Located in the heart of Massachusetts’ apple country, Nashoba Valley Winery is one of the state’s most recognized and awarded wineries.
Nashoba has a history dating back to 1980. Jack Partridge, the winery’s founder, owned apple and pear trees in Somerville but had a dream to buy a New England farm and make fruit-based wines. He opened Nashoba Valley Winery out of a rented mill in Concord and in 1984 moved the winery to its current location – a sprawling 52 acre farm – in Bolton.
Partridge eventually decided to sell the winery and in conjunction with the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Bolton Conservation Trust, the winery was sold to Richard and Barbara Pelletier in 1994.
In this video, Pelletier talks about the introduction and variety of grape wines that Nashoba produces including Vignole, Chardonnay and Merlot. Pelletier also discusses the importance of wood aging in Nashoba’s fabulous barrel room and why Nashoba might just be the best place in the state for a family picnic, first date or simply a relaxing afternoon.
Nashoba Valley Winery is located at 100 Wattaquadoc Hill Rd. in Bolton, MA. The winery is open everyday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Guided tours of the wine-making facility are held every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:00 AM with additional tours conducted approximately every hour. The last tour of the day starts at 4:00 PM.
Editor’s note: This video segment is the ninth in a series profiling the Massachusetts Farm Winery & Growers Association and each of its member wineries.