Posts Tagged ‘cranberry wine’

Pioneer Valley Vineyard – Over Six Generations of Farming

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Pioneer Valley Vineyard may only be open to the public for two months out of the year, but its winemakers work year-round to produce some of the most unique styles of wine you may ever see…

Continuing a family farming tradition for over six generations, Pioneer Valley’s wines are handcrafted from estate grown red and white wine grapes and locally grown Massachusetts fruit.

The winery produces 10 varieties of grape and fruit wine made from Frontenac grapes, cranberries, and tomatoes – yes, you read that right, tomatoes.

In this video, Linda and Casey Burt, the owners of Pioneer Valley Vineyard, explain the history of the family-owned winery, offer a tour of their vineyard, tasting room and production facilities, and take us through their line-up of wines.

Pioneer Valley Vineyard is located at 41 School Street in Hatfield, MA and is open for free tastings and sales from October – December, on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 PM.

Editor’s note: This video segment is part of continuing series profiling the Massachusetts Farm Winery & Growers Association and each of its member wineries.

Embracing Wine and Modernity – in an Old Dairy Barn…

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Though it is one of the newest wineries to open in Massachusetts, Amherst Farm Winery is steeped in a rich history dating back to the 1800s. The winery – which opened its doors in August 2011 – is housed in a 19th century post and beam barn once used for dairy cows. The barn has been preserved and enhanced with the addition of a modern winery that is complete with state-of-the-art of the stainless steel tanks and bottling line.

From within its rustic frame, Amherst Farm Winery produces a range of distinctive fruit wines including carrot, pumpkin, cranberry, blueberry, apple, and strawberry as well as a sparkling hard cider made from local apples.

In this segment, Audrey Samek, the owner of Amherst Farm Winery, takes us on a tour of the wonderfully restored barn and loft space – artists’ exhibits and wine – heaven! And watch as Audrey explains – and shows – how a passion for wine truly means a labor of love (the winery fills, corks, seals and labels 24,000 bottles of wine – by hand!)

Amherst Winery is located at 529 Belchertown Rd. in Amherst, Mass. The winery is open year-round, seven days a week from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tours of the winery are given every weekend at 1 and 3 PM. Groups of 10 or more require a reservation.

Editor’s note: This video segment is the sixth in a series profiling the Massachusetts Farm Winery & Growers Association and each of its member wineries.