LAMBERTVILLE, NJ (Hunterdon County) -Hunterdon County Commissioner Susan Soloway, who serves as co-liaison to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, on Oct. 24 attended a vineyard mixer at the Angelico Winery, located on Hamp Road, in Lambertville, for a Hunterdon579trail event.
The Department of Economic Development Tourism founded the 579 Trail initiative, which featuresthe tastes and wonders of the historical agricultural regions in Hunterdon County, from the hills of Bethlehem Township to the Delaware River Valley.
The Angelico Winery is owned and operated by Otto and Lily Angelico and features a combination of Italian and American wine making culture, rooted in a 5th generation family-owned winery and vineyard in Sicily. The winery sources grapes directly from their own vineyard in New Jersey, using Traditional Methods from the old world. Angelico Winery recently celebrated their one-year anniversary in August and is the newest vineyard to join the 579 Trail.
“This mixer is a great opportunity to bring together many of the 579 Trail participants to meet and collaborate on agritourism initiatives that benefit their businesses here in Hunterdon County. There are so many great farm stands, markets, and wineries to visit along the Trail and I encourage residents and visitors to explore them all,” Soloway said.
There are approximately 30 members of the 579 Trail, and those represented at the mixer included, Old York Cellars, Salem Vineyards, Bobolink, Mad Lavendar, Farmhouse Flowers, Haring Family Farm, Woolverton Inn, Sergeantsville Inn, Gorgeous Goat, Federal Twist Vineyard, Ironbound Cider, Clinton Market and Stangl Farmers Market.
Director for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Marc Saluk, highlighted the various efforts of the department to promote and advertise members businesses through social media and the use of bloggers, travel writers, influencers, and Instagram reels.