Savor Summer at The Cree Wine Company
New wines, spirits, special events and opening of the patio to mark the new season
The Cree Wine Company experience brings together the elements of a winery tasting room with an impeccable selection of wines from around the world, all carefully selected by New Jersey’s only Master of Wine, Chris Cree. In the wine bar and lounge, and now on the patio, customers can order a tasting, a drink, a flight or even a bottle. All the wines offered for tasting can also be bought by the bottle or by the “take away” case.
SUMMER WALK AROUND WINE TASTING
Saturday June 11
167 Perryville Road, Hampton, NJ
$65 per person plus tax and tip
Guests will enjoy tasting and learning about more than a dozen seasonal wines carefully selected by Master of Wine, Chris Cree. The summer walk around wine tasting will feature light and crisp white wines, medium-bodied rosés and hearty reds to pair with summer barbecues. Many of these wines come from small artisan vineyards around the world. Light appetizers will be served and wines will be available for purchase.
CREE WHISKEY COLLECTIVE
An evening of Japanese whiskeys
Wednesday June 15
167 Perryville Road, Hampton, NJ
$45 per person plus tax and tip
Join The Cree Whiskey Collective: a whiskey club that meets monthly to share tastings, knowledge and stories with fellow whiskey enthusiasts. Each month, customers will be able to sample four premium whiskeys and sample platters of light cheeses and charcuterie. All premium whiskeys will be available for purchase.
WHISKEY AND CIGAR EVENING
Wednesday June 22
167 Perryville Road. Hampton, New Jersey
Guests charged for food and whiskey ordered
Celebrate a lively night of whiskey, cigars and great food at The Cree Wine Company‘s Whiskey and Cigar Pairing on the terrace. Guests bring their own cigars and in-house spirits manager Tom Anderer will recommend the best whiskeys. This is not a paid event; customers will be charged for the whiskeys and dishes ordered.
ABOUT CHRIS CREE
Chris Cree, New Jersey’s only Master of Wine, has been in the wine business for over 40 years, beginning when a trip to Europe after graduating from high school turned into a passion for always for the wine. In 1996, he became the 13th American to pass the rigorous Master of Wine examination at the London-based Institute of Masters of Wine. Today, there are only 418 Masters of Wine in the world, of which only 56 work in the United States.
Cree’s storied winemaking career has included stints in retail, distribution, hospitality and education. He has traveled the world to learn and taste wine, but his roots are in New Jersey. Born in Plainfield, Cree grew up in Bridgewater and Flemington and is a long-time resident of Clinton. The opening of the Cree Wine Company in Hunterdon County is like going back to basics.
ABOUT THE CREE WINE COMPANY
Located in the newly redesigned and historic Perryville Inn, Cree Wine offers an inviting wine bar with multiple tasting rooms, event space for social and corporate events, and an online wine buying program offering hundreds of carefully selected wines from around the world.
The historic Perryville Inn has undergone a million dollar renovation to transform it into its new incarnation. The “Brick Tavern”, as it was more commonly known, is over two centuries old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1813, the Federal-style building first opened as an inn for weary travelers along the stagecoach route from Philadelphia to eastern New Jersey. It was built by Cornelius Carhart and named after Commodore Oliver Perry’s naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The Inn was moved a few miles from its original location in 1960 to make place at Interstate 78 and has been located at 167 Perryville Road ever since.
Working with New Jersey-based architect and designer Suzanne Perez, Cree’s vision maintained the charm of the historic inn with its red brick facade, six majestic original fireplaces and some of the pine floors. original wide plank with a modern farmhouse aesthetic to breathe new life into the structure. Modern elements include a warm and welcoming wine bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable seating and a modern take on the farmhouse table, as well as full audio-visual capabilities for educational events and tastings.
For more information about the Cree Wine Company, visit www.CreeWineCo.com or call 908-200-7772.
The Cree Wine Company is located at 167 Perryville Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827. Hours of operation are: Wednesday through Friday: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kelly G. Vanasse