About us

The Essex County Wine Society (“ECWS”) was founded in New Jersey in 1972 and incorporated in 1973 as a non-profit organization. The purpose of the society "includes the education and instruction of its members in the wines and vineyards of the world" (Star Ledger).

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

Co-President Nuris Portuondo ECWSPresident@gmail.com
Co-President Susan Harris ECWSPresident@gmail.com
1st Vice President Angela DeLuca
2nd Vice President Justin Alessio
Secretary John Bachmann
Treasurer Dawn Mazzanti ECWSNJTreasurer@gmail.com
Trustee Gil Bauer
Trustee Joel Mitchel
Trustee Bob Slusarczyk

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