Vineyards and Wineries in New England

Vineyard and wineries exist throughout New England, from Connecticut's Wine Trail , an organized group of vineyards that host wine tasting events, as far as northern Vermont, where apple and other fruit wines are popular.

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The Griswold Inn

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

Wines are front and center at this historic inn, near the state wine trail

Fruit Wines - Bishop's Orchards - Guilford, CT

Bishop's Orchards Winery

1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT, 06437 Phone: 203-453-2338

No surprise that the best fruit wines are made right at this farm and orchard

Vineyard View - Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI - Photo Credit Dean Diogo

Newport Vineyards

909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI, 02842 Phone: 401-848-5161

Sample from a wide list of wines, grab a bite to eat, enjoy the view, at welcoming winery

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Connecticut Wine Trail

Variety of wineries, and wines, make this trail a fun, and tasteful, experience

Sitting Room - 1620 Winery - Plymouth, MA

1620 Winery

55 Cordage Park Circle Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-3532

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10 Best Wineries to Visit on New England in 2023

Winemaking is no stranger to the coastal region of New England. So much so that this area can be identified as the Coastal Wine Trail, not just to locals, but nationally.

As a wine enthusiast, whether you are just starting out or have years of experience, one of the greatest insights is knowing that great wine does not come just from Italy or France, but also right here in the states.

Although most wineries offer online orders, there is no better experience than visiting a winery and vineyard. If New England is your destination, you will not fall short in finding a perfect winery to visit.

New England Wineries

New England wineries are a mix of generational wine growers as well as fresh faces in the industry. It has an expanded history with wine as the coastal area can provide rich soil and ideal climates for harvesting grapes.

Traditional as well as out of the box flavors can be found at every winery in this area. There is no limitation for experimentation for these winegrowers. They pride themselves on their work, making your visiting experience that much more rewarding.

The New England Coastal Wine Trail stretches from Connecticut to Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It is a vast region with maritime climates closely related to each other. The coastal trail is known in general for its Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc.

Wineries to Visit

The New England Coastal region is home to a plethora of wineries that you can visit, and each one is a guaranteed good time. If you are not sure where to visit, never fear, here are seven suggested wineries and vineyards to visit on the Coastal Wine Trail.

Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod – Truro, MA

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Located in the peaceful, seaside setting of Truro, Truro Vineyards is one place you will not want to miss. Perched between Cape Cod and the Atlantic Ocean,

Truro Vineyards is an almost 200 year old farmhouse estate run by the Roberts family, spreading across five acres.

Enjoy a variety of reds, whites, and signature series blends as you catch the calming ocean breeze next to over 44,000 acres of protected national seashore. Truro Vineyards is known in the region for growing Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

You can also visit their new onsite distillery, South Hollow Spirits, which produces Twenty Boost Rums and Dry Line Gin all in a 250 gallon pot still. Enjoy a delicious cocktail or glass of wine in a laid back environment.

Truro Vineyards often has live entertainment events to attend while visiting. Check out their event calendar here . Food trucks can often be spotted on the estate during warmer weather, so it is perfect for a bite and a drink! Truro Vineyards offers private and reserved tastings as well.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard – Little Compton, RI

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Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard was founded over forty years ago, having an ideal climate and soil conditions to be one of the best vineyards in New England.

Spreading over 150 acres of land, the vineyard produces dessert wine, rose, and white barrel-aged wine. Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard has award-winning varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Vidal Blanc, and more.

Enjoy on demand, first come first serve, wine tastings in the afternoon as well as good food at the Vineyard bistro. A sun-soaked New England day can be spent at a tasting room on the property, with room on the front lawn to spread out on a wooden chair.

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard also offers live entertainment, review their event calendar here to stay up to date.

There are a few restrictions at the moment. These restrictions include no bar service or tours and limited seating. The Vineyard is only open four days out of the week currently.

  • Friday – Monday 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Newport Vineyards – Middletown, RI

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Founded in 1995, Newport Vineyards is family owned and operated by the Nunes brothers located just about 10 minutes away from the town of Newport, known for its resort atmosphere.

Newport Vineyards stretches across 100 acres of preserved farmland, aiming to bring the Napa Valley wine experience to New England. The vineyard produces over twenty handcrafted reds, whites, rose, and specialty wines through sustainable farming practices.

While visiting Newport Vineyards, take a trip to their small-batch brew house Taproot Brewing which features hop-forward brews and local flavors. On top of this, enjoy delectable food at the Brix Restaurant, which sources local ingredients for a farm to table experience. Newport Vineyards hosts a variety of events which you can find here on their event calendar.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private tours and tasting are not available at this time on site, virtual tours are offered. Please check their website for updates.

  • Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm
  • Friday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm

Maugle Sierra Vineyard – Ledyard, CT

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Just 10 minutes from Mystic Seaport, Maugle Sierra Vineyard is nestled in Coastal New England, representing a true rolling hills aesthetic. Since 2002, Maugle Sierra has been producing a variety of premium handcrafted and locally grown wines.

All grapes used for their wines are either grown on-site or within a 100 mile radius from the vineyard. For wine tasters who enjoy fruit-forward beverages, Maugle Sierra has a staple wine blend of blackberry and plum called St. Croix.

Enjoy the overlook of the 11 acre state year round as you taste a glass or bottle of their rich blends. Maugle Sierra offers wine patios, outdoor tasting areas, and picnic spaces. Live music and events also take place on the estate. See their event calendar here for more details.

  • Thursday 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Friday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Jonathon Edwards Winery – North Stonington, CT

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Jonathon Edwards Winery is family-run and home to both Connecticut and Napa Valley. The winery’s North Stonington location is placed on a secluded, romantic scenic hilltop, spreading 50 acres. J

onathan Edwards motto, “bringing the heart of Napa Valley to New England” is upheld by the use of grapes from both locations being used for their wine blends.

Their selection includes elegant whites, blushes, and reds. For cinnamon enthusiasts, their 2019 Cabernet Franc features cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of spicy cherry and cranberry flavors.

Jonathan Edwards Winery is open daily and year round. They offer tastings, tours, and private and public events. Masks are currently required for all unvaccinated guests.

  • Sunday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
  • Mid-May – Mid-October, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Westport Rivers Vineyard – Westport, MA

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Run by the fifth generation Russell family winemakers, Westport Rivers Vineyard spreads across 80 beautiful acres of farm land. The rich soil paired with the cool climate by the gulf stream helps to produce crisp and aromatic wines.

Their delicious blends highlight local regional flavors that Westwood Rivers is known for. Enjoy the summer with their signature blend, the Pinot Noir Rose that features watermelon, strawberry, red berries, and herbs.

Westport Rivers offers tastings, tours, and events. Tastings and tours are not available at this time but check here for updates. View out into the vineyard as you sip their signature wines at the lawn, patio, or on their Adirondack chairs which are all on a first come first serve basis. During colder temperatures you can keep warm and enjoy the vineyard as they offer fire pits and cozy bubbles.

Greenvale Vineyards – Portsmouth, RI

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Since 1982, Greenvale Vineyards has been owned by the same family along the serene Sakonnet River. Set on lush farmland, the estate is dedicated to growing and producing quality wines including chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, and varietal blends.

Here, you can find yourself tasting a unique Rhode Island vermouth while soaking in the sun on the vineyard’s lawn. Greenvale Vineyards is committed to the preservation of open space.

Greenvale Vineyards provides events, live music, weddings, tours, and tastings. You can see check to see their event calendar here .

Currently, due to COVID-19 regulations, the vineyard is not taking reservations and instead has everything on a first come first serve basis. Tables are limited to 8 people and up to 15 if you bring your own blankets to the picnic area of the vineyard lawn.

April – March:

Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday: 11 am – Sunset

Sunday: Noon – 5 pm

January 14th – March:

Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

Preston Ridge Vineyard – Serving Preston, CT

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Overlooking breathtaking views of the Connecticut countryside, Preston Ridge Vineyards sits on 60 pastoral acres. It is a family-owned and operated vineyard founded in 2008 by the combined families; the Sawyers and the Helms.

Preston Ridge has an extensive variety of wines including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Triaminette, Vidal Blanc and Baco Noir. If you enjoy sweeter wines, try out their popular Estate Harvest Blend that has hints of honey and peach.

Preston Ridge offers a variety of events including live music, fire pit events, and weddings. To provide delicious food pairings with their assorted wine blends, the vineyard partners with local food truck vendors. See their updated events here . The tasting room is available for group reservations.

Wednesday & Thursday 12 pm – 5 pm

Friday 12 pm – 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4:30 pm

Stonington Vineyards – Stonington, CT

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Spreading across 58 serene acres, in 1987, Stonington Vineyards was established by Nick and Happy Smith. Stonington is one of the oldest vineyards in Connecticut and in 2014 went through a major renovation.

The vineyard is associated with tradition and quality and offers wine varieties of chardonnay, Cabernet franc, and more. You can enjoy your wine on their widespread lawn and even bring your pets and children.

Various events are held at Stonington Vineyards including sip and paint, concerts, festivals, etc. Check here for event updates. Wine tastings are offered daily and yearly. Group reservations for tastings are required if the party is of seven or more guests.

June – September

Sunday – Friday 11 am -5 pm

Saturday 11 am – 7 pm

October – May

Every day 11 am – 5 pm

Seven Birches Winery – Lincoln, NH

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Seven Birches Winery is placed in the five-star Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain. Seven Birches produces its wine by sourcing European grape varieties as well as local fruits blended together for a distinctive fruity flavor.

Try out their Strawberry Wine for a delicate and fruity summer blend. Outside of wine, Seven Birches also offers a line of hard ciders called Rhythm Craft Cider. If you are looking for a drink harder than wine, their ciders are the way to go!

Seven Birches offers an informal winery tour called Meet the Winemakers every Wednesday and Saturday. Each tour is guided by a specific winemaker.

The winery also offers tasting rooms and a wine bar at its two locations that are in walking distance of each other. The winery facility and tasting room are located in the Riverwalk Resort while the wine bar is located at the Atrium Wine Bar.

  • Monday – Friday 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday 12 pm – 7 pm
  • Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Tips for Visiting a Tasting Room

If you are visiting a tasting room for the first time , you may be intimidated by it, especially if you are a beginner wine enthusiast. This is nothing to be embarrassed about as many tasting rooms will have different atmospheres and rules.

