Amalthea Cellars Winery - Europa

Our Wines

Our Wines – Winemaker’s Promise Of Excellence All Amalthea wines are completely guaranteed if they should happen to not meet your expectations…


Our Tasting Experience Our tastings transport you to a boutique chateau in southern France or to a hillside in Tuscany…


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Fresh Draft Wine

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Our Wines — Amalthea Cellars

All Amalthea wines are completely guaranteed if they should happen to not meet your expectations. We at Amalthea count on our customers’ honest feedback, and wish to know whenever a customer is not 100% satisfied.

We strive to balance all of our hand crafted wines with traditional methods: First we find the finest fruit available in the southern New Jesrey Outer Coastal Plain region AVA. Then we combine these grapes with new barrels for chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, and many other rich intense flavors that come from the timeless art of cooperage. Finally after the significant aging in barrerels the fruit and chary oak mix to create an elixir that is then blended into balance with another great vinifera chosen by the winemaker to compliment the vintage. It is this process that assures a handcrafted vintage year after year.

Dry Reds: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
Dry Whites: Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Traminette, Sauvignon Blanc
Off-Dry’s: Callisto Series, Metis, Villard Blanc, Solera
Legends: Europa I – VII
Dream Barrel: 2005 Syrah, 2005 Zinfandel

Europa III

Featured Articles & Reviews

George Taber | review video

The New York Times

the-new-york-times-logo-vert“…[George Taber] was impressed by the wines at Caracciolo’s Amalthea Cellars. Last year, Taber helped organize the so-called Judgment of Princeton, in which a panel of respected wine critics, including two from France, compared New Jersey wines with some of the best French ones in a blind tasting. Shockingly, the results showed a near tie.”

[excerpt from article: Bottle Bing by Adam Davidson]

National Public Radio

nprlogo“Sometimes your success depends on how your competitors behave. People judge you not just by your product, but by the product that your rival down the street makes.

This is a problem for Lou Caracciolo. He’s trying to make high-quality wine, from grapes he grows in New Jersey. But Jersey wine already has a reputation — and fancy isn’t it. On today’s show: Can New Jersey become the next Napa?”

[excerpt from article: Episode 444: New Jersey Wine by NPR]

This is South Jersey

SJ-MAGAZINE-BEST-OF-2016cropHost Marianne Aleardi and friends visit Amalthea Cellars for a tavern tasting.

[“This is South Jersey” Season 2, Episode 1 – Amalthea Cellars by SJMagazine]

Wine Folly

wine-folly-classic-logo“If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s your chance to see 3 wine experts blind taste a wine from New Jersey. The goal of this tasting is to discover if wine from places like New Jersey (or even India) have a spot amongst the great wine regions of the world…”

[excerpt from article: Can New Jersey Wine Stand Up Against Napa & Bordeaux? (video) by Wine Folly]

2018 BTI Tasting Results

“Out of more than 8,400 reviews, 97 points was the highest score BTI awarded of which only nine wines received the score. Amalthea Cellars 2015 Legend’s Edition Europa I, a Bordeaux-style blend from New Jersey, was one of those wines.”
– BTI 2018

Official List of Results

97 Points – 2015 Legend’s Edition Europa I
95 Points – 2015 Legend’s Edition Europa IV
95 Points – Amalthea Cellars Carmé
94 Points – 2014 Legend’s Edition Europa III
94 Points – Amalthea Cellars 2015 Cabernet Franc Reserve
92 Points – Amalthea Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone II
91 Points – Amalthea Cellars 2015 Merlot Reserve