By Jessica Bortoloto
Furnace Brook winery, located at Hilltop Orchards in Richmond, Ma is open daily from 9am -5pm. Try a free sample of the award-winning wines or try up to five wines for an additional $5.00. The French style Cidre’ and the Johnny Mash hard cider are made from the estate grown apples.
While you are there, explore the 200 acre country orchard; hike to the hilltop or on woodland trails. With spectacular views, full moon hikes, baked goods & free wine tasting, this place is a sure way to relax. Groups and tours are welcome with advance notice. Please visit their website at www.hilltoporchards.com for more information.
Les Trois Emme Winery is located in the South Western part of Massachusetts in New Marlborough. It’s just minutes away from Norman Rockwell Museum and the Mahaiwe performing Arts Center. Les Trois Emme Winery is owned and operated by Mary Jane and Wayne Eline. The title translated means “The Three M’s” and is named after their first three granddaughters, Megan, Madison, and Mary Katherine.
They have a nice variety of white and red wines. The Berkshire Red may interest you. It’s a blend of Shiraz and Centurion, a California Blending Grape. It’s a dry wine with a suave finish. It’s nice on warm days or chilly nights of the Berkshires, or to bring home as a remembrance of your trip. The visit to Les Trois Emme winery is $7.00 a person. This includes a tour of the facilities and wine tasting. Please visit their website at www.ltewinery.com for more information.