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In 1976, the first vineyards were planted at Amalthea Cellars. Founder Louis Caracciolo’s infatuation with winemaking began as a young boy making wine in the cellar of his Italian immigrant grandfather. Emilio brought the art from “The Old Country” at the age of thirteen to the southern New Jersey town of Blue Anchor at the turn of the century. Being exposed to the charm of winemaking at an early age ignited a passion that continues to this day at Amalthea Cellars. Caracciolo often says of his philosophical grandfather, “I came on the scene with an unlit torch and my grandfather passed the flame.”Make Amalthea Cellars Winery a part of your Atco vacation plans using our Atco trip planner.
While attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York for his degree in Food Science and Technology far from Emilio’s “Old World techniques” he began to work on his style in small batches of wine in his dormitory room! He used his never ending respect for archaic winemaking techniques to study modern enology still unaware that Amalthea lied in his future. In 1972, he bought the farm where Amalthea is located and the rest as they say is history.
Thirty years ago, the conversation was that even if the east coast could grow the classic wine grapes of Europe (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, etc.) there were no decent winemakers to translate such grapes into fine wines. It was against this background conversation that the young food scientist created the winery as an “experimental station”. The two underlying parallel commitments that have never changed are: Which great wine grapes flourish naturally in the southern New Jersey climate and soil? and Which style and technique of making and blending the wines will best showcase such grapes?
Amalthea Cellars Winery reviews
I went to a wine tasting in February. I purchased a "futures" product and was told it would be priced better than retail when available to the public. However, I found that the product was...
I went to a wine tasting in February. I purchased a "futures" product and was told it would be priced better than retail when available to the public. However, I found that the product was... more »
The very best wine in all of NJ!!!!! The atmosphere is fantastic weather sitting outside drinking a glass of wine or doing a winetasting indoors . The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful...
The very best wine in all of NJ!!!!! The atmosphere is fantastic weather sitting outside drinking a glass of wine or doing a winetasting indoors . The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful... more »
We enjoyed our latest wine tasting. I love their white wines. I like mine on the sweeter side. We have been there several times. Pretty tasting room. We miss Sally doing our tastings but everyone is..... more
We enjoyed our latest wine tasting. I love their white wines. I like mine on the sweeter side. We have been there several times. Pretty tasting room. We miss Sally doing our tastings but everyone is..... more »
Had an amazing visit to this charming winery earlier today. Snoopy was the absolute best with serving the wine tasting, she was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend, picked up 2 amazing bottles of red. Looking forward to visiting again in the future!
Great people, great atmosphere, and most importantly great wines.
We were here for the first time in eight years ago, but definitely didn't have the same wine palate. So don't remember liking the wind as much as we did today! They had some great Reds and semi-dry. We took home a case and I'm sure we'll enjoy all of it! Would definitely come back when we are in the area again! The service was also excellent as well very knowledgeable staff and also very finally! Even though we didn't use it they also have a cute little outdoor area where you could bring snacks and have a bottle of their wine.
Great wines and friendly staff. I have moved away from the area but every time we go back to Philly we make a trip to get some wines. Wish they could ship out of NJ so we would never run out!!
Nestled in the Deep South of New Jersey, this little gem of a winery packs a mean punch... Had such a great time doing the run the Vineyards Race here a few weeks ago. The staff is great and the atmosphere is enlightening... a must if your looking for great wine in NJ...
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