It has one of the most beautiful vineyards you may ever visit, produces a number of world-class wines - some of which have been served at the White House - and oh, it's in Massachusetts.
Founded in 1986, Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery is a small, family-owned farm in Westport, Massachusetts. Over the past 25 years, Westport Rivers has produced dozens of award-winning still and sparkling wines, including its bestselling 'RJR' Brut and, most recently, its first Pinot Noir.
Westport's vast vineyard is home to 80 acres of grapes and grows a wide range of varietals including chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling, rkatsiteli, pinot blanc, pinot gris, gruner veltliner, muscat, and pinot meunier.
In this segment, Bill Russell, the winemaker at Westport Rivers, takes us through the family history of the winery and explains the importance of knowing what varietals grow best in his vineyard and working with the land to do so. Also, watch as Russell speaks about what commitment truly means amidst thousands of bottles of sparkling wine.
Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery is located at 417 Hixbridge Rd., Westport, MA and is open year round from Monday–Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. Complimentary public tours are offered at 1 PM & 3 PM on Saturdays.
Editor’s note: This video segment was produced by French Oak TV is part of continuing series profiling the Massachusetts Farm Winery & Growers Association and each of its member wineries.