Your Own Winery: Make Your Own Wine in North Jersey

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” 

So said Benjamin Franklin on a topic he was apparently well versed in. For many North Jersey residents in pursuit of the quality of life benefits of wine described by Mr. Franklin, simply making a purchase at the local wine merchant is not enough. For these wine lovers, nothing feels quite as satisfying as making their own batch of wine, perfectly suited to their own unique tastes and preferences.

Your Own Winery in Riverdale, New Jersey is an exciting, educational and entertaining option for men and women of all ages who love wine and the wine lifestyle. Located on Route 23 North (in Morris County, close to Passaic and Bergen Counties), Your Own Winery is a 2,500 square foot shop designed to provide guests with the feeling of being in their own private wine cellar. At Your Own Winery, guests are able to select and create their own very special and personalized wine.

It all starts at the Wine Tasting Bar, where guests can sample several different wines at no charge before deciding on a wine to make themselves. Once a wine type is selected, starting with a kit of ready-to-ferment concentrated wine juice (so no grape crushing involved) and all the necessary ingredients and guided by personal instruction from expert shop staff, guests personally handle each step to create their own perfect wine.

Each wine-making session takes 6 - 8 weeks, with guests having 3 or 4 in-shop wine-making dates of approximately 1 hour each to personally handle the next step in creating their own wine. The final date is the bottling and labeling session when guests select the bottle type and color they want to use, and create their own bottle label for their own batch of wine. Customization of your bottles with personalized labels featuring your kids, your pet, special dates, or a special photo can be as much fun as actually making your wine and is a great idea for truly memorable personalized gifts for weddings, family reunions, holidays and more. With 28 bottles per batch, you'll have plenty of opportunities to share your wine with others while keeping your own personal supply to enjoy yourself!

Your Own Winery is a completely independent wine-making shop not affiliated with any franchise or commercial winery. They offer more than 75 varieties in stock with more than 200 available. This includes many options for traditional red and white wines, plus many very unique wine blends and flavored wines not available in stores such as Blackberry Merlot, Peach Chardonnay and Coffee Port.

Your own Winery features a retail section offering a wide variety of wine merchandise and wine-making supplies for the home wine maker.

For many North Jersey area residents and businesses, Your Own Winery has become a popular venue for birthday and anniversary celebrations, wedding parties, organization team building and other events. Where else can you have this much fun with a group and take home the wine you make at the end of the event?

For more information about Your Own Winery, visit or call 862-200-5808.