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Sky Acres Winery

Sky Acres Winery is a award winning winery, it was named NJ winery of the year 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.

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Meera and Vijay Singh

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.

The winery is open for tastings by appointment. Sky Acres Winery has an Open House every year on the first Saturday in October. The award winning wines are available Online, and at Shoprite Liquors in Chester and Adelphia Wines in Bernardsville NJ.

Courier Post features Sky Acres Winery!

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.

 

Sky Acres Wins Again!

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Awards

After receiving nearly 7,000 entries from 36 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world, has once again narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few, with our Cabernet Franc NJ 2016 winning Silver, our Black River Red 2016 winning Bronze and our Petite Syrah 2016 also winning Bronze.

Sky Acres Winery Featured in New Jersey Monthly

It’s in the Bag

A former pharma exec’s invention aims to take the mess out of winemaking.

By Marlaina Cockcroft

Vijay and Meera Singh want to clean up the winemaking business. “It’s just a mess,” says Vijay, a former pharmaceutical executive. “It’s so dirty a job.” His solution: a machine that ferments at the touch of a button. “In a funny way, our wine is made kind of like a pharma process,” says Singh. “Everything is clean, closed, sterile. No muck, no dirt.” At the heart of the process is GOfermentor, a machine he invented to automate winemaking. A number of wineries have given GOfermentor a spin, and wines produced using the machine at Sky Acres, the Singhs’ winery in Far Hills, have been honored in international competitions.

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Sky Acres Winery Cabernet Franc NJ wins Gold!

San Francisco Chronicle Awards

After receiving 7,000 entries from 28 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, hailed as the largest competition of American wines in the world, has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few, with  our Cabernet Franc NJ 2015 winning Gold, our Black River Red 2015 winning Silver and our Petite Syrah 2015 winning the Bronze.

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Cabernet Franc NJ 2015

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Black River Red 2015

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Petite Syrah 2015

Harvest Challenge Award

HarvestChallengeAt the Harvest Challenge, judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality.

Petite Syrah 2014 wins Bronze

Sky Acres Winery Wins Two Silver Medals!

We are pleased to announce that Sky Acres Winery won two awards at the prestigious Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Our acclaimed Petite Syrah 2014, and our Black River Red both took home Silver Medals. There were over 3,824 entries.

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San Francisco Chronicle wine contest, Label Series Lakes Gold, Petite Syrah takes bronze

We are happy to announce that we won two awards at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle wine contest. Our acclaimed Petite Syrah 2014 took the bronze in the under $ 24.95 category. Not an insignificant achievement for a wine made in NJ in our first year of production! There were over 7100 entries, including thousands from Napa, Washington, and other well know appellations.
We also won best-of-class gold for our wine label series.

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Winespectator.com Oct 2, 2015

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Taking the Water Out of Winemaking

A biotech innovator develops a new way to lower costs for small wineries and reduce water usage across the industry