About us

The Essex County Wine Society (“ECWS”) is a member-based organization founded in New Jersey in 1972 and incorporated in 1973. The purpose of the society "includes the education and instruction of its members in the wines and vineyards of the world."

We do not demand any specific knowledge or sophistication concerning wine – just a desire to learn about wine. While membership is by invitation, guests are welcomed to attend the dinners and wine tasting events.

ECWS tastings are held monthly from October through December and February through April. We host wine-themed dinners in September and May where we feature selections from our carefully curated cellar stocked with older vintages of excellent wines.

Tastings are usually held in Montclair, N.J. Further information may be obtained by contacting us.

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Current Officers

President Angela DeLuca ECWSPresident@gmail.com
Past President Nuris Portuondo
1st Vice President Stacey Rudbart
2nd Vice President Justin Alessio
Digital and Social Media Alli Meyer
Secretary Pat Haveron
Treasurer John Bachmann ECWSNJTreasurer@gmail.com
Trustee Gil Bauer
Trustee Joel Mitchel
Trustee Susan Harris

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