If you like wine, and you appreciate the hard work local vintners put into their product, you’ll be happy to learn there are many wineries in Massachusetts. Local wine makes the perfect gift, too—especially for out-of-state guests or those who have recently visited your home. Here are 10 of the best wineries in the Bay State.
Each fall, visitors are invited to help harvest the grapes at the Alfalfa Farm Winery. The winery is set on the grounds of what was once a 300-acre dairy farm. Public wine tastings are available or you can schedule a private tasting for up to 80 guests.
Boasting wines from their unique combinations of fruits, Russell Orchards Winery hosts ongoing wine tastings in their farm store. Guests can sign up to attend an event for wine and specialty food pairings. Check out the cider donuts while you’re there!
Locally-grown grapes and fruits comprise the wines made at the Plymouth Bay Winery. They feature a wide range of homemade jellies and sauces, too. Check their website for scheduled tastings.
Truro Vineyards is just one of several Cape Cod wineries that produce fine wines in Massachusetts. Open seven days a week, the grounds alone warrant a visit. Their outdoor pavilion is the backdrop to many romantic weddings during late spring, summer, and fall each year.
Also the home of Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard enjoys educating wine enthusiasts as much as they love selling their bottles of wine. Famous for both their reds as well as their white wines, the vineyard is open daily for tastings and by appointment for tours.
Owned and operated by an Italian family, the Cape Cod Winery is said to rival wines sold in both Italy and France. Open year-round, be sure to sample Cranberry Blush when you visit. It is made of white wine with a splash of local cranberry juice.
In addition to guided winery tours and wine tastings, Nashoba Valley Winery is home to a restaurant, frequent festivals, and pick-your-own orchards. Open year-round, the winery sits atop a hill with a gorgeous view of the town below.
Home of Johnny Mash “Dry Gold” wine, Furnace Brook Winery is known for its wines made from the apples from its own orchards. Taste your choice of two wines at no cost at The Farm Winery Store, which is open all year.
A top producer of sparkling wines, Westport Rivers Winery offers free tours of the winery and historic farm each weekend. If you attend a tasting, be sure to check out their distinct dessert wines.
Located just outside of Boston, Turtle Creek Winery is a small winery known for its world-class wines. And even though they don’t have a tasting room or visitor’s center, their website keeps wine lovers abreast of their tastings and other events. If you live in or frequently visit Massachusetts, you’ve got it made when it comes to finding creative gifts at holiday time and for birthdays.