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Sep 01 12:19 pm

One of the improvements at Harvest Fest 2010 that we’re really excited about is our enhanced Local Wines presence.  This year, The Second Glass, your unpretentious, badass source for baller wine information, will be sampling wine from Massachusetts and Cider from New Hampshire.  And this is no Proximity over Quality choice either.

President and Co-Founder of The Second Glass, Tyler Balliet says:

“Every single state in the US now makes wine and there are some really good vineyards in some surprising places. Here in New England we have some totally kickass wineries making fantastic wine! Dollar for dollar, the wines you’ll taste at Harvest Fest 2010 are good enough to compare with anything France or California can offer.”

The Second Glass to bring their love of local wine and penchant for partying to Harvest Fest 2010

So with no further ado, here’s what’s in-store for the wine booth at Harvest Fest 2010:

Wesport Rivers

A family owned winery in Westport MA specializes in sparkling wines that rival those from all over the globe. They also make a variety of still wines that are crisp, delicious and reflect the New England lands on which they were grown. It started with Bob and Caroll Russel who bought an old dairy farm and built a winery, their sons Rob and Bill carry on the tradition to this day with an array of wines that are both local and delicious!

Farnum Hill Wines

A small apple orchard in MA that specializes in rare apple species made for cider, cooking and eating. Planted on an old dairy farm their ciders are refreshing, made from all MA apples and fermented on site!

Travessia Winery

Marco Montez is the man behind the wine, using all local produce they create a variety of well crafted white wines (and a rose!). Marco hopes to one day own his own land, that he might himself grow the grapes somewhere in Southeastern New England. “In a very short period of time I’ve learned that winemaking presents tremendous risks and enormous challenges.  It’s farming, it’s chemistry, it’s marketing, it’s sales… And I’ve only scratched the surface. But the world of wine and winemaking is also extremely exciting and rewarding in its own unique way.”

90+ Cellars

90+ is taking advantage of the current economic conditions by purchasing high quality and highly rated finished wines direct from wineries at a discount and then passing the savings on to you. Price and availability aren’t the only selection criteria.  The wines we purchase must have a pedigree of 90 or higher ratings, best buy or gold medal accolades from a respected wine authority or publication meaning 90+ sells high quality wine to you at a discount.

Tickets are starting to move fast, get yours today before you miss out on all the local love!

(Editors Note:  This story originally referenced  ”ALL Massachusetts wine”.  We have updated the post to more accurately reflect our tasting, which will be from all Massachusetts wine companies, but not all produced within Massachusetts.  We’ve also added a clarification that Farnum Hills Cider is from New Hampshire.  We’re the first ones to call out others for mis-representing local, so we made these corrections as soon as they were brought to our attention.)

Filed under: Harvest Fest, Local First


  1. Though 90+ Cellars is based in MA, and has some excellent wines, it does not produce any of its own wine, and none of the grapes or wines come from MA. Its wine come from all over the world, from California to Washington, from Argentina to Australia. So it is not accurate to say that you are “sampling ALL Massachussetts wine.”

    Comment by RichardA — September 1, 2010 @8:27 pm

  2. I also have to add that Farnum Hill Ciders is based in New Hampshire, not MA.

    Comment by RichardA — September 1, 2010 @8:34 pm

  3. RichardA Relax guy and get a life it’s for charity man why you gatta rain on the parade, look into getting friends.

    Comment by Harold — September 2, 2010 @8:48 pm

  4. Thanks for the defense Harold, but for what its worth, we actually really appreciated Richard’s comments. We are quick to shine a light on organizations who aren’t accurate or authentic with their talk about local, and to do so we need to be 100% accurate and authentic with EVERYTHING we say.

    We took Richard’s comments to be clarifying, not derisive.


    Comment by SLF — September 3, 2010 @1:33 pm

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