Orchards and Vineyards
On a crisp and sunny autumn afternoon, we donned our flannel and suede and headed west to Nashoba Valley Winery. An idyllic hilltop orchard nestled in the heart of Massachusetts' apple country, Nashoba's well-stocked wine shoppe, gourmet restaurant and breezy tasting room offers apple picking with a grown-up twist.
At the heart of Nashoba Valley Winery is its rustic farmhouse, built in 1923 for a local chiropractor. In 1983, founder Jack Partridge purchased the property, built the original Wine Shoppe, replanted the orchard and established Nashoba Valley Winery and Orchard. The nation's first "winery orchard," Nashoba Valley Winery has grown to become Massahcusetts' leading fruit wine producer. Under the present-day ownership of Rich and Cindy Pelletier, the Winery has introduced grape wines, micro-brewed beers, Ports, ice wines, fortified wines, fruit distillates and a sparking apple wine. Boasting over 100 national and international medals to its credit, the Winery has received accolades from notable publications such as "Food and Wine" and "Travel & Leisure". A gourmet restaurant offers a seasonal menu showcasing the many varietals of wines as well as the fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers grown on the estate. With a fine reputation for quality and service, Nashoba Valley Winery is today considered a premier east coast destination.
Varietals of Wines Produced: 41
Wines that are 100% Non-Grape Wines: 22
Grape Varietals Produced :13
Blended Fruit & Grape:2(Marion & Blueberry Merlot)
Top Selling Wine by Ranking: Cranberry Apple, Strawberry Rhubarb, SS Blueberry, Dry Pear, Renaissance, Riesling, Maidens Blush, Cabernet Sauvignon
Persian poet, philosopher, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam is widely considered to be one of the most influential thinkers of the Middle Ages. Khayyam viewed wine as a life force to be enjoyed during our brief time on earth "before we too into the dust descend", and devoted a large number of verses to the fermented grape.