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From: Kathryn
Sent on: Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Chestnut Hill Walking Meetup Group!


When: August 29,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $1.00 per person

Westport Rivers Vineyard
417 Hixbridge rd
Westport, MA 02790

Westport Rivers is a family owned vineyard and winery producing estate grown wines from New England 's largest vineyard. Our wines include traditional method sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Ros? of Pinot Noir, Riesling and other Alsatian varietals. We are best known for sparkling wines which rival any from around the globe. As Madeleine Kamman (Chef, Educator and Award-Winning Cookbook Author) has noted, "They can't do this in California; many in France are not this good." In addition, we make a variety of exciting table wines; in particular, our chardonnay is stylish with wonderful acidity and lots of fruit. The New York Times notes that our chardonnay is "virtually flawless".

Westport Rivers began in 1982 when Bob & Carol Russell bought an old dairy farm in Westport, Massachusetts. Several years later, the vines arrived as did their oldest son, Rob. Rob and his crew planted the first vines in 1986 and our vineyard has grown into the largest vineyard in New England (and it is all vinifera). Bill Russell, Bob & Carol's second son, joined the team in 1989 to begin making wine. The winery opened to the public during the summer of 1991.

The Wines of Westport

Many wine lovers are discovering that cool climates create the most dramatic sparkling, white and ros? wines in the world. The classic cool climate style of a natural, crisp, refreshing balance between fruit and acidity is the hallmark of all of Westport Rivers' wines.

We don't get in the way and overtly stylize our wines with gobs of oak or sweetness. We aim to allow the terroir of the vintage shine through; we want the wine to taste like the grapes from which it was created. Most Westport Rivers wines are fermented in stainless steel, which keeps the focus on the grapes and the vintage. Our wines are celebrated for refreshing the palate and pair well with many foods. Cheers!

Visit Westport Rivers for a fun and educational exploration of the world of wine. We are an hour south of Boston, half an hour from Providence and a stones throw away from one of New England's best beaches, Horseneck Beach.

Visit and learn why Yankee Magazine has honored Westport Rivers as one of the best touring destinations in New England.

We are open 7 days a week, year round. Tues - Sat 11am-5pm AND Sun - Mon 1pm-5pm
Public Tours are on Sat. & Sun., 1 & 3pm and are free. Tastings: $7
Private Tours & Tastings are required for groups of 10 or more and require reservations at $10 per person.

CARPOOLING IS ADVISED. We can meet at my house and proceed from there or another meeting spot will be at the intersection of Rte 1 and Rte 128 in Dedham. More details to follow.

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