Fox Hollow Vineyards is centrally located on 94 acres in Holmdel, NJ. It is owned and operated by the Casola Family,6th generation farmers who decided to diversify into vineyards and wine making for future generations.
We pride ourselves on the cultivation of premium grapes. All hand tended and harvested, then skillfully crafted into our fine wines.
We are a true farm family, with different members of the family doing everything from planting, hoeing and mowing to pruning, thinning and operating all the necessary equipment involved in the grape processing.
What makes us stand out is our expertise in farming. Many winemakers are new to agriculture and find the art to viticulture escapes them. They wind up buying grapes or juice from California to make ‘Jersey’ wine. Tony Casola is a lifelong, passionate farmer. His expertise allows superior growing, and knows how to get the best performance from our vines.
The quality of wine comes from spending a lot of time in the field with the grapes, this ensures that our grapes are premium grapes which will shine through when made into wine.
Our wine maker, Joe Casola, is a graduate of Surry Community College in Dobson, NC with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. He spent two years in class, laboratory, and field operations in the Yadkin Valley and work experience in several vineyards in that region.
Joe likes to allow the grapes to really mature prior to harvest and let them show themselves what kind of wine they will be, to allow the grapes to be self- expressive, indicative of where they are grown
He believes in minimal interference in the processing of our grapes into wine and lets them express the characteristics from our area, allowing them to tell him what type of wine they will be.
Joe likes to create wines that are drinkable and have a purpose – wines that work well in pairings and can also stand alone
Our goal is to show people that high quality wines can be made from grapes grown in our area of NJ, and to create a reputation that our area of NJ produces good wines, ones that people will enjoy and remember
We would like this area to become a designated appellation in NJ and hopefully through our production of fine wines, this can be done. The only other winery in our area is 4JG’s at 127 Hillsdale Rd in Colts Neck. They are also a family farm and have many award winning wines.