The best you can do is have a general understanding of some tasting room etiquette and notions. Here are a few tips for when you are visiting a tasting room at a winery.

Don’t Wear Over-Bearing Fragrances

Wine is a beverage that runs heavily on different senses. The aroma of a wine is a large part of its taste. If the aroma is disrupted by an outside smell, such as the perfume or cologne you are wearing, it could ruin your tasting experience. If you choose to wear a fragrance, it is best you choose one that is on the lighter side.

Wine is Made For Drinking, So Drink

If it is your first time visiting a tasting room, you may be confused as to why some people are not fully drinking and indulging in the wine they are tasting. This may cause you to want to acclimate to what others are doing, but you do not need to do this.

At a tasting you will have a variety of wines before you to try and if you are not planning on visiting several other wineries afterwards, it is okay to let loose and indulge fully in the wines. The point of a tasting is to have fun and enjoy.

Drink in Moderation If You are Visiting Multiple Locations

If you are visiting multiple wineries in a day, it is best you drink in moderation. You would not want to be going into your second out of three wineries for the day completely obliterated.

For one, you may be cut off from being able to drink at the establishments, but also drinking too much could catch up to you, making you physically ill before the visitations are over. The wine tasting experience will also not be the same if your taste buds are already shot.

Be Open-Minded

The point of visiting a wine tasting room is to try a variety of blends. You should go into every tasting room you visit with an open mind because you never know what you may stumble upon that you will like.

Not all reds taste the same, nor whites, etc. Every wine is unique and different, therefore you should give more than just your usual go to a try. A tasting room is a safe place to discover wine blends of all sorts.

Final Thoughts

The New England Coastal Wine Trail is an eclectic mix of winegrowers that spans generations and regions. If you are planning to visit this area, there are a plethora of renowned wineries to choose from and experience.

The beautiful scenery and climate of the New England region, both in warm and cold temperatures, make it the perfect winery visit experience.

Remember to check each wineries’ website for updates on events as well as COVID-19 restrictions and requirements.

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Best New England Wineries: Plan a Vineyard Hopping Trip

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Kim Knox Beckius

New England wineries produce an eclectic array of vintages, from coastal Chardonnays to the apple and blueberry wines of Maine, from sweet, viscous ice wines to red wine infused with chocolate. Even better, many of the region's vineyards welcome visitors to not only taste their wine selections but to view and learn more about the grape-growing and wine-making process. As the number of wineries in New England has grown dramatically, the competitive environment has inspired new offerings at these picturesque destinations: Everything from concert series to art exhibitions to special dining events. At Verde Vineyards in Rhode Island, you can even volunteer to help harvest and crush grapes in the fall.

Whether you're hoping to visit one winery while you're vacationing in New England or planning an entire itinerary around "vineyard hopping," this guide will point you to some of the best wineries to visit in all six New England states. You're least likely to find wineries open during the winter months, although many stay open year-round. The fall foliage season is a splendid time of year to plan a winery-themed tour of one or more of the New England states.

Here's a quick look at must-visit New England wineries, state-by-state, featuring some of our personal favorites.

Best Connecticut Wineries

In Connecticut , you can follow the Connecticut Wine Trail and even have your special passport stamped for a chance to win prizes. Of the two dozen wineries in Connecticut that welcome visitors, a few you are sure to adore include:

  • Lost Acres Vineyard in North Granby, CT, which hosts revolving art exhibitions and special events like farmers markets and musical performances.
  • Arrigoni Winery in Portland, CT, which—in addition to whites and reds—offers specialty wines like Chocolate Love, Smashed Pumpkin (made with real pumpkin) and Sugar House (infused with maple syrup).
  • Sharpe Hill Vineyard , which is worth the drive to Pomfret, CT, to taste award-winning wines and to savor a meal at one of New England's best places to dine fireside .

Best Maine Winery

Maine is known for its "vineless" wines made with apples and other native fruits. A few intriguing stops include:

  • Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, ME, where you won't want to miss C’est de l’or: A dessert wine made with syrah, brandy and local maple syrup.

Best Massachusetts Wineries

In Massachusetts , the Wine & Cheese Trail offers dual delights. Wineries we really like include:

  • Furnace Brook Winery in the Berkshires in Richmond, MA, where you can pair wines with cider donuts since this is also home to Hilltop Orchards. Rent snowshoes (or bring your own) and explore their trails in the wintertime, then warm up by sipping Old Vine Zinfandel.
  • Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton, MA, which is a lovely destination for picking your own peaches, nectarines, and apples in season, too, and home to J's Restaurant (reservations required), which serves farm-to-table fare and the vineyard's wines.

Best New Hampshire Winery

New Hampshire does Massachusetts one better with a Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Trail . Don't miss:

  • Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry, NH: Sample an array of the more than 80 meads (honey wines) handcrafted at this innovative maker of ancient beverages. All of the creations have fun names like Coffee in Bed, Truth Bee Told, and Warm & Fuzzy.

Best Rhode Island Wineries

Tiny Rhode Island is home to wineries we love for their stories including:

  • Verde Vineyards in Johnston, RI, where retired biology professor Jim Verde makes award-winning wines like St. Croix entirely with solar power.
  • Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard , which is off the beaten path in Little Compton, RI, and one of the prettiest vineyards you'll encounter in New England thanks to the touch of owner Carolyn Rafaelian (founder of jewelry company Alex & Ani).

Best Vermont Winery

Yes, even in Vermont , winemakers have found fertile ground for producing unique wines. Find your favorite to pair with Vermont's famous cheeses at:

  • Shelburne Vineyard in Shelburne, VT, which is ideally situated on the shores of Lake Champlain and consistently wins awards for its cold climate wines.

Keep in mind, too, that when you buy and bring home bottles of New England-made wine, you'll be able to relive your New England vacation memories at the twist of a corkscrew. Why not splurge on a case?

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10 wineries and vineyards you must visit in New England

Linda Laban

October 5, 2022 // By Linda Laban

By Linda Laban October 5, 2022

Winemaking in New England is an innovative field, producing award-winning wines from hybrid and native grapes, locally grown berries and even rhubarb! These 10 wineries and vineyards welcome visitors year-round with tastings, tours and special events that vary by the season. Be sure to call ahead to see what's on tap before you visit.

Averill House Vineyard - Brookline, New Hampshire

Partake on the patio at Averill House Vineyard in New Hampshire

Averill House Vineyard is a family-run business in New Hampshire's historic ice district of Brookline, once a major ice distributor before refrigeration. Surrounded by tall pines, Averill House Vineyard boasts two acres of more than 500 vines and 11 grape varietals. Enjoy a glass on the patio or at one of the bistro tables set amidst the rows of vines. The vineyard hosts farmers markets and tours throughout the year.

Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard - Little Compton, Rhode Island

The soil at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard in Rhode Island is known for its minerality

Founded in 1975, Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard , a 150-acre property, produces wines from only its estate-grown grapes, which are hand-picked and barrel-aged in French, Hungarian, Russian and American oak barrels. Situated between two waterways, the soil at this vineyard is mineral-rich, producing wines with low sugar levels and high acidity. Choose from whites, reds, rosés and dessert wines.

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Chamard Vineyards - Clinton, Connecticut

Chamard Vineyards in Connecticut produces 10,000 cases each year

Come for a wine tasting and stay for dinner in Chamard Vineyards' bistro, which also serves lunch and weekend brunch. Open since 1983, the 40-acre farm has 20 acres of established vines, yielding cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot and pinot noir grapes. The vineyard is only two miles north of a lovely coastal drive along the northern edge of Long Island Sound.

Eighteen Twenty Wines - Portland, Maine

Eighteen Twenty Wines, in Portland, Maine, focuses on rhubarb wine

This small winery is off the beaten path in Portland’s southeast industrial zone – now home to several boutique businesses and artist studios. But Eighteen Twenty Wines ' location is not the most unusual thing about it. This is a rhubarb winery. Yes, rhubarb wine, which, as it turns out, is quite complex. Why rhubarb? It grows well in Maine, and Portland loves to keep it local. Make a day of it by exploring the nearby breweries and art galleries.

Hermit Woods Winery & Eatery - Meredith, New Hampshire

Hermit Woods Winery and Eatery also serves food and local craft beer

Founded in 2011, Hermit Woods has taken fruit winemaking from a cottage industry to a nationally recognized industry. Yet, nothing feels industrial about this Lakes Region winery, which serves up fruit wines, meads and ciders produced with mostly local and organic ingredients. Try wines in the tasting room bar or relax with a glass in The Loft, where musicians from around the world have been known to play. The eatery offers cheese and charcuterie boards and other savory plates.

Newport Vineyards - Middletown, Rhode Island

The same family has run Newport Vineyards in Rhode Island for more than 100 years

Newport Vineyards , on Aquidneck Island, makes for a wonderful day out. The 100-plus-acre vineyard is family-owned and operated by brothers John Jr. and Paul Nunes. Not a wine drinker? Not a problem. Enjoy a farm-to-table menu or a craft beer at Taproot Brewing , also located on-site. Newport Vineyards offers private tours and special events throughout the year.

Putney Mountain Winery & Spirits - Putney, Vermont

Founders Kate and Charles Dodge of Putney Mountain Winery & Spirits in Vermont

Putney Village, in the Greater Brattleboro area in southern Vermont, is home to Putney Mountain Winery and Spirits , which produces wines, liqueurs and sparkling ciders made from locally sourced berries, apples, pears, rhubarb and ginger. Not only does Putney Mountain source locally – this winery is 100% solar-powered and observes other environmentally friendly practices, such as recycling all waste and composting leavings from the winemaking process. There is a second tasting room inside the Cabot Cheese Store in Quechee Gorge Village, an hour’s drive north on Interstate 91.

Saltwater Farm Vineyard - Stonington, Connecticut

A WWII-era airplane hangar serves as the tasting room at Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Saltwater Farm Vineyard gets special recognition for the most imaginative, adaptive repurposing. The property, formerly a WWII-era private airport, is living a second life as a French-style winemaking facility. Saltwater Farm concentrates on small-batch production of estate-barreled wines, aged in both steel and French oak. Enjoy wines by the glass or bottle inside the former airplane hangar that overlooks the vineyard and “grand allée,” formerly the landing strip. Depending on the season, the vineyard hosts an evolving lineup of live music, food trucks and wine dinners.

