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.
OPEN HOUSE DATES:
Friday, March 1st , 7pm-9pm
Saturday, March 2nd , 1pm-4pm
Friday, March 8th , 7pm-9pm
Saturday, March 9th , 1pm-4pm
Please note that the Friday evening Open House dates are ADULT only events.
The Open House sessions are a good opportunity to taste your wine’s progress. Bring friends if you want to show off your new creation. You will be surprised at how each wine has evolved.
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).