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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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Zinfandel

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

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...

  • Alfalfa Farm

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

  • 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...

  • Furnace Brook Winery

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

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  • 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


  • Belle Glos Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Clark and Telephone 2011

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    Classic Burgundy BGCT 2011 it is not.-- Full fruit forward and little back. Big Dark Full front ?? (confusing) pinot. Not sure what happened. As a table wine maybe +85, as a burgundy >60.. My opinion. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Frei Brothers Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2011

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    A bit subdued on the nose with a nice core of pineapple and lime zest fruit overlaid with spicy, sweet, slightly marshmallowy oak. A bit soft on entry, then this turns fairly firm in the mouth with a nice spine of acid lending freshness to apple and almost peachy fruit that is wrapped in caramel and creme brulee accents. theres a hint of creamin... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Frei Brothers Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Lodi 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Orin Swift D 66 des Cotes Catalanes 2011

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    A fantastic Grenache from Orin Swift. Very dark color. Oak, smoke, tobacco, and deep dark fruit on the palate. Long finish, with an exquisite mouthfeel and superb balance. Everything I was hoping git would be. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • Fox - pork is good. I eat as much as I can. It is NOT a fillthy animal, that ... in New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, etc., you always have guys on the docks selling stuff.Emark - thank you sir! I don't have much wine with me at the moment, but I will in due time. Would love to get together at some point. I even bought a car a ... Read More

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  • Tarima Monastrell 2011

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    Inky, with a fairly strong floral/perfume lavender nose and front end. Notes of licorice and prune midway and more of the lavender on the follow through. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna Nocio 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna Nocio 2009

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    Savory, earthy, and oily, with a fresh nose for the vintage. Full of ripe fruit with dried edges that remains bright with the help of vibrant acids. Bit of orange peel on the finish this is a bit precocious but a win for the vintage. 90-93 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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