New England Wineries to Know

November 13, 2015

Where to go wine tasting in New England.

Ahh, fall, the harbinger of winter. For optimists, however, the seasonal change invites expeditions into white-steepled church country to down apple-cider donuts, traipse through pumpkin patches, and photograph Mother Nature’s kaleidoscope of golds, yellows, and reds. Fall brings another annual milestone—harvest; and with it, another reason to head northeast—wine.

New England’s reputation for craft beer and, more recently, the cider renaissance, has overshadowed the area’s surprisingly viable wine industry. A study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that, in 2011, vineyards and wineries contributed $70.1 million (including 3,260 jobs and $36.7 million…