Wine and Cheese Tasting @ Squamscott Vineyard.
Wine and Cheese. Everyone can appreciate the scrumptious combination of wine and cheese. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two, magic happens – especially when it is local, handcrafted wine and cheese from the same region. It is almost harvest time so come tour a working vineyard and see the vines full of grapes waiting to be picked.
Learn about the sustainable farming practices and integrated pest management. Squamscott Vineyard & Winery grows mostly French Hybrid, cool climate grapes, and has five white grape varieties and five red grape varieties. This year Anna Cantelmo of Bell and Goose will be offering cheese pairings. Slow down and take the opportunity to enjoy good, clean and fair agricultural products.
Must be 21 or older to participate in the wine tasting.
Wine and cheese tastings will occur at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. Sign up for a time slot after purchasing your ticket! Vineyard tours will occur throughout the afternoon 45 minutes before each tasting.
Squamscott Vineyard and Winery
Our winemaking philosophy is to make the most natural wines possible – we believe that the less you do to the wine the more authentic expression of terroir you will get. We know that the “wine is made in the vineyard” and we take extra care to hand harvest the cleanest fruit possible. Our Blue Heron Wines™ are made from “estate” grown French hybrids grape vines in our vineyards in Newfields. Co-Owners Bill Meserve the viticulturist, and Bob Elliott the winemaker have dug every hole, planted, pruned and nurtured every vine by hand; and then picked, crushed, fermented and bottled everything with family and friends. We are committed to preserving the small farm vineyard experience that will be focused on enjoying the vineyard’s natural setting, the art and science of postmodern winemaking, and the unique high quality wines produced and bottled in our winery.
Bell and Goose Cheese, Anna Cantelmo
In 2003 Anna happened into a job assisting the cheese monger at Savenor’s a gourmet grocery store on Charles St. in Boston. She fell in love with the beauty of the cheese, the diversity of rinds and paste, the cutting and wrapping patterns. This love of cheese led her to take a class at Three Shepherds Chees in VT and eventually to raise a herd of dairy goats. Eventually she learned a tremendous amount, both about cheese making and about the milk production side. It became clear that she had admiration and respect for the milk production side of things but true happiness was in the cheese kitchen and aging rooms. She sold her herd of goats and focused solely on the cheese. Today she buys her milk from Whippoorwill Farm, just ten minutes down her cheese kitchen which is in the barn behind her pink house, where she lives with her husband and kids, Belle & Gus.
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