An integral part of tourism has always been the food and beverage culture of the traveler’s holiday destination. Who has ever visited Italy and not eaten pizza? Paella in Spain or Moussaka in Greece?
Until the latter part of the 20th Century, gastronomic tourism had the ascendancy. Nowadays enotourism, or vinitourism, is the new “you haven’t lived until you’ve done this” thing. Vinitourism is defined by Wikipedia as “tourism whose purpose is or includes the tasting, consumption, or purchase of wine”.
Vinitourism only really started gaining traction around the world in the early 2000s, with the advent of the artisanal beverage industry. It has, since, burgeoned into a significant revenue generator and an important aspect of peoples’ vacation planning. Winery tours are now as commonplace as restaurant visits.
In recent times, New Jersey, and particularly Cape May, has emerged as a haven of vinitourism. Without a tour of the Cape May, NJ Wineries, no visit to the region is complete.
Exclusive Taxi and Car Service has heard and heeded the call. If you’re planning a winery tour or just a night on the town, Exclusive Taxi and Car Service will ensure that you and your memories are safe.
Extensive coverage area
Serving all the major airports in the area, namely
- Atlantic City International (ACY)
- Newark Liberty International (EWR)
- Philadelphia International (PHL)
- John F Kennedy International (JFK)
- La Guardia International (LGA),
Exclusive Taxi and Car Service is perfectly placed to cater to your transportation needs.
Whatever your itinerary, Exclusive Taxi and Car Service will have you covered. Be it a one-way pick-up and drop off for a night on the town or a multi-stop winery tour.
Provide us with your flight details at booking time and we will ensure that your driver is on hand to meet you right outside the arrival gate. The driver will be dispatched well in advance of the scheduled arrival of your flight to ensure that you don’t have to wait. In case there are unexpected changes to your schedule, we’ll be on top of them.
Wide choice of vehicles
Our comprehensive fleet comprising of
- Lincoln Continental Luxury Sedan
- Lincoln MKT Crossover
- Chevrolet Suburban
- Toyota Highlander
- Lincoln Continental Stretch Limo
- Hummer Stretch Limo (in bright pink)
- And the 14 seater Ford Transit,
has the perfect vehicle for everyone, whether a single traveler, a family, or a large group.
The vehicles are meticulously maintained for your safety and to avoid the inconvenience of a breakdown. Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer such an unlikely event, we will dispatch a relief vehicle to continue your journey with as little delay and inconvenience as possible.
All of our vehicles are Smoke-Free for your health and comfort. We take this very seriously and impose substantial cleaning surcharges in the event of a violation by any passenger.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, vehicle interiors are cleaned and disinfected at the end of every trip. Disinfection protocols include the use of ozone machines.
Some of the vehicles are equipped with a driver compartment screen. This should be requested at booking time as availability is limited.
Exclusive Taxi and Car Service’s drivers are screened and rigorously trained. They’re highly experienced and very familiar with the area. They will get you to where you want to be in good time and without undue stress.
They have advanced GPS systems and will navigate the quickest, easiest, and least stress route for your comfort. Kick back and relax. Enjoy your ride, you’re in very good hands.
The Cape May, NJ Wineries
The craft beverage scene has exploded over the last decade or so. Coupled with the established wineries, Cape May boasts what is now fondly known as the Cape May Booze Trail. Featuring no less than 10 world-class wineries, this is a wine lovers’ paradise.
Should your palate lean more towards the malted options, there are now also more than 10 craft breweries along the Cape May trail to tantalize your tastebuds.
To assist you in planning your vinitourism adventure, we will briefly introduce some of the wineries on the Cape May route.
Cape May Winery and Vineyard
Established in 1989 with the planting of the first vines in Cape May County. This family-owned vineyard now cultivates 11 grape varieties and produces more than 20 different wines.
The tasting room is open 7 days a week. Tours are available by prior booking. The kitchen offers a selection of tapas and seasonal brunches.
This very exclusive winery produces 1,000 bottles of wine annually from only three cultivars; Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The wines are available only by direct purchase. The estate was named after the owners’ twin daughters, Grace and Willow.
Hawk Haven Winery & Vineyard
Tucked in between Delaware Bay and the ocean, Hawk Haven produces more than a dozen wines.
True to its name the vineyard is indeed a haven for migrating predatory birds
The winery is open daily for tastings and purchases. Pairing experiences are offered from time to time. Booking is recommended.
Jessie Creek Winery & Vineyard
This boutique winery produces a limited range of wines in small quantities. All done by hand. Right from the cultivation of the vines to the labeling of the corked bottle.
Wine tastings can be enjoyed with the accompaniment of a cheese platter.
Natali Winery & Vineyard
This vineyard produces 28 wines. This is also an entirely manual process. To ensure quality wines, they focus on producing the best quality grapes. Wine quality is maintained by limiting production quantities.
Tastings are available on weekends during winter and 7 days a week for the rest of the year.
Guests may bring picnic lunches. Food is, however, not permitted in the tasting room.
Turdo Winery & Vineyard
Turdo Winery was born from the owner’s vision of turning 5 acres of woodland into vineyards. This family-run winery has won many awards and has been featured in several magazines and journals.
Turdo Winery is the first winery in the state of New Jersey to be entirely solar-powered.
Please note that due to the current pandemic, all the wineries have certain restrictions or additional health and safety precautions. Please be sure to enquire before making any reservations.
In a nutshell
In closing, hesitate no more. Embark on that adventure. Book the limo service and indulge yourself in that winery tour experience you’ve always dreamed about.
We at Exclusive Taxi and Car Service are at your service and looking forward to making your tour the ultimate indulgence.