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.
October 2022 - Spring 2023
Vintage 2022 crushes and presses are nearly complete.
Next steps for the wine: initiate Malo-Lactic fermentation and racking in early 2023.
Please watch this space for Open House 2023 dates.
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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