000 square feet, was formed through the merging of two 150 year old barns that had been destined for demolition. The winery utilizes solar systems to produce clean energy for heat, hot water, steam, cooling and refrigeration. The landscaping surrounding the winery emphasizes the value of water retention and conservation as does the method by which the vineyards are irrigated. Johnson and Shea have preserved and enhanced the existing natural environment with the intent of providing habitat for wildlife including birds, mammals and amphibians. The view from the winery and its gently graduating slopes of terraces, pergolas and wide lawns is one of 40 fully cultivated acres of neatly planted linear rows of vineyards and 200 acres of woodlands, meadows and pasture.

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Love this winery

Love everything about this place. The staff, the location and great wine and entertainment. Went to the fire pits and food truck event this past weekend. The entertainment... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Monroe, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to celebrate my birthday...such a fun day!!? Start off with a ride into the vineyard, wine tasting, then you are on your own... Gourmet Food Trucks decisions, decisions it's endless and they even have your sweet tooth covered! End the night with a gathering around your very own firepit! To top it off they put on a fireworks show... More 

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Chesterfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The winery is beautiful as are the grounds. It reminds me of Napa. They make a fabulous sangria for their events which is a must have.

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Thank mcBlackshaw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love everything about this place. The staff, the location and great wine and entertainment. Went to the fire pits and food truck event this past weekend. The entertainment and food trucks were amazing. My one area for improvement would be much more staff working the tables where you buy the wine. It is hard to wait 20 minutes for a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long line for tickets Long line for bus to shuttle Long line for sangria tasting and they ended the tasting right before me now it turned into buy a bottle for 25.00 or if you want to drink it you had to buy the mason jar for 25.00 Next allfood trucks had long long long lines that we waited 45... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being "kid friendly" the fire pits and food trucks is not actually a place for children. There were plenty of kids there, but the equipment is basically just there, plopped nearby for drunk adults to haphazardly watch as children play. The metal slides are high and remind me of a 1970's playground. In heat I imagine the metal equipment... More 

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazingly beautiful setting to enjoy a day out! You are welcome to visit anytime, but if you go for a Food Truck event there is an admittance fee (which includes a wine glass that you keep), you may want to go early; the events are popular and draw a large crowd. Parking is not an issue. There is plenty... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Laurita Winery advertised a "fire pit & food truck festival" so since we love visiting wineries we were looking forward to this event. It cost $8/pp. Every line for wine and food was ridiculously long. The first wine tent we came to had the tent filled with people and a long line to get in. No one inside the tent... More 

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Thank MNowak1215
New Jersey
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laurita food cart events are VERY popular -- TOO popular - They allow everyone in who shows up with no regards for the crowds. At this week's food carts we paid $8 each at the parking lot with no warning that when we got to the winery it would be wall to wall people -- food cart lines were 50+... More 

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Thank CKCTK
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few time. Nice for couples or groups. Good weather makes this place excellent. Good food, drinks and music

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful place to attend events & festivals. I love to sample their wines and walk along the vines in nice weather. Highly reccomended.

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