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Truro Vineyards - Truro, Massachusetts

Truro Vineyards in Massachusetts sits between the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay

Cape wines are a funky bunch with individual charms, and the offerings at Truro Vineyards do not disappoint. Enjoy wine tastings on the patio during warmer weather and inside the adjacent tasting room during colder months. The shop is a delight, packed with wines and useful (and sometimes equally cute) gifts. Those in the mood for cocktail hour will be happy to find South Hollow Spirits distillery on-site.

Westport Rivers Winery - Westport, Massachusetts

Westport Rivers Winery in Massachusetts first gained acclaim for its sparkling white wine

Set on beautiful farmland in the quiet coastal town of Westport, some 70 miles due south of Boston, Westport Rivers Winery and its 80-acre sustainable vineyard first gained recognition for its sparkling white wine, a delicious brut to give any Champagne a run for its money. The Mayflower Special Club Rosé is another magnificent sparkler, with fragrant notes of orange marmalade, toast, strawberry jam and bread dough. Enjoy a tasting in the bar or on the patio, stock up in the shop or attend one of the winery's special events, such as a hayride in the fall or a summer outdoor concert.

Linda Laban

About Linda Laban

Linda Laban is a freelance writer with a keen interest in local winemaking, wherever local might be.

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15 Gorgeous Wineries In New England To Visit Right Now

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You probably don’t think of New England when you think of wine, but there’s a surprisingly great selection of wineries in this area.

New England is a home for notable wines that are distinguishable from other wine-growing states in the country. There are five states in New England including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut – each with its own distinctive wine culture and growing conditions. 

With rocky soils and elevations as high as 1,000 feet above sea level, Connecticut makes an ideal location for growing Riesling and other popular varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, and Vidal Blanc. The lands in this area also comprise a large percentage of ancient soil, leftovers from the formations of Pangea, which adds to the uniqueness of the wines that New England offers.

Rhode Island, another grape-growing part of New England, is famous for its wine trails and excursions. While it seems to occupy be a small area on the map, Rhode Island is known for producing delectable and likable wines brought by their location’s moderate conditions.

Cape Cod, on the other hand, is known for growing low-alcohol wines that are made from fruits like sour cherries, plums, and apples.

The remaining states, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, are known for amazing pubs, local craft wineries, and small vineyards that have atmospheres for every type of connoisseur. 

Here are some of my favorite wineries in New England that you should definitely check out any time of year!

15. Cellardoor Winery

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Cellardoor Winery is located in Lincolnville, Maine. The winery is known for its tastings, tours, food pairings, cooking classes, winemaker dinners, and alfresco events held in their relaxing vineyard area. They also have a gift shop where you can browse for novel items to bring home for loved ones. 

What we like about this winery is the quality and price of their wine flight. For $15, you get to taste four different wines and bring home the glass. Their staff also explains the wines and the place’s history in an interesting way that gets you hooked. 

If you’re here for the ambiance, worry not – their well-maintained vineyard and thoughtful winery can easily make your wine experience magical. 

Location: 367 Youngtown Rd Lincolnville, ME 04849

14. Zorvino Vineyards

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Zorvino Vineyards is a place for endless photoshoots! If you’re staying in New Hampshire as a tourist, a quick visit to Zorvino can leave you with beautiful, Instagrammable pictures to cherish. For a picture-perfect shoot, look for their zen koi pond, waterscapes, vineyards, wine barrels, and signature red barn. 

Zorvino offers a wide selection of wines including red, white, and fruit wines. If you’re the classic type, ask for their Classico menu.

If you’re feeling adventurous, order a glass of their in-house crafted fruit wine or go ahead and ask for their Zorvino menu. Add a plate of pasta or pizza to complete the experience. This is one of the best wineries in New England to spend a full afternoon!

Serves: 11:00 PM to 8:00 PM Daily

Location: 226 Main St Sandown, NH 03873

13. Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits

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Boyden Valley Winery is located in the green mountains of Cambridge, Vermont. Their vineyard is an 800-acre farm that has been in the hands of the Boyden family for more than a century. Boyden Valley is known to be one of the pioneering licensed wineries in the state. The grapes they produce for their wine are grown alongside vegetables, sugarbush, and other farming kettles. 

Enjoy and relax with a glass of Glogg, a Norwegian mulled wine, or a glass of Maple Cream Wine in their back patio overlooking the rolling greens and mountains. If the patio is occupied, you may also cozy up in their 1875 carriage house just around the area. 

They did scale their hours back, so call them ahead to secure a spot!

Serves: 10:00 PM to 3:00 PM Thursdays 

Location: 64 Vermont Rt 104 Cambridge, VT 05444

12. The Griswold Inn

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Griswold Inn is a historic location just near the Connecticut state wine trail. The inn opened for business in 1776, offering wine and spirits in an antique, old-fashioned dining room that brings you back in time. Not only is the inn super cool, but it’s also one of the most interesting wineries in New England that definitely deserves a visit.

Enjoy a cocktail, a glass of wine, or a hearty meal in their dining area. Expect a big “Hunter’s Breakfast” every Sunday if you’re staying for the weekend.

Up for an adventure? Ask their staff to direct you to the wine trail to sample different wines and visit iconic wineries in the area, including Chamard Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Winery, and Priam Vineyards. 

The Griswold Inn does get a little cramped up because it’s pretty popular, so making early reservations are ideal.

Serves: 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday to Saturday, 10:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sundays

Location: 36 Main Street

Essex, CT, 06426

11. Newport Vineyards

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Nestled in the heart of Rhode Island, Newport Vineyards is a landmark destination of the county that offers enthusiasts a taste of local experience through daily excursions, tours, and tastings. The vineyard was established in 1995 and is run by the Nunes brothers who are knowledgeable and open about their experience.

Visit their Brix restaurant for farm-to-table dishes, their Vineyard Cafe for wine and other beverages, and their event grounds for spontaneous live events. For the real deal, get a taste of their $12 wine flight and join them for an in-depth tour. 

If you’re simply up for a glass, we recommend getting their Sauv Blanc and Dry Rose. For the classics, ask for their Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Noir, or Apple Cider. 

The best time to witness the blooming vines in Newport Vineyards is during the warm seasons. This is one of my favorite wineries in New England because I’m just obsessed with Newport – I find that it’s a really classy experience right here in New England!

  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Saturday,
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sundays

Location: 909 E Main Rd Rte 138 Middletown, RI 02842

10. Seven Birches Winery

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Seven Birches Winery is located within the Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire. It’s one of the best wineries in New England for year-round experiences.

The winery is like a museum for connoisseurs, offering a delightful array of wines, tours, and tasting excursions that are available daily. Their in-house wine is proudly 100% New Hampshire and locally made from classic European grape varietals and distinct fruits. 

For their wine, ask for their two best-selling labels, “Riverwalk” and “Windy Ridge”. Riverwalk is created from globally sourced grapes and Windy Ridge is the brand’s in-house crafted wine made from locally sourced fruits.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, have their staff help you choose. They are normally very friendly and approachable, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Serves: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday to Friday & Sunday, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturdays

Location:22 S Mountain Dr Lincoln, NH 03251

9. Gouveia Vineyards

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Gouveia Vineyards was only recently established in 2004 by a Portuguese family. The owner’s goal was to bring their village’s legacy to the United States where their family continued to pursue the American dream. 

Gouveia Vineyards is one of the largest, well-maintained vineyards in Connecticut. Drinking wine on a fall day is like living in a romantic film. The seating is huge, so there are no problems with social distancing. They have large umbrellas for sunny days and fire pits for cold afternoons. 

Get a taste of their Whirlwind Semi-Sweet Rose or Sunset Red. If you’re indecisive, you can always ask for their tasting plan. For $15, you can select five wines and a souvenir glass to bring home.

Serves: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday to Thursday & Sundays, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday to Saturday

Location: 1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd Wallingford, CT 06492

8. Black Bear Vineyard 

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Black Bear Vineyard is located in Salisbury, New Hampshire, and is run by passionate owners with a credible background in winemaking. The expanding greenery and mountain view can also be seen from their patio, offering you to breathe in the fresh breeze while sipping from your glass of wine. 

For their wine, ask for their La Crescent, Frontenac, and Vino Cappuccino on your next visit. If you are just starting your wine journey, do not hesitate to start a friendly conversation with the owners and staff. They are passionate, knowledgeable, and patient, so there’s really nothing to regret in visiting this humble winery in Salisbury.

Serves: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday to Sunday

Location: Salisbury, New Hampshire

7. Maugle Sierra Vineyard

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Maugle Sierra is a vineyard and winery located just a couple of minutes away from the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. They offer wines made with grapes and fruits that are grown on-site. Have a taste of their beautifully named wines with a plate of anything sweet from their dessert menu. Ask for their  Que, Sera, Syrah or Ledyard Sunset Red. They also allow packed food, so if you wish to have a picnic with their delectable wines and food from home, go for it! 

Maugle Sierra’s dining space is cozy and spacious which leaves an ample amount of space for social distancing. You may also hold medium to large-sized gatherings as long as you let them know ahead of time. 

Whether you’re coming with a large group or are here on a date night, Maugle Sierra’s is one of the best wineries in New England because the wine is really top-notch. 

Serves: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Fridays, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturday to Sunday

Location: 825 Colonel Ledyard Hwy Ledyard, CT 06339

6. Truro Vineyards

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Truro Vineyards is located in Cape Cod and is one of the pioneering common grape vineyards in the region back when they started in 1991. Truro grows well-known wines from merlot, chardonnay, to cabernet franc wine grape varieties, picking each harvest by hand.

The sandy soil, warm breeze, and moderate climate also contribute to the wines’ flavor and character, making each bottle distinct and intense compared to wines in neighboring states. 

For $15, you get to experience an array of spirits from whites, reds, roses, and dessert wines. If you’re looking for a fun drink, you can get a glass of their unique and strong blend of cocktails for $10. You can also pair your drink with munchies being sold from the food truck.

Serves: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Thursday-Mondays)

Location: 11 Shore Rd Rte 6A North Truro, MA 02652

5. Flag Hill Distillery and Winery

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In Flag Hill Distillery And Winery, there is something for everyone. This is one of my favorite all-around awesome wineries in New England – we’ve been here too many times to count!

Find beers, spirits, wines, and four-course meals to indulge and dig in. Flag Hill is also one of the few wineries that offer brunch and dinner meals served with spirits of choice. 

