With spectacular views overlooking the Pioneer Valley, meticulous rows of young, leafy, vibrant vines, a rustic tasting room steeped in history and tradition, and a dazzling array of… (more…)
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Located within Massachusetts’ pristine Pioneer Valley, Mineral Hills Winery is one of the state’s newest wineries. The winery, aptly named for the Mineral Hills located nearby, opened its doors in 2010 and is a part of Godard’s Red Hen Farm, a sprawling 60 acre farm swathed with apple trees, grape vines, and vegetable gardens.
Mineral Hills produces a wide array of French American and vinifera grape wines as well as a number of fruit wines. However, the winery’s mead, also known as honey wine, may be the its most unique offering. Mineral Hills sources its honey from beehives on the farm and produces its mead in a palate-pleasing dry style.
In this video, Larry Godard, one of the owners of Mineral Hills Winery, takes us on a short tour of the winery, discusses the range of wines he produces and the process for making each, from harvest and crush to fermentation and aging. (Can’t miss section – a mammoth vat of mouthwatering blueberries undergoing an initial fermentation.)
Mineral Hills Winery is located at 592 Sylvester Rd in Florence, Mass. The winery is open April – December and wine tastings and tours are available Friday through Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM or by appointment.
Editor’s note: This video segment is the eighth in a series profiling the Massachusetts Farm Winery & Growers Association and each of its member wineries.