(WINSLOW, NJ) Cheers! Camden County’s Sharrott Winery has won the coveted Governor’s Cup “Best in Show” for its 2018 Merlot at the 2020 Garden State Wine Growers Association awards ceremony. This year, the winners were announced during a Zoom call, instead of at the in-person gathering typically hosted at Princeton’s Governor’s Mansion, Drumthwacket.
“We are happy to announce that our 2018 Merlot has been awarded the Governor’s Cup for Best Red Wine in NJ!!” posted the Sharrott family on its social-media channels.
The vintage scored a 95, the highest score of the competition.
The winery on South Egg Harbor Road is one of the State’s top wineries, and has been recognized by a number of local and national awards.
Prior to this, for two years in a row, Best in Show was awarded to Amalthea Cellars in Atco, a fellow Camden County winery. In 2019, for its 2015 Reserve Merlot earning 96 points; and, in 2018, for its 2015 Legend’s Edition Europa earning 97 points.
South Jersey winemaking has grown over the past decade, evolving from only a handful of operations into an officially designed American Viticultural Area (AVA), offering more than 30 wineries and vineyards.
Photo courtesy @sharrottwinery.