Flag Hill’s wine-tasting flight is composed of 5 varieties of wine paired with a delicious variety of cheeses, savory crackers, and olives. They usually pick up French-American and Minnesota hybrid grapes to produce their white, red, fruit and sparkling wine. There are also curated drink blends for the adventurous type in your group. 

The 17th-century barn-turned-winery really completed the authentic and old-fashioned atmosphere of this place. It speaks so much of history, legacy, and passion!

Serves: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily

Location: 297 N River Rd Lee, NH 03861

4. Nashoba Valley Winery

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If you want the Napa Valley feel here in New England then you definitely need to check out this winery.

N ashoba Valley has been operating for over 30 years and is proud to produce unconventional wines. They are proud of their locally grown fruit-based wines from the farms of Massachusets. This was Jack Patridge, the owner’s goal – to grow wines in a very unlikely location and offer locals a taste of their very own wine.

The tasting tour is a bit on the pricey side, but you get more than you usually expect. The wines are exceptional, the tour guide is very accomodating, and the winery is charming. Definitely try their fruit wines, especially their raspberry dessert wine for a unique experience. They have charcuterie boards, sandwiches, and cocktail food to pair with your drink as well. 

They also have fun non-wine activities that you can set up to do with the kids or with a partner. Depending on the season’s harvest, you can reserve a slot for apple or peach picking. 

Tables tend to be packed, so call ahead to reserve a seat!

Serves 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Wednesday & Sundays,

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday to Saturday

Location: 100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd Bolton, MA 01740

3. Cape Cod Winery

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Cape Cod Winery is a notable winery located in Falmouth. The area where it is situated holds a rich agricultural history that dates back to the early 1900s. When you visit Cape Cod Winery, expect a lot of regulars, familiars, and locals greeting the owners Pete and Erika Orlandella. 

Cape Cod Winery also hosts all kinds of events throughout the year – from live events to wine-and-yoga experiences. Through these events, you’ll see how locals in New England really love coming together!

Their wine selection includes classic reds, whites, roses, and sparkling wine. They also offer basic comfort food but allow guests to bring their own packed food.

Serves: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Friday-Sunday)

Location: 4 Ox Bow Rd Falmouth, MA 02536

2. 1620 Wine Bar

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1620 Wine Bar is a trendy modern winery located in Plymouth, Massachusetts complete with a wide array of wine selections, a full tapas menu, live music, and wine tasting tours. Their tapas menu is to die for! Try their Caprese Salad, Garlic Shrimp, and Arugula Salad. Pairs well with a glass of 1620 Oaked Chardonnay!

What we loved about 1620 Wine Bar is also its prime and accessible location. If you’re on a trip, you’re in luck. Located in a plaza, this winery is close to local art and craft stores where you can browse novel items to bring home.

Serves: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Thursday-Friday, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM Saturdays, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sundays

Location: 170 Water St Ste 25 Plymouth, MA 02360

1. LaBelle Winery

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Labelle Winery is a young and trendy winery in New Hampshire with under 20 years of operation. Despite its pre-mature impression to the wine-making industry, LaBelle proved itself by producing classic Old-World style wines that captured both the hearts of veteran and new connoisseurs. 

Locals’ favorites include their well-balanced Chardonnay, intense and spicy Malbec, and fruity Seyval Blanc. Other classic Old-world style wines they produce include Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer. 

If you’re visiting, also look forward to LaBelle’s trendy, fun-filled upcoming events. Activities may include live music, comedy nights, cooking demos, and art galleries. Perfect for bringing out your creative spirit while sipping a glass of wine!

Serves: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sundays

Location: 345 State Route101 Amherst, NH 03031

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13 Excellent New England Wineries to Go Wine Tasting

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While California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma remain the top wine regions in the US, New England wineries and vineyards are steadily growing and becoming well-known among wine lovers.

Some may wonder how this region with cold winters and short, humid summers can support vineyards. The answer is in developing hybrid grapes that can withstand the cold and resist disease from the humid summers.

Read on to find our list of the best New England wineries sorted by state, as well as other ways to explore the wineries in this region.

Best Connecticut Wineries

Connecticut wineries benefit from its relatively flat topography and moderate climate, enabling them to grow many different grape varieties and offer just about every type of wine.

1. Gouveia Vineyards – Wallingford, CT

Gouveia Vineyards - Wallingford, Connecticut

From a vacant farm, husband and wife Joe and Lucy Gouveia and their family hand-planted a vineyard and established Gouveia Vineyards.

Now, they produce over 90,000 bottles a year, adhering to traditional Portuguese winemaking skills.

Their winery in The Stone House offers a spectacular 360-degree view of woodlands, fields, and 32 acres of pristine vineyards.

You can bring a picnic during the summer or bundle up near the fire during the winter.

Essential Information Address: 1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492 | 203-265-5526 Must-try Products: Cayuga White, Stone House Red Winery Hours: Fall and Winter: Mon–Sun 11am–6pm; Spring and Summer: Mon–Sat 11am–8pm; Sun 11am–6pm Tastings: Not currently offered; check back on their website for announcements Tours: Not currently offered; check back on their website for then they resume Kid-friendly: Yes Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash and only outdoors Accessible: Yes Website: Gouveia Vineyards

2. Maugle Sierra Vineyards – Ledyard, CT

Maugle Sierra Vineyards produces premium wine from Estate Connecticut and New England Grapes.

While sipping, you can picnic on their wine patio or the Rendezvous Overlook to view 11 acres of grape-growing vines on the sprawling country estate among the fresh coastal breeze. Stay till late afternoon to enjoy the gorgeous sunset.

They offer tastings of five of their wines: House White, Sunset White, Rendezvous, St. Croix, and House Red. One to five people can walk in during opening to 30 minutes before closing time, but groups of six or more need to email info[at]mauglesierravineyards[dot]com and pay in advance.

Essential Information Address: 825 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT 06339 | 860-464-2987 Must-try Products: St. Croix, Rendezvous Winery Hours: Thu 12pm–5pm; Fri–Sun 12pm–6pm Tastings: From opening till 30 minutes before closing Tastings Cost: $15 per head Kid-friendly: Yes Pet-friendly: Yes Accessible: Yes Website: Maugle Sierra Vineyards

Other Notable Wineries in Connecticut

  • Jonathan Edwards Winery – North Stonington, CT
  • Taylor Brooke Winery – Woodstock, CT
  • Jones Winery – Shelton, CT
  • White Silo Farm & Winery – Sherman, CT
  • Preston Ridge Vineyard – Preston, CT
  • Stonington Vineyards – Stonington, CT
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery – Wallingford, CT
  • Connecticut Valley Winery – New Hartford, CT

Best Maine Wineries

Winemakers in Maine are ingenious and have found a way to overcome less than ideal soil conditions and growing seasons.

3. Bar Harbor Cellars – Bar Harbor, ME

Located on Mount Desert Island, on 100-acre Sweet Pea Farm, Bar Harbor Cellars produces both traditional grape wines as well as more creative fruit wines sourced from local fruit, such as their Blueberry Wine.

The winery is a favorite destination of passengers of cruise ships that dock on Bar Harbor.

Sweet Pea Café is also located on the grounds, where you can have some of their wood-fired pizza made with farm-to-table ingredients.

Essential Information Address: 854 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-288-3907 Must-try Products: Blueberry Wine, Cranberry Wine Winery Hours: May to October: Tue–Sun 10am–5pm; closed for the rest of the year Tastings and Tours: May to October: Tue–Sun 10am–4:30pm Cost: $12 per head Sweet Pea Café Hours: May to October: Tue–Fri 4pm–8pm Kid-friendly: Yes Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash, only outdoors Website: Bar Harbor Cellars

4. Bartlett Estate Winery – Gouldsboro, ME

Of these New England wineries, Bartlett Estate Winery is probably one of the more unique ones.

Their winery doesn’t use grapes at all. Instead, they use blueberry for reds, pears and apples for whites, and blackberries for dessert wine.

What’s more, Bartlett wines are naturally fermented, using minimal intervention practices.

Their sister company, Bartlett Spirits of Maine Distillery, produces award-winning rum and brandy.

Essential Information Address: 175 Chicken Mill Pond Rd. Gouldsboro, ME 04607 | 207-546-2408 Must-try Products: Pear French Oak Dry, Blueberry Oak Dry; Rusticator Rum Winery Hours: Wed–Sat 11am–4pm; closed for the rest of the year Tastings: June to October: Wed–Sat 11am–4pm; rest of the year: by appointment only Tours: Not currently offered; check back on their website to find out when they resume Website: Bartlett Estate Winery

Other Notable Wineries in Maine

  • Cellardoor Winery – Lincolnville, ME
  • Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery – Union, ME
  • Catherine Hill Winery – Cherryfield, ME
  • Prospect Hill Winery – Lebanon, ME
  • Dragonfly Farm & Winery – Stetson, ME
  • Winterport Winery – Winterport, ME
  • Oyster River Winegrowers – Warren, ME
  • Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery – Union, ME

Best Massachusetts Wineries

Massachusetts wineries have thrived for centuries, dating back to the pilgrim days. Many of these wineries are located within the state’s southern region, but there are great wineries up north as well.

5. Plymouth Bay Winery – Plymouth, MA

Plymouth Bay Winery produces a variety of wines from locally grown native grapes and berries.

Aside from their award-winning wine, a selection of their wine jellies and cooking sauces are available for tasting. Kids will especially enjoy the jellies.

Tastings are available for walk-ins and reservations through Open Table . Reservations are recommended for groups of 8 or more so the normal 60-minute slot can be extended to 90 minutes.

Essential Information Address: Rear Building, 114 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360 | 508-746-2100 Must-try Products: Widow’s Walk, Cranberry Blush, Bad Newz Jelly Winery Hours: Mon–Fri 12pm–6pm, Sat 12pm–7pm, Sun 12pm–7pm Tastings: Mon–Sat 12pm–4:45pm, Sun 12–4:30pm Cost: $12 per head to try 5 wines; $16 per head to try all wines except Limited Series Varietals; $4 for individual food plates Kid-friendly: Yes Website: Plymouth Bay Winery

6. Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod – North Truro, MA

With over 75% of its land designated as a National Seashore, Truro seems an unlikely place for a vineyard.

And yet this is the only vinifera vineyard in Cape Cod, growing Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. This makes Truro Vineyards one of the must-visit New England wineries. They also source grapes from Massachusetts, New York, and California.

