In early 2004 Dan and Heather decided to start a vineyard and winery. They leased some land from Dan’s family who had been farming in Mickleton for over a century, planted some grapes and hoped for the best! Twelve years, 18 – 25 wines, and three boys later, they are still moving forward with all the energy and creativity they started with! The name, by the way, came from the old wagonhouse on the Brown family farm. The idea was to build a tasting room someday, modeled after that very building. Ironically enough, the building that is NOW our tasting room was once the site of the original wagonhouse for the farm located at 1401 Route 45… we have the pictures to prove it!
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Past, Present and Future
Owners, Dan and Heather Brown, married in September 2003 and their son, Dallas Haddon Brown was born the following year. In the mean time Wagonhouse Winery, LLC was established and Dan and Heather found themselves working toward a goal that they had only dreamt of previously. As the vineyard continued to grow, so did their family. Dawson Pierce Brown was born January 10, 2007 and Dower Jameson Brown was born June 7, 2008. The culmination of their backgrounds and the guidance and support of family, friends and fellow wineries has allowed the Browns to produce quality wines.
Dan and Heather believe that by doing all of the work themselves, they can create a better product. Each bottle has had their individual attention—from planting and nurturing the vines, to crushing and fermenting the fruit, and finally bottling and labeling the wine. Their dedication to New Jersey agriculture is evident by their desire to use fruit grown in New Jersey only.
In January of 2011, Dan and Heather purchased a small farm in South Harrison township. They have been busy moving their family, their home and their business to this new location. Their tasting room’s Grand Opening took place on Mother’s Day weekend 2011!
They have continued to make progress expanding their wine selection and offering entertaining opportunities to the public. Stop by and see what they have done and ask what they have in-store!