Ever wonder about that vineyard you passed on Route 6, just before you go to Provincetown? With 25 years of experience and 5 acres of plantings, Truro Vineyards makes a fun day trip for tastings and a tour (they’re open 7 days a week so take your pick!).  It’s a picturesque spot, thanks to the white clapboard 1813 farmhouse and the 4 acres of planted grapes.

 

Truro Vineyards is the only vinifera vineyard in our region. Turns out that salty air, sandy soil and our temperate climate are perfect for producing flavorful, distinctive grapes.  The business is a family-run operation, owned by the Roberts family since the mid-2000s.  They have recently expanded with South Hollow Spirits, the Cape’s first distillery (since Prohibition anyways), crafting small-batch gin and rum.

 

Truro Vineyards is definitely worth a stop whether you are a serious wine drinker or just looking for something different to do. My pick is the Wednesday Wine & Dine, where Chef Brian Erskine of Blackfish Restaurant creates a new, locally sourced 5 course tasting menu each week, complemented with South Hollow Spirits cocktails and Truro Vineyards Wines.

 

If you are around next month, the Grape Stomp & Music Fest on Sunday September 24th, from 2PM-6PM, is a favorite end-of-the-season event with live music, cocktails, wines by the glass, and delicious food.

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