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About Nashoba Valley Winery

Nashoba Valley Winery was born in 1978 when founder Jack Partridge’s interest in fruit wines exceeded his fascination with city planning. After producing wines out of his house for 2 years, he rented space in a West Concord mill building. By 1980, as the business expanded, so did Partridge’s desire to locate in an orchard, where he could grow a wide assortment of fruits for the wines. In 1983 Partridge found just the spot in Bolton.
photo of Jack Partridge, Founder

Founder of Nashoba Valley Winery – Jack Partridge

photo of original wine press and winemaker

Original wine press with original wine maker Larry Ames – Nashoba Valley

The rustic farmhouse was built in 1923 and was originally owned by Dr. Clemens, a chiropractor. The farm was then known as Upland Farm. In 1983 Jack Partridge purchased the property, built the original wine shop, replanted the orchard and established Nashoba Valley Winery & Orchard. From 1983 until 1995, Jack Partridge lived with his family in the farmhouse until it was sold to its current owners, Rich and Cindy Pelletier.
Today, Nashoba Valley Winery is Massachusetts’s leading fruit wine producer and the nation’s pioneering “winery orchard.” With over 100 national and international medals to its credit and accolades from such noteworthy publications as “Boston Magazine”, “Wine Enthusiast”, “Cooking Lite Magazine”, “Food and Wine”, “Boston Parent’s Paper”, “The Yankee Magazine” 2003 Editors Choice, Travel & Leisure, Nashoba Valley Winery is one of the ultimate destinations on the east coast. Under the ownership of Rich and Cindy Pelletier, the Winery has introduced grape wines, micro-brewed beers, Port style wines, ice wines, fortified wines, fruit distillates and a Sparkling Apple Wine. They expanded the retail Wine Shoppe in 2002 and completed a major expansion to the wine production area. In addition, they completed and designed the open-air wedding pavilion.
It seemed only natural to open a restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery to showcase the many varieties of wines as well as the fruits, herbs, vegetables and edible flowers that are grown in the orchard. Awarded “Gourmet Greatness” by the Phantom Gourmet, Zagat rated since 2003, and Community Newspaper Company Reader’s Choice Award winner since 2004, the restaurant offers seasonal menus artfully prepared and carefully served in a charming locale.
With a fine reputation for quality and service since 1995, Nashoba Valley Winery is ready to assist you in the planning of your wedding celebration from beginning to end, with a staff that is professional, knowledgeable and absolutely committed to excellence. Whatever you chose, Nashoba Valley Winery is committed to providing excellent food, service, and ambiance in a unique country setting. It is not surprising that our guests happily report their celebrations with us as “flawless”, “phenomenal”, “amazing”, and “perfection”. To begin planning your own perfect wedding, call 978-779-5521 and ask for our Wedding Specialists.