Your Guide to Wineries + Breweries Near Hoboken + Jersey City

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The fall season is finally upon us and that can only mean one thing — it’s winery and craft brew season! And, well, also pumpkin spice everything but first, libations! Just because we aren’t tucked away in the Bordeaux region of France or traditional Bavarian beer garden doesn’t mean the Tri-State area isn’t filled with vineyards and breweries. This area is sprinkled with some of the loveliest spots to have a wine or small-batch beer tasting with friends. Check out this round-up of wineries and breweries that are worth taking a trip to — here’s what’s out there and where to go.

Applewood Winery {82 Four Corners Road, Warwick, NY}

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This beautiful Lower Hudson Valley winery has beautiful, charming vibes that allow guests to taste and purchase a mix of ciders, wines, and meads. The grounds also offer food like wood-fired pizzas and cheese boards for you and your group to enjoy with drinks. The views of the Hudson Valley are absolutely stunning and are a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of this busy city. For everyone’s safety, the wine garden has limited seating and has areas that are distanced from other groups. Face masks are required and only guests above 21 years of age {with the exception of infants} are permitted on the grounds. This is not a pet-friendly winery.

Beach Haus Brewery {801 Main Street, Belmar, NJ}

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If the beach is still calling your name well into the fall, Beach Haus Brewery is the perfect spot. With guided tours of the brewhouse, guests can learn all about the history of the brewery and beers. Tours are available and always concludes in the taproom, where guests can purchase beer pints or flights. Of course growlers and packaged goods are available to take home. This brewery is a BYOF {bring your own food}, so pack up the picnic baskets and head down the shore or call for local delivery.

Brooklyn Winery {213 N 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY}

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This urban winery in the heart of Williamsburg is the perfect place to enjoy small-batch wines. In addition to the alfresco wine garden, the winery also serves a delicious menu to pair with each selection. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and works hard to guide each guest through the wine tasting experience. With all COVID-19 precautions put into place, this is the perfect spot to enjoy wine and food with friends in a safe manner. Reservations are strongly recommended. The winery also hosts weddings and events, too!

Brotherhood Winery {100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY}

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As the oldest winery in America, Brotherhood Winery knows exactly what it’s doing. Unfortunately, tours of the beautiful grounds are canceled until further notice, but the tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday. With three different options for tastings {varietal, traditional, and world}, guests can enjoy a tasting to their likings. Reservations are required for all tastings and groups must be capped at six guests.

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Cape May Winery + Vineyard {711 Townbank Road, Cape May, NJ}

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Cape May is a beautiful beachfront town with old Victorian architecture and beautiful scenery. The winery is currently open for outdoor hostess seating for groups of up to six guests. Reservations are not taken for outdoor tables but to be seated, check-in with the hostess. There are a few different options for tastings — an educational wine tasting and daily wine offerings, which feature different bottles of wine by the glass. The winery also has a tapas kitchen with food available to snack on while drinking.

Clearview Vineyard {35 Clearview Lane, Warwick, NY}

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The Warwick area is known for its wineries and Clearview is one of the better-known ones in the area. The grounds are beautifully kept and make for a wonderful day with friends and family. The staff at the winery is being extra cautious and following the NY State guidelines to ensure the safety of guests and employees. Face masks are required except for when seated. Also, wine by the glass is no longer available. The gorgeous picnic area is open for food, drinks, and live music.

Crossing Vineyards and Winery {1853 Wrightstown Road, Newton, PA}

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Less than a mile from where George Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776, this stunning vineyard and winery is currently hosting guided tastings of different Crossing Vineyards award-winning wines while enjoying a small snack from the kitchen. There are a variety of options for wine tastings depending on the group and needs. The website has more information regarding tastings and will be the best place to book tickets.

Demarest Hill Winery {81 Pine Island Turnpike, Warwick, NY}

This winery is the largest in New York and is stocked with over 80 different varieties of wine, two ports and ciders, and four kinds of vinegar. The Ciummo Family built this winery on the beautiful grounds and the locale features stunning views of the valley. With an Italian background, Demarest Hill incorporates the tastes of Southern Italy and brings it to a cozy little nook in the Hudson Valley.

Departed Soles Brewing Co. {150 Bay Street #1A, Jersey City}

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This close to home brewery has all of the trimmings without the hike. With outdoor seating, live music, and freshly-brewed beers on tap, Departed Soles is the perfect spot to enjoy some local brews, friends, and great times together. We love this Jersey City hidden gem and so many love the fact that there are also gluten-free beers available, too. The brewery is located right inside and in normal circumstances allows for guests to see where the magic happens.

