Sky Acres Winery is a award winning winery, it was named NJ winery of the year 2019 and 2018 by NYIW competition. Sky Acres Winery is located in 50 acres of pristine woodlands and pasture in Bedminster New Jersey. The name of the winery comes from the long time interest in aviation and the logo represents our red Waco YMF5 biplane that both the owners fly.
The winery and vineyard is primarily used for research into new and more sustainable ways to make wine. Better quality wine with minimal water usage and minimal environmental impact is the goal. It is a test site to evaluate the patented GOfermentor® winemaking machine, SmartBarrel® aging system, and a home wine making system the GOfermentor Jr®. These products are available at www.GOfermentor.com. GOfermentor won the 2019 Innovation Award from the Wine Industry Network.
The award winning wines are available Online, and at Shoprite Liquors in Chester and Adelphia Wines in Bernardsville NJ. Open by appointment only.
Sky Acres Winery has exclusively used GOfermentor technology since 2014. The advanced GOfermentor+SmartBarrel winemaking process enables us to safely make wines without any sulfite additions. These wines have enhanced color and a fresher, fruitier flavor.
Our wines won 4 medals in the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle competition, continuing a winning streak over 5 years. Of particular note is our Petite Syrah 2016, which won a bronze in 2018. The same wine won bronze again in 2020, showing the aging potential of our wines, even with no sulfites added. “Our GOfermentor+SmartBarrel made wines are pure – just grapes and yeast.” says Meera Singh, Winemaker, Sky Acres Winery.
Evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Courier Post Article on San Francisco Chronicle’s ‘Best in Class’ Award
“Indeed, hybrid grapes can produce wines that evoke suggestions of dark fruits, provocative spice and simulating acidity, as shown by this Black River Red.”
That quote about Sky Acres Winery’s Black River Red wine came from Mike Dunn, a judge in the recent 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Sky Acres, which is in Far Hills, took home a Best in Class award in the Red Blend: Red Native/Hybrid category. The winning 2017 Black River Red, named after the Black River Road that owners Meera and Vijay Singh live on, is produced from estate-grown marechal foch, a hybrid French red wine grape.
2019 San Francisco Chronicle Awards
2017 Black River Red, Best in class. “Indeed, Hybrid grapes can produce wines that evoke suggestions of dark fruits, provocative spice and simulating acidity, as shown by this Black River Red.” Wine Judge Mike Dunne
2017 Cabernet Franc, Silver
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver
2017 Mr Big, Silver