Over fifteen years ago, owners Jimmy and MaryAnn Lowney opened the doors Grape Expectations – a state-of-the-art home-style winemaking facility. They have over twenty years of winemaking experience and more than eighty medals, including various international awards for many of their wines, including pure cabernets, zinfandels, and various blends. Jimmy has also held the title of Professional Winemaker in a New Jersey Winery for three years.
Lisa & George Featherman partnered with the team in 2013. Prior to partnering, George worked for Grape Expectations for more than five years and has made wine for nearly a decade. George has recently won various medals, including a gold medal and three bronze medal at the internationally-acclaimed Wine Maker International Wine Competition.
Our 8,000 square foot facility is home to over 350 barrels of signature private label wines made by our patrons. Our facility is a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere where our patrons are not just customers, rather members of our family that share a love of wine.
We use state of the art equipment, oak barrels for aging red wines; and stainless steel drums for most whites. Imagine branding your very own collection of wines by choosing each type of grape, by region and time, then choosing how long to let it age. Our experienced staff will assist you in producing the finest handcrafted wines – you’ll be proud to call them your own and share them with your family and friends.
When you come to Grape Expectations you’ll become a part of our family. You’ll learn how to produce an exquisite wine as you become a winemaker. We welcome you to come and join our family and be part of the winemaking tradition at Grape Expectations.