Now celebrating its second anniversary year, Jessie Creek Winery has accomplished in its short life what most renowned wineries hope to achieve over several years. Jessie Creek was awarded Middle Township Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Business of the Year Award in the area of Recreation & Entertainment. To date, Jessie Creek has won a total of nine medals at the NJ Wine Grower’s Competition.
Here, patrons are offered unique view of the intimate side of boutique wine’s production. Staff walks visitors through the entire production process, from the vine to the crusher to the fermentation process. A $7 tasting allows visitors to experience what makes each of these carefully produced wines so acclaimed and includes a complimentary souvenir glass. Tastings are available daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature a taste of each of Jessie Creek’s nine acclaimed wines.
Jessie Creek owners Art Reale and Dr. Bruce Morrison invite all Cape May County patrons to celebrate the property’s second successful year with them at Sunset on the Vineyard Fridays. Sunsets on the Vineyard allow visitors to enjoy the winery’s breathtaking dusks as well as live entertainment, food, and a bonfire (weather permitting) from 5-8:30 p.m. June 20 through Labor Day. The talented local performers and menu vary week to week, making each and every Sunset on the Vineyard experience unique. Savor slow-cooked BBQ delicacies prepared by Art himself on the wrap-around porch or at the vineyard’s recently added picnic tables. Some evenings on the vineyard, the party continues even later into the night.
Jessie Creek Winery also hosts dozens of benefits, graduation parties, anniversary dinners, birthday celebrations, and special events throughout the year and features its own banquet space to accommodate such crowds. To schedule your own event on Jessie Creek’s beautiful grounds or for more info on tastings, call (609) 536-2092 or visit them at 1 North Route 47 in Cape May Court House.
By Meg Kummer