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A Vineyard For Little Silver?

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A Vineyard For Little Silver?

Published on February 03, 2012 with 4 Comments

LITTLE SILVER — Richard DeBlasi loves his wine. And now the Seven Bridges Road resident is hoping to convince the governing body to allow him to make wine on his property.

“I think I can make very good wine,” he said this week, “and I just want to see if

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  1. Mr. DeBlasi’s achievment of the development of this Vineyard alone is an outstanding attribute for the town of Little Silver. I have personally walked through the vineyard and would love to see the winery get off the ground. It’s truly unique to our area and the wine is the best NJ wine I have ever tasted.

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  2. Dr. DeBlasi was kind enough to share some of his wine with me years ago, which in turn, I shared with my family over the holidays. We all agreed, “It was one of the best reds we had tasted”. Allowing Rick to share this wine with the community would be a priviledge for the residents and visitors alike.

  3. I think a winery in New Jersey is a stupendous idea! I used to live in New Jersey and would love a place to go for an outing when I visit. A winery is just the place to socialize and bring friends to a “wine tasting”. It’s always nice to be able to present your friends with a bottle from your visit. I say we “go for it!”

  4. The idea of a winery near the Jersey Shore has appeal, particularly because there are many wine enthusiasts in the area who would visit. Now that New Jersey has well over 50 wineries in existence, with many in the southern and western parts of the state, this would be a draw for those in the shore area. Should Little Silver allow the use of Mr. DeBlasi’s property as a winery with a tasting room and perhaps production facilities, what would that mean to his property value and taxes paid to the town? Is the draw of visitors to such a location be a concern from other residents?

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