Hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
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Please note: Since the printing of the Spring issue of Rutgers Magazine, the date of this event has changed. The RUAA Wine Tasting & Motorcoach Tour will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Tour pickup: Busch Campus Center
Parking: Parking is available in Lots 51, 59, and Lot 67.
Wineries: Laurita, Silver Decoy, and 4 JG’s Orchards & Vineyards
Hop on board the Scarlet Knights motorcoach for a tour of New Jersey wine country. Rutgers Professors Dan Ward and Gary Pavlis will host us on a bus ride to three award winning New Jersey wineries complete with vineyard tours, cellar tours, tastings, presentations, and lunch.
View photos from last year's New Jersey Wine Tour.
11:00 a.m. Motorcoach departs Busch Campus Center
12:00 p.m. Arrive at Laurita Winery for a group luncheon, tastings, and a tractor tour of acres of beautiful vineyards, rolling hills, and farms. Laurita is one of the largest and most breathtaking vineyards in the state.
2:00 p.m. Depart for Silver Decoy Winery
2:30 p.m. Arrive at Silver Decoy for a complete cellar tour, showcasing the process of wine making from start to finish and ending with tastings of their high quality wines that celebrate the Garden State.
3:30 p.m. Depart for 4 JG's Orchards & Vineyards
4:00 p.m. Arrive at 4 JG's for a dessert and wine pairing while overlooking their vineyards. All desserts and wines are locally made and will be specifically paired to treat your taste buds.
5:15 p.m. Depart for campus
6:00 p.m. Arrive back on campus