Quench Your Thirst: Learn to Taste NJ Wine

Salem Oak Vineyard
Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Salem Oak Vineyard

Address: Salem Oak Vineyard, 60 N. Railroad Road, Pedricktown, New Jersey (less than three miles from Exit 7 of Interstate 295) 
Cost: $75 per person

To register visit:  www.salemcc.edu/NJWine

Since seating is limited, early registration is highly encouraged. 


About the Event:

This introduction to viticulture and enology class will compare and contrast the land in the Outer Coastal Plain (southeastern New Jersey) to the soil in Bordeaux, France.  Attendees will learn about the varieties of grapes grown in this region and wines that are produced from these varieties. We will explore and develop our wine-tasting palates and learn to heighten our senses to gain understanding of the details of fine wine.

The Outer Coastal Plain is in the southeast portion of New Jersey and encompasses approximately 2,250,000 acres, and all or parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Cape May, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem counties.  This area has been approved by the US Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade Bureau as an American Viticulture Area.  


About the Instructor:

Mandi Cassidy is the founder of Salem Oak Vineyards, LLC, and has been operating the vineyard since its inception in 2004. Salem Oaks Vineyards is a family-run vineyard farm tucked away in quiet Pedricktown, New Jersey, that offers a nice array of red and white wines that range from dry to sweet. The vineyard was a two-time awardee (2009, 2011) of the USDA Value Added Producer Grant. Salem Oak Vineyard’s Strawberry Wine has been a recipient of the New Jersey State Bronze Medal.  

Cassidy is a nationally known dynamic public speaker. She has 30 years of experience in nursing that encompasses critical care, shock trauma, burn trauma, ICU, CCU, and ER. She was the staff development instructor at Crozer Chester Medical Center and Taylor Hospital before founding Continuing Education Unlimited where she provided health education and certification training to corporations across the country.  In 2009, Cassidy was awarded the American Red Cross Health & Safety Instructor of the Year.

Cassidy’s expertise in quality assurance, compliance, and performance improvement have contributed to her success as an entrepreneur.  She is a member of the Garden State Grape Growers Association and earned a B.S. in Science of Nursing (Maxim Cum Laude) from LaSalle University. 


For more information: Contact Terri Zobel at tzobel@salemcc.edu or 856.351.2651.