Farms are a labor of love and vineyards are no exception. Growers plant their vines by hand, trim leaves and vines one-by-one and harvest grapes one bunch at a time. They care for their vines every day of the year. Some vintners even live onsite, year-round.
Here in NJ and southeastern PA there is a lot of love to go around. NJ has just over just over 50 wineries and vineyards and SE PA was two dozen more.
They come in all shapes and sizes and offer tours, tastings, farm to table dinners and even yoga in the vineyard. They often are hosting beautiful weddings and baby showers. Let’s not forget the live music that contributes to an easy going Friday night.
Dempsey, Weiss & Associates has roots that are deeply entrenched in agriculture. Our business was started just over 30 years ago, and our first clients were farmers. We are proud of our service to the agricultural community and we cherish this season and support you as you harvest the fruits of your labor.
New Jersey wineries contribute to over 2,000 full time jobs, have over 1,600 grape bearing acres under cultivation, and are responsible for $20 million in tourism in the state. The industry continues to grow; bringing vineyard and wineries to our region as different as the grapes they grow.
We are pleased to see family farms, including vineyards and wineries, thriving. We welcome those of you who are new to farming and we thank you for following your passion.
We wish all those in the farming industry a bountiful harvest season!