When thinking of fine wine, does California come to mind? You can find great wine here in the Berkshires as well. In fact, Western Massachusetts is quietly becoming one of the country’s newest wine areas. One reason is because the soil is fertile and the air is crisp. Come out for a visit and investigate the Berkshires wine country for new vintages. Here are 5 wineries and wine tasting rooms in the Berkshires to help you get started.
81 State Road, Richmond, Massachusetts 01254 413-464-4629
Located in Richmond, Massachusetts, this hidden gem is situated on a beautiful lake. It’s a fantastic place to absorb the view, sip excellent wine and sample delicious food while being tended to by hospitable staff. The foundation of premium wine is excellent grapes. This boutique winery works with growers from two regions in California, the Paso Robles and Edna Valley, known for producing world-class grapes. What’s more, lively names accent the already delectable wines, such as: Fruit of the Boot, Rose of Grenache, Boa Boa TM 2019 and Invincible Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.
8 Knight Road, New Marlborough, Massachusetts 01230 413-528-1015
At Les Trois, you’ll enjoy excellent wine as you relax and absorb the picturesque views of the Berkshire countryside. Bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy with your wine as you sit in the gazebo overlooking the vineyard. Worth noting is their award-winning Stingy Jack’s Pumpkin wine – a Cayuga White wine infused with pumpkin.
508 Canaan Road, Richmond, Massachusetts 01254 800-833-6274
When people think of Hilltop Orchards, they usually picture picking apples, hiking, and cross-country skiing. But there are also award-winning wines from Furnace Brook Wines. Using varietals from the Northeast and California, they produce a nice selection of red and white wine. Two wines to try are award-winning Bee My Honey 2014, produced with local organic honey, and French Cidre’ Special Reserve 2014, made from a blend of apple varieties.
1900 State Route 66, Ghent, New York 12075 518-392-9463
Hudson-Chatham Winery has succeeded in being the first winery in Columbia County, New York. Approximately 25 miles from Devonfield Inn makes this winery is just a short drive to sample some award-winning wine. They focus on growing seven hybrid varieties that are ideal for upstate New York. While here, enjoy a great tasting experience of their White, Rose and Blush, Red, and Dessert wines.
146 Flints Crossing Road, Canaan, New York 12029 518-610-6821
Home Range Winery is located just 12 miles from Devonfield Inn. The owners started it in 2016. All of their wines are handmade in small-batch quantities and feature American hybrid grapes.
Get going on a treasure hunt for an exceptional or unique wine in one of these 5 wineries and wine tasting rooms in the Berkshires. After returning to Devonfield Inn, you’ll be able to unwind and share that exquisite glass of wine in the comfort of your room. It’s a wonderful way to escape from the cares of the world.