On the grounds, you can also find South Hollow Spirits , producing Rum, Gin, and Amaro Liqueur. You can also find Blackfish Restaurant’s Crush Pad Food Truck where you can buy lobster rolls and burgers.

Walk-in visitors can enjoy a tasting of a flight of 5 wines. Groups can reserve tables for a more relaxed and scenic experience.

Essential Information Address: 11 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA 02652 | 508-487-6200 Must-try Products: Cranberry Red, Cape Blush, Cabernet Franc Winery Hours: Mon–Sat 11am–5pm, Sun 12pm–5pm Tastings: Flights of 5 (walk-ins allowed): Mon–Sat 11am–5pm, Sun 12pm–5pm; Customized Group Tasting (reservations required): Mon–Sat 11am–5pm, Sun 12pm–5pm; Private Tasting (reservations required): Mon–Sun 12pm and 2pm Cost: Flights of 5: $15 per head; Customized Group Tasting: $30 per head; Private Tasting: $45 per head Tours: Memorial Day to Columbus Day: Mon–Sun, 1pm and 3pm Kid-friendly: Yes Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash Accessible: Yes Website: Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

7. Nashoba Valley Winery – Bolton, MA

Nashoba Winery - Bolton, Massachusetts

Spread out over 68 acres of vineyards and orchards, Nashoba Valley Winery is Massachusetts’s leading fruit wine producer and the nation’s pioneering “winery orchard.”

They offer over 30 different types of wines, including 14 traditional vintages made from grapes.

Tastings and tours are by reservation only. Book a tasting here and book a tour here .

Apple and peach picking on their orchard are also available depending on the season; apple-picking season runs from late August to early November, while peach-picking season runs from late June to mid-September.

Also on the grounds are The Vintner’s Knoll (outdoor dining and picnic grounds), J’s Restaurant (indoor dining), Nashoba Valley Spirits (producing gin, vodka, whiskey, liqueurs, and brandy), and Bolton Beer Works (producing beer and ciders).

Essential Information Address: 100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA 01740 | 978-779-5521 Must-try Products: Cranberry Apple Wine, Strawberry Rhubarb, Vidal Blanc, Estate Cabernet Franc Winery Hours: Sun–Wed 11am–5pm, Thu–Sat 11am–6pm Tastings: Mon–Wed 11:30am–4:15pm, Thu–Fri 11:30am–5:15pm, Sat 11am–5:15pm, Sun 11am–4:15pm (45-minute slots, maximum of 6 people) Cost: $17 per head (flight of 8 wines) Tours: Sat–Sun 11:30am–4:45pm (45-minute slots, maximum of 15 people) Cost: $18 per head (with tasting); $8 per head (without tasting and for kids) Kid-friendly: Yes Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash, only outdoors Website: Nashoba Valley Winery, Distillery, Brewery and Restaurant

Other Notable Wineries in Massachusetts

  • Westport Rivers Vineyard – Westport, MA
  • 1634 Meadery – Ipswich, MA
  • Mill River Winery – Rowley, MA
  • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery – Dartmouth, MA
  • Glendale Ridge Vineyard – Southampton, MA
  • Cape Cod Winery – East Falmouth, MA
  • Les Trois Emme Winery – New Marlborough, MA

Best New Hampshire Wineries

The New Hampshire wine industry is young compared to other wineries in the country and even other New England wineries. Many of New Hampshire’s vines were planted in the 1990s.

Despite that, New Hampshire has become a world-class wine destination and home to some of the best New England wineries.

8. Seven Birches Winery – Lincoln, NH

Located within the 5-star RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, Seven Birches Winery hand-crafts wines using European grape varietals and locally sourced fruits.

They offer a variety of tasting experiences. They have a Meet the Winemaker Tour on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and tour with the pros on Sunday afternoons. They include a full flight of wine samples.

Or you can walk in any other afternoon and taste 5 of their wines.

Essential Information Address: 22 S Mountain Dr, Lincoln, NH 03251 | 603-745-7550 Must-try Products: Strawberry Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Legacy Winery Hours: Mon–Fri 1pm–6pm, Sat 12pm–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm Winery Tasting Room Experience: Mon–Fri 1pm–6pm, Sat 12pm–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm (except Wed 3pm, Sat 12pm and 3pm, and Sun 12pm) Cost: $15 per head for a tasting flight of 5 wines “Meet the Winemaker” Winery Tour: Wed 3pm, Sat 12pm and 3pm Cost: $40 Vineyard Talk with the Vineyard Manager: Sat 2pm Cost: Free Taste Local, Talk Global: Wine Tasting With The Pros: Sun 12pm Cost: $40 Kid-friendly: Yes Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash, only outdoors Websites: Seven Birches Winery RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain

9. LaBelle Winery – Amherst, NH

LaBelle Winery grows six grape varietals grown in their vineyard. They also use grapes from New York and Washington State and other New Hampshire-grown fruits to produce their award-winning wines.

Their flagship location is in Amherst, which is also where their wines are made and bottled. They have another newly opened vineyard in Derry and a winery in Portsmouth at the heart of historic Market Square.

The winery at Amherst is also home to The Bistro restaurant and is a popular wedding and events venue.

Essential Information Address: 345 Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031 | 603-672-9898 Must-try Products: Americus, Dry Blueberry, Seyval Blanc Winery Hours: Mon–Tue 12pm–4pm, Wed–Sun 12pm–5pm Tastings: During winery hours, no reservation required Cost: $14 per head (flight of 6); $20 per head (flight of 10; available only from Mon–Fri) Tours: Sat–Sun 12pm–5pm, every hour, no reservation required Private Tastings and Tour: Sat–Sun, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm, reservations required Cost: $30 per head, minimum of 4 people Kid-friendly: Yes (restaurant) Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash, only outdoors Accessible: Yes (restaurant) Website: LaBelle Winery in Amherst

Other Notable Wineries in New Hampshire

  • Hermit Woods Winery & Deli – Meredith, NH
  • Fulchino Vineyard – Hollis, NH
  • Zorvino Vineyards – Sandown, NH
  • Flag Hill Distillery & Winery – Lee, NH
  • Sweet Baby Vineyard – Hampstead, NH
  • White Mountain Winery – North Conway, NH
  • Haunting Whisper Vineyard & Spirits – Danbury, NH
  • Whippletree Winery – Tamworth, NH

Best Rhode Island Wineries

Rhode Island’s coastal location and spring-fall climate surprisingly produces excellent grapes for a variety of wines. Their wineries are on beautiful, often historic properties that provide gorgeous views, making them some of the highest-rated New England wineries.

10. Newport Vineyards – Middletown, RI

Family-owned and operated Newport Vineyards is situated on over 100 acres of historically preserved farmland in Aquidneck Island, over 50 acres of which are vines.

The grounds are also home to the Brix Restaurant, Taproot Brewing Co., a café, and a marketplace.

Picnics are not allowed, and traditional wine tastings aren’t currently offered. However, you can make reservations to be seated at their indoor winery/brewery, covered vineyard porch, outdoor brewery lawn, or tank room patio, where you can enjoy wine and beer tasting flights.

Essential Information Address: 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842 | 401-848-5161 Must-try Products: Great White, Rhody Coyote, Riesling Winery Hours: Sun–Thu 11am–6pm, Fri–Sat 11am–8pm Kid-friendly: Yes Website: Newport Vineyards

11. Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard – Little Compton, RI

Sakonnet Vineyard - Little Compton, Rhode Island

Founded over forty years ago and spread over 160 acres of land, Sakonnet Vineyard is the oldest and one of the biggest New England wineries. They produce whites, reds, rosés, and dessert wines.

Traditional tastings and tours aren’t currently offered, but they do offer tasting flights plus grab and go food that you can enjoy on the grounds. There are picnic tables and Adirondack tables and chairs available, and you can also bring your own blankets and chairs.

Essential Information Address: 162 W Main Rd. Little Compton, RI 02837 | 401-635-8486 Must-try Products: NV Rhode Island Red, NV White Lotus Winery Hours: Fri–Mon 12pm–5pm Kid-friendly: Yes Accessible: Yes Website: Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard

Other Notable Wineries in Rhode Island

  • Greenvale Vineyards – Portsmouth, RI
  • Diamond Hill Vineyards – Cumberland, RI
  • Langworthy Farm Winery – Westerly, RI
  • Leyden Farm Vineyard & Winery – West Greenwich, RI
  • WinterHawk Vineyards – West Kingston, RI
  • Nickle Creek Vineyard – Foster, RI
  • Mulberry Vineyards – Chepachet, RI
  • Verde Vineyards – Johnston, RI

Best Vermont Wineries

Vermont’s apple orchards have been providing New England with fresh apples, apple pies, and apple cider .

But more and more vineyards have been cropping up throughout Vermont, with their products being sold all throughout the state and winning acclaim and awards. It’s safe to say that the Vermont wine industry is steadily growing and will be around for years to come.

12. Snow Farm Vineyard and Winery – South Hero, VT

Snow Farm Vineyard - South Hero, Vermont

Opened in 1997, Snow Farm Vineyard is Vermont’s first grape vineyard and winery. Being on an island in the middle of Lake Champlain enables their vineyard to grow vinifera grapes that thrive in cooler climates.

They offer wine tastings for walk-in visitors with flights of 4 or 8 wines. You can enjoy these flights on their patio, with views of the mountains as well as the vineyard. Or you can head out to the lawn during the summer months and have a picnic.

They don’t hold guided tours of their vineyards, but you’re free to walk around on a self-guided tour.

Essential Information Address: 190 W Shore Rd, South Hero, VT 05486 | 802-372-9463 Must-try Products: Snow White, Rose Red, Ice Wine Vidal Blanc, Late Harvest Vignoles Winery Hours: Sun–Mon 11am–5pm Kid-friendly: Yes Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash, only outdoors Accessible: Yes Website: Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery

13. Lincoln Peak Vineyard – New Haven, VT

Lincoln Peak Vineyard started out as a strawberry farm and an apple tree nursery. When cold-hardy grapes became popular, the strawberry farm gave way to grapes, specifically Marquette and Farnsworth grapes, which they’ve used to produce award-winning reds and rosés.

Wine tastings are available for visitors, but reservations are required. You can choose to sample their wines in their tasting room, the bar, or on the porch.

