At Grape Beginnings, passionate wine aficionado Frank D’Aponte splits his time between producing his own high-quality vintages and instructing others on how to do the same. Frank has a decade of winemaking experience under his belt; as a third-generation winemaker, grape juice runs through his veins. Frank has deepened his knowledge with extensive travel throughout the Napa and Sonoma valleys, studying under master winemakers such as James Allen of Sequoia Grove Vineyards. Novice vintners delve into every aspect of the process, including pressing fresh grapes from California, Chile, Italy, and Argentina, racking in oak barrels, and bottling with custom-made labels.
A vineyard-lined drive and the panoramas of the Sourlands provide a feast for the eyes to complement the rich taste of Old York Cellars' wines, which include malbecs, syrahs, and chardonnays. After taking in the sights from beneath a shady umbrella on the expansive, stone-accented patio, oenophiles retreat to a timber-frame tasting room and sample from the award-winning wines and chocolates. To support the community, the vineyard also holds regular art exhibitions, holiday events, and meet-the-artist events.
Home to a rousing lineup of award-winning wines, Sharrott Winery's passionate staff helps make the nuanced art of drinking wine more easily accessible. Located on 35 rolling acres, the winery and vineyard crafts a host of varietals from start to finish—tending to rows of grapes and fermenting the juices at their on-site facility. Samples of nectars such as the silver medal-wearing dry riesling or the trio, a grape trifecta that results in smooth notes of vanilla, lilac, and fresh cherries, are available inside the spacious tasting room, which overlooks the vineyard so grapes can mature before guests' very eyes.
Indulge in a juicy steak from Marlton's Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, home of the freshest meats in town.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Host your next party at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for a meal your guests will remember.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, where dress code calls for business casual.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers valet services for restaurant diners.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar serves up steaks that are grilled to perfection, so swing by today and enjoy a juicy cut of meat.
You can't beat the classics. Stop in at D'Palace Bar for some good home American cooking.
Quit fat and gluten at D'Palace Bar, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at D'Palace Bar.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back D'Palace Bar is ultra casual.
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Street parking is always accessible for those dining at D'Palace Bar.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, D'Palace Bar hits the nail on the head.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at D'Palace Bar.
At Renault Winery Resort & Golf, a glimpse into history begins at a wine barrel. Fashioned from the top of an old oak cask, a gold-lettered sign marks the entrance to the state-registered historic site, where staff cultivates and harvests 12 local and international grape varietals across more than 31 acres of vineyards. This flourishing estate owes its existence to one man, whose journey began nearly 150 years ago.
In the mid-1800s, vintner Louis Nicholas Renault plied his trade in Rheims, France. When a parasitic aphid nearly crippled France’s winemaking industry, Renault fled to California, where the insect struck again. He followed rumors of an aphid-resistant American grape varietal to the fields of New Jersey where he found a climate similar to that of his native France—and his winemaking flourished.
Not even Prohibition could halt his operation, which continued under a special permit. After his death in 1948, the winery continued to expand for the next five decades, adding a chateau, 50-room inn, and restaurant by 2001. Since then, Renault Winery has offered lodging and entertainment in addition to the fruits of its vines.
Visitors to the Tuscany House won’t remember crossing the Atlantic Ocean, which is perfectly normal. The House’s decadent lobby, an inner courtyard with a garden, mimics the villas of Italy: its marble columns and curving staircase lead up to a mezzanine constantly patrolled by at least one member of the Swiss Guard. Off the lobby, hallways lead to private rooms and suites filled with king-size beds and heavy wood furnishings.
Joseph's Restaurant melds the estate’s Mediterranean charm with New Jersey influence. Executive Chef Joseph DeGennaro—whom food critic Bob Bickell described as “outstanding” in his Restaurant Report—fills plates with Tuscan burgers and pastas tossed with grilled chicken and lobster.
Arbor-covered corridors and rambling lawns dappled with statuettes lead to the winery. On tours, guides lead visitors past the mixing and fermentation tanks while revealing the steps of the winemaking process. After the tour, groups select samples from more than 32 varieties of wine. The on-site wineglass museum lets groups dive further into the world of wine, displaying glassware dating back to the 13th century.
Visitors don’t have to join in the harvest to experience the grounds firsthand. Vineyard Golf, an 18-hole championship-level course, winds through the rolling vineyards. Players drive down open fairways, avoid five water hazards, and putt onto greens nestled against the rows of plantings.