But, despite being named after Martha's Vineyard, the island currently has no vineyards or wineries. The unspoiled charm of Martha's Vineyard is best seen with its pristine beaches. With 19 beaches, there's plenty to choose from. Please note that some are open to the public and others are reserved for summer residents and visitors.
From the active surf along the south side to the calm, shallow waters of the north and east sides, the beaches of Martha's Vineyard offer something for everyone. First Crush Winery is under the proud management of winemaker Dr. The most exquisite wines possible are produced using the best fruit available, sparing no expense on equipment and adjuncts while following state-of-the-art winemaking procedures. Cape Cod Winery creates premium wines for residents and visitors to enjoy the best seafood and gourmet cuisine available on Cape Cod.
Our vineyard is planted on a splendid site with sandy soil and gravel and gentle slopes that are ideal for the cultivation of wine grapes and are parallel to the large vineyards of southern France and northern Italy. Show more Cape Cod Winery creates premium wines for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the best seafood and gourmet cuisine available on Cape Cod. Visit our boutique winery and 10-acre vineyard in Falmouth. We offer wine tastings and a charming gift shop full of unique items for the wine lover in your life.
We produce Merlot, Cabernet and Pinot Grigio varietals and mix blueberries in our Seyval grape white wine to create our famous Nobska Blueberry Blush. Visit our website to shop online all year round. The name Martha's Vineyard can conjure images of sips of white wine as waves sigh against the sand and grape leaves twist across a trellis overhead. So wine lovers, while there's no real vineyard on Martha's Vineyard, we're confident you'll find a way to combine your island vacation with a glass of your favorite vintage.
In 1971, a winery called Chicama Vineyards was established on the island, according to the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce vineyard blog. In October, as the season begins to slow down, wine lovers flock to Martha's Vineyard for the Food & Wine Festival. The soil on Martha's Vineyard is sandy, making it difficult to grow domesticated grapes there, according to the Vineyard blog. Along with a fantastic sample of excellent wines and food, you will find interesting speakers who share their knowledge of the origin, vineyards and history of each wine.
There is some debate as to whether Martha's part of the name's story is true, said Martha's Vineyard Tour Guide co-owner Jim Rivard. May is the annual MV Wine Fest, a four-day show of the best internationally sourced wines that combine with food created by local Martha's Vineyard chefs to produce excellent tastings. Eventually, the vineyard expanded to 50 acres and the couple grew varieties such as Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Zinfandel, according to Vineyard Blog. Nestled in the 300-year-old fishing village of Menemsha, Menemsha Inn and Cottages offers guests the perfect Martha's Vineyard getaway and is one of the many reasons to visit Martha's Vineyard.
We may not have rolling hills of vineyards to contemplate, but Vineyard Square is a two-minute walk from an excellent selection at Vintage MV Wine & Spirits and for us, there's nothing nicer than a drink or two with a view of Edgartown Harbor. It was a 50-acre vineyard in Vineyard Haven that produced good Viognier and Shiraz wines, but surviving the challenges of New England's climate, local nature and soil makes MV far from an ideal place for a vineyard. On a similar note, every October the island welcomes the Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival for four days and four nights of island pleasure. However, the English settlers who called Martha's Vineyard weren't its first inhabitants, so Martha's Vineyard wasn't the island's first or only name.