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'Make Wine' With Them: Father Son Duo Leads Wallington Workshop

John Gizzi Jr. helps his father run "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington.
John Gizzi Jr. helps his father run "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
There are over 200 barrels of wine fermenting at "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington.
There are over 200 barrels of wine fermenting at "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
Fermenting machines at "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington.
Fermenting machines at "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
The lounge area at "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington.
The lounge area at "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
Bottles of custom wine that has been created at "Make Wine With Us."
Bottles of custom wine that has been created at "Make Wine With Us." Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
Inside "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington.
Inside "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
The entrance to "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington.
The entrance to "Make Wine With Us" in Wallington. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser
"Make Wine With Us" also sells a selection of olive oils and vinegars.
"Make Wine With Us" also sells a selection of olive oils and vinegars. Photo Credit: Matt Speiser

WALLINGTON, N.J. — Cabernet sauvignon, chianti, chardonnay and more than 40 other types of wines are being made right now inside of a 10,000 square-foot Wallington warehouse.

John Gizzi, Jr., 46, and his father are offering wine-enthusiasts the opportunity to crush grapes, help ferment and bottle their very own wine.

The duo hopes guests will leave the 10-month program with more than a bottle of wine.

"You can go buy wine anywhere," Gizzi said, "but really the difference here is the experience.

"We are one of the few places where you can go through the entire winemaking process," he said.

The process begins once the Gizzi's place an order for grapes, depending on what type the customer wants to make. Guests come to the warehouse four times to learn about each phase of the wine-making process.

"People really get a lot out of it," said Gizzi, who guides winemakers through the entire operation.

"It is a fascinating process," he said. "Wine is something that you can never stop learning about."

"Make Wine With Us" provides all materials, including bottles and oak barrels for the wine to ferment in and the machines to crush and press the grapes.

The final product is a homemade barrel of wine that can fill anywhere from 250 to 288 bottles.

"A lot of people do it with friends and family," Gizzi said. "It's a really fun way to spend time together."

Concocting your own spirit can cost anywhere from $800 to $4,000 — depending on the type of wine and how much guests want to make.

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