The first established property of Cedar Rose Vineyards consists of 2 acres of vinifera grapevines and is located on a piece of land that belongs to Barbara Carman, a parent of one of the partners and founders, Steven Becker. This property now displays a picturesque scene of young grapevines accented by natural Eastern Red Cedar trellis poles, but in recent memory, the land looked quite a bit different.
A young forest had been allowed to take root, creating an almost impenetrable mass of trees, shrubs, sticker bushes, and poison ivy. Clearing it seemed almost impossible at the time. With no heavy equipment or capital, we were forced to rely on physical labor and an ethic of hard work that has been forgotten by recent generations. Through blood, sweat, and tears we slowly transformed the forest into the beautiful landscape that now graces this piece of South Jersey farmland.