Vineyard Tours at Villa Milagro Vineyards - Phillipsburg, NJ
Villa Milagro Vineyards is located on cliffs overlooking the banks of the Delaware River at the convergence point of the Musconetcong River with panoramic views of four counties in two states. Located in an American Viticultural Area (AVA) known as the Warren Hills AVA, the eleven acre vineyard grows eight varieties of red and white American, French and hybrid grapes from which it makes its old world, European style wines.
Winemaker Dr. Audrey Cross, a retired professor, conducts frequent educational tours and classes to introduce guests to organic and sustainable viticultural practices and to teach them about wines and tasting. The winery offers frequent food and wine pairing events in collaboration with other local farms and producers.
The vineyard is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.
Activities at this Site
Villa Milagro Vineyards, meaning place of miracles in Spanish, offers tours Sat-Sun at 11:30am by appointment. As you drink in the panoramic views of four counties in two states, you will learn how grapes are grown using organic inputs and sustainable methods. You will learn how creating a balanced ecology in your own yard and garden can yield both delicious and healthy products like the plump and juicy fruits grown at Villa Milagro. Next tour the wine making facility to learn how those grapes are crushed, fermented, pressed and aged into the wonderful liquid we call wine.To finish you educational experience, you will sample wines from the vineyard served with hot appetizers. A fee is required.
Winner of a 2015 award as one of the nation’s top ten sustainable vineyard, Villa Milagro uses no-to-minimal inputs and no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Vineyard chippings and winery byproducts are composed and used for fertilizer along with chicken manure.
Five acres of the 104 acres farm is set aside as conservation area and a protected habitat for native birds and small wildlife. A soil management program completed with USDA-NCRS prevents top soil loss into the Delaware & Musconetcong Rivers which border the vineyard.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pancho Villa, the vineyard's working German Shepherd, prefers that other pets remain at home or in their car. Please ask at the winery for permission for your pet to get out of your car briefly or for fresh water.
Tours be appointment Sat-Sun starting at 11:30
Tours May 1-November 1