Haute Pour: Nashoba Valley Winery

Even city slickers need reprieve from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. When the weekend comes calling, why not spend the day with a glass of wine — or several — at the Nashoba Valley Winery?

Situated deep within the rolling hills of Massachusetts’ Nashoba Valley in Bolton, Massachusetts, Nashoba Valley Winery has been a haute destination for natives and visitors alike since the pour of its first wine in 1978. Since then, the Winery (which is encapsulated by a centuries-old apple orchard) has expanded to include a state-of-the-art wine making and distillation facility, a 4-star restaurant, a brewery, and a wine shop. The venue also hosts wedding and special events within its restaurant and seasonally within its open-air pavilion.

Wine enthusiasts, from collectors and connoisseurs to vine virgins, will appreciate the Winery’s guided weekend tours, which run on Saturdays and Sundays year-round from 11 am to 4 pm. Guests are treated to an exclusive look at the wine making process, and samples from six of the Winery’s 20+ varietal portfolio. Private tours, a perfect way to welcome out-of-town guests to the Commonwealth, are available Monday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm, and require advance reservation. Don’t have time for a tour? Take a trip to the Winery’s tasting bar, where expert staff will answer your questions and expand your palette with unique and rare wines.

Sure, New Englanders may cling to the remnants of summer till the leaves turn color, but with a hint of autumn in the air and September right around the corner, we encourage you to mark your calendars for a visit to a place that offers a fresh perspective on an old-world favorite.

Nashoba Valley Winery is located at 100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton, Massachusetts