Essential Information Address: 142 River Rd, New Haven, VT 05472 | 802-388-7368 Must-try Products: Marquette Red Winery Hours: Fri–Sun 12pm–7pm Pet-friendly: Yes, on a leash Website: Lincoln Peak Vineyard

Other Notable Wineries in Vermont

  • Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits – Cambridge, VT
  • Shelburne Vineyard – Shelburne, VT
  • Whaleback Vineyard – Poultney, VT
  • La Garagista Winery – Bethel, VT
  • Putney Mountain Winery – Putney, VT
  • Charlotte Village Winery – Charlotte, VT
  • Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery – Berlin, VT
  • Neshobe River Winery – Brandon, VT

Other Ways to Explore New England Wineries

Most of the wineries I’ve listed are included in these wine trails established by different wine associations in New England. If you’re visiting only one state or only have time for a few noted wineries, you can find inspiration in these websites.

  • Connecticut Wine Trail
  • Maine Wine Trail
  • Massachusetts Farm Wineries & Growers Association
  • New Hampshire Winery Association Passport
  • Vermont Grape and Wine Council | Vermont Winery Passport
  • Coastal Wine Trail

Tips When Visiting New England Wineries

Here are some more tips so you can enjoy your tour through these wineries.

1. Get started early.

As you may have noticed, tasting rooms are open from around lunchtime to sunset. Scheduling your tasting slot earlier in the day gives you a lot of time to explore the winery and other things to do there.

2. Learn wine tasting basics.

You’ll have a higher appreciation for the wines you’re tasting when you know how to evaluate them. Here’s a useful infographic to study.

3. Think hard before you take your kids to a wine tasting.

Do your research on the wineries and vineyards you’re going to visit and learn whether kids are welcome and if they have activities for them. It’s best to bring stuff to keep them occupied and behaved.

4. Be mindful of tasting room etiquette.

Call or book in advance if you have a large party, dress appropriately, and buy at least one product.

5. Don’t drink and drive.

This is perhaps the most important rule of all. Plan your transportation in advance or have a designated driver with you who won’t participate in the tasting.

Ready to Tour These New England Wineries and Vineyards?

As you have probably learned by now, this list is by no means a complete list. There are so many other wonderful wineries to visit and discover throughout New England. Use this list as a mere starting point to plan your own wine-tasting tour that you and your companions will enjoy.

Other Alcohol-Related Trails

Getting to know a region’s beverage of choice gives you a unique insight into that region’s history, culture, and people. Check out our other articles on alcohol-themed trips:

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • Tennessee Whiskey Trail
  • Louisiana Distilleries

Have you ever had New England wine? Which winery are you planning to visit first? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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10 Great Wineries and Vineyards in New England

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Who needs France and Italy’s wine regions when award-winning blends are being produced all across New England. Wine estates throughout the Northeast offer tours and wine tasting amidst striking landscapes. Whether drawn in for leaf-peeping , beachcombing or skiing , be sure to save some time to check out these 10 great wineries and vineyards in New England. These wineries handcraft blends for all palates, from light summer flavors to warm mulled wines.

Cellardoor Winery

Lincolnville, Maine

Maine’s short growing season, coupled with an abundance of wildlife, make grape growing a challenging task. But Cellardoor Winery doesn’t let that deter them from creating a collection of red, white, sparkling and even ice wines. The winery uses grapes grown on the estate and by premium vineyards across the country. With stunning views overlooking the grounds, this state-of-the-art winery is the perfect wine-lovers escape. Take a tour of the facility to learn its history and its wine-making process before sampling some of its varieties.

Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits

Cambridge, Vermont

Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Boyden Valley Winery was one of the first licensed wineries in the state. This 800-acre farm has been in the Boyden family for more than 100 years. Along with farming cattle, vegetables and sugarbush, the estate grows cold-climate grapes and produces wine, cider and spirits. Its 1875 carriage house provides the ideal spot to warm up on a cold New England evening with a cup of their signature Glogg – a Norwegian mulled wine.

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Westport Rivers Vineyard

Westport, Massachusetts

Escape the urban bustle of Boston with a one-hour drive to New England’s largest winery. Fourth-generation winemakers own Westport Rivers. The Russell family chose the southern coast of Massachusetts for its soil and climate. You can tour the facility to learn about the winery and the fermenting process. Then, head to the barn for a wine tasting. Music and breathtaking sunsets draw in Friday night crowds.

Newport Vineyards

Middletown, Rhode Island

Located minutes from the resort town of Newport, Newport Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Nunes brothers for 25 years. The winery offers a 30-minute tour ending in the tasting room. After sampling the vintages, you can dine at Brix Restaurant, known for its farm to table dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, while overlooking the vineyard . Newport Vineyards also offers a full calendar of events like Live Music Thursdays and Flight Nite Wednesdays.

Gouveia Vineyards

Wallingford, Connecticut

Sample Gouveia’s award-winning wines in The Stone House while experiencing incredible panoramic views of the 140-acre estate. You’ll quickly realize why the winery’s motto “Come for the wine, stay for the view” is so fitting. Pack a picnic basket, choose your wine, pick an outdoor table and settle in for the afternoon. Be sure to try their most popular variety, Cayuga White. This blend, made with estate grown Cayuga grapes, is fruity and slightly sweet.

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Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard

Little Compton, Rhode Island

With its ideal climate and soil conditions, it’s no wonder how Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard came to be New England’s oldest vineyard. Carolyn’s has been handcrafting award-winning wine for more than four decades from grapes locally grown and harvested. The peaceful setting makes it a sought-after destination for everything from private events to relaxing evenings spent sipping wine and listening to live music.

Maugle Sierra Vineyard

Ledyard, Connecticut

Located just 10 minutes from Mystic Seaport, Maugle Sierra Vineyard is the perfect addition to your Connecticut travel itinerary. This New England vineyard produces premium wines from only locally sourced fruit. The grapes are either grown on-site or within 100 miles of the vineyard. Watch the sunset over with a bottle of cleverly named wines like Que, Sera, Syrah or Ledyard Sunset Red.

Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

Truro, Massachusetts

There’s no better way to enjoy the peaceful, underdeveloped seaside setting of Truro than with wine. Enjoy a glass in an 1830s farmhouse, located next to over 44,000 acres of protected national seashore. Choose from Chardonnay, Merlot or Cabernet Franc, made from fruit harvested on the estate or sourced from premium growers across the United State. Order the “Flights of 5 for $15,” featuring a rotating selection each week.

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Seven Birches Winery

Lincoln, New Hampshire

The grapes sourced for Seven Birches Winery aren’t exclusively from New England. The winery curates an eclectic selection of wines from grapes from around the world, as well as locally sourced fruits. Sample Seven Birches’ wine flights showcasing the vineyard’s finest. The on-premise Riverwalk Resort Hotel lends itself to the perfect New England getaway.

Nashoba Valley Winery

Bolton, Massachusetts

Just an hour from Boston brings you to the rolling hills of Nashoba Valley Winery. With its internationally recognized wines, not to mention its brewery and gourmet restaurant, Nashoba Valley is well worth the trip. Tour the facility to learn how the wines are made, then hit the tasting room to choose your favorite. Dine in the charming J Restaurant or order take-out to enjoy on the estate’s picnic grounds while taking in views of the orchard. Those in town for fall leaf-peeping season can pick their own apples right on sight.

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Best 8 Wineries in New England MA: Explore the Top Vineyards and Tasting Rooms

New England is home to some of the best wineries in the country, and Massachusetts is no exception. With its picturesque vineyards and stunning landscapes, Massachusetts has become a popular destination for wine enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual drinker, there is something for everyone in the Bay State.

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The state of Massachusetts is known for producing a variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, and Vidal Blanc. The Massachusetts wine industry has been growing steadily in recent years, with more and more wineries opening up across the state. From the rolling hills of the Berkshires to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, there are wineries to explore in every corner of Massachusetts.

If you are planning a trip to Massachusetts and want to explore the state’s wine country, you won’t be disappointed. With so many wineries to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the best wineries in Massachusetts that are worth a visit.

Overview of Wineries in New England, MA

New England, MA, is not typically known for its wineries, but it has a growing reputation for producing some excellent wines. The region’s climate is not ideal for grape growing, but that has not stopped winemakers from experimenting with different grape varieties and producing unique, flavorful wines.

The wineries in New England, MA, are scattered throughout the state, with a concentration in the western part of the state. Many of these wineries are family-owned and operated, and they offer visitors a chance to taste their wines and learn about the winemaking process.

Some of the most popular wineries in New England, MA, include Nashoba Valley Winery, Truro Vineyards, and Coastal Vineyards. These wineries offer a range of wines, from crisp whites to full-bodied reds, and many of them have won awards for their wines.

Visitors to New England, MA, can also explore the Coastal Wine Trail, which spans from Cape Cod to the eastern part of Connecticut. This trail takes visitors through some of the most picturesque parts of the region, offering stunning views of the coastline and the surrounding countryside.

While New England, MA, may not have the same reputation as Napa or Sonoma in California, it is quickly becoming a top destination for wine lovers. With its unique climate and growing number of wineries, it is a must-visit for anyone looking to explore the wine country of the Bay State and New England.

Noteworthy Wineries

Westport rivers vineyard.

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Westport Rivers Vineyard is a family-owned winery located in Westport, Massachusetts. They specialize in producing sparkling wines using the traditional method. Their wines are made from estate-grown grapes and are aged in the bottle for a minimum of two years. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of their award-winning wines and take a tour of their vineyard and winery.

Website: http://westportrivers.com/ Address: 417 Hixbridge Rd, Westport, MA 02790, United States

Nashoba Valley Winery

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Nashoba Valley Winery is located in Bolton, Massachusetts. They offer a wide variety of wines, including fruit wines, red wines, and spirits. Visitors can also enjoy a meal at their restaurant, which features farm-to-table cuisine made with local ingredients. In addition, they offer tours of their winery and distillery.

Website: http://nashobawinery.com/ Address: 100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA 01740, United States

Mill River Winery

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Mill River Winery is located in Rowley, Massachusetts. They specialize in producing small-batch, handcrafted wines using traditional winemaking techniques. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of their wines and take a tour of their winery.

Website: http://www.millriverwines.com/ Address: 498 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA 01969, United States

Truro Vineyard

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Truro Vineyard is located in Truro, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. They produce a variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of their wines and take a tour of their vineyard and winery. They also offer a gift shop and a bistro that serves light fare.

