Garden State Wine Growers Association

Garden State Wine Growers Association to make its first appearance at National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago

New Jersey will show off its wine at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event when Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) makes its debut at booth 11355 in Chicago.  

GSWGA will be pouring New Jersey wine for industry professionals in food, beverage, and hospitality, and media professionals who attend this incredibly popular annual show taking place May 21-24, 2022.

“It’s time we put the Garden back into Garden State – and share our award-winning New Jersey grapes and wines with the world,” said Devon Perry, Executive Director, Garden State Wine Growers Association. “With 60+ wineries producing everything from long-aging reds to crushable fruit wines, Garden State wines are Finely Grown. At the NRA Show, we’ll be looking to celebrate and elevate New Jersey on the map as a must-see wine destination and producer.”

Visuals to expect at the Garden State Wine Growers Association booth: 

  • Robust reds, translucent whites, and dreamy rosés served by celebrated wine journalist Robin Shreeves
  • Garden State Wine Growers Association’s official “Nana MiLena’s Wine Biscuits”, crafted with New Jersey wine, being dipped, nibbled, and savored
  • Branded Garden State Wine Growers Association reusable 6-bottle wine totes 
  • Meet and greet with new Executive Director, Devon Perry, and This Is It TV Founder, Cheldin Bartlatt Rumer, with lively conversation and community engagement 

The Garden State Wine Growers Association is a non-profit organization of New Jersey-based wineries, vineyards, and allied businesses. It serves as a centralized information repository, resource, and clearing house for industry members, and offers a unified voice advocating for issues important to the entire range of New Jersey winery and vineyard operations. Central to this mission are efforts toward branding, marketing, public relations, education, and legislation and regulation for the furtherance of the vineyard and wine industries in the Garden State.

Learn more about the South Jersey Wine Trail here.


Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.

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