William Heritage Winery (Formerly known as Heritage Vineyards) located in Mullica Hill, New Jersey has just received a 90 point rating from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate; one of the world’s most respected wine publications. This is the first 90 point score ever awarded to a New Jersey winery by the Wine Advocate. According to its website – ratings of 90 – 95 are for an outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines (https://www.robertparker.com/ratings).
The wines were tasted by the Wine Advocate’s, Mark Squires. Mark is assigned by the Wine Advocate to cover various wine regions such as Portugal, Greece, Israel, much of Eastern Europe and the Eastern United States. In July 2017 a select group of New Jersey’s top wine producers assembled to present their finest wines to Mark for review. The presenting wineries included Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown, NJ), Unionville Vineyards (Ringoes, NJ), William Heritage Winery (Mullica Hill, NJ) and Working Dog Winery (Robbinsville, NJ).
The wine ratings were released on August 31st in the August 2017 Issue Number 232. New Jersey’s wines fared quite well. A few notable ratings are shown below.
- Beneduce Vineyards – Blaufrankisch 88 points
- Unionville Vineyards – Chardonnay “Pheasant Hill” 89 points, Rosé 89 points, Pinot Noir 89 points
- Working Dog Winery – Syrah 88 points
- William Heritage Winery – Chenin Blanc 88 points, Rose 88 points, Vintage Brut 90 points
A full copy of the ratings can be found at: https://www.robertparker.com/articles/oR3gGhL3qBeEjxdJj
Richard Heritage who oversees marketing and sales for William Heritage Winery states,
“To receive 90 points from the Advocate is a groundbreaking achievement. Think about it… We are talking about a New Jersey wine receiving 90 points from one of the world’s top wine publications. This is really going to turn some heads. Congratulations are due to my father for growing the grapes and our winemaker, Sean Comninos. This review is not just great for our family winery, but for the New Jersey wine industry as a whole.”