FROST DAMAGE OF 2020
April 28, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
Due to the low temperatures of April 22, 2020 Valenzano Winery vineyards were damaged by a hard frost. In particular our vineyards of ives grapes which are used to produce our Shamong Red Reserve were effected. The vines will push new shoots which will produce a high quality but very low volume yield. This will limit the production of next year's Shamong Red Reserve. Unfortunately this is not a grape that we can source from other vineyards.
Now Open For Curbside Pickup!
March 26, 2020/0 Comments/by Shaun Conti
We are now offering curbside pickup. Order online and pick up at the front door.
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm.
Instructions: Place order by selecting items from our online ordering app at www.toasttab.com/valenzano
Choose your pickup date/time. (11am-3pm Thursday-Sunday only)
Due to software limitations Rewards and VIP customers can not redeem points during the ordering process but any available rewards or points associated with your account will be applied when we process your order. Your credit card charge will be adjusted accordingly the same day. A final receipt with your reward discounts will be provided at pickup.
A tasting room employee will be notified of your order and will pack it up for you to pickup at our front door at your scheduled pickup time.
Use Promo Code: CURBSIDE10 for a 10% discount off $75 order or more.
Please click the following link to place your order:
Online Gift Cards Now Available
April 02, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
Online Gift Cards can be ordered by visiting through our website. Online Gift Cards can be created and printed at home.
If you would like physical 'credit card style' gift card please use our online gift shop. This option takes about 5-7 days to receive via USPS
VIP Tent Sale for WineFestNJ 2020 - POSTPONED
March 30, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
The WineFest 2020 VIP Tent sale has been postponed to an undecided future date. With the challenges people are facing, we felt it is best not to create extra expenses for our customers at this time. We will email our loyalty club subscribers and VIP Rewards Members when a future sale date has been announced.
Crystals in red wines
March 28, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
Due to limited processing of our wines, any time a red wine is stored at cold temperatures for a long period of time they will most likely develop tartaric acid crystals (pictured). These crystals are harmless and do not effect the taste of the wine. You will usually see these form on the cork or become stuck to the bottom and bottom edges of the bottle.
Also known as 'wine diamonds'. These crystals are considered to be a sign of quality because it means that the wine went through less processing. Many wines go through a process called cold stabilization where the wine is purposely cooled down and left at a cold temperature for an extended period of time. Anything that precipitates out of the wine is then removed. If a wine has diamonds, it means that it did not go through this process and was less manipulated (less processed). Valenzano Winery does a limited cold stabilization on some of our wines which removes a bulk of the tartaric acid but it never removes 100%.
To avoid a formation of these crystals simply store your wine at proper temperatures. If you want to chill a wine, do so for about 1 hour prior to serving. If you still find crystals simply decant and serve.
Wines that almost always have tartaric acid: Shamong Red Reserve, Cynthiana, Chambourcin
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