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The state of Massachusetts hosts more than a dozen wineries, scattered from its western end to the coastal areas south of Boston, as well as on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket islands. Grape growing in the state is concentrated on coastal lands within the Southeastern New England AVA. In other parts of the state, fruit wines are more common and grape wines are often made from fruit imported from other parts of the U.S. The cold-climate conditions make French-American hybrid varieties like Seyval, Vidal, and Marechal Foch popular choices with growers. But some important producers have exclusively vinifera programs, focusing on varieties like Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. Given the growing conditions and varieties, it is not surprising to find excellent, Traditional Method sparkling wines made in the state. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Massachusetts View all

  • Travessia Winery

    Travessia is a small urban winery in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to ma...

  • Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

    We pioneered the art of maritime grape growing on Cape Cod, and our vinifera vineyard produces wi...

  • Nashoba Winery

    Located in the heart of Massachusetts’ apple country, Nashoba Valley Winery is a stunning hilltop...

  • West County Cider

    West County Cider continues the centuries-old cider making tradition and adds some modern refinem...

  • Alfalfa Farm

    Alfalfa Farm Winery is a family-owned and -operated vineyard in rural Topsfield, Massachusetts. W...

  • Westport Rivers Winery

    Many wine lovers are discovering that cool climates create the most dramatic sparkling, white and...

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  • Liberty School Chardonnay 2011

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    Made by the famous Napa winery. Every Liberty School wine carries the Caymus seal of quality. Read More

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  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Lodi 2011

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    I liked, sweet and spicy, fruity Read More

    Wine review by dunbarindc


  • Chicama Vineyards Cranberry Satin Table Blush Massachusetts

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    No written review

    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours Santa Ynez Valley 2012

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  • Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les Jours Santa Ynez Valley 2012

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    This sat well and the wine has "married" up to create a more seamless juice. Blueberry, blackberry and a touch of dirt, white pepper and licorice are front and center. Recommend Italian beef sandwiches with mince horseradish/sour cream blend, red onions, sliced tomato on a toasted split bun. Drink now - Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Well, Duncan, Southwestern Florida and SoCal are quite a bit different from ... went to school in eastern Massachusetts, lived in Japan then finally settled in the Berkeley Hills (Northern California on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay) near Foxall. His English wife was homesick for England, though, so they moved there, settling near Oxfo... Read More

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  • "So, how about proposing some dates?  My suggestion is Black Friday, ... turkey' (though back in Massachusetts they were eating venison)!  ; Read More

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  • M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila-Haut 2011

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    a very smooth and inviting wine that just caresses the palate with pleasant subtle flavor. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


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