America’s Best Wine Cellar is Where?!

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Behind a secret door, a wrought iron spiral staircase descends to America’s most unique Wine Cellar. Although it feels like you’re in an old chateau in Bordeaux, it’s actually in New Jersey.

An hour outside New York City, the suburbs fade away to the rolling mountains of New Jersey’s Skylands region. Here, the late Gene Mulvihill, a local real estate developer, had the vision for a world class resort with a four-star restaurant and wine cellar. Beneath the resort’s golf clubhouse, Mulvihill built a room for his growing wine collection, which he had begun to amass in the 1950s.

Today, the award-winning 75,000-bottle cellar supplies all the resort’s restaurants including 4-star Restaurant Latour. The unique collection has grown to 9 rooms and is comprised of more than 6,000 labels featuring the most celebrated wine producers, prized vintages and deep verticals of all the great chateaus of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone, as well as California. The cellar holds plenty of rarities too, such as more than 100 vintages of Chateau Latour dating back to 1863. Every day at 3pm, a resort sommelier guides a free tour of the cellar, making this the country’s most accessible fine wine collection as well.

The Wine Cellar and Restaurant Latour have earned many accolades including Wine Spectator’s prestigious Grand Award annually since 2006—only 87 restaurants in the world hold this top honor. For four consecutive years, including 2017, Restaurant Latour has been named by Wine Enthusiast one of “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants.” It has also earned the “World’s Best Wine Lists” award from The World of Fine Wine, the esteemed international wine publication for serious wine aficionados and collectors.

Restaurant Latour and Wine Cellar are located at 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419;; @restaurant_latour

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