Four Sisters Winery {783 County Route 519, Belvidere, NJ}

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Many know this winery for their barefoot grape stomping as well as its unique and robust wines. Tucked right into the rolling hills of Warren County, this winery also features wine, apple picking, and music festivals. This award-winning winery is an outdoor venue with tented decks and has different wine tastings available for $5 with no cover charge. The bistro menu is also available as are wines by the glass or bottle.

Heritage Winery {480 Mullica Hills Road, Mullica Hills, NJ}

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The beautiful outdoor landscape is only part of the reason we love Heritage Winery. The wine selection is top of the line and very diverse. The Mullica Hills location is currently offering outdoor seating, which will require a reservation. These reservations can be placed online. The food menu also offers delicious small tapas Mondays through Fridays and includes a hand-rolled pepperoni and cheese bread, asiago spinach dip, baked brie, and cheese boards. Wine by the bottle and wine by the glass or wine tasting flights, which are beautifully displayed in flight racks are the perfect way to relax and enjoy. There are also food trucks and live music available during the weekends in September and October. Again, reservations are required for this type of dining, too.

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Laurita Winery {85 Archertown Road, New Egypt, NJ}

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The vineyards seem to go on for miles and miles at Laurita Winery and as you walk through each row, the grapes are one better than the net. The primary focus of the harvest is to grow grapes that are accepted worldwide, with some of their first planted in 1998. The winery is open weekdays and weekend ends and Laurita is still hosting events in socially distant ways. Mondays and Tuesdays feature a credit back special where the reservation fee is credited back to your purchase. Wednesdays are girls’ nights — or afternoons — with $15 wine flights available. On the weekends, different events and food trucks line the property, offering a great selection of bites to eat. Reservations are required.

NJ Beer Co. {4201 Tonnelle Avenue, North Bergen, NJ}

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This local brewery is still serving guests in its tasting room Thursday through Sunday and is ensuring that all social distancing rules are followed. With a variety of beers, including the LBPA Blood Orange IPA, Clear Skies and Fireflies Imperial Pils, and One in a Melon Watermelon Sour and so many more, this brewery has an eclectic variety for everyone’s tastes. These beers are exclusive to New Jersey and can’t be found anywhere else!

Red Hook Winery {175 Van Dyke Street Pier 41 Suite 325A, Brooklyn, NY}

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If staying local is important, this easy to get to the spot located in Brooklyn. With gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan from the tasting room, this winery has 150 different labels of Red Hook wine by the glass and tasting flights. Outdoor seating is now available for small groups {2-4 guests} and large groups {5-8 guests}. Each tasting includes six wines that the staff will teach guests about. The winery is open Thursday through Monday at varying times.

Renault Winery Resort + Golf {72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ}

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If in the Atlantic City area or looking to take a long weekend, Renault is the perfect spot to stay, golf, and enjoy a variety of wines from the winery. This location is a New Jersey State Historical site and is one of the oldest continuously operated wineries in the U.S.

Sixpoint Brewery {40 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY}

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The beer garden is open at Sixpoint and if small-batch beers are your calling then this is the spot to be. The courtyard is bubbling — pun intended — with a variety of beers available for tasting, Sixpoint knows how to have a fun and safe time with friends.

Warwick Winery + Distillery {114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY}

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This popular fall spot has every base covered when it comes to fun and safety. Warwick’s tasting room is open every day from 11:00AM until 6:00PM. The cafe is also open Thursday through Sunday as well. With apple picking, tractor rides, tasting rooms, and shops, Warwick has everything necessary for a wonderful day.

Yonkers Brewing Company {92 Main Street, Yonkers, NY}

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This local-ish brewery is open for business and has a great little outdoor setup for enjoying brews and food with friends. Yonkers even has a few seltzers available, brewed right on site! There is something for everyone at Yonkers Brewing Co. and it is a quick, easy drive from Hoboken.

902 Brewing Company {101 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City}

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Finally, a spot that is walkable! Located in JC, 902 Brewing has been featuring a solid lineup of events, live music, beer, and cigar nights as well as game-day viewings. We love this local brewery, which was originally started in Hoboken. The beers are unique and also have the best names that honor some of our namesake spots.

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Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly six years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?