Auburn Road in the Press

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Members of the Outer Coastal Plain Vineyard Association explain the Coeur D’est wine blend.


Below you’ll find links to a series of articles related to the creation of the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region:

South Jersey Times – September 16, 2014 – September 17, 2014

Burlington County Times – September 17, 2014 –  September 17, 2014

South Jersey Times – September 16, 2014 – September 18, 2014


From Garden State to Vineyard State – Auburn Road and other NJ wineries featured in the New York Times! – by Kate Zernike
(May 2, 2013) “I first discovered New Jersey wine country last spring on a tour of South Jersey with the State Senate president, Stephen M. Sweeney, shortly after I began writing about the state. An ironworker who doesn’t drink much wine (“I’m a vodka guy”), Mr. Sweeney had pushed for direct shipping as a boon to tourism, particularly for the less wealthy southern part of the state.

He looked proud as a grape set to burst as he introduced me to Scott Donnini, who left his life as a lawyer for the Philadelphia stock exchange to start Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery with his wife and four friends in 2006. At the end of a winding dirt road, the vineyard reminded me of something I’d find on the North Fork of Long Island. Discovering a wine bar here was proof of the surprises within the state. (We’d also just come from a rodeo around the corner.) Southern and Northern New Jersey are like two different countries: the South is more conservative and far more rural; “the city” is Philadelphia, not New York. But even farther north, there is far more open land than in the caricature of the most densely populated state in the nation. I easily imagined coming back to Auburn Road, and became curious about other wineries.”

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SJ Magazine – October 2012
The Napa of the East (who knew?)
You’d never believe it. In less than an hour’s drive – sometimes as little as 20 minutes – you can stand in a glorious vineyard, with dark purple grapes dotting long rows of lush greenery. You can sip a glass of wine and talk to the winemakers about the glory of their craft. You can feel peace, feel happiness. And still be in SJ. [read more]

Click here to check out Scott Donnini on YouTube as he discusses Auburn Road Vineyard’s winemaking process during an interview with South Jersey Magazine.

“Yummygal” Reviews a Day at ARV – September 17, 2012
Auburn Road Winery
Salem County’s Finest Grape Vinery!

NewsWorks – March 13, 2012
With help from direct shipping, New Jersey vintners say it’s their time to shine

NJ Spotlight – February 1, 2012
The Wines of South Jersey
An Overnight Sensation Three Centuries in the Making

NJ Wines Uncorked – February 1, 2012
Wine Tourism Fast Becoming the “Hottest Attraction” in South Jersey – January 13, 2012
Deadline nearing on signing NJ wine-shipping bill

Gloucester County Times – January 11, 2012
Direct Shipping Bill for Wineries Approved by NJ Assembly

Cape May County Herald – February 19, 2011
Court Decision Could Close Winery Tasting Rooms

NJ Wines Uncorked – February 13, 2011
Valentine’s Day Post, Of Course

NJ Wines Uncorked – February 9, 2011
2009 Good Karma – January 30, 2011
Wineries in NJ say court may sour sales

NJ Wines Uncorked – January 29, 2011
April 23rd – Jeffrey Gaines returns to Auburn Road

The Star-Ledger – January 26, 2011
For Wineries, Court Ruling Leaves Sour Taste

Wine Spectactor – January 18, 2011
Direct Shipping Coming Soon To New Jersey?

Today’s Sunbeam – May 29, 2010
ARV creates Battleship Red and Battleship White wines to benefit Battleship New Jersey – May 15, 2010
Winery supports Battleship New Jersey with new red and white wines – September 7, 2009
We Came, We Saw, and We Drank!

Press of Atlantic City – August 21, 2009
Novices create award-winning winery in Pilesgrove

Today’s Sunbeam – July 13, 2008
N.J. vineyard tour comes to county

Today’s Sunbeam – July 6, 2008
Keep it Jersey Fresh with trip to Web site

Today’s Sunbeam – Dec 26, 2007
Friends turn vineyard dream into reality