It’s Cranberry Wine Time

Cranberry wine, anyone? Cranberries are increasingly ending up in wines, according to Tart and trendy, cranberries are everywhere at

Sales of cranberry wine have been rising steadily at Valenzano Winery in Shamong, New Jersey. It now produces about 3,000 gallons a year, bringing in 15 percent to 20 percent of total income, said Tony Valenzano Jr., who runs the decade-old winery about halfway between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, with his brother and father…

Valenzano makes wine from both red cranberries and white ones _ picked just before they fully ripen and turn red. The winery is among several in New Jersey that produce wines made from locally grown cranberries.

Cranberries are naturally rather tart, and it seems like they might be an interesting choice for winemaking.

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