Crush Wine Festival

(Image courtesy of Mass Farm Wineries and Growers Association)
Image courtesy of Mass Farm Wineries and Growers Association.

We are told that the ‘Crush Wine Festival’ is the premier Massachusetts wine tasting experience, featuring more than 75 local wines, meads, and hard ciders from across the state.

Presented by the Massachusetts Farm Wineries and Growers Association and hosted by The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley, the Crush Wine Festival takes place on Sunday, July 16 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visitors will meet the winemakers and get to sample award-winning local wines including full-bodied reds, sweet whites, sparkling wines, fruit wines, honey meads, hard ciders, and everything in between. Twenty-one Massachusetts wineries will be featured, along with local cheeses from the Massachusetts Cheese Guild, local savory and sweet foods and agricultural vendors. All wines will be available for purchase by the bottle.

“We’re thrilled to return to such a gorgeous venue to showcase Massachusetts wineries. The ‘drink local’ movement is here to stay, and our mission is to share the creativity and spirit of Massachusetts agriculture with the community. We want everyone to fall in love with Massachusetts wine,” said event organizer Ann Marie Popko.

Tickets, which are $35 per person, include admission to one session (either 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) to sample the wines. All must be 21+ with a valid ID for admittance. All attendees will also receive a souvenir wine glass, a wine tote, free parking and access to The Gardens.

Located just 30 minutes outside of Boston, The Gardens at Elm Bank provide the festival with a stunning backdrop, with more than 30 acres of fields, forests, and formal gardens.

The Wine Festival will take place inside the Hunnewell Carriage House, which ensures that the event will be held rain or shine. Live music will be provided by the ‘Unnamed Colors’ group. Guests can meet the winemakers, learn about their vineyards, and taste local cheeses and delicious small bites from the Massachusetts Cheese Guild, Boston Smoked Fish Co., Anna Banana’s Homemade Goodness, Bittersweet Herb Farm, Beverly Bees, Russell’s Garden Center, Laszlo Family Farm, and Town Farm Gardens. All wines will be available for purchase.

When guests are done sipping, tasting and shopping, all are welcome to wander through the 12 unique gardens on the property.

The Crush Wine Festival is produced by the Massachusetts Farm Wineries and Growers Association, a group of growers, winemakers and hard cider producers from across the state of Massachusetts whose goal is to encourage consumer awareness of the handcrafted wines of Massachusetts and promote a positive business environment for continued growth and production of world-class Massachusetts wines.

To order event advance tickets, for a list of the participating wineries and vineyards, or for more information, visit www.masswinery.com.

Enjoy!