A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou
Wine aficionados, connoisseurs, and oenophiles alike will be delighted to know that the Massachusetts Wine and Cheese Trail has officially expanded, now boasting 29 wineries and 18 cheese businesses from the dunes of Cape Cod to the hills of the Berkshires!
A wine and cheese trail in Massachusetts? That’s right, the Bay State features 40 licensed wineries, producing wine from a collection of locally grown fruits – grapes, apples, cranberries, peaches, and blueberries – across, roughly, a total of 2,200-acres of wine farm land, where 439 acres are devoted exclusively to wine production.
So, with these award-winning wines and notable cheeses, how does one embark on all that the Wine and Cheese Trail has to offer?
Well, it starts with the trail map, where you can discover wine and cheese makers by region, within a detailed, useful, road-trip-inspiring layout of the state. Ultimately, encouraging visitors – in-state and out-of-state – to learn about the art of wine and cheese making; to discover some of Massachusetts’ award-winning tastes; and to explore the bucolic, picturesque farmlands that our wonderful state has to offer.
Here’s a list of the recent additions, which include nine wineries and seven farmstead cheese producers:
• Amherst Farm Winery, Amherst
• Berkshire Blue Cheese, Dalton
• Black Birch Vineyard, Southampton
• Chase Hill Farm Cheese, Warwick
• Cricket Creek Farm Cheese, Williamstown
• Green River Ambrosia, Greenfield
• Mineral Hills Winery, Florence
• Mount Warner Vineyards, Hadley
• Northfield Mount Hermon School Cheese, Mount Hermon
• Sangha Farm Cheese, Plainfield
• The Sheperd’s Gate Dairy Goat Farm, Holland
• Upinngil Farm Cheese, Gill
• Nobscot Artisan Cheese, Framingham
• Robinson Farm Cheese, Hardwick
• Ruggles Hill Creamery, Hardwick
• Still River Winery, Harvard
• Vandervalk Farm and Winery, Mendon
• Boston Winery, Boston
• Valley View Farm, Topsfield
• Grey Barn and Farm Cheese, Martha’s Vineyard
• Mermaid Farm & Dairy, Chilmark