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
The 2018 New York International Wine Competition names Sky Acres Winery as ‘New Jersey Winery of the Year 2018’. With New Jersey boasting over 50 wineries, we are honored to have received this distinction. This international competition received over 1,400 submissions from 24 countries.
Sky Acres Winery is located in horse country in central New Jersey about 1 hour west of NYC. This area consists of large farm tracts, most of which are protected from future development. The winery and vineyard are located in 50 acres of pristine woodlands and pasture. The name of the winery comes from our long time interest in aviation and the logo represents our red Waco YMF5 biplane.
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 our goal. It is a test site to evaluate our patented GOfermentor™ winemaking machine, our GObarrel™ aging system, and many other innovations. These products are all being currently commercialized, so that wineries all over the world can utilize these innovations to become more sustainable.
Great news for New Jersey residents:
Sky Acres Wines are now available at Shop Rite Wines in Chester!
Shop Rite Wines & Spirits
120 US 206 South
Chester, NJ 07930