This Fruit ”Port” is made by combining the base fruit wine with the corresponding fruit eau de vie. A kicked up version of the Tomasello Fruit wines. We produce the base wine for the eau de vie and send it along to a small Upstate NY distillery who turn our wine into single batch pot still eau de vie. Upon its return, we craft the appropriate blend of wine, eau de vie and residual sweetness to create a beautifully, smooth fruit port with 18% alcohol per volume… a terrific pairing with chocolate after dinner
To make great wines you need a few key ingredients. Naturally, things like good soil, healthy vines, sunlight, plentiful grapes and good barrels are all necessary. However, truly great wines require something more --something our family has cultivated alongside our 70 acres of premium varietals since 1933 --hard work and passion.
Founded over 78 years ago by our grandfather, we are the third generation of Tomasellos to build upon his great vision. Not only through dedicating our lives to growing and producing excellent wines that are a true expression of the Outer Coastal Plain --a historically celebrated American wine growing region, but by bringing our wines closer to your families with four elegant tasting rooms and gift shops throughout the great Garden State.
There is a saying in the wine business that “great wines are made in the vineyard.” We would like to take that a step beyond and say that: Yes, great wines are made at our vineyard, but it is the celebrations, the gatherings, the good times with family and friends that makes a wine even greater.