Nobska Light, Falmouth,
Cape Cod MA—there's
a vineyard nearby....
Dutch explorer Adriaen Block noticed
wild grapes on an island
off the Massachusetts coast in 1614 and named
Vineyard in honor of his daughter. Although there's no winery on the island today, Massachusetts has plenty of others.
grapes grow all over
Massachusetts, but it took Ephraim
Wales Bull of
Concord MA to
develop the Concord
grape (1849), good
for table use, preserves, and
Today Massachusetts vineyards do much better,
using some of the finer vinifera, French-American hybrid, and North American wine grapes.
Making wines from fruits such as apples, blueberries, peaches, strawberries, and even rhubarb is a Massachusetts practice of longstanding. Mead (honey wine) and spirits also produced here, and of course lots of apple cider.
267 Rowley Bridge Road, Topsfield MA (Tel:
529 Belchertown Rd, Amherst MA 01002 (Tel: 413-253-1400)
Apponagansett Bay Vineyard
205 Bakerville Road, Dartmouth MA 02748
155 Glendale Road, Southampton MA 01073
Small-batch vinifera and hybrid wines in the Pioneer Valley.
614 South St, Shrewsbury MA 01545
Vinifera and hybrid grape and other fruit wines between Boston and Worcester.
681 Sandwich Road, East Falmouth MA
A family-owned, Italian-heritage winery using European vinifera grape varieties and local fruits.
61 Pardon Hill Road, South Dartmouth MA (Tel:
Dry, sweet and sparkling vinifera-grape and fruit wines.
101 Wilbraham Road, Monson MA 01057
Over a dozen wines from fruits grown on the property. Regular tastings.
508 Canaan Road (MA/NY Route 295), Richmond
MA (tel. 800-833-6274)
Vinifera still and sparkling wines, fruit wines, mead, and apple ice wine.
324 Wells Street, Greenfield MA 01301, email@example.com
Medium-bodied, semi-sweet wines made from honey; fruit meads (melomel) and herbal meads.
3305 Greenwich Road, Hardwick MA (tel. 413-967-7763)
Hybrid and North American grape wines, including Pink Catawba, as well as blueberry and cranberry wines.
8 Knight Road, New Marlborough MA (tel. 413-528-1015)
Wines from French-American hybrids and North American grapes such as Cayuga.
498 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley MA 01969 (tel. 978-432-1280)
Red, white and rosé wines from vinifera grapes grown in Massachusetts and California.
592 Sylvester Road, Northampton MA 01062
Over a dozen wines from white and red grapes, apples, blueberries, as well as mead from the farm's bees.
5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket MA (tel.
A vinifera winery, brewery and spirits distillery
all together near Bartlett Farm outside Nantucket
100 Wattaquadoc Hill Road, Bolton MA (tel.
Among the oldest and most substantial Massachusetts wineries, it produces over 30 varied wines—white, red, rosé, dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling—from vinifera and hybrid grapes, apples, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, other fruits, and honey, as well as beers and spirits.
J's Restaurant is the ultimate farm-to-table eatery, using produce from the farm itself.
41 School Street, Hatfield MA (Tel: 413-247-3007; 413-387-7193)
Several wines from Frontenac, Cayuga and Louise Swenson grapes.
114 Water Street, Plymouth MA
Right in the center of Plymouth, a short stroll
Rock: tasty grape and fruit wines
170 Water Street, Suite 10C, Plymouth MA
Delicious wines—and wine-tasting—in the town
center near many of Plymouth's best restaurants.
335 Old Fall River Road, North Dartmouth
MA (Tel: 508-985-1998)
The family tradition is Portuguese, producing wines from vinifera and hybrid grapes. The distillery produces brandies, grappa and liqueurs.
143 Argilla Road, Ipswich MA
Great fruit wines and ciders along with pies,
jams and other home-made foods right on the
road to Crane
105 Bolton Road, Harvard MA (Tel: 978-456-6850)
Specializing in apple ice wine.
760 Purchase Street, New Bedford MA (Tel: 774-929-6534)
An urban winery making wines from vinifera and hybrid grapes grown elsewhere. Portuguese heritage.
11 Shore Road (MA Route 6A), North Truro MA (tel. 508-487-6200). Just a few miles from
Provincetown, this family-run vineyard and inn make an enjoyable stop during your
Cod explorations. More...
PO Box 691, Lincoln MA (Tel: 781-259-9976)
Small-batch, finely-crafted artisanal vinifera wines produced close to Boston.
417 Hixbridge Road, Westport MA (Tel: 508-636-3423)
Red, white, still and sparkling wines from vinifera grapes.
840 West Lowell Avenue, Haverhill MA (Tel:
Mostly hybrid wines with a few vinifera, and their unusual rhubarb wine.
110 Old Mill Road, Shrewsbury MA 01545 (Tel:
and fruit wines and mead from the produce of Massachusetts and New York farms, plus cheese, chocolate, and lessons in winemaking.
It all goes well with white
Apple wine & cider: a Massachusetts specialty!