Come visit a spectacular farm in the heart of historic Central Massachusetts. Their farm store, winery, and orchard stand on a farm founded in 1733 where the views and vistas defy description. Their farm store carries their fresh vegetables and fruit seasonally from June through February each year. The bakery produces fresh fruit pies, cider donuts, apple dumplings, and to-die-for gourmet cookies. Pick your own fruit is available beginning with Strawberries in June, Blueberries and Raspberries in July and August, Peaches in August, and continue with Apples and Pears in September and October. Their winery, producing the best in handcrafted fruit and grape wines, is open year-round and sponsors tasting events throughout the year. Playground and picnic tables are available. They host social events and special gatherings too!
Where can you find a Brewpub with award winning beers in Central Massachusetts? The answer is downtown Gardner, at the Gardner Ale House. They are a family oriented, American style bistro and brewpub geared toward good times and good food. Gardner Ale House is open 7 days, offers house brewed and domestic craft beers, has daily food specials, and is the rave of the little city of Gardner.
Nashoba Valley Winery is a unique and stunning orchard oasis, vineyard, winery, micro-brewery, distillery and restaurant and is recognized as one of the most creative and successful wineries and unique destinations in New England. Pick your own peaches and apples available late summer thru fall, please contact us for availability.
MEETINGS/BANQUETS/WEDDINGS: Nashoba Valley Winery offers an elegant site to have your indoor or outdoor rehearsal dinner or wedding ceremony and reception. We offer a unique ambiance unrivaled in the area. Nestled in the heart of apple country with idyllic views, acres of orchards, vineyards, ponds, wine sensory gardens, and a gazebo, Nashoba Valley Winery offers an ideal choice for any special occasion.
FOOD/DRINK/DINING OUT: J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery - Zagat states, "You'll think you're in a farmhouse in Normandy" at this Bolton hilltop restaurant - "romantic" with breathtaking" views of "aromatic orchards". J’s Restaurant is a quaint, cozy and intimate restaurant, which caters to romantic evenings and celebrations. Located in a rustic farmhouse on a 52 acre hilltop orchard, featuring local products and produce grown on the premises, J’s offers a seasonal New American style menu. Menu items are paired with Nashoba Valley Wines and micro-brews. J’s is open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays. Reservations are recommended.
SHOPPING:WINE/LIQUOR SHOPS: In addition to stocking all of the Nashoba Valley Winery products, including estate and fruit wines, and a variety of distillates and micro-brews, the Wine Shoppe also stocks a variety of regional food specialties from Stonewall Kitchen and other vendors, as well as many other unique gift items and practical accessories for the enjoyment of wine. Wine Tastings are available daily and Winery Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Open daily, year-round.
Wachusett Brewing Company is a true Massachusetts microbrewery. They brew, bottle, and keg a variety of fresh ales with distinct character in our Westminster facility. Fun and educational tours and tastings are offered Wednesday through Saturday. Please visit their website for specific information.
Wormtown Brewing Co. is Worcester's only microbrewery. Featuring four craft brewed beers along with seasonal offerings. Master brewer Ben Roesch has created a great line-up for all beer lovers.