Our winery produces award winning
handcrafted grape and fruit wines, is 8 months a year, May
through December, and
sponsors tasting events throughout the year. Our 100 acre farm grows a
variety of grapes in our vineyard, fruit from our orchard and
berry patches, allowing us to have total control of our
product, from the harvest, right to the bottle. Maybe that's
why we're always selling out of our award winning Black Gold
Blackberry Wine and
Damson Plum. Presently we have over 20
varieties of wine, with 17 of them medal winners and many styles
in limited quantities.
Our hard cider has been awarded a Concordance
Gold, Best of Class medal, in 2005 and Gold Medals, in 2006 and
2007. One of our newest hard cider product, Nate's Razzy Apple won it's first
Gold Medal 2008.
The winery is
located at Charlton Orchards Farm, Route 20, in Charlton
Massachusetts. Founded in 1733, the farm is one of the oldest
settlements in south central Massachusetts. We are only 15
minutes from Historic Sturbridge Village, Pioneer Brewery at Hyland Orchards, in
Sturbridge, and 20 minutes to Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock
My family has been growing fruit in
Southern New England for over 50 years. Although we are fairly
new at wine making (we starting making wine in 1999) we know how important great fruit is
to the finished product.
Maybe that is why our winery sales
and production have grown continuously over the years. Our
family traditions also dictate that we always make time for our
customers, both large and small. My wife and I personally
handle the wine tasting. You can find one of us behind the bar
most weekends each year.
I guess my philosophy about wine is
as simple as my life style. I believe my wine translates our
family values and heritage. We are hard working people that
take pride in what we grow and make, with American values that
state I'm proud enough of this wine to put my father's picture,
Nathan, Sr. on every bottle, and I even named one after both of
us, Nate's Hard Cider. Above all else, I believe our wines
should be consumed for the sheer enjoyment of taste.
has more than 30 wineries, and plenty of Microbreweries.
Within 15 to 20 miles of our farm we have 5 wineries and a
couple of microbreweries.
Why not come out and make a day of it. Tours are offered during
events or by appointment.
Our Wine Store
is open for tasting every weekend May through December of each year.
Join us for our Wine
Tasting Events and Harvest Festivals. So come soon and visit
Nate Benjamin, Jr.