Members of the Vintner’s Circle wine making family won big at the 2012 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Making Competition, sponsored by WineMaker magazine. Andover shop wine makers Deborah and Dennis Haff took prizes in several categories and the Andover wine making team of Jacquie Pellek and Gayle Lembryk also made the judges take notice. Vintner’s Circle wine makers Steve and Lorraine Polakowski won for the second year in a row. (more…)
Vintner’s Circle Andover Winemaking Shop hosted its Grand Opening March 3, 2012 Franchise owners Dave and Tara Becker welcomed visitors from the local community and area businesses to sample wine, win prizes and learn more about the Vintner’s Circle wine lifestyle. (more…)
December 17th, 2011 by david in Andover NJ
Vintner’s Circle winemaker and franchisee, David Becker of Dover, New Jersey won Gold in the 2011 WineMaker Magazine Label Contest. Becker’s Curious Cats label decorates his bottle of 2009 Valpolicella Ripassa.
I’m a cat lover, so what better than two “Italian kitties” to represent my Valpolicella,” comments Becker. Becker and his wife, Tara, are award winning home winemakers and have been customers of Vintner’s Circle for many years. Recently Dave and Tara became franchisees of Vintner’s Circle Andover.
“We are delighted for Dave,” says David Schmeltzle, president of Vintner’s Circle Franchising. “He is a talented and creative winemaker. And we are pleased that they joined our team with the Vintner’s Circle Andover franchise.”
Vintner’s Circle Franchising currently operates seven wine making shops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is expanding with eight more locations in Arizona. The shops offer wine making in a few easy steps in a comfortable setting with knowledgeable staff. A wide selection of wines is available, as well as education classes, wine tasting and special events.
February 1st, 2011 by david in Andover NJ
Vintner’s Circle Andover is temporarily closed. We wanted to let everyone know who purchased gift certificates that they will be honored at any Vintner’s Circle winemaking shop. We are actively working to reopen the Andover winemaking shop.