Jessie Creek Winery began with the vision of Dr. Bruce Morrison after he toured Napa, California. Visions of beautiful vineyards, tasting rooms, outside fire pits, and wines shared with strangers who became friends were planted in his memory. The sounds of wine glasses clanging, quiet sounds of laughter in the Vineyard the entire experience one he wanted to replicate close to home.
After he returned from Napa in 2005, Dr. Morrison enrolled in the Philadelphia Wine School to learn more about wine making, tasting and production . It was a life altering experience for him engaging with some of the best sommeliers and growers to learn from.
While a summer resident of South Jersey he took trips on his motorcycle to Cape May and other shore destinations. On a crisp sunny day in summer of 2007, while riding on his motorcycle down route 47 he came upon the sign for Jessie Creek Vineyards. It is still hanging there at front of driveway as it was in 2007.
Turning into the property was the vision of Napa in New Jersey. A setting undisturbed with Rows of vines and hanging clusters of grapes. There was a barn sitting in the middle of the property which was where the farm equipment was placed. After a discussion and tour of the Vineyard by the owner, a bond was started , and the sale of the property was completed in late 2007.
The grand opening took place in December 2010 with much excitement . We were able to place our initial wines in the Garden State Wine Competition. Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were silver and bronze medal winners.
Much of the success to the Wine medals were due to the quality of the fruit from the growing area in Cape May . The area now has its own AVA known as Cape Peninsula due to its unique soil, temperature days and aquifer .
Since opening in 2012 Jessie Creek has established itself with further award-winning Wines and a reputation for unparalleled personal customer service. Our passion is to bring a family experience for all occasions, including weddings parties graduations and birthdays. We want to enjoy these moments and celebrate with our staff and owners. We enjoy the collaboration of local vendors, and charities, and building a relationship for years to come. Please come and share our family and friends with those you love.