Scores and Awards

Over the past several years, an increasing number of New Jersey wines have gained recognition from national and international wine competitions.  Wines from the Garden State have continued to impress the critics in blind tasting competitions and earned special mention in reputable publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

One of the most important goals of The Winemakers Co-Op is to raise the profile of New Jersey fine wines on both the global and international stage. This includes encouraging and spotlighting high quality Garden State wines via critical press outreach, exclusive events and industry investment. 

Our member wineries are dedicated to making high quality wines that express their unique terroir and microclimates, in a continuing quest to produce the best possible wines vintage after vintage.

2023

Auburn Road Dry Rosé 2021, Double Gold, 2023 The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

William Heritage Winery Bordeaux Blanc 2021, Double Gold, 2023 The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Beneduce Vineyards Blaufränkisch Hunterdon County 2021, 93 points, James Suckling

Beneduce Vineyards Gewürztraminer Hunterdon County 2022, 92 points, James Suckling
 
Beneduce Vineyards Hunterdon County Pét-Nat Rosé 2022, 92 points, James Suckling
 
Beneduce Vineyards Dry Riesling Hunterdon County 2022, 92 points, James Suckling
 
Beneduce Vineyards Gewürztraminer Hunterdon County Pét-Nat 2022, 91 points, James Suckling
 

Beneduce Vineyards Riesling Hunter don County 2022, 90 points, James Suckling

Beneduce Vineyards Blaufränkisch Hunterdon County 2021, 93 points, James Suckling

Beneduce Vineyards Gewürztraminer Hunterdon County Intermezzo 2021, 92 points, James Suckling

 
Beneduce Vineyards Pinot Noir Hunterdon County 2021, 91 points, James Suckling
 
Beneduce Vineyards Dry Riesling New Jersey 2021, 90 points, James Suckling
 
Beneduce Vineyards Cabernet Franc Hunterdon County 2021, 90 points, James Suckling
 

2022

Beneduce Vineyards 2022 Gewurz Pet Nat, 92 points, Press Fraction by Lenn Thompson

Unionville Vineyards 2022 Dry Rosé, 90 points, Press Fraction by Lenn Thompson

William Heritage Winery 2019 BDX Estate Reserve, 91 points Press Fraction, Lenn Thompson

2021

William Heritage Winery 2017 Estate Reserve Blanc de Blancs: 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice

Unionville Vineyards 2019 ‘Home Vineyard’ Estate Chardonnay: 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Unionville Vineyards 2019 ‘Hunterdon Mistral Rouge’ Red Blend: 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Unionville Vineyards 2019 ‘Amwell Ridge Vineyard’ Pinot Noir: 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

2020

Unionville Vineyards 2016 ‘Amwell Ridge Vineyard’ Cabernet Franc: 90 Points, The Cork Report
 

2019

 
William Heritage Winery 2016 Estate Reserve Vintage Brut: 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points, James Suckling
 
William Heritage Winery 2018 Pétillant Naturel Chenin Blanc: 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
 
William Heritage Winery  2018 Petillant Naturel Sparkling Rosé: 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
 
Beneduce Vineyards 2016 ‘Blue 2’ Blaufrankisch: 90 Points, James Suckling
 
Unionville Vineyards 2017 ‘Home Vineyard’ Chardonnay: 91 Points, James Suckling
 
Unionville Vineyards 2017 ‘Pheasant Hill Vineyard’ Chardonnay: 91 Points, James Suckling
 
Working Dog Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc: 90 Points, James Suckling
 
Working Dog Winery 2016 ‘Retriever’ Cabernet Franc: 92 Points, James Suckling
 
William Heritage Winery 2017 ‘BDX’ Bordeaux-style blend: 92 Points, James Suckling
 
Unionville Vineyards ‘2015 Pheasant Hill Vineyard’ Pinot Noir: 90 Points, The Wine Advocate
 

2018

 
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery 2016 ‘Signature Series’ Syrah: 91 Points, James Suckling
 
Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery 2016 ‘Signature Series’ Cabernet Franc: 90 Points, James Suckling