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California WineWorks


About Us

Who We Are

California WineWorks is a Custom Winemaking Facility located in Bergen County, NJ.   Our focus is on you, having fun, and helping you create your wine. 

By paring down winemaking to its simplest form and demystifying the process, we hope to encourage a life-long interest in making wine and foster a sense of community among our winemakers. 

We achieve this by Sourcing Premium Fruit, Practicing a Minimal Intervention Philosophy to deliver a balanced product, Providing all of the tools needed through the entire process.


The 2019 vintage continues to move at a rapid pace.  We are seeing Flowering and some Fruit Set.  For details on the weather, click HERE.

Winemaker News - 2019

We are taking orders for Fall 2019.  You can click on Getting Started for additional information.  



June 22nd:  Perfect for Chardonnays, Whites, and Roses 

July 14th:  Perfect for Chardonnays, Whites, Roses, Pinot Noirs, light Cab Francs, and many of the California and Sonoma Level Wines

August   9th, 10th, 11th, 23rd, 24th,  & 25th:  Pretty much fine for everything else, that is:  Napa and Sonoma level Cabernets, Meritages, Syrahs, Cab/Syrah Blends, Zinfandels, etc.

September 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  Ditto... Perfect for the heavier Reds, i.e. Napa Cabernets, Syrahs, etc.

Don't forget about labels!  Click here (Labels) for details.

How We Work

We are based on the California Harvest cycle so we get most of our fruit in early to mid October.

We sell 3 different quality levels of fruit. We have branded them California, Sonoma and Napa (think good, better, best).


At each quality level, we sell quarter, half and full barrels. At the Napa level we have American and French Oak options. The entire process takes about a year to complete (think October - for the Crush & Press, to the following August/September for Bottling).

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California WineWorks

476 Route 17 North, Ramsey, NJ 07446, US

(201) 785-9463