Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery took home an impressive nine medals in the annual New Jersey Wine Competition. The competition, which was held in late May, featured wines from 21 New Jersey wineries.
Terhune Orchards Winery's Harvest Blues, apple blueberry wine, won the Governor's Cup for Best Fruit Wine.
In addition to winning the Governor's Cup for Best Fruit wine, Terhune Orchards also led all entrants and totaled nine medals with their three gold medal tallies and two silver and four bronze medals. Terhune Orchards was awarded three gold medals winning for Harvest Blue, Blossom White and Just Peachy wines. Two silver medals for Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc were awarded. Four bronze medals were earned by Apple Wine, Barn Red, Farmhouse White and Rooster Red.
This is incredibly rewarding for us," said Gary Mount. "In 2006 my daughter, Tannwen and I planted five acres and we have learned so much through the years. We started bottling in 2010 and have expanded the vineyard to nine acres. Our daughter, Reuwai, is now overseeing cultivation of the vineyard. We built a winery production barn in 2016 to keep up with the growing demand for our wines. Our family is very happy to be recognized once again by Garden State Wine Growers Association. "
Complete list of medal winners visit
During their Sips & Sounds events in June, Terhune Orchards will celebrate their wins by pouring one complimentary sample of a Gold Medal winning wine to anyone who purchases a wine tasting flight which includes samples of five wines. Sips & Sounds, is a summer series featuring Terhune Orchards wine tastings and local musicians ,
5-8 p.m., every Friday from
June 2 - Sept. 8. . Sips & Sounds is rain or shine.