Top Wineries To Visit Near Boston

It may not be as widely known as some other wine-making regions, but as it happens Massachusetts and its New England surrounds happen to support a vibrant viticultural tradition that takes advantage of a diverse spectrum of microclimates, topography, and glacially influenced soil.

A boutique perch here at The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, MA gives you a strategic launchpad for exploring wineries in the Greater Boston area. Our location alone recommends us for winery-hopping, but we’re also the perfect choice on account of how fundamental culinary and epicurean experiences are to our hospitality.

Examples of Massachusetts Wineries to Explore During Your Stay at The Inn at Hastings Park

Not too far from our boutique Inn, you can pay a visit to Nashoba Valley Winery (100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA), which offers more than 30 different wine varietals. The most-visited winery in the Bay State, Nashoba Valley Winery does more than make excellent wine: The property also incorporates a distillery (Nashoba Valley Spirits) and brewery (Bolton Beer Works). Enjoy on-site dining at J’s Restaurant or Vintner’s Knoll, and consider combining a wine tasting with some apple-picking!

Or head toward the Plum Island area and enjoy the dry-styled wine varietals of Mill River Winery (498 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA), a 100% woman-owned winery established in 2010. Mill River Winery operates a year-round tasting room and includes an inviting patio, where you can explore Mill River’s Signature wines (with their wonderful red-winged blackbird labels), Collector’s Edition offerings, and Plum Island Series.

It’s also worth making the daytrip down to Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery (417 Hixbridge Rd, Westport, MA), which at 80-odd acres is among the largest vineyards in all of New England. Grown with minimal-intervention viticulture, its grapes benefit from the cool Atlantic maritime climate of the south Coast of Massachusetts, and Westport Rivers celebrates the pairing of its crisp wines with local seafood.

More Wine Appreciation: The Farm to Vine Dinner Series at The Inn at Hastings Park

Besides our proximity to regional vineyards, oenophiles ought to take note of the wine appreciation readily at hand right on our property. Besides the labels on offer at our restaurants, we also offer a Farm to Vine Dinner Series on occasion, and we’ve got a great one coming up on October 18th featuring Hugh Davies, president and owner of California’s Schramsberg and Davies Vineyards.

Award-winning wines from those internationally known vineyards will come accompanied by a five-course dinner prepared by our Town Meeting Bistro Executive Chef Alissa Tsukakoshi. You really won’t want to miss this! You can make your reservation to join us right here.