The Berkshires are well known for their stunning scenery, picturesque villages, award winning museums, stage companies, and annual festivals – but did you know we’re also home to a number of outstanding wineries? Come discover the Berkshire wineries near our Lenox, MA B&B.
There’s so much to do and see year ’round in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts that you wouldn’t think there was room for more – but there is! The rise of craft brewing and distilling seems to have reawakened our taste for local and regional favorites over big brand producers. Consequently, they’re springing up all over, including right here in the Berkshires.
Wineries, in general, have long traded on the uniqueness of their process, tradition, and region. The recent interest in farm-to-table and local dining finds our Berkshire wineries quite at home.
Brook Farm Inn is lucky to be near a number of excellent Berkshire wineries that are definitely worth your attention. Many of our guests enjoy visiting our local wineries during their stay, especially in spring.
Berkshire Wineries Near Brook Farm Inn
502 East St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 – balderdashcellars.com
Balderdash Cellars is a boutique winery that focuses on producing ultra-premium wines from world-class, California grapes. The winery offers 17 different wine varieties, including whites, roses, reds, and a reserve selection. Balderdash Cellars tasting room is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5pm. You can purchase a pizza to enjoy with your wine and Saturdays feature live music.
– Balderdash Cellars is only 20 minutes from Brook Farm Inn.
Furnace Brook Winery
508 Canaan Rd, Richmond, MA 01254 – www.hilltoporchards.com
Furnace Brook Winery is a part of Hilltop Orchards, a popular apple orchard here in the Berkshires. Furnace Brook produces a number of award-winning varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, just to name a few. They also produce a variety of popular ciders. cider. Hilltop Orchards is open year-round for wine tasting. They also offers seasonal activities like apple picking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
– Hilltop Orchards is less than 20 minutes from Brook Farm Inn.
Les Trois Emme Winery
8 Knight Rd, New Marlborough, MA 01230 – www.ltewinery.com
Les Trois Emme Winery produces a broad variety of wines using grapes from California’s central coast and New York’s Finger Lakes region. Les Trois Emme also has their own vineyard, where they grow Mar chal Foch, Cayuga White, Marquette, and Chancellor grapes. Visitors will enjoy a tour of the winery and a visit to the tasting room. If the weather is cooperative, you can enjoy your wine outside in a gazebo overlooking the winery vineyard or out front at a café table.
Berkshire Craft Breweries and Distilleries near Brook Farm Inn
It is worth mentioning that we have some excellent craft breweries and a distillery nearby our Berkshires B&B, as well.
Barrington Brewery – 420 Stockbridge Rd, #4 – Great Barrington, MA 01230 – www.barringtonbrewery.net
Big Elm Brewing – 65 Silver Street, Sheffield, MA 01257 – www.bigelmbeer.com
Chatham Brewing – 59 Main St, Chatham, NY 12037 – www.chathambrewing.com
Berkshire Mountain Distillers – 356 S Main St, Sheffield, MA 01257 – berkshiremountaindistillers.com
Our selection above only lists wineries within half hour or less of our B&B in Lenox, MA – it’s hardly a comprehensive list!
If you’re interested in visiting these or other Berkshire wineries when you stay at Brook Farm Inn, just let us know! We can help you to find one that fits your tastes or even help design a personal “Berkshire Wine Trail” day trip!
Whatever it is you want to do during your getaway, the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts have it!