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Wine Tasting Every Day!

With the exception July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day we are open every day. Tastings of our wines are available Monday & Tuesday from 11am to 4:30pm – Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday from 11am to 5:30pm -Saturday from 10am-5:30 pm and Sunday from 10-4:30 pm.  The wine shop closes 30 minutes after the last tasting time. No Reservations Required.

There is a $8.00 fee for our tasting bar which includes a complimentary tasting glass plus five – 5/8 of an ounce tasting of any five of our standard wines. Customers are limited to a maximum of 10 – 5/8 of an ounce servings.  Premium wines and ports may carry an additional fee. Reservations are not necessary. The tasting area is open whenever the wine shope is open. However, while wine tastings can continue up to the time of closing, we stop selling tickets for wine tastings 30 minutes prior to closing to ensure that you have an adequate amount of time to complete your tasting prior to closing.

Winery Tours on Saturday & Sundays

Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.  No Reservations Required

Guided tours of our wine-making and distilling facility are held every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year. The first tour on Saturday and Sunday starts at 11:00 a.m. with additional tours conducted approximately every hour.  On the weekend we offer an informative tour that will interest novices and seasoned wine veterans alike.  Each tour will guide you through the entire wine making process from the pressing of the fruit to the bottling of our wines.  Winery tours also include a quick review of our still and distilling process and the creation of some world class spirits.   Tours last approximately 3/4 of an hour and the last tour of the day starts at 4:00 p.m. 

Explore our production facility and discover the process we use for making our highly-acclaimed fruit wines, brandies and distillates. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff specializes in providing our guests with a unique glimpse of the winemaking process.

Our tours includes a complimentary tasting glass plus six – 5/8 of an ounce tasting of four wines selected by our staff plus 2 additional selections from standard wines. Reservations are not required and not accepted.  Accommodations for tours are based on a first come first serve basis and are limited to 35 people per tour.  A small fee of $12.00 per person (21 years of age and older) is charged. Under 21 years of age are free. Children are allowed to accompany parents on the tours providing that they are properly supervised.

Apple Picking

Just minutes away from Boston and Worcester, the orchard is a popular destination to pick your own fruit. Bring family and friends to pick and delight in our idyllic country setting.

Our Picking season is just starting so please click this link  Apple Picking to view conditions.  Also consider the information below about other local Farms.

Come discover why “Boston Parents Paper” and “Cooking Lite Magazine” have both voted Nashoba Valley Winery “Best Place to Pick Apples.”  Apple Picking season usually last from late August until the Middle of October.  However, some years we have a great crop and other years are not a plentiful.   Best think to do is always check out website the day that you plan on picking apples to see what our picking conditions are expected to be for the day.  Click here for more information Apple Picking

Bolton Beer Works

Beers from the brewery are available for tasting and purchase at the Wine Shop.   In addition, the brewery is open to the public for viewing one weekend each month.  For September  the open house will be hosted September 16th and 17th.  There is no fee involved and there are usually free tastings of beers in production.



We strongly suggest that you also consider picking apples this weekend at Nicewitz Family Farm located at 116 Sawyer Road, Bolton, MA just 2 miles past the winery. It is the 3rd road on the left.  Nicewicz Family Farm

For great fun, consider a visit to Schartner Farm located 279 West Berlin Road, Bolton MA Schartner Family Farm While the Schartner Farm is out of apples, they have a great Maze and Hay Rides. Located just 2 miles from the winery, take the second right after the winery onto West Berlin Road and travel about 1.5 miles to Schartner Farm.

Another local Farm for picking apples this weekend at Bolton Spring Farms located at 159 Main Street (Route 117), Bolton, MA Bolton Spring Farm is located 1.5 miles past the Route 495 access ramps, east(heading towards Stow) on Route 117. They are cash only but also have a great country store.  Bolton Spring Farm

For pre-picked fresh local apples, increadible fresh apple cider, sandwiches and a true orchard family farm stand please  visit Bolton Orchards.     Bolton Orchards

Picnic Grounds and Relaxation

Nashoba has become a destination for families and friends wanting to enjoy our farm and vineyard which overlooks the incredible Town of Bolton, Massachusetts.  We invite you to share our land with others on the 360 days a year that we are open.  Our farm is a family friendly, safe environment where we strive to create a positive sharing environment. We view our farm and grounds as a meeting place for friends to enjoy a quiet day in the countryside, sipping our handcrafted wines, beers and spirits, and enjoying food and the peacefulness of Bolton.  You can bring your own food and use our tables for free in accordance with a few friendly rules pasted at  We will also be happy to prepare a picnic lunch for you and have it ready for your arrival.  Just click this link to see additional information about us trying to make your life easy.

Special Events & Festivals

Nashoba has become a destination for families and friends that want to enjoy our farm and vineyard overlooking the incredible Town of Bolton, Massachusetts.  Our fall calendar of events can be viewed at   Lots of activities and fun but if  you are not fond of crowds then we strongly suggest that you visit on weekdays or on weekends during the months of January through August or during November and December when you will find the peacefulness of Bolton at full bloom.

J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery

J’s Restaurant is a destination for for friends to gather and enjoy the creations of Chef Andrew McWilliams.  Owner, Richard Pelletier created J’s at Nashoba Winery to offer something special; a small country farm house restaurant offering quiet, romantic farm house dining featuring wines and beers produced by us and featuring locally grown products often grown by us.   The entire restaurant provides seating for about 50 customers and our menu is often limited by what we are able to grow or purchase locally.   In 1995, long before the farm to table concept was a common phase, J’s was creating food on a farm from our farm and with a view of everything being fresh and local.  We strive for a quiet relaxed approach to outstanding food and service.   J’s is a place where people come to enjoy and feel that it is a special place in the country for a special evening.  As a special place, we generally only seat people based on reservations and during the summer and fall, generally are fully booked 7 to 14 days in advance.  For reservations for 5 people or less, please click here 

That is all we have for you at this time.  Thanks for asking