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 8 medals in the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle competition, continuing a winning streak over 6 years. Sky Acres Merlot won a gold in the 2021 wine competition.
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 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Taste the wines made by the innovative, patented, GOfermentor. Get a behind the scenes glimpse of winemaking process using the GOfermentor. Two demonstrations and tours of the winery at 3pm and 5pm. There is no handicap access.
The $15.00 charge to attend the Open House, wine glass and $5.00 towards a bottle of wine. Tickets will be available for pickup at the winery entrance. Click here to sign up.
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
2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — now the largest wine competition of North American wines.
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 New York International Wine Competition names Sky Acres Winery as ‘New Jersey Winery of the Year 2019 and 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.
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
More great news for New Jersey residents:
Sky Acres Wines are now available at Adelphia Wine Market in Bernardsville!
Adelphia Wine Market
79 Morristown Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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.
Our latest offering is a wonderful red that has been crafted to be the perfect compliment to Chinese food. If you have been unsure about what wine will compliment Chinese cuisine, look no further!
Download Chinese Food Pairing Chart PDF
According to NY Times writer and wine enthusiast Adam Davidson, NJ is on its way to becoming the Napa Valley of the East Coast. FunNewJersey.com has put together the definitive guide to wine tasting in NJ complete with a NJ winery map.
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.
Cabernet Franc NJ 2015
Black River Red 2015
Petite Syrah 2015
Harvest Challenge Award
At 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
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.
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.