Outer Coastal Plain
The Outer Coastal Plain AVA is one of three such appellations in the state of New Jersey; it is situated in the southeastern reaches of the state. While this zone covers more than 2 million acres, just under 600 acres are planted to vines. Plantings are near bodies of water (such as the Atlantic Ocean) and soils are primarily sand and sandy loam. The bulk of the production here is with fruit wines, made from products such as raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates. Leading varieties for table wine include Chardonnay,Merlot, Muscat and hybrids such as Niagara and Chambourcin. (Wine/Appellations)