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“Outstanding Fun and Good Time (oh, the wine is also very good)”

Cava Winery & Vinyard
Ranked #11 of 21 Restaurants in Hamburg
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New Jersey
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617 reviews
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“Outstanding Fun and Good Time (oh, the wine is also very good)”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Zipping down Rt 94 South we caught a glimpse of this expansive winery and made a sudden and dangerous u-turn to check it out!! First of all, Garret their new manager has got to be one of the most personable and intelligent managers we have ever met!!! He greeted us and generously explained how everything worked there. Showed us some of the kegs and even though we were not planning on actually doing a tasting, decided after his efforts we just had to. Sat out in the back under a large tent(s) with live music playing just in front of the vineyard - it was just such a relaxing and visually pleasing scene it put us at ease immediately. Coupled with the fact that others sitting at our table were so friendly and fun to speak with, the day was starting to look up. You get a little menu of wines and a short pencil with which to select (reminiscent of mini-golf places) then pay a whopping $5 and the fun begins. Their chardonnay was average but their Cabernet Sauvignon was particularly tasty! Additionally, we tasted some port that they don't even have on their menu yet. That port was very good and certainly worth the $18/bottle price. Most wines were around the $25/bottle mark and the choices were rather diverse for a small winery.

Definitely a destination for us now that we know it's there! And Kudos to management for picking such wonderfully attentive and fun staff!!! Thanks to all for a great time!!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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“Your Hometown Winery”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Walked in without a reservation and had some great seating outdoors with a live band on the hillside. The view overlooks the vineyard and the rolling hills. The calamari salad and the zucchini diablo plate were both a nice accompaniment to a few flights of wine. After the pairing the best choice turned out to be the Bianco Solo. Families, parties, dogs and couples made it a nice afternoon to enjoy the summer sun.

The staff was very delightful and attentive with their electronic table system. With a push of a button Tiffany was at our table and insightful about the wines.

Visited July 2014
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Wharton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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“Unique experience with surprisingly good wines”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Cava! The service was excellent... Our waitress was very attentive and the owner spent a good amount of time chatting with us about the wines. Great atmosphere with excellent music and a laid back approach to wine tasting. The cheese platter wasn't terribly impressive, but the pizza was good and the red wines we sampled were surprisingly very good! We ended up purchasing 4 varietals.

  • Visited May 2014
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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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“Wonderful Experience.”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Cava Wineray and Vinyard is a beautiful seeting, great atmoshpere and a good dinining experience with very friendly staff.

  • Visited November 2013
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Vero Beach, Florida
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“Bistro and more!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Menu was simple but choices were supurb. I was really impressed with the Wine selection and tour. For $5 you could sample any four wines in the house. Vineyard representative Frank Jones let you know what to expect in terms of tastes and comparisons.

Visited October 2013
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