Choose from Three Options
- $11 for Wine Tasting for 2 People includes 7 wine samples & keepsake glass for each person ($16 value)
- $20 for WineTasting for 4 People includes 7 wine samples & keepsake glass for each person ($32 value)
- $30 for WineTasting for 6 People includes 7 wine samples & keepsake glass for each person ($48 value)
Inside a spacious tasting room, guests sample flavorful sips of dry reds, fruits and semi-sweet wines.
Bordeaux: A Reputation Built on Priceless Soil
The Bordeaux region of France produces some of the world’s most celebrated wine. Check out Groupon’s overview to see what makes it so special.
As with many other categories of French wine, a bordeaux takes its name not from a grape but from a region—namely, from the roughly 10,000 estates stretching across France’s largest vine-growing territory, located along the Gironde estuary. In French viticulture, the fruit itself is not necessarily as important as the soil in which it grows, so much so that there’s a word—terroir—to represent the soul and personality of the earth in a particular area. Bordeaux’s terroir is varied and complex, as the Gironde divides the region’s pastoral villages and estates into two banks. To the north, sandy, low-lying banks trap heat in the soil, allowing cabernet sauvignon grapes to flourish. Across the river, limestone and clay hills roll into the southern bank, saturating the soil to produce an ideal crop of merlot grapes. Each grape variety could make a fine wine all by itself, but most Bordeaux estates choose to blend the two, often with additional infusions of cabernet franc or malbec and petit verdot. (The region also produces white blends, though not in nearly as great a quantity.) The result is, ideally, a seamless composite with smooth tannins that pairs well with regional fare such as lamb, duck, wild game, and French cheeses.
In 1855, the emperor of France, Napoleon III, asked Bordeaux’s chamber of commerce to compile a list of the region’s finest wines for the country’s upcoming Universal Exposition. Eyeing a potential controversy in picking favorites, the chamber deferred the responsibility to an organization of local wine merchants, who two weeks later unveiled the now-famous 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Consisting of 58 chateaus, the list separated the estates into five distinct crus classés, or growth classes. At the top, chateaus such as Latour and Mouton Rothschild still enjoy prime status as first-growth wines to this day, though even the fifth-growth wines can take pride in having been classified among an original cru classé.
Monroeville Vineyard & Winery
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Wine
Alcohol: Wine Only
Delivery / Take-out Available: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Q&A with Debra, Owner
What’s the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Best fruit wines.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We have an excellent selection of both dry and semi-sweet wines. We offer many fruit wines including nectarine, cranberry, apple, blueberry and cherry. Our whites include pinot grigio, chardonnay, and Our Estate Gruner Veltliner. (Only two wineries in New Jersey grow this grape.) Our dry reds include cabernet franc, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, and merlot.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
All of our fruit wines are made with 100% fruit. We do not add any artificial favors or coloring.