- Roughly 20 years ago, Natali Vineyards was formed as one of the first, if not the first, licensed winery in Cape May County, New Jersey. Over the years, it’s founder planted many different Vinifera grapes on the winery’s 23 acre estate, including some unique Spanish and French varieties. He also spearheaded the naming of Cape May Peninsula as one of only four federally approved viticultural areas within the state.
Recognized over the ensuing years as a maker of world class wines, Natali Vineyards was purchased, in June, 2021, by a retired attorney with many years of vineyard and winery operational experience. The new management team features the skilled winemaker/vineyard manager, Tim Jobe, who succeeded in making Twin Brook Winery, owned until 2012 by Natali’s new owner, a 25 year Pennsylvania success story. It also includes several former key Natali employees who have chosen to remain with the company.
Natali Vineyards has ambitious plans to grow and diversify its business. It is building a large gazebo to serve as a bandstand for weekly lawn concerts as well as the focus of private parties and special public events. It will also focus on making larger quantities of its best sellers to ensure that these wines remain in retail supply throughout the year. To facilitate this, prior to the 2022 harvest, Natali will dramatically upgrading its core winemaking equipment and increase its wine storage capacity.
To encourage online sales from a wider geographical audience, Natali Vineyards has pioneered the developed the Winearray (TM), a gift box of eight curated, micro-bottled samples of different wines. Winearrays (TN) will be available for purchase at a new website, thewinearraybynv.com
, and at the winery, bringing the benefits of the Tasting Room to remote consumers by taking the guesswork out of the wine shopping experience.