The Best Wineries Near Boston

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Now that the weather is warming up and residents of Boston are looking to escape the city for a day, wine lovers will be pleased to learn of nearby wineries and vineyards. In fact, did you know the coastal region of Massachusetts has the perfect grape-growing climate? Cheers to that! Whether you’re planning a date night, catching up with friends, or heading out solo with a good book, here’s our list of the most popular wineries near Forest Properties apartments in Boston.

Boston Winery

Have you ever made your own wine, and actually liked it? Sync your love of wine tasting with a touch of creativity at Boston Winery. Not only is this spot situated 40 minutes from The Parkside, but the rustic charm is something every guest will swoon over!

Visiting Boston Winery gives you a totally transparent look into the art of wine making, and whether you’re a wine connoisseur or laid-back taster, check out their membership opportunities that allow you to lend a hand in the wine making process!Wine tastings take place hourly from Thursday-Saturday, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Take note that reservations are recommended for Saturday tastings in particular!

Wooden barrels of wine.

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Mill River Winery

For residents of Landing 53 who are looking to add a new stop to their favored weekend wine trail, don’t pass over Mill River Winery. Located an hour from Braintree, this winery perfectly pairs history, charm, and flavors of Massachusetts’ North Shore. A few popular bottles include:

  • Riesling: Floral notes and crisp stone fruit are finished with a lingering vanilla flavor
  • Naked Chardonnay: Full bodied with aromas of lemon zest and pear
  • Plantation Red: A dry, lightly oaked, and well-balanced red blend with aromas of raspberry jam

Other wine collections include Plum Island Wines and Mill River Select – all of which are only available in Massachusetts. Don’t miss out on what’s close to home!

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Furnace Brook Winery

Let’s be honest… Is there anything better than a chilled glass of wine and a warm apple cider donut?

If this pairing appeals to you, stop by Furnace Brook Winery & Hilltop Orchards in Richmond, MA. The 200-acre farm was originally established to produce authentic hard apple cider, and while their program has truly mastered this, their wines are just as delicious! Taste any one of their wines for FREE, and add on an additional 5 wines for $5.00. Here are a few other goodies and activities to take advantage of during your visit:

  • Shop the Farm Winery Store for wines, ciders, fruit pies, scones, cider donuts, maple syrup and more
  • Smell apple blossoms in the spring
  • Take a walk or bike around the farm
  • Enjoy beautiful vistas from the Normandy Gazebo in the summer
  • Sit back with a glass of Furnace Brook wine and relax by the fire
Four bottles of wine from Nashoba Valley Winery near Boston, MA.

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Nashoba Valley Winery

Located in the heart of Massachusetts’ apple country, the Nashoba Valley Winery is a beautiful hilltop orchard that overlooks 60 acres of farmland and the charming town of Bolton, MA. Located under an hour from Boston, this  family-owned orchard, winery, brewery, and restaurant has in business since 1978.

From dry whites to sweet reds, preview their 30 varieties of wine in a private group tour or tasting. If you happen to prefer beer or cider over wine, you’re in luck! Bolton Beer Works is located on the property and proudly brews seasonal beverages that support Massachusetts’ agriculture.

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