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.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Liquid Assets in Ocean City.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
At Liquid Assets, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Liquid Assets tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Liquid Assets offers catering.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Meals at Liquid Assets usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
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.
Joe and Vickie, the owners of Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars, are pinot pioneers. Beginning with a 5-acre experiment in 1986, they discovered that the soil of the Lehigh Valley does a fine impression of French terrain, making it suitable for growing the grapes of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and other European varietals. Since then, they've expanded to a 50-acre plot, where they now produce wines that have won awards from the Fingerlake International Wine Competition and Appellation America.
Panoramic views of the Blue Mountains overlook scenic terraces at the vineyards, where grapes spring from soil that soldiers roamed during the Revolutionary War. Tastings, concerts, and other events fill the winery's glass-flanked deck, from wine-and-chocolate pairings to wine-and-more-wine pairings. Many of these gatherings spill out onto a patio surrounded by tranquil ponds. Visitors can admire the vines during tours and adopt their favorites to preserve the vines' flavorful histories.
Fill up on fare from Penne Restaurant in Philadelphia and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Penne Restaurant is ready to make any occasion a special one with a great space and thoughtful food.
Celebrate the start of a great weekend at Penne Restaurant's great happy hour.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Penne Restaurant's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Penne Restaurant.
Penne Restaurant can be a bit pricey, so plan accordingly.