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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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Varietals Produced in Massachusetts View all

  • 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

  • Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

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

  • Plymouth Bay Winery

    Our family winery, overlooking historic Plymouth Bay, is now producing cranberry and other deligh...

  • West County Cider

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

  • Westport Rivers Winery

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

  • Nantucket Vineyard

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

  • Alfalfa Farm

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

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  • 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


  • Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Chakana Estate Selection Malbec 2011

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  • Martin Ray Rose of Pinot Noir 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Laura Hartwig Carmenere 2010

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    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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    Wine review by cgerr6


  • Bella Sera Pinot Noir 2012

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    Wine review by Bonajokin


  • Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2010

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    A really exciting wine on the nose with lots of depth and complexity: meaty/gamey notes combine with lots of berry fruit and floral/perfumed violet notes. Would have liked to see more of the same depth/complexity on the palate. Still great though, with lots of plummy fruit and savoury notes that's well balanced with good acidity and soft tannins... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Ridge Zinfandel Lytton Springs 2010

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    Predominantly Zinfandel wine from Ridge. Excellent wine! Fruit forward and jammy on the front with lots of pepper and zinfandel character showing through on the backend. Leather and smoke throughout. Long delicious finish. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


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