Are you overdue for a wine weekend? There's nothing better than enjoying the beautiful scenery with every sip. Of course, every wine tastes better when you can soak in its fragrance and taste on the very land where it was cultivated. That's precisely why it's time to book a relaxing, edifying wine tasting in The Berkshires. There's no need to stress out over planning the perfect vineyard itinerary in this blissful corner of Massachusetts. These three wineries make it easy to uncork the fun without becoming unraveled by the planning process. Take a look!
Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards - Richmond, MA
The orchard is definitely calling at this celebrated spot in Richmond. In addition to being one of the best spots in the country for varietal grape wines, Furnace Brook also delights visitors with its daily cider donuts, fresh apples, and amazing ciders! The beverages and treats here are just some of the reasons to come. Visitors can enjoy beautiful hiking trails spilling over with pure Berkshire views. The orchard offers views of three states!
When stepping on this 100-year-old family orchard, plan for a leisurely afternoon spent touring the cidery, sipping ciders, tasting wines, and strolling amid foothill views. The charm of this farm is that the family that owns it will treat you like family during your adventure!
Balderdash Cellars - Richmond, MA
Balderdash Cellars comes alive with live music on the weekends! This casual winery never requires reservations. Guests are free to show up to taste some wine or beer. Food trucks show up most weekends to create a "festival" atmosphere. For wine lovers, the fact that this is a boutique winery specializing in ultra-premium California-style wines is a plus. Balderdash Cellars has been steadily growing by word of mouth since being founded in 2011.
Les Trois Emme Vineyard and Winery - New Marlborough, MA
Located just minutes from the Norman Rockwell Museum, Ski Butternut, Tanglewood, and many more treasures of the Berkshires, Les Trois Emme Vineyard and Winery offer an elevated experience in the wilds of the Massachusetts woods. Guests can enjoy glasses of wine or a formal wine tasting in the winery's comfortable, classy tasting room. The "hits" at this beloved spot include the Berkshire Red, Shiraz-Cabernet, and Stingy Jack's Ruby Red. The winery owners recommend calling ahead to confirm opening times during periods of inclement weather.
Toast to All the Good Things in the Berkshires
These wineries make planning a fancy and fun Berkshire getaway so easy! There's no denying that winemaking is an art. That's precisely why your winery visit might inspire you to check out other artisan offerings in the Berkshires. Your getaway doesn't have to end with wine tasting in The Berkshires. Here's a quick guide to the local art scene in Pittsfield that will direct you to the best galleries and museums. Let's call it a toast to culture!