Wineries & Breweries
Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley region are home to a thriving wine and beer industry, with many local wineries and breweries offering tours, tastings, and events for visitors. If you’re a fan of wine and craft beer, there’s no better place to explore and discover new flavors and styles.
On this page, we’ll take a look at some of the best wineries and breweries in the region, and provide tips on how to make the most of your tasting experience. From traditional wineries that produce classic vintages to innovative breweries that are pushing the boundaries of craft beer, there’s something for every taste and preference. So come along with us as we explore the rich wine and beer culture of Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley!
Located in Southampton, Massachusetts, Glendale Ridge Winery is a small family-owned winery that produces a variety of high-quality wines made from locally grown grapes. The winery is situated on a beautiful property in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, and offers visitors a unique and immersive wine tasting experience.
At Glendale Ridge Winery, visitors can enjoy a variety of wines made from a range of grape varietals. The winery offers tastings and events throughout the year, Owners Ed and Mary and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to help you take home the perfect bottle.
Distance: 1.8 Miles
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Mineral Hills Winery is another small, family-owned winery, located in Florence, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. The winery is dedicated to producing high-quality, handcrafted wines made from locally grown grapes and other fruit.
Located in Hatfield, Massachusetts, Black Birch Vineyard is a boutique winery that prides itself on producing notable and award-winning wines using premium grapes harvested from vineyards in the Northeast. Founded in 2012, the vineyard believes that great wine is an art form that requires more than just lab specialists and computerized fermentation charts. Since its establishment, Black Birch Vineyard has created five award-winning wines using the best grapes from the cooler Northeast region.
BLDG 8 Brewing, a small commercial brewery located in the middle of The Bay State Village neighborhood of Northampton.
Distance: 4 Miles
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At Abandoned Building Brewery in Easthampton, Massachusetts, they craft original American and artisanal Belgian Ales using locally grown barley and hops. Their 15-barrel brewhouse is open 7 days a week, and the tap room is the perfect place to enjoy a flight or a pint with your friends, family, and even your furry four-legged companions (dog-friendly!).
The tv-free environment is perfect for talking and playing board games, and the knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help guide you through the dizzying array of brews.
The brewery features live music most Friday and Saturday nights, as well as other special events throughout the year. You can even take home a 4-pack of your favorite brews!
New City Brewery was founded in 2013 in Easthampton by three friends and an award-winning brewer. With a focus on crafting fine ales and lagers, especially pre-prohibition style ginger beer, New City is dedicated to revitalization, the community, and producing high-quality hand-crafted beer. In 2015, the brewery moved into a repurposed and reconstructed space in an abandoned mill building, which now houses a tasting room open to the public 7 days a week for tastings and tours.
Corey and Tonka, a husband and wife team, founded Drawing Board Brewing Company in Florence as a way to bring together their passions. Corey, with his scientific background, is always striving to create more interesting beers, while Tonka, with her love of travel and appreciation for other cultures and artistic heritage, helps create a fun, vibrant, and inclusive atmosphere at the brewery.
Since 2014, Fort Hill Brewery has been crafting quality lagers and ales using traditional German brewing techniques in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Their focus is on producing high-quality beers that are made using classic brewing methods.
Northampton Brewery is a popular destination for craft beer lovers visiting the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Northampton, the brewery offers a wide variety of beers, including ales, lagers, stouts, and more.
At Northampton Brewery, visitors can enjoy a great selection of beers on tap and a full brew pub menu. The full service restaurant has indoor service and an outdoor, rooftop bar and patio for seasonal dining.
Northampton Brewery is also known for its commitment to sustainability and community involvement. The brewery sources local ingredients whenever possible and is involved in a number of charitable initiatives in the Northampton area.
At Progression, everything starts within the taproom walls. This special brewery is a place for the community to gather and it is this community that keeps the brewery constantly striving towards progress. Northampton-based Progression’s mission is to enjoy the journey of progress in all aspects of the business, including family, community, and humankind. By providing the community with creativity, positivity, sustainability, and exploration, Progression aims to continue putting the progress in its name.
At Drunken Rabbit Brewery, they don’t just brew beer. They also brew wines, ciders, and other fermented craft beverages. Since opening in December of 2017 in South Hadley, the brewery has dedicated itself to its craft, using unique techniques and fine ingredients to produce a selection of extremely enjoyable, elegant, and authentic craft beverages. Inspirations come from culinary arts, mixology, and just plain fun, and the brewery is committed to bringing its customers the best and continually experimenting with different approaches to keep its brews exciting and unique.
Tree House Brewing Company began in a small red barn in Brimfield, Massachusetts with the goal of presenting reliably delightful beer that can contribute positively to life’s precious moments and serve it in a cheerful, communal environment. From its humble beginnings as a five-gallon Coleman cooler brewhouse, Tree House has grown into a state-of-the-art 60 BBL, German-engineered brewhouse, and is still driven by the same people with the same energy and intent as it was ten years ago.
As an independent, brewer-owned brewery, Tree House owns and operates five facilities, including its primary brewery, coffee roastery, and distillery in Charlton, Massachusetts, a brewery in Monson, Massachusetts, a Farm Fermentory in Woodstock, Connecticut, a brewery in Deerfield, and a taproom and brewery on Cape Cod.
The Brewery in Deerfield is well-worth a visit!