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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)

Varietals Produced in Massachusetts View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Massachusetts View all

  • Westport Rivers Winery

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

  • Alfalfa Farm

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

  • 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...

  • Furnace Brook Winery

    Furnace Brook Winery is located at Hilltop Orchards, a 100 year-old farm set on 200 bucolic acres...

  • Nantucket Vineyard

    Located in the pastoral heart of Nantucket on the way to Cisco Beach , Nantucket Vineyard was est...

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  • Villa Solais Vermentino di Sardegna Doc. Santadi 2012

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    best served cold. a wonderful, mellow, fruity, yet not overwhelmingly sweet wine to enjoy on a warm summer day. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Lodi 2011

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    Aged in 100% American oak Big, slightly musky oak filled aromas of loamy soil, toasted oak and sweet mulberry fruit that is a little jammy and caramel driven greet the nose. Vanilla and charry wood flavors are followed by a big, plump mouthful of jammy red fruits in the mouth. Big, and bold and spicy, this shows a bit of aggressive wood on the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Liberty School Chardonnay 2011

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    Bright pale yellow colour. Pear, stone fruit, citrus/lime and apple combine with subtle oak and butter notes- lots of fruit well balanced with acidity. Medium-long length and slightly tangy finish. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Experience the essence and excellence of Cali cabs through this wine. The unique soil, the ripe flavors, are all made evident by winemaking that is clearly expert. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Duncan, it's a state by state thing.  Most states allow shipment of wine, but Massachusetts isn't one. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine delivery


  • Hi all I drink wines please help in changing Massachusetts law so we can enjoy all the worlds wines that we can not have usps or ups or fed exec inthank-you  g     Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine delivery


  • Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012

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    A little candied on the nose, and ripe with peachy aromas layered over a base of softly floral framed citrus fruits and a hint of honeydew with a gentle suggestion of vanilla adding detail. Fairly large scaled in the mouth, and on the softer side of the spectrum, this does not lack for acid but does have a bit of a creamy feel in the mouth. The... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Laura Hartwig Carmenere 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by antoniotorres


  • Ridge Zinfandel Lytton Springs 2010

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    Something of a sour viney nose. I'm not getting much fruit flavor on the palate at all. Super stark drying sensation, mostly. I may require more air. A bit bitter on the back of the palate. I like the lack of fruitiness, but you have to really like lean wines to enjoy this one. US$27.99 at Packing House Wine Merchants in Claremont. Amendm... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Deloach Vineyards Merlot Russian River Valley 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by cgerr6


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