Website: http://www.trurovineyardsofcapecod.com/ Address: 11 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA 02652, United States

Jonathan Edwards Winery

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Jonathan Edwards Winery is located in North Stonington, Connecticut. They produce a variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of their wines and take a tour of their vineyard and winery. They also offer a gift shop and a bistro that serves light fare.

Website: https://www.jedwardswinery.com/ Address: 74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington, CT 06359, United States

Seven Birches Winery

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Seven Birches Winery is located in Lincoln, New Hampshire. They specialize in producing wines from cold-hardy grapes that are grown in New England. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of their wines and take a tour of their winery. They also offer a gift shop and a bistro that serves light fare.

Website: http://sevenbirches.com/ Address: 22 S Mountain Dr, Lincoln, NH 03251, United States

Maugle Sierra Vineyard

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Maugle Sierra Vineyard is located in Ledyard, Connecticut. They specialize in producing wines from French-American hybrid grapes that are grown on their estate. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of their wines and take a tour of their vineyard and winery. They also offer a gift shop and a bistro that serves light fare.

Website: https://maugle-sierra-vineyards.square.site/ Address: 825 Colonel Ledyard Highway, CT-117, Ledyard, CT 06339, United States

Stonington Vineyards

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Stonington Vineyards is located in Stonington, Connecticut. They produce a variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Visitors can enjoy a tasting of their wines and take a tour of their vineyard and winery. They also offer a gift shop and a bistro that serves light fare.

Website: http://stoningtonvineyards.com/ Address: 523 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington, CT 06378, United States

Wine Tasting and Tours

New England is home to some of the best wineries in the United States, and many of them offer wine tastings and tours to visitors. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just looking for a fun day out, there’s something for everyone.

At most wineries, visitors can taste a variety of wines and learn about the winemaking process. Some wineries offer guided tours of the vineyards and production facilities, while others allow visitors to explore on their own. Many wineries also have on-site restaurants or food trucks, so visitors can enjoy a meal or snack while they sample the wines.

Most wineries require reservations for tastings and tours, especially during peak season. It’s a good idea to book in advance to ensure availability. Some wineries also offer private tastings and tours for groups, which can be a great option for special occasions or corporate events.

When planning a wine tasting or tour, it’s important to keep in mind that many wineries have different tasting options and fees. Some wineries charge per tasting, while others offer a set fee for a certain number of tastings. Some wineries also offer souvenir glasses or bottles for purchase.

Varieties of Wine

When it comes to wine, New England has a lot to offer. From reds to whites, and everything in between, there’s a wine for every palate. Here are some of the most popular varieties of wine you’ll find at the best wineries in New England.

New England is known for producing some excellent red wines. Some of the most popular red wines in the region include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and St. Croix. Pinot Noir is a light-bodied wine with a smooth finish, while Cabernet Franc is a full-bodied wine with a bold flavor. St. Croix is a medium-bodied wine with a fruity taste that pairs well with a variety of foods.

White Wines

If you prefer white wine, New England has plenty of options for you as well. Chardonnay, Riesling, and Seyval Blanc are just a few of the most popular white wines in the region. Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine with a buttery taste, while Riesling is a light-bodied wine with a sweet flavor. Seyval Blanc is a medium-bodied wine with a crisp finish that pairs well with seafood.

Rose wines are a popular choice for those who want something light and refreshing. Blush and Rose are two of the most popular rose wines in New England. Blush is a light-bodied wine with a fruity taste, while Rose is a medium-bodied wine with a crisp finish.

Sparkling Wines

If you’re in the mood for something bubbly, New England has some excellent sparkling wines to choose from. Vidal Blanc is a popular choice for those who prefer a sweeter sparkling wine, while Seyval Blanc is a great option for those who prefer something drier.

Fruit Wines

New England is also known for its delicious fruit wines. Blueberry and Cranberry are two of the most popular fruit wines in the region. Blueberry wine is a medium-bodied wine with a sweet taste, while Cranberry wine is a light-bodied wine with a tart flavor.

Sweet Wines

For those who prefer their wine on the sweeter side, New England has some excellent options. Hard cider is a popular choice for those who want something sweet and refreshing, while fruit wines like Blueberry and Cranberry are also great options.

Overall, New England has a lot to offer when it comes to wine. Whether you prefer red, white, rose, sparkling, fruit, or sweet wines, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste at one of the region’s many excellent wineries.

Additional Offerings

In addition to offering great wines, many of the wineries in Massachusetts also provide additional offerings to enhance the visitor’s experience. Some wineries offer live music, which can be a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery while sipping on a glass of wine. For example, Taylor Brook Winery in Woodstock, Connecticut, frequently hosts live music events on their outdoor patio.

Other wineries offer fire pits, which can be a cozy way to enjoy the outdoors on a chilly evening. For example, Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton, Massachusetts, has a large fire pit where visitors can gather and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer from their onsite brewery.

Speaking of beer, some wineries also offer their own craft beers. For example, Hardwick Winery in Hardwick, Massachusetts, not only offers a variety of wines but also has a selection of craft beers available for visitors to try.

In addition to live music and beer, some wineries also offer live entertainment events. For example, the Atrium Wine Bar in Foxborough, Massachusetts, frequently hosts events such as paint and sip nights and trivia nights.

Finally, some wineries offer other types of alcoholic beverages in addition to wine. For example, Rhythm Craft Cider in Holyoke, Massachusetts, specializes in hard ciders made from locally sourced apples.

Local Ingredients and Winemaking

Winemaking in New England is a unique experience that is shaped by the region’s sandy soil and locally sourced fruits. Many of the wineries in the area pride themselves on using only the freshest and most flavorful fruits to create their wines.

One such winery is Truro Vineyards, located in Provincetown, MA. Truro Vineyards is known for growing Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. They also have an onsite distillery, South Hollow Spirits, which produces Twenty Boost Rums and Dry Line Gin all in a 250-gallon pot still. Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits both use locally sourced fruits to create their products, ensuring that each bottle is a true representation of the region’s flavors.

Another winery that is dedicated to using local ingredients is Hardwick Winery, located in the Berkshires. Hardwick Winery uses only locally grown grapes and hops to create their wines. They also offer a unique selection of fruit wines, including blueberry, cranberry, and peach. Hardwick Winery’s commitment to using locally sourced ingredients is a testament to their dedication to creating a true New England wine experience.

In addition to using locally sourced fruits, many wineries in New England also use traditional winemaking techniques to create their wines. These techniques include handpicking grapes, aging wines in oak barrels, and using natural yeasts to ferment the wine. These techniques not only create a unique flavor profile but also ensure that each bottle of wine is a true representation of the region’s winemaking traditions.

Overall, the wineries in New England are dedicated to creating a unique and authentic wine experience. Whether it’s using locally sourced fruits or traditional winemaking techniques, each winery is committed to creating a wine that reflects the flavors and traditions of the region.

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Seven Birches Winery, located within the grand new Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain   is hand-crafting classic European grape varietals and locally sourced fruits into wines of distinction.

The fruit may be from around the world, but our wine embraces the spirit of New Hampshire.  LIVE FREE.

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Seven Birches Winery has 2 distinct locations to explore and enjoy our locally hand-crafted wines within walking distance of each other in downtown Lincoln, NH.  Our winery facility and Winery Tasting Room are located within the grand new RiverWalk Resort hotel.  Our Rhythm Studio is located nearby in the Lincoln Village Shops.  All of the wine is produced at the RiverWalk Resort location, and both locations offer a unique craft wine & cider experience.

Sample from our wine menu or join us for a glass of one of your favorites.  Our friendly and knowledgeable winery staff is here daily to ensure your visit is remarkable.

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Seven Birches Winery is handcrafting classic European grape varietals and locally sourced fruits into distinctive wines that match a broad array of palates.  All of our wines are produced on site in the grand new RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain.  The wine is made from whole fruits, fermented, aged, and bottled, right here in the White Mountains of Lincoln, NH.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, join us for an informal  Meet the Winemakers’ winery tour.  With one of our winemakers, you’ll take a deep dive (pun intended) into how all of our wines are made and get the opportunity to sample some special wines.

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In 2016, Seven Birches Winery moved to the grand new RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain .  Our production facility and tasting rooms (open daily) have both moved to Lincoln, NH.  Join us for a wine tasting , “ Meet the Winemaker Tour “, or just a pleasant afternoon at the resort.  In 2018, we opened our  Rhythm Studio in the Lincoln Village Shops to offer another unique way to enjoy all the wines made nearby.  We also now produce a special line of craft ciders, under the brand, Rhythm Cider.  Check it out!

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The 12 Best New England Wineries To Visit

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12 Best New England Vineyard and Wineries to Visit

The best New England wineries and vineyards are home to an eclectic mix of winegrowers. Some are owned by families with a long history of growing grapes, while others belong to first-generation wine lovers who find this craft to be not only a lucrative business but also a fulfilling way of life. Located in memorable settings, these vineyards and wineries offer a rich and sometimes surprising selection of wines.

We put together a list of what we feel are the best vineyards and wineries in New England . These wineries are spread over every state in the region, so you can find a few wineries no matter which part of New England you are visiting.  The first one is a great stop on the Coastal Wine Trail in Southern New England and we venture all the way up to Owl's Head in Maine.

Please use this list as a starting point. There are many other wonderful wineries to discover throughout New England. Plan a wine tasting journey that makes sense for you, but try to include a few of our suggested stops!

We have a few resources to help you plan. Wondering how many wineries to visit per day, click here . Need some tips on tasting wine like a pro? Check out this article. Want some general wine travel tips ?

Newport Vineyards

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The family-owned Newport Vineyards promise to bring the Napa Valley wine experience to New England. They deliver with a thoughtfully laid out tasting room that features a large tasting bar and features an indoor-outdoor feel during the warm months.

Planted in the late 1970s in a unique micro-climate on the Aquidneck Island, today this vineyard extends over 75 acres of preserved farmland, which makes it the largest grower of wine grapes in the region. Much of that land used to be planted with potatoes used by Frito-Lay for chips. 

The long and cool growing season enables the winemakers here to develop some of the most complex flavors that you can find in any New England wines. The Newport Vineyards include the Nunes and Perry Farm and the Brix Restaurant, which offers pleasant views over the vineyards.

As with most cool climate growing regions, the white wines in Rhode Island tend to outshine the reds. This is no knock on the winemaker, but a simple fact of geography. At Newport Vineyards we really enjoyed the Riesling and the un-oaked Chardonnay.

