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.
NEWS FROM THE VINEYARDS
The 2022 vintage is dormant right now. Looking forward to Growth starting in March. For details on the weather, click HERE.
July 23rd, 24th … Perfect for Chardonnays, Whites, and Roses and Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Franc
August 12th,13th, 14th , 19th, 20th, and 21st … Pretty much fine for everything else: Napa and Sonoma level Cabernets, Meritages, Syrahs, Cab/Syrah Blends, Zinfandels, etc.
September 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th … Ditto. Perfect for the heavier Reds, i.e. Napa Cabernets, Syrahs, etc.
If you would like to come by for a taste before bottling, please give us a ring!
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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