Varietals of Wines Produced 37
Wines that are 100% Non-Grape Wines 22
Grape Varietals Produced 13 (including Pinot Noir & Pinot Blush to be released 2013)
Blended Fruit & Grape 2 (Marion & Blueberry Merlot)
Top Selling Wine by Ranking Cranberry Apple, Strawberry Rhubarb, SS Blueberry, Dry Pear, Renaissance, Riesling, Maidens Blush
Average Year Total Tons of Fruit used in Production 131 tons
Approximate Source of Fruit 100 USA
Nashoba Valley Winery, Most of the apples used in wine plus all grapes grown. Balance of Apples comes from Bolton, Stow or Gravensteins from New Hampshire. Cranberries – Cape Cod Select LLC, Edgewood Bogs LLC. Bolton Orchards & Carlson Orchard Supplies peaches, Westport Rivers Winery supplies Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Newport Vineyard & Goodvale Vineyard (Rhode Island)– Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cab Franc Wagner Vineyard (New York) – Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cab Franc. Blueberries – Allen’s Blueberries Maine.
Total Stainless Steel Tank Capacity – 37500 gallons or 15769 cases or 189234 bottles
Total Oak Barrel Capacity = 138 barrels or 8280 gallons or 3482 cases or 41783 bottles
Warehouse can accommodate approximately 12000 cases of wine
12 to 14 lbs of fruit to make a gallon of wine
1 ton of fruit yields about 160 gallons
60 gallon barrel equals 720 lbs of fruit – yields 300 bottles of wine
1 case equals 2.378 gallons or about 30 lbs of fruit
1 bottle equals 2.5 lbs of fruit
2003 –Nashoba Valley received the 1st Farmer’s Distillers license in MA
Produce approximately 800 cases per year requires about 36000 lbs of fruit. Because spirits are higher in alcohol and go through the process of distillation, it generally takes about 250 lbs of fruit to produce a gallon of alcohol at 95% alcohol by volume. In a bottle of Vodka there is approximately 20 lbs of apples.
Over 80 percent of the fruit used in distillation is from Massachusetts. Vodka, Gin, Northern Comfort, Apple Brandy and Barenfang made from Massachusetts Grown apples. Maple Syrup used in Northern Comfort is harvested in Western Massachusetts by Dufresne Sugar House. We are able to assist farmers with large and juice grade fruit. Elderberries and some grain used in whiskey is the only spirit made from products grown outside of the US.
82 Varieties of Apples – Average Harvest 45 Tons
12 Varieties of Peaches – Average Harvest 4 tons
6 Varieties of Grapes (Vignole, St. Croix, Cab Franc, Chardonnay, Lemberger, Riesling) – Average Harvest 11.5 tons
382 peach/plum trees
3326 Dwarf Apple Trees producing in 2013
2138 Standard and Semi-Dwarf Trees Producing.
4430 producing grape vines – Additional 1800 planted
We go through more brewers that gallons of beer!