You generally don’t need a reservation to take the 30-minute tour through the heart of the vineyards and stop by the tasting room.

To learn more about visiting one of the best New England wineries, click here .

Truro Vineyards

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Truro Vineyards occupy an estate that is nearly two centuries old, and they are perched on the sandy soil between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in the ruggedly beautiful town of Truro. This is the only vinifera vineyard in the region, growing Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. That makes it a must visit Cape Cod winery. 

In addition to featuring pavilion and beach wine tastings, Truro Vineyards also house the Blackfish Restaurant’s Crush Pad Food Truck. A visit to this vineyard is likely to bring you into contact with the Roberts family, the hands-on owners who run wine tastings and guide visitors. Tastings and free tours are available daily.

Find out more details about visiting the Truro Vineyards here .

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard

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Founded over forty years ago, the Sakonnet Vineyard spreads over 150 acres of land and produces barrel-aged white, red, rosé, and dessert wine. Located between two waterways, this vineyard is refreshed by salty breezes and rolling fog.

The slowly-developing grapes grown here are known for their freshness and deep flavor. Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard offers daily afternoon tastings that feature samples of seven estate wines, including sparkling white wine, juicy rosé, and the award-winning, fruity blend of the NV Rhode Island Red. On the estate, you’ll also find the delicious Vineyard Bistro.

There is a lovely tasting room with plenty of room to spread out on the lawn in front during the warmer months. Find a nice wooden chair and bring your bottle of chilled Rosé with you. This is a perfect way to spend a sunny New England day.

Learn more about wine tastings and tours at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard here .

Jonathan Edwards Winery

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The Jonathan Edwards Winery grows grapes not only in New England but also in the Napa Valley on the West Coast. While grapes are being harvested from this vineyard, the harvest brought in from the Napa Valley is fermented, aged, and bottled here. The winery stretches over 20 acres of vineyards and offers one of the most authentic vineyard experiences in New England.

Located on the former Chester Maine Farm in North Stonington, Connecticu t, this vineyard preserves the historic farmhouse and the fertile fields where cattle were raised centuries ago. A family-run vineyard and winery, the Jonathan Edwards Winery offers tastings and tours every day of the week.

The catalog of wines includes the 2017 Estate Chardonnay, 2016 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, and the inky dark Petite Sirah.

Learn more about this winery here .

Maugle Sierra Vineyards

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Another highlight vineyard on the Coastal Wine Trail , the Maugle Sierra has been producing premium, locally-grown, hand-crafted wines since 2002. Using the coastal micro-climate to impart rich flavors to the wine, this vineyard covers 11 acres and offers visitors a wine patio, outdoor tasting areas, and picnic spaces.

The catalog of wines includes the chewy, fruit-forward wines created by co-founder Dr. Maugle, including the Estate St. Croix Wine, alongside a dozen more wines. The beautiful Maugle Sierra Vineyards are open to visitors Thursday through Monday, as well as Friday from noon until evening.

To learn more about Maugle Sierra, check out the vineyard’s official website .

Seven Birches Winery

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Located within the 5-star Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, the Seven Birches Winery blends famed European grape varietals with locally sourced fruits to create wines with a distinctive fruity flavor. This winery captures the New Hampshire spirit and provides a rich experience for wine lovers.

If you arrive on a Wednesday or Saturday, you can go on an informative Meet the Winemakers tour that showcases the winemaking process at Seven Birches. The winery offers two tasting rooms located within close proximity of each other, both of them highlighting the Seven Birches’ RiverWalk label, made and bottled in the White Mountains.

Overall, Seven Birches provide a memorable tasting experience for both connoisseurs and people who are only beginning their journey of discovery into the startlingly rich world of New England wines.

Learn more about Seven Birchers Winery on their website .

Boyden Valley Winery

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The Boyden Valley Winery carries on into the 21 st century the rich tradition of one of the first wineries in Vermont. Located on a fourth-generation family farm tucked beneath the Green Mountains, the winery is well-known for its cold-weather varieties. The highlight wine is the Marquette Reserve, made entirely from Vermont grapes aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels.

A wine tour at this winery includes a visit to the recently renovated tank and barrel room, offering you the chance to taste a dozen different wines in an authentic carriage barn. Tastings are available Tuesdays to Saturdays and allow you to sample up to seven wines.

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Lincoln Peak Vineyard Winery

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This 12-acre vineyard was initially a strawberry farm. But the rising popularity of winter-hardy grape varieties in the early 2000s caught on here, and the family who owns the estate – the Granstroms – never looked back.

The vineyard today produces around 25,000 bottles of locally grown grapes every year and has been a notable participant in cold-climate wine competitions. In 2016, the Lincoln Peak Vineyard Winery was named Winery of the Year at the International Cold Climate Competition. Highlight wines are made from Marquette, Frontenac, and Le Crescent grape varieties.

The Granstroms’ winery captures the spirit of the new generation of winemakers in Vermont, and it is one of the most memorable wineries in New England .

You can taste the wine produced here on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as during the other days by appointment.

Click here to learn more about visiting Lincoln Peak Vineyard Winery.

Cellardoor Winery & Vineyard

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If you thought Maine is too cold to produce a distinctive wine, think again. Visiting the Cellardoor Winery & Vineyard in Lincolnville, Maine is a noteworthy experience for every wine lover. Open to visitors daily, the 200-year-old barn that hosts tastings is the perfect setting for the rich catalog of wines available.

Comparatively small in size, this vineyard produces a variety of hand-crafted wines from cold-hardy hybrids. While visiting this winery, you’ll have the opportunity to see the fabled hand carving behind the Cellardoor logo and learn the interesting story behind it.

Tasting highlights include the estate vintages, Blanc de Blancs and Vendange, which are produced using traditional methods of fermentation.

To learn more about visiting this winery and vineyard, click here .

Breakwater Vineyards

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Big wineries have their appeal, but so do small farm wineries like Breakwater Vineyards. Located in Owls Head, Maine, this charming winery produces Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, and popular fruit wines, such as the Breakwater Blues with blueberries.

The beautiful scenery and quiet surroundings make this vineyard a restful place for sipping a glass of wine on a bright summer day. Adding to the appeal of the vineyards are the goats and other animals roaming through the grounds of the estate, with Pinot Noir, the lead goat, at their head. Wine tastings and tours at the Breakwater Vineyards are available only in summer.

Find out more about visiting Breakwater Vineyards .

Westport Rivers

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The home of an old family of local winegrowers, Westport Rivers is a key stop for many wine lovers exploring the best Massachusetts wineries along the Coastal Wine Trail . The vineyard’s rich and dark soils, together with the cool climate tempered by the gulf stream, help to produce the highly aromatic and crisp wine that helped Westport Rivers build a good reputation.

Wine tastings at this vineyard include highlights such as the Methode Champenoise sparkling wine, as well as a selection of apéritif wine and table wine. You can visit Westport Rivers Monday through Saturday, enjoying the wine at the Wine Bar or outside in classic vineyard surroundings.

Click here to learn more about visiting Westport Rivers .

Nashoba Valley Winery

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Nashoba Valley Winery produces over 37 varietals of wine using fruits grown entirely in the USA. A pioneering winery orchard, Nashoba Valley spreads over 52 acres and features a state-of-the-art winemaking facility, a winery, and a gourmet restaurant.

This beautiful hilltop orchard has as its center point a rustic farmhouse that hosts the popular J’s Restaurant. But if you arrive at this winery on a sunny day, you can take a bottle of wine to the picnic area and enjoy it with friends and family.

Tours at the Nashoba Valley Winery offer a glimpse into the winemaking process and are available on most days.

To learn more about tastings and tours on the Nashoba Valley Winery, click here .

Ready for a Vineyard Visit?

Wineries and vineyards in New England offer a rich selection of wine which you can enjoy in authentic settings. As we mentioned above, the best New England wines tend to be white varietals. We still encourage you to taste the reds, but they tend to be more acidic and a bit thinner than most reds you are used to drinking. 

Before you plan your visit to the New England wineries, check out a few of our winery travel resources. You can start with our guide to travel in wine country . Then find out how many wineries you should visit in a day .

Whether you plan on visiting them with your partner, with friends, or in a group, they are bound to stick in your memory. The only question is – which will you visit first?

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  18. Seven Birches Winery

    Seven Birches Winery has 2 distinct locations to explore and enjoy our locally hand-crafted wines within walking distance of each other in downtown Lincoln, NH. Our winery facility and Winery Tasting Room are located within the grand new RiverWalk Resort hotel. Our Rhythm Studio is located nearby in the Lincoln Village Shops.

  19. The 12 Best New England Wineries To Visit

    Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard. Founded over forty years ago, the Sakonnet Vineyard spreads over 150 acres of land and produces barrel-aged white, red, rosé, and dessert wine. Located between two waterways, this vineyard is refreshed by salty breezes and rolling fog.

  20. Wine Train Map

    The Grand Wine Train Tour Overnight 2 to 8 Days f $289 ppdo. Hotel Overnight(s) - You Choose Your Favorite Wine Train Tours from 1 to 9 above - Breakfast, and Luncheon or Dinner Daily - 1 Train, 1 to 2 Wineries Daily - Motorcoach, Local Attractions . 12. Finger Lakes Explorer Wine Amtrak Tour 3 or 4 Days f $499 ppdo

  21. Lobsters, Wineries & Foods of New England

    If you transfer or cancel: Transfer Fee: Cancel Fee: fee will be applied if you do not call road scholar participant services at least one business day prior to the program start date. 100% of trip total. 100% of trip total. less than 30 days prior to the program start date. 50% of trip total. 50% of trip total.

  22. New England WTT

    New England's First - and Best - Wine Train Tour. - Long Island Sound Shoreline Train Tour - Historic Harbor Dining -. One of the Top 10 Train Rides in the Eastern United States. Available from March until November. This is where it all began. Step aboard your Amtrak or ShorelineEast Train, relax in your spacious seats and enjoy your first ...

  23. Vineyards & Wine Tasting Experiences

    Vineyards & wine tasting. English wine production is turning heads on both sides of the Channel. There are nearly 400 commercial vineyards dotted around England, from Cornwall to Suffolk and Yorkshire. Many are open to the public and offer luxury on-site accommodation in B&Bs, self-catering cottages and barn conversions so you can really make ...