While in Mass we visited the Furnace Brook Winery. Furnace Brook Winery is located at Hilltop Orchards, a 100 year-old farm set on 200 bucolic acres in the Berkshires. This was a beautiful location. The orchards are gorgeous and right out front. The outdoor gazebo and tons of Adirondack chairs give you lots of places to sit and drink a glass of Furnace Brook's award winning wine.
The tasting room and store was located inside and the tasting bar was beautiful. Tasting were free for 2 wines. If you paid $5 you got five more wines and 10 bucks got you everything, which included 2 hard ciders and 2 sparkling wines. The Other Williams got the complimentary tasting and I dove right in with everything.
I really enjoyed just about all the reds they offered but the Merlot really stood out for me. The hard ciders didn't appeal to me at all and only one of the sparkling wines won my favor. We bought a bottle of the 2007 Johannisberg Riesling for the 4th of July picnic and because I knew The Other Williams' mother would really enjoy it. It was a great Riesling for the picnic, light, sweet, fruity and tasty!
We also bought a bottle of the 2007 White Zinfandel and the 2007 Merlot Special Reserve to bring home. I'll do reviews of those when we pop the corks on them but both we're really yum!