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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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Today
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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Very nice, beautiful grounds

Beautiful old mill and wonderful view from the patio overlooking the vineyard. Lots of events to choose from.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda D
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New Egypt, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the winterfest. It was a nice atmosphere with live music, food trucks for anything you may be in the mood to munch on and the winery. The wine tasting is a good deal and helped us decide what to take home. They didn't have a huge selection but a little.soemthing for everyone. If you like sweet and fruity the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plan was to go for wine tasting and to take pictures of some of the winter festival activities. well they only had one beautiful fire truck melting rapidly and a car and a tiny ice snowman. They cut the price to 5 dollars as it was so warm and gave everyone a wine glass for tasting However once in, you... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The reduced per person admission of $5.00 was attractive for an unusually warm winter day. However, I believe that I only counted (12) food trucks. If you want some reasonably healthy food, you don't have many choices. Most food is deep fried. As in the past, the Zinna Bistro and the Empanada Guy offered decent choices. There was one truck... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old mill and wonderful view from the patio overlooking the vineyard. Lots of events to choose from.

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new egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

once a month May thorough November they have this event. Winery is beautiful, you can walk or ride through the winery and than sit back and relax to music & wine. Kids can play at playground and a lot of different food trucks to pick from. At night fire pits get lit and fireworks. We go a lot it is... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 14 November 2016 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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